Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

June 21, 2014

Church Briefs

Greensburg Daily News

---- — Liberty Baptist Church

Sunday, June 22

Liberty Baptist Church will have Sunday School in the Fellowship Hall at 10 a.m. with the Lesson being, “Hope For A New Day,” from Haggai 2:23 and Zechariah 4:1-3, 6-14; Devotional Reading: Psalm 43: Background Scripture: Nehemiah 7:1-7; Haggai 2:20-23 and Zechariah 4. Church Service will be at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary with Pastor, Robert (Bob) Leitgabel giving the sermon.

This week we will conclude our series on The Disciplines of a Disciple by talking about “Teaching” - Matt 13:10-11. We welcome all to come and join us for a time of praise, worship and fellowship. May God bless all.

Reminder: The churches of our area are asked to help supply the Southeastern Baptist Youth Camp with the items needed for the 2014 camping season. Please refer to the list that was included in the church bulletin a few weeks ago for items needed, or a list can be picked up on the table at the back of the sanctuary. Donations may be left on the pew in the foyer to be taken to the camp.

Month of June: 2014 One Great Hour of Sharing.

July 1

Liberty Baptist Church will host the Men’s Brotherhood. Meal will be at 6:30 p.m. Men should sign up on the list in the back of the sanctuary if you are coming.

Please mark your calendars for a church picnic and campfire on the Liberty Baptist Church grounds at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24. We welcome all to come and join us, and to bring a friend.

First Christian Church

Sunday, June 22

We welcome you to our 8 a.m. worship service (traditional) and the 10:30 a.m. worship service (contemporary) 425 North Broadway, Greensburg. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m.

This Sunday, we’ll look at the 20th chapter of The Story — “The Queen of Beauty and Courage.” 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 intersects. 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, you can request a CD through the church office, visit our facebook page at, or follow us on twitter at Classes on The Story are available during Sunday School, and in small groups. For more information, please call the church office (812-663-8488).

Shine, a Go Fish Vacation Bible School, will take place June 23 to 27 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Registration is now open to children 3 years through fifth grade graduates. To register, contact the church office. To stay up-to-date on VBS and other children’s ministry events, like FCC Creative Kids on Facebook!

Kids’ Closet of Decatur County

The Kids’ Closet is in need of clothing for sixth graders. The young ladies need sizes 0 to 7 Junior and the young men need sizes small, medium, and large. Drop off sites are: FCC, YMCA, Greensburg Public Library, & the Greensburg Fire Station.

Sandcreek Baptist Church

What a good day we had last week.

It was not only Father’s Day, but we were informed that it was exactly 192 years ago on that exact date that eight local people got together and decided it was time to form a church and Sandcreek Baptist Church became a reality!

How exciting to be worshipping in a church that had been formed on that exact day so many years ago. Of course it wasn’t the building we now have, but I can’t imagine what the area would have been like back then. I know Greensburg was just becoming a town and the outer area was all farmland.

Roads were mere wagon paths and neighbors and God were very important. Now on to the present. This Sunday, the 22nd, is when we have scheduled a baptism at First Christian Church. It’s not too late for you to be a part of this service. If you’ve been thinking about being baptized this might be the time.

Following the baptisms there will be a reception and time of fellowship back at Sandcreek.

We are receiving your donations to the One Great Hour of Sharing offering for the next three Sundays. The youth received their collection boxes last week and there are some left if you’d like one for your family.

Mark of the Date of Sunday, June 29 and plan to be at Sandcreek when we’ll have an “after-church-cookout/pitch-in” as a fifth Sunday celebration and as a time to honor our fathers.

Yes, it’s after Father’s Day but we can always honor our fathers no matter what day it is.

The Brotherhood will be meeting at Liberty Baptist in two weeks. You can call Dennis Collins to make your reservation for the meal.

Keep saving those brown bags, brown wrapping paper, and any size or color of tissue paper for those upcoming VBS decorations.

The collection box for your good, clean shoes has gotten off to a good start. Several pairs of shoes were donated last week. Keep looking in those closets for shoes you no longer wear or need. The youth will appreciate them and will pass them along to needy people.

As promised and expected those cool days of spring have passed and we’re now expecting typical hot, humid, June/summer/Indiana weather.

Not my very favorite. However, as with those terribly cold winter days, “this too shall pass.” We humans are so hard to please. God must get really frustrated with us, His children. We never seem to be satisfied with what we have and so often wish for the present to be over and to have what we think will be better only to find out that what we had was the best after all.

I hope you’ll set aside Sunday for a time to be in church to fellowship with friends, family, and other Christains. It’s just the right thing to do. See you there.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

One Hundred Children just completed another successful “Weird Animals” Bible School this past week.

Students and volunteers participated in several service projects. Canned foods were donated to St. Mary’s Hot Meals Program. Items were collected for New Directions and monetary donation to the Catholic Relief Services helping provide clean water to families around the world.

Any young men or ladies 4th, 5th and 6th graders, or older, who would like to become a server at St. Mary’s services, registration forms will be available by calling the parish office, 663-8427, Extension 205.

The Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, “Corpus Christi” will be celebrated this weekend at all the Masses.

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

– Daily News