Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

January 11, 2014

Church Briefs

Greensburg Daily News

---- — Christ Lutheran Mission

Weekly Bible study will resume Wednesday evenings at 6:30, weather permitting. The focus of these studies is to look at the scripture and understand the history of the church and why we worship as we do, as well as the scriptural/historical significance of such worship.

The meetings are held at The Fine Grind, 120 E. Washington Street, Greensburg. Bishop Michael Layne gives you a warm welcome. For more information go to or, call 812-614-2160.

Sandcreek Baptist Church

Well, today it looks like all of our accumulated snow and ice is doomed to a “warm-up” and it will be out of here by the weekend.

Then we’ll have spring-like temperatures. You know what they say, “It’s Indiana. Just wait five minutes and it will change.”

Hope all of you have been safe and warm during the past few, anxious days and nights. It was nice to “hear” the quiet from the furnace this morning after several nights of non-stop running to heat our home. We were among the lucky that had power and heat the whole time and I’m very thankful. Probably a good reason to drop some money in my “Love Gift box.”

I must say, this past Sunday was one of the longest days I’ve had in a while. WHAT do you do on a “no church Sunday?” Our favorite sports games of basketball and football were played on Saturday and the TV was full of weather announcements and coverage of surrounding areas. We sat wondering if we’d get all of that predicted snow, but we, around here, were lucky that we missed most of it.

I want to thank those who came out on Saturday to help “undecorate” our church sanctuary and surrounding areas. With so many helpful hands it went quickly. You’ll enjoy our new winter decorations.

The Faith Singers plan to practice this Saturday at 9 a.m. The weather should be good. Hope you’ll join your voice with ours so we can sing praises to God on Sunday morning. I’m considering an Easter cantata so we’ll need all the voices we can find.

Don’t forget to continue to bring items of non-perishable food for the Edna Martin Center. The tub is located in the hallway. Now, how about you Bible reading?

Have you gotten started or are you still thinking about it? I’ve gotten a good start, but I know I’m going to have to re-read a portion because I can’t seem to get the “good guys” and the “bad guys” straight.

When you get to those strange names don’t let them discourage you. Try to look for some that are familiar, but don’t struggle trying to pronounce them. I’m lucky that my Bible has special markings to help with that.

Now, as I close this morning, I’m encouraging you to continue reading and pray for those around you and our country. Hope to see you out on Sunday. If not at Sandcreek, then go to the church of your choice. But GO!!!!!

First Christian Church

Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014

As we begin the new year, First Christian Church welcomes you this 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.

The Story, starting this Sunday, takes specific selections from the NIV scriptures and places them in chronological order so the reader can better understand God’s story and how our story intersects with it. Each week, sermons and lessons will revolve around one chapter from the book. You won’t want to miss out on reading along with us! Participant books are recommended so you can read along with each lesson. The following books are available at The story for Adults, The Story for Teens (Jr/Sr High), The Story for Kids (3rd-5th grade), The Story for Children (K-2nd grade), The Story for Little Ones (Preschool).

Elev8 classes for children and junior high youth will meet this Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 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 with a meal served at 5:45 p.m.

Gleaner’s Food Bank will be on the First Christian Church parking lot from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20.

Coming Tuesdays in February to First Christian Church is the RUN FOR GOD 5K (

This program encourages participants to train their physical bodies along with their spiritual. By the end of the program, you will be running your first 5K! For more information or to sign up, visit our Facebook page at

Liberty Baptist Church

Sunday, Jan. 12

Liberty Baptist Church will have Sunday School at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

The Lesson, “Living As God’s People,” will be taken from Luke 6:12,13,17-31; Devotional Reading: Matthew 18:21-35; Background Scripture: Luke 6:12-49. Church Service will begin at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Pastor Robert (Bob) Leitabel will be bringing the sermon “Church Vision” from Proverbs 29:18. He will also be sharing some video from the recent mission trip taken to help with Operation Christmas Child, and also a video of a new movie coming Feb. 28, “Son of God.” We welcome all to come and join us for a time of worship, praise, prayer and fellowship. May God Bless All.

Sunday Evening, Jan. 12

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

January is Decatur County month at month at the Edna Martin Center.

Items needed are non-perishable foodstuffs for pantry and paper products.

A collection box will be in the foyer throughout the month to receive donations.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

This weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord at all the Masses.

Monday, Jan. 13, Adult Choir, 6 p.m. in church.

Tuesday, Jan. 14, Rosary for the unborn, 11:30 a.m. in church. Faith Formation, 6 p.m. parish office.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, RCIC, 6 p.m. in parish office.

Religious Ed classes, except 11th grade. 9 and 10 at 6:30 p.m. St. John Hall with parents. First Eucharist Preparation at 6:45 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Thursday, Jan. 16, RCIA, 7 p.m. in the Education Building. Knights of Columbus Blood Draw, 3 to 7 p.m. at K of C Hall.

For additional information concerning any activities call 812-663-8427.

– Daily News