Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

March 8, 2013

Church Briefs - March 8, 2013

Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — Church Briefs

Sandcreek Baptist Church

The first thing I want to alert you to is our annual spring change to your clocks.

You will “spring” forward one hour at bedtime Saturday night. Don’t be late for your favorite Sunday School class/lesson and the worship service that follows.

We will again be accepting your donations for the America for Christ offering this Sunday.

Remember my suggestion about shopping/looking for baby gifts? Well, this Sunday you can bring your chosen gift to church for baby boy Wallace.

There will be a “special” table in the hallway where you can place your gift.

As a part of our worship service, the baby will be dedicated. I’m sure you’ll want to be there to share this special time with these new parents and their family.

Are you wondering about the JPS man? Well, as before, he knocked on several doors but found no one to take the delivery of the cross. Of course Peter denied needing it, Pilot didn’t want it, and Judas had his own excuse.

All the JPS man needs is a signature. Will you consider signing for the cross?

Plans are being made for a meal on Maundy Thursday, so we are asking those who are planning to attend to sign the sheet in the hallway so we can plan for everyone.

The Baptist Youth Camp is planning to realize a long time dream but they need our/your help. That dream is to build a swimming pool at the camp.

The amount is huge, but if we work and give together their goal can be reached.

I’ll give more on this in future writings In the meantime you can begin to “lay aside” whatever you feel you can share and watch for the time to give your donation.

As I write, today, we are being told that winter is not going away quietly.

We can expect snow, rain, and possible sleet/freezing rain. Not good. However, as always, the sun will come out and we will feel its warmth again. That warmth is always there, but sometimes other things block it from us. It’s the same with our relationship with God. He’s always there but we allow “other” things to come between us and we become separated for a time. But just like the sun in the sky, the Son in heaven is there waiting for us to clear away the “fog” and come back to Him again. Keep looking for the Son and we’ll look for you on Sunday. Don’t let other things come between you and your attendance in Sunday School and Church.

Liberty Baptist Church

Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. Please remember to set your clock forward one hour Saturday night.

The Thankful Hearts Adult Sunday School Class will meet in the fellowship hall at 9:30 a.m. We welcome all to come join in this wonderful time of sharing and learning.

Church service will be at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary with Interim Pastor Robert “Bob” Leitgabel bringing the message: “Encourage Others to Be More Than They Can Be on Their Own.” This week’s sermon will be taken from Titus Chapter 2. Please join us for a time of worship, praise and fellowship.

Part 2 of the Bible mini-series will be on the History Channel at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 10.

We would like to remind everyone that there are still openings for the upcoming Walk to Emmaus weekends March 7 to 10 (men’s) and March 14 to 17 (women’s). The walks will be held at First Baptist Church and are an exploration of the basics of our faith and how to incorporate them into our daily living.

You can find a brief video explaining this weekend event at or visit

Tickets are still available for the trip to the Cincinnati History Museum on Saturday, March 30, to see the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. Tickets are $19. If you would like to see this exhibit, a sign up sheet will on the back table at the church, or you may contact Pastor Leitgabel at 812-614-2977 for more information.

Throughout the month of March, we will be doing the 2013 America for Christ offering. Information and envelopes for this offering are on the back table at the church.

On March 31, anyone interested may participate in the Thirty Pieces of Silver offering. If interested in participating, collect 30 coins (quarters, dimes, nickels, half-dollars, silver dollars) in a sandwich baggie. On Easter morning, these will be collected or placed on the table in front of the Sanctuary. The use for the money collected will be determined at the next quarterly business meeting. May God bless all.

First Christian Church

Join us at our worship services at 8 a.m. (traditional) and 10:30 a.m. (contemporary). Sunday School classes meet at 9:30 a.m.

ELEV8, our Wednesday evening programs for children, junior high youth and adults will meet this week. A dinner will be served at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center for children, youth and volunteers. Classes for all ages will begin at 6:30 p.m. including a Resurrection Egg Hunt for children in fifth grade and under. Senior High youth will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday for dinner in the Family Life Center, and class will start at 6:30 p.m.

Men’s open gym in the Family Life Center is every Monday at 6 p.m. There is no charge to participate.

Join us for our special services and events this Easter. We’ll start with Palm Sunday, March 24. Children are invited to wave palms at both the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services. Our Communion Service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 285. Our Easter worship services will be at 8 a.m. in the Sanctuary and at 10:30 a.m. in the Family Life Center. There will be no Sunday School. Breakfast will be served in the Family Life Center from 7 to 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome to join us in our worship service and to enjoy breakfast with us.

The FCC Kids’ Closet of Decatur County is in need of new underwear and socks for boys and girls. Used shoes are also in great demand. Stores are running winter clothing sales now. We need clothes sizes 4T-16/18. Our next closet opening will be Wednesday, March 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. Thanks for all your donations. For more information call Jerry or Sue Abplanalp at 663-2084.

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