Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

July 27, 2013

Church Briefs

Greensburg Daily News

---- — Sandcreek Baptist Church

Next Sunday, July 28, will be our next “Sandcreek sing-along Sunday. Hope you will attend and join your voice/voices with the others gathered for worship at 10 a.m. Immediately following the service, we will have a business meeting. Be sure to stay, as we need everyone’s input and ideas so we can make the best decisions to further the business and ministry of our church. You are each an important part of every decision we make. Be sure to stay for this necessary function in our church membership.

The softball team continues to do amazing things on and off the “field.” They not only play ball but they also witness to those around them by sharing their good attitudes with a fun-filled time whether they win or lose. Won’t you come and be a part of this time with our church?

Have you considered the upcoming “week-end” trip that the youth are planning for August 23-25? The sign-up sheet is in the foyer, so you can still get your family together and add your name to the list.

We continue to collect trim and/or $5 to make our “pillowcase” dresses for children and young adults in Africa. Will let you know when we plan to meet at the church to assemble the dresses.

We are re-doing the Prayer and concerns list. As of this week, if you want a name to remain on the list, you should inform the chairman of the deacons or Rita. Otherwise, the name will be removed. We ask that you continue keeping those in prayer who are now on the list.

As I write, the weatherman continues to promise some much needed rain, yet we only get sprinkles and small amounts. I wonder, are you praying for rain AND also carrying your umbrella in preparation for its arrival?

In the same way, we should be preparing our spiritual life by daily Bible reading/study and attendance in church. Hope to see you there sitting next to me.

Liberty Baptist Church

July 28

Sunday School will begin at 9:30 a.m. The Thankful Hearts Class lesson, “Giving Gifts for the Temple” will be taken from Ezra 8:24-35. The Devotional Reading coming from: Mark 12: 38-44 and the Background Scripture: Ezra 8:24-36. We welcome all to come join in a wonderful time of sharing and learning. Church Service will be in the Sanctuary at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Robert (Bob) Leitgabel bringing the sermon. This week’s sermon starts a series on what the Bible has to say about our human emotions. This week we will cover “Anger,” James 1:19-21, and next week we will discuss “Quarrelling,” Ephesians 4:15-5:2 and James 4:1-12. We welcome all to come join us for a time of worship, praise, prayer and fellowship. The Liberty Baptist Church Congregation would like to officially welcome Pastor, Robert (Bob) Leitgabel as their full-time Pastor. Pastor Leitgabel and his wife, Patti, have raised five daughters, have two grandsons, and one more on the way. Pastor Leitgabel graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a Master’s degree in Religion, and was ordained in 2007. He also is a Mechanical Engineer, with a degree from Rose-Hulman. He loves to teach, and would welcome anyone who would like to, to join us and grow as disciples.

Beginning Sept. 1, Liberty Baptist Church will be moving their Sunday School classes to begin at 10 a.m., and their Church Services to begin at 11 a.m. We welcome all to come join us at these new times this fall. May God Bless All.

First Christian Church

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

The Kids’ Closet opening date is from 4 to 6 p.m., July 31. Anyone wishing to make a donation should make checks payable to First Christian Church in care of the Kids’ Closet. Used clothing is also being collected for sizes 4T to 18. They can be brought to the fire station at any time or to the First Christian Church.

We will be showing the movie “Up” at 7 p.m., August 2, in the Family Life Center. This evening is free to attend. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair.

Free breakfast delivery for those in need is the first Saturday of every month. The next delivery is Aug. 3. Call the church office at 812-663-8488 and leave a message with your name, address and phone number to request a delivery.

Church picnic is Sunday, Aug. 4, following the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Menu includes fried chicken, corn on the cob, coleslaw and homemade ice cream. Bring cool side dishes or desserts. Table service and drinks are provided. Bring family and friends!

The FCC Alpha Omega Children will host their Inaugural Cornhole Tournament and Block Party from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., August 10, on the FCC parking lot. The cost is $10 per team. FCC Alpha Omega Children is an Outreach Ministry of Puppets. This is a fundraiser to help purchase new puppets, supplies and other expenses to spread God’s Love and Word to the community and beyond. To sign up a team or make donations to this event, call the church office at 663-8488.

St. Mary’s

Registration for Wednesday Religious Education, preschool through grade 12, can be completed at the parish office during regular hours this week, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Mary’s School Open House is from 1 to 3 p.m., July 28. Students will be able to meet their teachers in the classrooms and leave school supplies. Aug. 1 is the first student day.

Vacation Bible School was a tremendous success, with participants bringing canned fruits and vegetables for the St. Mary’s Hot Meal Program, which is every Sunday of the year.

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