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.
The gathering be held weekly on a trial basis for three months. It is open to the general public.
Walnut Ridge Friends
Walnut Ridge Friends, Carthage, is pleased to host its annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carthage Community Center. The event will feature a “Sweet Shop” with homemade cookies and candy by the pound, homemade arts and crafts, jams and jellies, local honey, and assorted gifts and other goodies.
New this year, there will be a raffle featuring “Thirty-One” brand organizational items.
Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring Bob-John’s Special Pulled Pork BBQ sandwiches, potato salad and homemade pies.
Santa will arrive by horse-drawn wagon at 11 a.m. Kids are invited to talk with Santa and adults to take photos.
All proceeds will go to benefit the mission projects of the Walnut Ridge Friends Meeting. For further information please contact Kathy Gibson at 765-565-6798.
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
St. Paul’s UMC will welcome Advent with a Hanging of the Greens Service at 10:40 a.m. this Sunday, Dec. 2. Our 8:30 a.m. Praise Service will celebrate with a hymn sing.
We are pleased to welcome Pastor Larry Dimick to our pulpit at the 8:30 and 10:40 a.m. Services on Dec. 9.
The children of St. Paul’s will present a Christmas Pageant at the 10:40 a.m. service on Dec. 16 and on 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 Services on these Sundays.
As always, the public is invited and encouraged to come and enjoy listening to God’s Word.
Wesley United Methodist Church
Come join us for Christmas dinner from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Fellowship Hall at Wesley United Methodist Church in Rushville. This is a free dinner. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come join us to give thanks for all our blessings. Donation of a canned food would be appreciated for the food pantry.
Annual Live Nativity at St. Maurice St. Maurice Catholic Church in Decatur County is having its Live Nativity, sponsored by St. Anne, St. John and St. Maurice Parishes from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 See the children represent the birth of Jesus. There will be live animals, free refreshments and beautiful music by area choirs. This is a great way to remember what Christmas is all about! Take New Point exit #143 off I-74, go north on County Road 850E to St. Maurice.
Faith Baptist Church - Morristown
Faith Baptist Church in Morristown is having a special Sunday school series called â€œThe 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. Dec. 1 will be the Ladies Christmas Tea at noon at Rachel Scott’s home in Morristown. The ladies are asked to bring nonperishable food items for the food pantry and treats for the children’s Christmas bags. At the luncheon the ladies will also reveal their 2012 secret prayer partner and fill out the forms for the 2013 Advent Angels drawing which will be held on Jan. 5, 2013.
Sunday, Dec. 9 is the children’s Christmas program during the morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 - Gleanor’s Food Bank will deliver food to needy families in Morristown from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Morristown Christian Church parking lot. Workers are needed to set up, sort and unload food. Sunday, Dec. 16 is the Morristown Manor Nursing Home Christmas program at 1 p.m. with the distribution of gifts to the residents and singing of Christmas carols. Contact Delaine Thomas for more information about this gift project.
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.
Online sermons are available on the church website at www.fbcmorristown.org.
Plum Creek Christian Church
Beware of what the Bible says. We would be wise to listen carefully to the words in Ephesians 6:10-12. “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers if this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” You must take these words literally or you are in serious danger.
If we as a church don’t pay attention we are just another social organization not a spiritual one. Listen to what Chip Ingram has to say on the subject. “Christians who take Satan lightly are ignoring Biblical instructions. He is a formidable foe. We need to have a healthy respect for him. We are not more formidable than Satan but God is. Our proper attitude is to understand the capabilities of this angelic being and to depend on God’s strength for victory.”
Visit with us this Sunday to learn more about the enemy and how to overcome adversity in your life.
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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