Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

November 2, 2013

Church Briefs

Greensburg Daily News

---- — Sandcreek Baptist Church

First of all.............a great big THANK YOU to each of you who came to our recent soup supper. You were all very generous in support of our youth. And didn’t they do a good job? Some were doing this for the first time, but with a little urging and simple instructions, they soon became troopers, and it was a JOB WELL DONE!

Now, a very important thing to remember: Don’t forget to TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK THIS WEEK! You’ll get back that hour you lost in the spring. I plan to turn ours back sometime Saturday so I don’t forget and arrive at church at the wrong time.

This week at Sandcreek will be a bit slower than the past few. We’ll still have ABY at 6:30 Sunday evening and the Faith Singers will practice on Saturday morning at 9.

Men, there’s still time to reply if you want to attend the Men’s Brotherhood meeting Nov. 7 at Burney Baptist. WISH-TV Weatherman Randy Ollis will be the speaker. Call Dennis Collins to make your 6 p.m. meal reservation.

Operation Shoe Box is coming quickly. Shop now for those needed items and fill one or two. The Mission Team has ordered special decorated boxes for us to use and the youth of the church will gladly shop for you or pack your boxes. Just let Angie or Jan know your need. There are still blank spaces on the sign-up lists for sharing a story with the children or being a greeter. Can you fill any of these spaces? It’s easy. Just sign your name on a list in the foyer.

How about those leaves? Aren’t they getting pretty? They’ll soon be on the ground, making a raking job for you or some energetic teenager wanting to make some spending money. But try to enjoy their beauty now. It will soon be gone; then you’ll have to deal with that COLD, WHITE, STUFF. God is certainly generous with His supply of change in/for our lives. The one He’s really interested in is if you’re a believer.

Are you? Don’t know? Well, maybe it’s time you go to a church and find out. We’ll certainly try to help you find your answer if you come to Sandcreek on Sunday morning. Or you can call the church office and leave a message for the pastor, and he’ll be sure to answer and is willing to talk with you. That number is 812-663-3009. Or you can call him personally at 207-449-9377. Hope your week is safe and blessed. We’ll be looking for you on Sunday morning.

Christ Lutheran Mission

“Come Thirsty” is the title of the study we are offering Wednesday evenings at 6:30. Our lesson this week will be: “Choosing Peace,” and the passage is: “You cannot add any time to your life by worrying about it.” Matthew 6:27. We will consider: Are you a backseat driver? Do you like to maintain control of your life? Are you a self-reliant, independent person? How do these tendencies work against living a life of faith in God’s ability to take care of you? We meet at The Fine Grind, 120 East Washington Street, Greensburg. Call 614-2160 or 662-5154 for more information.

Martin Luther Comes to St. John’s

Martin Luther will be celebrating his 530th birthday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Napoleon, Nov. 10, with the assistance of Rev. Dr. Michael Layne and Pastor Jennifer Owen. The community is invited to attend this uplifting, spiritual service. There will also be special music provided by Pat Hicks, Jane Link, and Darlene Volk before and during the service, featuring the harp, harpsichord, and violin.

Luther wrote and nailed the celebrated document, “The 95 Theses,” to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church. The centralized theme of “justification by faith” and “the Bible is the central religious authority” permeated throughout the religious reformation and excommunicated him from the Catholic Church.

With Luther being denounced as a heretic by the Catholic Church and his writings being ordered burned by Holy Roman emperor Charles V, he moved to Wartburg Castle in Eisenach for his safety and began a ten-year task to translate the Bible from Latin into German, enabling every person to read the Bible. He continued to change the course of religious and cultural history of the western world until his death in 1546 at age 63.

First Christian Church

Nov. 3, 2013

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

Elev8 classes for children and junior high youth will meet 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.

Kids’ Closet of Decatur County and Thirty-one consultant Bonnie Fischer are teaming up for “CROP 4 KIDS” – a day of Scrapbooking & FUNdraising from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 9, the FCC Family Life Center. For more info, contact Bonnie Fischer at 812-593-0364 or at The next Kids’ Closet opening will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Dec. 4, at City Hall.

With Operation Christmas Child, “Every shoe box offers an opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with a hurting child.” If you would like to participate in this outreach, shoe boxes to fill with gifts are available in the Holy Grounds at First Christian Church, along with instructions for packing a box and gift suggestions. Boxes will be collected in the Holy Grounds and are due by Nov 17.

Liberty Baptist Church

Nov. 3, 2013

Liberty Baptist Church will have Sunday School beginning at 10 a.m. The Thankful Hearts Class lesson,

“God Prepares For Deliverance,” will be taken from Exodus 3:7-17; devotional reading: Exodus 4:10-16; background scriptures: Exodus 1-4. Church Service will begin at 11 a.m., in the Sanctuary. Pastor Robert (Bob) Leitgabel will be giving the sermon, “Shade On A Hot Day,” from Isaiah 32:1-2.

Bible Study will continue at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, with study focusing on 1st & 2nd Samuel.

We welcome all to come join us for a time of worship, praise, prayer and fellowship. May God Bless All.

Note: Just a reminder to set your clocks back 1 hour as Daylight Savings Time ends.

St. Mary’s

At 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, there will a Memorial Mass procession to the cemetery to remember our loved ones who have died.

St. Mary’s students will compete in the county Spell Bowl at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4, in the South Decatur Jr./Sr. High gym.

At 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, there will be a Pre-Baptism session in the Education Building.

At 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6, RCIC in the parish office. Religious Education is at 6:30 p.m., and 1st Reconciliation Parent/Child session starts at 6:30 p.m., in the gym.

At 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, we’ll hold our annual cleaning of the church. RCIA will be at 7 p.m. in the Education building.