Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

February 22, 2014

Church Briefs

Greensburg Daily News

---- — Sandcreek Baptist Church

No, I haven’t moved or stopped reporting the Sandcreek Church news. I had a “run-in” with a patch of ice on Saturday the 8th, hit the back of my head on the pavement, and have

been running a bit slower lately. I’ve missed two Sundays of church, but I’m ever so thankful that I didn’t break any bones nor did I receive any scrapes or cuts.

I was very lucky and I am ever so THANKFUL to a loving God who watches over His children when they’re “out and about” in dangerous places/weather.

As for the church news. There aren’t many announcements, but the Faith Singers will practice on Saturday at 9 a.m, weather permitting. Since I missed practice last week we’re a bit behind on our preparation for our upcoming Easter cantata. Hope you’ll come join us as we practice and prepare for Sunday services.

Please plan to attend church and Sunday School this week. It sure gets the week started a lot better when we gather in His house and hear His word spoken from the pulpit. Hope to see you there. Have a safe week.

Liberty Baptist Church

Sunday, Feb. 23

Liberty Baptist Church will have Sunday School at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The Lesson, “Control Your Speech” will be taken from James 3:1-12; Devotional Reading: Proverbs 18:2-13; Background Scripture: James 3:1-12.

Church Service will begin at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Pastor Robert (Bob) Leitgabel will be bringing the sermon, “The Lowest Seat At The Party” from Luke 14:7-24. We welcome all to come and join us for a time of worship, praise, prayer and fellowship. May God bless all.

Sunday Evening , Feb. 23

Bible Study on I and II Samuel will continue in the Fellowship Hall at 6 p.m.

This week we continue a four-part series on the lesser known parables. This week’s lesson is “The Lowest Seat At The Party” (Luke 14:7-24), and finally March 2 will be “Lessons From a Fig” (Luke 13:6-9).

On March 16 we will begin a series for lent and Easter that will be six parts and is entitled “The Via Dolorosa--The way of Sorrows” This is a series Pastor Leigabel found and is modifying to present Jesus from the prophesy to the cross.

A reminder that the Son of God movie starts Feb. 28 at Wolf Theatres and that we are planning on going as a group from Liberty Baptist Church on March 2. Please be thinking about taking a friend or family member.

The website is Wolf Theatres has offered to allow groups of 10 or more to attend the “Son of God Movie” at a special price of $6.50 per ticket and they have graciously offered also to provide a free drink and free popcorn with that ticket. Groups just need to call the theatre’s management office and make arrangements for your tickets.

On March 21, the movie, God’s Not Dead comes out in Columbus. It is the story of a professor who teaches God is dead and a college student who sets out to prove him wrong.

Also coming in April - Heaven is for Real, the story of a 5-year-old boy who goes to heaven and returns to tell what he has seen. Search “Heaven is for Real on YouTube” to find the trailer. This is also coming to Wolf Theatres.

First Christian Church

The First Christian Church welcomes you Sunday to our worship services at 8 a.m. (traditional) and 10:30 a.m. (contemporary), 425 North Broadway, Greensburg. Sunday School classes are at 9:30 a.m.

This Sunday, we’ll look at the 5th chapter of The Story - “New Command/New Covenant (Moses).” The Story takes specific selections from the NIV scriptures and places them in chronological order so the reader can better understand how God’s story and our story intersects. If you would like to join us in this study, a participant book is recommended. Books for all ages are available at or locally at Rainbow Books. If you would like to catch up on the sermons, recordings are online at or you can request a CD through the church office. Classes on The Story are available during Sunday School, Wednesday nights, and in small groups. For more information, please call the church office (812-663-8488).

Elev8 classes for children, junior high youth, and adults will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday with a meal served for children, junior high youth, and volunteers at 5:45 p.m. Senior high Elev8 classes will meet Sunday night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a meal served at 5:45 p.m. All classes at both sessions will dig deeper into The Story.

Gleaner’s Food Bank will be on the First Christian Church parking lot from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24.

A Spaghetti Dinner supporting the Applachian Mission Trip will follow the 10:30 a.m. worship sercvice Sunday, March 2. Tickets are $7.50 a person. The trip will be May 7 to 11.

Contact Shelly Walsman at 663-8246 for more information or to purchase tickets.

Come and support the Kids’ Closet of Decatur County Fundraiser, “ILLUMINATE”! It is a Christian concert at 6 p.m. April 12, at Greensburg Junior High School. Tickets are selling for $5 in advance or at the door. Local talent will be Mark Burkert, Steve Wills, Brad Sefton, Brian Poling, Matt Weimer, John Barton and Rachel Harter.

Please see Alex Sefton (812-614-7690) for ticket purchases! Have a great time for a great cause! You can also purchase tickets from St. Mary’s Church, Community Church, Wesleyan Church, and First Christian Church!

St. Mary’s

Our volunteers will be recognized at all Masses this weekend for St. Mary’s Volunteer Appreciation Weekend. Thank you for your generous hearts.

At 10:15 a.m., Feb. 23, in the Education Center behind the church, the Bereavement Ministry Team will present the video, “Footprints on Our Hearts: Walking Through Grief after a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death.” It offers practical tips for family members and friends who want to help, including what to say and what not to say, the ways children grieve, how to lend a helping hand and a grandparents’ grief. This is open to the public.

Frank Runyeon will present Luke: Stories on the Road at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 23, in church. It’s an evening that’s is both entertaining and eye-opening regarding some of the most famous stories ever told: The Prodigal Son, The Good Samaritan, The Sower of Seeds. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend. A reception will follow.

St. Mary’s 9th and 10th Grade Retreat is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 1 and 2. The March 2 session will be held at the Flatrock YMCA Camp. Contact information, 812-663-8427.

Ladies of the parish continue to prepare lunch every Sunday for approximately 60 people in the community. We are grateful for their time and effort.

For additional information concerning programs and activities at St. Mary’s call, 663-8427.