Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

July 6, 2013

Church Briefs

Greensburg Daily News

---- — Westport Baptist

Westport Baptist Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School (VBS) from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday July 21 through Thursday, July 25.

This year’s theme is “Son-West Roundup.” Activities include Bible study, crafts, music, refreshments and recreation. Classes are available age 4 through last year’s eighth graders.

All children are welcome to attend, so bring your friends! If you have questions, call VBS director Jennifer Baltus at 593-1018 or Rev. 591-3721. The closing program will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 26. The church is located on Main Street in Westport, next to Clarkson’s Market.

Sandcreek Baptist

Summer has arrived and it’s a good time to schedule your Sunday to be a greeter and/or offer a story for the children of the congregation.

The children are always attentitive and will listen to anything you might have to tell them about the Bible, even if they’ve heard it before. We older folks enjoy hearing those Bible stories again, too. Your story doesn’t have to be long with big, fancy words. Make it a simple story like you would tell your own children/grandchildren. Look for the new sign-up sheet on the table in the hallway. Now is the time to find a Sunday that is best for you.

A sure sign of summer is that our church softball team will soon have their first game. They will be playing on Sunday and Tuesday evenings at the New Point diamond. They look forward to seeing those who played on the team last year as well as any/all new players. They also welcome any/all cheerleaders.

The first game of the season will be on July 9 at 8:30. Hope to see you there to play or cheer on our team.

Remember how dry it was last year? So dry we couldn’t even have fireworks on the Fourth of July. Well, compare that to this year. Isn’t it wonderful to look out and see green grass and flowers blooming? The corn seems to be showing off to prove how fast and tall it can grow. Is it trying to make up for last year’s crop?

If you’re appreciating all of these occasional showers or light sprinkles, add some cash to your Love gift box. Our last Baptist Observer reported that the Love gift giving is down compared to last year at this time. We’ve been blessed in so many ways. Won’t you consider an additional Love offering for your box?

Well, this past Sunday was very special with State Rep. Randy Frye and his wife as our guests. As I wrote last week, he was there to honor Sandcreek and those past members who were instrumental in founding our congregation. He read portions of his proposed “resolution” as passed by the state assembly. A framed copy of the “resolution” will be hung in the entryway of the church. The name of Sandcreek Baptist Church will not only be a wonderful memory in our lives and those of future members,but it will be forever recorded in the archives of our state government.

Pictures were taken so check our website. They should appear soon.

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to excite us, so just imagine how excited God must be when we show up at church to worship Him with all the other Christians who are there with us. It must be like when our family gets together around the table to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. He celebrates every time we spend time with Him.

Don’t miss an opportunity to please Him and make Him smile. See you in church. Do I need to save one or two seats?

Liberty Baptist

Sunday, July 7

The Thankful Hearts Adult Sunday School Class will meet in the Fellowship Hall at 9:30 a.m. The lesson, “Restoring The Temple” will be taken from Ezra 3:8-13. The Devotional Reading: Psalm 66:1-12 and the Background Scripture: Ezra 3:8-13. 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 Interim Pastor Robert “Bob” Leitgabel bringing the sermon: “What To Do When Someone Sins Against You.” This week’s sermon will be taken from Matthew 18:21-35. Communion will be celebrated during the morning service. We welcome all to come join us for a time of worship, praise, prayer, and fellowship.

Liberty Baptist Church will have their Family Night with pitch-in meal at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring well-filled basket and table service. The program will follow at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary, with singing, featuring brothers, Bill and Gary Johnson, and their sons: Sam, Ben, Clay and Graham. We welcome everyone to come join us in good food, fellowship and fun. Feel free to invite a friend to come also. May God bless all.

Sunday, July 14

Liberty Baptist will be having a quarterly business meeting after the church service on this date. Important new business to be discussed.

First Christian

Sunday, July 7

Free breakfast delivery for those in need is the first Saturday of every month. The next delivery is Saturday, July 6. Call the church office at 812-663-8488 and leave a message with your name, address, and phone number to request a delivery.

First Christian Church worship services are at 8 a.m. (traditional) and 10:30 a.m. (contemporary), 425 North Broadway, Greensburg. Sunday School classes are at 9:30 a.m.

Free Box Lunches

The First Christian Church will be serving “free box lunches” in the Family Life Center Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. through July to children under age 18. You must RSVP to First Christian Church at 663-8488 to be served. For more information on the program, call the church office.

New site for Gleaners Food Bank

Starting July 15 and continuing on the third Monday of every month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gleaners will bring their 10 bay food truck and park it on the First Christian Church parking lot. Families are then welcome to come get food “free of charge.” For more information call the church office at 663-8488.

Church youth will be selling strawberry shortcakes at the Decatur County fair again this year. We hope to see you there!

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