Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

March 1, 2014

Church Briefs

Greensburg Daily News

---- — Sandcreek Baptist Church

It was sure good to get back to church last Sunday. The weather was better and it was just good to be with friends and hear God’s Word read and spoken from the pulpit.

We will be accepting your donation to the America for Christ offering on Sunday, March 2 and 9.

The Men’s Brotherhood will meet at Mt. Moriah at 6:30 p.m., March 4. There will be a meal for $7. You’ll need to make your reservation with Dennis Collins.

March 7 will be the World Day of Prayer, with Sandcreek hosting. Following the service we will share together in light refreshments and fellowship. Watch next week for the time and further details.

Today as I write, the weatherman is at it again. Says we may get more ice, snow – you name it – this weekend. I’m just hoping it’s okay and safe for everyone to be out and attending church and Sunday school services. The week just doesn’t get a good start without church and Sunday school first. Try it. You’ll like it.

First Presbyterian Church, “The Church on the Square”

We will hold an Ash Wednesday Service from 6:30 p.m., March 5. A light meal will be served at 5:30 p.m., in Fellowship Hall, followed by a devotional service in the sanctuary.

Embracing Spiritual Awakening is an Adult Class meeting at 6:30 p.m., on Wednesdays during Lent – March 12, 19, 26, April 9 and 16. A meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. The class will explore moving from believing to understanding, from behaving to action, from belonging to identity. We will ask not only what do we believe, but how do we believe? What should we do now? Whose are we? We will talk about faith experience, discernment, purpose, relationship and community. Waking up – believing – behaving – belonging – awakening.

We welcome all who wish to take a Lenten journey of faith as we explore what we believe and our understanding.

First Christian Church

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

A Spaghetti Dinner supporting the Appalachian Mission Trip will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 2, in the Family Life Center. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $5 for children. Contact Shelly Walsman at 663-8246 to purchase tickets.

This Sunday, we’ll look at the 6th chapter of The Story – “Wandering (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 intersect. 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, 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 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Sunday night, with a meal served at 5:45 p.m. All classes at both sessions will dig deeper into The Story.

Come and support the Kids’ Closet of Decatur County Fundraiser, “ILLUMINATE!” This Christian concert starts at 6 p.m., April 12, at Greensburg Jr. High School. Tickets are $5 in advance or at the door. Local talent Mark Burkert, Steve Wills, Brad Sefton, Brian Poling, Matt Weimer, John Barton and Rachel Harter are all schedule to appear. Please call Alex Sefton at 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! The next closet opening is from 4 to 6 p.m., April 2, at City Hall.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 1219 S. Michigan Avenue, Greensburg, is holding a Pancake & Sausage Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m., March 15. In addition to pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, juice, coffee and milk. The charge is a free-will offering. We hope to see you there!

Liberty Baptist Church

Liberty Baptist Church, located at 4250 W. Co. Rd. 300 S., Greensburg, will hold Sunday School at 10 a.m., in the Fellowship Hall. The Lesson, “An Eternal Kingdom,” will be taken from 2 Samuel 7:4-16; Devotional Reading: Psalm 98; Background Scripture: 2 Samuel 7. Church Service begins at 11 a.m., in the Sanctuary.

Pastor Robert (Bob) Leitgabel will deliver the sermon, “Lessons From A Fig,” taken from Luke 13:6-9. We welcome all to come and join us for a time of worship, praise, prayer and fellowship. May God Bless All.

Reminder: There will be no Bible Study this week.

On March 16, we will begin a six-part series of sermons for Lent and Easter, entitled “The Via Dolorosa – The way of Sorrows.” Pastor Leigabel found this series and is modifying it to present Jesus from prophesy to the cross.

REMINDER: The “Son of God Movie” movie starts February 28, at Wolf Theaters. We plan to attend as a group from Liberty Baptist Church on Sunday, March 2. Please be consider taking a friend or family member. The website is Wolf Theaters has offered to allow groups of 10 or more to attend for a special price of $6.50 per ticket. They’ve also graciously offered to provide a free drink and free popcorn with the ticket. Groups should call the theatre’s management office for ticket arrangements.

On March 21, the movie, “God’s not Dead” will be released in Columbus. The film tells the story of a professor who teaches that 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 five-year-old boy who goes to heaven and returns to tell what he saw. Search “Heaven is for Real” on YouTube to find the trailer. This film also coming to Wolf Theaters.

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Osgood, Ind.

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, located at the corner of W. County Road 700 N. and Finks Road in Osgood, is holding a soup supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., March 20. The gathering will feature a wide variety of soups, along with sandwiches, desserts and drinks. The cost is a free-will offering. We welcome all to come join us!