Rushville Republican

December 21, 2012

Church briefs 122112

Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Prayer service

The Rush County Commissioners recently approved a request for a non-denominational prayer meeting at 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays in the Commissioners Room on the first floor of the Rush County Courthouse.

The impromptu gathering will last approximately 45 minutes, until 8 a.m. No prayer meeting will be held Dec. 25 or Jan. 1.

The gathering is to be held weekly on a trial basis for three months. It is open to the general public.

The Gathering

The Gathering is a community outreach open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The Gathering offers freshly ground coffee, muffins and fruit. ReNEW is a clothing store and outreach offering clean, gently used clothing. Stop in, have a cup of coffee, shop and meet us soon.

For more information, contact Greg Hartwell at 765-561-1134.

Knightstown United Methodist Church

The Christmas Contata Choir of the Knightstown United Methodist Church will present, “Behold the Star!” created by Lloyd Larson at the 9:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Dec. 23. Shannon Dawson will present the narration of the very meaningful Contata which is a Christmas journey to the light of Christ. Organist Kathryn Waits will accompany the 22 member choir under the direction of Janet Davidson. The 30 minute presentation is open to the public.

First Baptist Church

On Christmas Eve at 6 p.m., we will have a communion service with music and a brief message from the Scripture. We would love to have you join us!

Also, we have begun using a new Sunday School curriculum entitle, “ABC.”  This three-year program covers the entire Bible in chronological order. It provides answers to the issues that confront today’s culture through the media, school, friends, etc. ABC provides a thorough understanding of the authority and primary teachings of Scripture. All ages will be equipped to defend the Bible, and become conformed to the image of Christ, as they apply God’s Word in their everyday lives. Age-appropriate Sunday school classes meet following the morning worship service.  

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the church office, Monday through Thursday, 8-11 a.m. Have a blessed Christmas!

Main Street Christian Church

Main Street Christian Church announces their services for Christmas. This Sunday’s message at both worship services will be “Behold, the Lamb,” the concluding sermon in the pre-Christmas series entitled “It Happened in Bethlehem.” Sunday services are held at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

MSCC will host two Christmas Eve candlelight services with Communion on Monday evening. The 7 p.m. service, entitled “The Gift of Bethlehem” will include the singing of numerous familiar carols, scripture reading by MSCC college students, special music by the Sanctuary Choir, brief meditations by Pastor Sam Davenport, and the lighting of candles.

The 11 p.m. service entitled “The Light of Bethlehem” is a service of meditation, reflection and prayer that also features the singing of carols, scripture readings, Communion, and the lighting of candles. The service concludes with the rining of the tower bell welcoming in Christmas Day.  

Pastor Sam Davenport invites the public to attend all services and events.


St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

On Sunday, Dec. 23, the Chancel Choir will present a Cantata, 2,000 Decembers Ago, by Joel Ramsey. There will be no 8:30 a.m. Praise Service on Sunday.

As always, the public is invited and encouraged to come and enjoy listening to God’s Word.  

Faith Baptist Church - Morristown

Faith Baptist Church in Morristown is having a special Sunday school series called “The Tragedy and Triumph: The Life of Job” with Dr. Wayne Scott teaching at 9:30 a.m. The morning worship service is at 10:30 a.m. followed by a pitch-in lunch at noon. The afternoon service begins at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, is the adult Christmas program “The Promised One.”

The choir will be singing as well as having a play with a manger scene. Monday, Dec. 24, will be the annual Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m.

The Wednesday, Dec. 26, Bible study is canceled for this week only.

Sunday, Jan. 6, Advent Angels will meet after the first service to draw names for the 2013 secret prayer partners and the quarterly business meeting will be held during the afternoon worship time.

Online sermons are available on the church website at

Cookbooks now available

Center Christian Church Cookbooks are now on sale for $5 at Mays Park Restaurant, Rushville Pharmacy or by calling Rosemary Noah at 765-993-0780. The cookbooks make great holiday gifts. There are 232 pages of tried and true recipes with beautiful hardback covers.

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