Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

November 9, 2013

Church Briefs

Greensburg Daily News

---- — First Christian Church

The First Christian Church, located 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 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 p.m., with a meal served at 5:45 pm.

The annual Chili Cook Off will be held following 10:30 a.m. worship, Nov. 17, in the Family Life Center. Bring your favorite chili and recipe. Peanut butter sandwiches, crackers, other soups, relish tray, desserts, drinks, and table service will be furnished. You may bring another kind of soup. Come and enjoy all the food and fun!

The Gleaner’s Food Bank will be on the First Christian Church parking lot from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 18.

The next Decatur County Kids’ Closet opening will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Dec. 4, at Greensburg City Hall, 314 W. Washington Street.

Sandcreek Baptist Church

Nov. 11 is Veterans Day and this Sunday, we at Sandcreek will honor those in our congregation who’ve served our country in the past or are now serving. If you have a veteran in your family, live next door to one, or have a friend who served, take time to thank him/her for their service and willingness to leave family and home to assure we and our country remain safe and free. In honor of this special day, you might consider wearing RED, WHITE and BLUE to church to let them know you do remember and honor them.

The Faith Singers will practice, as usual, at 9 a.m., Saturday morning, and the BYF will meet at the church at 6 p.m. Sunday. Remember, they are willing to shop and/or stuff your shoe box for Operation Christmas Child. Just let them know if you want their help/assistance. There are “flat,” decorated boxes on the table in the hallway for you to take/use if you choose. They are easily folded into a finished box/boxes. A few filled boxes have already been placed on the table.

If you didn’t get a chance to place your order for homemade peanut brittle last Sunday, you can still do so this week. Just let pastor Harold know how much you want.

The nominating committee will meet at 2 p.m., Sunday afternoon to choose/approve the slate of church officers for the upcoming election. If you’re contacted to serve, please reserve your reply until after you’ve prayed about it. God may have a special/new job for you serving your/our church next year.

This past week we had several serious prayer requests/concerns for members of our congregation. We’ve heard from some of them and their prayer was answered and yet others are still waiting and hoping for good news.

Sometimes we just don’t understand how God decides to answer our prayers, but we have to remember and believe that He always knows best although we may not agree or like His decision. Either way, He will provide whatever it is we need to get us through the situation. We just have to have FAITH even though the wait is hard.

I hope and pray you have a good, safe week and please plan to attend church on Sunday. It makes all the difference in the week ahead.

First Presbyterian Church

“The Church on the Square”

Family Fun Night

The young people (pre-school – high school) have invited their families and members of the church to join them for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at 5:45 p.m. Nov. 20. A free will offering will be collected, with the proceeds dedicated to Bread of Life.

Leading up to Thanksgiving, the youth are doing mission giving by bringing cans of green beans, corn and soup. This is in preparation for a Thanksgiving dinner to be delivered to a family in need. The remaining traditional Thanksgiving menu of turkey, potatoes, rolls and pie will be purchased with funds donated by the youth.

In November, the young people will be doing mission work to help others with fall cleanup. During the year, the young people have earned money for mission giving and the cost of special activities. Presbyterian Women also provides youth support as part of its mission giving.

Liberty Baptist Church

Liberty Baptist Church will have Sunday School beginning at 10 a.m. The Thankful Hearts Class lesson, “Beginning Of Passover”, will be taken from Exodus 12:1-14; Devotional

Reading: John 1:29-37; Background Scriptures: Exodus 6:2-30;12. Church service will begin at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Pastor Robert (Bob) Leitgabel will be giving the sermon, “No Shrinking Violets,” from Hebrew 11: 32-39. We welcome all to come and join us for a time of worship, praise, prayer and fellowship. May God bless all.

Sunday Evening, Nov. 10

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

Monday, Nov. 11 - Veteran’s Day

Sunday evening, Nov. 24

Liberty Baptist will have their Thanksgiving supper at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring a well-filled basket and table service. Following the dinner, there will be a program at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. We invite all to come enjoy good food, good music and fellowship with us.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Coping with Grief During the Holidays program from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Education Center, Greensburg. This is the building behind the old school at 210 South East Street. The Bereavement Ministry of St. Mary’s Catholic Church invites everyone to join us for this special program.

The Confirmation large group session will meet in the gym at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13.

First Reconciliation in church at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.

Eight St. Mary’s students received first place ribbons with speeches in the Duets, Serious and Humorous divisions, and two students received second place in the speech meet at Oldenburg Academy. They also won a trophy for the Duets category. Congratulations to the team members and their coaches, Trish Witkemper and Eva Volz.

For additional parish and school activities you may call 663-8427.

Christ Lutheran Mission

Study time every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Fine Grind, 120 East Washington Street, Greensburg. We continue our study, “Come Thirsty.” Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call 614-2160 or visit

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