Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

August 31, 2013

Church Briefs


Greensburg Daily News

---- — Sandcreek Baptist Church

It was good to get an update from Coleen, our most recent missionary.

She will be going to Austria next month and we need to keep her in our daily prayers. She asked for us to cover her with prayer that her travel arrangements will all go smoothly and she will have housing when she arrives in Austria. She is beginning classes to learn German and asks that she will do well in them so she can talk and witness to the young people she will be coming in contact with.

We were also reminded that our VBS will be from Oct. 7 to 11. All county schools are scheduled to be on Fall break at this time. “Sonwest Roundup” is the theme and the first thing each evening will be a meal followed by lessons and fellowship. Mark your calendars now and plan to send/take your children and their friends so they can learn more about our loving God.

Start now to collect items for our annual “Operation Christmas Child” shoe boxes. If you include a bar of soap, like I always do, make sure it’s a bar of Ivory. A lot of the recipients have to bathe in the nearby rivers and lakes and if they drop regular soap it’s gone! However, as we all know, Ivory.

And now, what can I say in closing today? The weather is supposed to get hot and humid again but you have probably already heard about that. Then there’s the serious trouble in the other parts of our world where people without our God are fighting for their control. They just need to “Let go and let God” be in control. He is anyway, even if we don’t recognize/accept it. Sometimes we need extra prayer to help us accept His plan for our world. We need to pray that we are able to be His witness to help make the world a better and safer place for everyone to live.

Join us at Sandcreek, this Sunday, to get a “jump start” on getting the strength and knowledge to do what He wants us to do. Sunday School is at 9 a.m. and our traditional service follows at 10 a.m. See you there.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Seasons of Hope - If you’re in need of consolation after losing a loved one, this Christ-centered faith sharing group is for you.

The group will meet for six Mondays beginning Sept. 9 through Oct. 14. Please arrive at 6:30 p.m. with the program from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s Education Center, behind the old school. Focus will be on prayer, scripture, faith sharing and fellowship. If interest, call the parish office at 812-663-8427. Leave your name and telephone number and a member of the bereavement ministry team will call you back. Please register as soon as possible.

On Monday, Sept. 21, the adult choir will meet at 6 p.m. in the church.

A rosary for the unborn will be prayed at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, in the church. Pre-baptism session is at 7 p.m. in the education building.

Religious education class is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the the school. Confirmation meeting is at 6:30 p.m. in the new gymnasium.

On Thursday, Sept. 5, a Faith Formation executive meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the parish office. RCIA is at 7 p.m. in the education building.

Liberty Baptist Church

Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013

Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. We welcome all to come and join in a wonderful time of sharing and learning.

Church Service will be in the Sanctuary at 11 a.m., with Pastor, Robert “Bob” Leitgabel bringing the sermon. This week’s sermon will be on Peace from Ephesians 2:14-18. Next Sunday concludes the series on emotions with “Happiness and Joy” from Philippians 4:4-9. We welcome all to come join us for a time of worship, praise, prayer, and fellowship.

Sept. 1, 2013

Beginning this week, 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. May God bless all.

Sept. 15, 2013

Liberty Baptist Church will share a joint service at the Youth camp at Westport with Sunday School beginning at 9:30 a.m. and Church Services beginning at 10:30 a.m. All who are interested are welcome to come join us.

First Christian Church

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

We are excited about our church-wide campaign, “This is Church,” coming in September. This is an eight-week journey to discover God’s design for the church. We’ll start with a tailgate party from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 at the fairgrounds. Small groups and our Wednesday programming, Elev8, will kick off the week of Sept. 8 to 14. We’ll conclude with a church service Sunday, Oct. 20, a week of service in the community leading up to Trunk or Treat Oct. 26, and a celebration of our journey Oct. 27. For more information or to get involved, call the church office at 663-8488.

The Texas Roadhouse dinner and silent auction to support FCC adult mission projects is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in the family life center. The cost is $15. Meal includes a choice of steak or chicken, potato, green beans, rolls, dessert, iced tea, lemonade and coffee. A child’s hot dog meal is available for $5. Great items will be available for bidding. Tickets will be available soon. Call Shelly Walsman at 663-8246 or Cindy Schoettmer at 812-371-6429.

Free breakfast delivery for those in need is the first Saturday of every month. The next delivery is Saturday, Sept. 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 United Methodist Church

Greensburg United Methodist Church is forming a faith-based support group for family members and close friends of persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

Meets Wednesday nights from 6 to 7:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 4. Support will come through connection with God through scripture, guided silent prayer, and a connection with each other through sharing and mutual support. Contact Rev. Greg Pimlott at 663-5683 for more information or to join this group.

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