Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

October 5, 2013

Church Briefs

Greensburg Daily News

---- — Sandcreek Baptist Church

We, at Sandcreek, look forward to more exciting days/events to come. Don’t forget that this Sunday, Oct. 6, is Rally Day. We look forward to visiting with/welcoming old and new friends and members. The morning worship service will have music by the youth, with deacons serving communion. Following the service we will gather to enjoy a cookout, corn-hole, hillbilly golf and other games. There will be food, fun and lots of fellowship. SAVE THIS DATE and plan to join us for the day.

The following evening, Monday, Oct. 7, will be the beginning of our “Fall VBS.” It will continue through the Oct. 11, and the theme of the week is “Son West.” You’re urged to wear your cowboy hats, jeans, cowboy boots or any other western attire you choose. We’ll have a rip-roaring good time learning about Jesus, and being with friends old and new.

We’re anxious to welcome you to our church for the week. If you’re there by 5:30 we’ll serve you a free meal; the rest of the evening will be spent with music, crafts, Bible lessons and lots of fun and fellowship. The evening will end by 8 p.m. SAVE THE DATE!!

The next two weeks we will be collecting donations for the World Mission offering. Don’t forget to bring your non-perishable food donation for the Edna Martin Christian Center in Indianapolis.

The Faith Singers will practice at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. It’s not too late to join us. There’s always room for another voice offering praise to our God.

Liberty Baptist Church

Sunday, Oct. 6

Liberty Baptist Church will have Sunday School beginning at 10 a.m. The Thankful Hearts Class lesson, “The Promise Of A Future,” will be taken from Genesis 15:5-21; Devotional Reading: Hebrews, 11;8-16, and Background Scripture: Genesis 12:1-7; 13; 15; 17:8. Our church service will begin at 11 a.m., in the Sanctuary. Pastor Robert (Bob) Leitgabel will be continuing the series of sermons on I Peter Chapter 3, “Suffering For Good.” Communion will be celebrated during the service.

The Thankful Hearts Class will gather at noon this Sunday in the Fellowship Room for lunch and a meeting, with the Thompsons hosting. Please bring salad or dessert. We welcome all to come join us for a time of worship, praise, prayer and fellowship. May God Bless All.

Our evening Bible study begins at 6 p.m., continuing the study on “The Time Between the Testaments.” It will be a study of what transpired in Israel after the Old Testament and before the New Testament, including a study on the Temple in Jesus’ day.

St. Mary’s

The annual blessing of animals will be held at 9 a.m., Oct. 6, at the church parking lot. Baptismal weekend is Oct. 5 and 6. It is also Respect Life Weekend; members of local organizations who support and promote respect for LIFE will be mentioned this weekend at the Masses. These groups include: St. Mary’s Pro-Life Committee, St. Lawrence Auxiliary, National Council of Catholic Women, Daughters of Isabella, Youth Ministry, Knights of Columbus, Knights of St. John, Hospice workers, Decatur County Free Health Clinic, New Directions, National Alliance for Mental Illness, ARC, serving individuals with Disabilities, Greensburg Adult Center, Decatur Co. Right to Life and Decatur Co. Pregnancy Care Center.

As part of Respect Life month, the Knight of Columbus will conduct and Outreach Week, FOOD FOR FAMILIES, the weekends of Oct. 6 and 13. Boxes will be at the back of church for canned food donations.

First Christian Church

Sunday, Oct. 6

The First Christian Church, 425 North Broadway, welcomes you to our Sunday worship services at 8 a.m. (traditional) and 10:30 a.m. (contemporary). Sunday School classes are at 9:30 am.

The community is invited to a Coffee House from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday. The Coffee House will be meeting this Wednesday, Oct. 9. This will be a relaxed atmosphere where you can hear the sermon from the previous Sunday while sharing a cup of coffee with others.

We are in our fifth week of “This is Church” and will be talking about launching the Gospel this week. Lessons for children, youth, adult Sunday School classes and small groups are included. Elev8 classes all follow this same theme, but they will not meet this Wednesday, Oct. 9. Senior high Elev8 classes will not meet on Sunday night, Oct. 6. Our church-wide campaign will conclude with a service Sunday on Oct. 20, Trunk-or-Treat on Oct. 26, and a celebration Sunday Oct. 27. For more information about “This is Church” or to get involved in a class or small group, call the church office at 663-8488.

Life Line Screening, “Early Detection is Key to Prevention,” sponsored by Reid Hospital and Health Care Services, will be here Oct. 22, at the First Christian Church Family Life Center. Pre-registration is required. Call: 1-888-653-6450.

Due to the overcrowding at our August opening, the Kids’ Closet of Decatur County has been moved to Greensburg City Hall. It will be open there from 4 to 6 p.m., Oct. 30. Children from kindergarten to grade 6 will be given “free” clothing. No papers are required to be filled out. The one requirement is that the child be accompanied by an adult. Call Sue or Jerry Abplanalp at 663-2084 with any questions.

Christ Lutheran Ministries

Coming Wednesday night Bible study time at 6:30 p.m. Thirsty for a better life? Sometimes life can leave you burned out and burdened. Simple tasks become difficult and often you find yourself irritable around those you love the most. If you are looking for more out of life, then The Come Thirsty experience is right for you.

Come Thirsty is a six-week experience based on a book by best selling author Max Lucado. We want to invite you to join our study group as we journey into God’s well for our souls and find the fulfilling life we’re all searching for. Come thirsty and drink deep.

Meeting in The Fine Grind Coffee store at 120 E. Washington St., Greensburg, IN.

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