Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

November 23, 2013

Church Briefs

Greensburg Daily News

---- — Sandcreek Baptist Church

First I must make a correction in my report of last week. I’m sure there must be a “little restaurant” in the town of Hartsville, however, the ladies of Sandcreek Baptist are going to a

“little tea room/restaurant” in Hope on the 12th of December. Sorry for the confusion.

Activities are once again picking up at Sandcreek as I’m sure they are at your church. The holidays are coming quickly and everyone is hurrying to get things ready and prepared in time.

This next Sunday, Nov. 24, will be the last day to bring your Operation Christmas Child box/boxes to be dedicated.

Following our 10 a.m. traditional worship service we will have our business meeting. All boards and members are urged to attend as this will be the election/approval of the officers for the upcoming year.

Now is the time to order your poinsettias in memory or honor of someone. They will be used to decorate the sanctuary when we have our annual “Hanging of the Greens” service on Dec. 1. See Mary C. if you need to place an order.

The Wednesday night Bible Study group will not meet again until January 14.

The Faith Singers continue their practice on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. We’re still looking for and expecting new voices. We’ll soon start on Christmas music.

SAVE THE DATE!!!!! On the afternoon of Dec. 8, we will once again be participating in an afternoon of progressive services with neighboring churches. They will include music, possible skits, and maybe surprises along the way. The afternoon will begin at Sandcreek at 3 p.m and “progress” to Zion. From there we will “progress” to Smyrna, about 5 p.m. Following their program we will close with a simple meal and lots of fellowship. We hope you will plan to attend and be a part of each of the services along the way.

Remember to shop for Edna Martin when you’re at the store. The tubs in our hallway and people everywhere are in need of our non-perishable food items.

Seems like I’ve covered a lot in this article. I’m sure there are other events coming up at your church. Please attend them and be a part of your church’s ministry whether local or as a foreign mission. There are lots of people out there in need of our love and support. You will be serving as God’s hands and feet as you take part in the services and programs. You could take someone with you to share in the time and the blessings. I pray that God will bless you and your every effort. Be ready to be blessed by the season.

Liberty Baptist Church

Sunday, Nov. 24

Liberty Baptist Church will have Sunday School at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The Thankful Hearts Class lesson, “Beginning Of The Tabernacle,” will be taken from Exodus 40:16-30, 34, 38; Devotional Reading: Hebrews 9:11-15; Background Scriptures: Exodus 35-40. Church service will begin at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Pastor Robert (Bob) Leitgabel will be giving the sermon, “P.U.S.H.,” from Acts 10. We welcome all to come join us for a time of worship, praise, prayer and fellowship. May God bless all.

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 supper, there will be a program at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary featuring the Southern Gospel group, 4Given. They started about one year ago with Hobie Shaver from North Vernon, singing tenor and playing piano and bass , Micah McFarland from New Marion, singing lead and playing rhythm guitar and piano and Jeremy Decueber singing baritone and playing drums. They have all sung with each other in

different groups, but they got together in this group, 4Given, to spread the word of God, and to see the lost saved. We invite all to come enjoy good food, good music and good fellowship with us.

Nov. 28 - Thanksgiving

Dec. 1 - First Sunday of Advent. Decorating of Church.

First Christian Church

First Christian Church welcomes you Sunday to our worship services at 8 a.m. (traditional) and 10:30 a.m. (contemporary). The church is located at 425 North Broadway in Greensburg. Sunday School classes begin at 9:30 a.m.

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 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday with a meal served at 5:45 p.m.

The Kids’ Closet of Decatur County would like to have a special rack of holiday clothing at our Wednesday, Dec. 4, Kids’ Closet opening from 4 to 6 p.m. at City Hall, 314 West Washington Street. Anyone wishing to donate clothing (new or gently used) can take them to the basement of First Christian Church or the Greensburg Fire Station (at any time). Shoes are also appreciated.

Free breakfast delivery for those in need is the first Saturday of every month. The next delivery is Saturday, Dec. 7. Call the church office at 812-663-8488 and leave a message with your name, address and phone number to request a delivery.

Greensburg Wesleyan Church

Lindsey Graham Christmas Concert

Sunday, Dec. 1

Greensburg Wesleyan Church is pleased to announce our Christmas Concert with Lindsey Graham, Sunday, Dec. 1 at 10:30 am.

This special service will be held at the Decatur County Community School Corporation’s office, located on Montgomery Road in the former A2Z building. Rev. Doug Preston and the church family would like to invite you to kick off your Christmas season with this exciting concert.

Lindsey Graham knew at a young age God had given her a musical gift. Born and raised in Hartford, Ky., Lindsey is naturally drawn to Gospel music. Always encouraged and supported by her family, she has grown confident in realizing her call to the ministry.

Lindsey has shared the stage with many Gospel greats including The Crabb Family, The Booth Brothers, Triumphant Quartet, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, The Isaacs, The Dixie Echoes, The Stamps, The Blackwoods, Kevin Spencer, Dennis Gwizdala, and Larry Ford. She participated in the 2007 Gaither Homecoming video Amazing Grace. Lindsey recently traveled full time with a southern gospel group, The Taylors. They made many appearances in North America, including NQC Main Stage 2012, as well as Sweden and Northern Ireland.

Through her continued classical vocal studies, Lindsey performs for the Naples Opera Society of Naples, Florida. In 2011, she traveled to Europe as a guest soloist of the Bach Ensemble of Naples, Florida. For three consecutive seasons Lindsey sang the National Anthem and the Canadian Anthem for the Boston Red Sox spring training games in Ft. Myers, FL. Lindsey is a studied pianist and flutist, incorporating both into her ministry. A 2005 graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, TN, she received a Bachelors of Music and was also inducted as a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society based upon GPA and staff member recommendation. Lindsey completed a Masters of Arts in Religion with an emphasis in Worship Studies from Liberty University in 2012.

Singing Christian music is extremely vital to Lindsey as she is eager to uplift and excited to share the love of Jesus with others. Her ambition is to reach the lost and encourage believers in the Lord. With her bubbly personality and positive attitude, Lindsey has a voice that is powerful and full of clarity. With warm, inviting vocals and striking stage presence, the lyrics are easily understood and conveyed to her audience.

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