TERRE HAUTE —
CHURCH BRIEFS: June 16, 2012
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Terre Haute St. Stephen’s Episcopal
Services Sunday in the historic church at 217 N. Seventh St., include summer schedule Eucharists at 9 a.m. Afterward, join the camaraderie, coffee and conversation in the Great Hall. There also is a noon Thursday service in the chapel.
For more details, visit www.ststephensth.indydio.org or call (812) 232-5165 Tuesday through Friday.
Rio Grande Baptist
Please join us as we celebrate Father’s Day Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday School and 10:30 a.m. for worship service. Every father figure in the church and in our community deserves to be celebrated for the positive role model he plays in the lives of our children, family or youngsters in need of a strong, compassionate friend. We will honor our fathers with a special treat to show appreciation for the impact they have in our lives.
We offer Bible study every Wednesday at 7 p.m. led by our pastor, Matt Larimer. This study is in a casual atmosphere, but with in-depth discussion on the Bible and how God speaks to us through this Book relevant to today’s world. Come as you are, enjoy a cup of coffee and make new friends.
Rio Grande is a family oriented church, striving to have fun while we serve God and the surrounding community. This month we focus on the One Great Hour of Sharing mission, providing funds to help with disaster relief and development projects all around the world and the United States.
For more information please visit our website at www.riograndechurch.com or email at terrehauteRGBC@gmail.com.
Central Christian Church - Disciples
Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. We will have our Vacation Bible School celebration during worship. Nursery care is provided during the service. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks.
Sunday School for adults will begin at 11 a.m. and focus on stories and themes from the Hebrew Scriptures. Children and Youth Sunday School do not meet in the summer. An adult Bible study is Monday mornings at 9 a.m. with Rev. Zelensky. This group meets at the church.
The General Board of the church will meet Sunday at noon. This session will be a time of prayer, fellowship, and business of the church.
We continue to sell Fair Trade coffee, tea, and chocolate bars.
On June 22, our youth and their sponsors will be leaving for a camping trip at Shakamak State Park.
Please join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. The church office or our minister, Rev. Rebecca Zelensky, can be reached at (812)877-9959. Our church website is www.cccthdisciples.org
Kennedy Crossing Road in Brazil
Happy Father’s Day. We hope you can join us to celebrate this special day. Our Sunday School begins at 9:45 and Church Services at 10:45. In between the two there will be pastries and bevrages for all to enjoy. It’s a great time to catch up on happenings in the area and gset better acquainted.
Our Scripture will be from St. Mark 4: 26-34.
Pastor Pippin’s message for the children is “Do You See What I Sawed”?
The Message for the Adults is “Kingdom Seeds”
The Co-Workers/Fidelis Class Meeting will be June 21 at 6 p.m., June 23, at 8 a.m. the Town and Country United Methodist Men will meet at Peniel. On the agenda will be plans for the Bean Dinner that will be served at Forest Park during the July 4th Celebration.
Canned fruits and vegetables are on the needed list for Brazil Food Pantry. Please donations in the vestibule.
For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at (812) 443-8489.
Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian Church
Please join us for worship this Sunday. Adam Niess, the associate pastor from the Bloomington Church, will be preaching. His sermon title is: “God’s Goodness to You in Christ.” Also, we have begun a new adult Sunday school series entitled: “Seeing Christ in the Old Testament.” We meet at 1407 N. 25th St. (25th and 5th Avenue). Sunday School, for children and adults, begins at 9:30 a.m. and Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. A nursery for children three and under is available during the worship service. After Worship a meal will be provided and all are welcome to stay for food and fellowship.
Unity Presbyterian Church
Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Drive is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Our Pastor is Linda Peters. Her sermon this Sunday: “The Family of God,” is based on Psalm 130 and Mark 3:31-35. Child care is available during worship.
Happy Father’s Day from the congregation of Unity.
Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. Fellowship follows the worship service. For the month of June Unity will pray for Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education, Richmond, Va., and Charlotte, NC. We are asked to pray for our General Assembly Staff as they prepare for the upcoming General Assembly. During the summer months we will pray for an agency in our community; this week, blessings to all who volunteer, are staff members or those who work with the Salvation Army.
We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. All are welcome. Church office (812) 299-2206, our website: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for Potluck and Praise each Thursday 6 p.m. Church office (812) 299-2206.
Marshall Federated Church
Marshall Federated Church, 105 N. Main, Marshall, Ind., and The Parke County Cowboy Church Band will host Cowboy Church at 6 p.m. Sunday. Special guest will be Dave Coleman from the Covington area. There is no admission charge, however a love offering will be received for our guest. For information call John Cornell at (765) 597-2209 or the church at (765) 597-2497. Please enter the building through the west doors.
Saint’s Home Church of God in Christ
Saint’s Home Church of God in Christ will be hosting their 3rd Annual Women’s Conference on June 22-23. The weekend will conclude on June 24 with our Annual Women’s Day service. Our guest speaker/facilitator will be Evangelist Ethel Weatherspoon of Harvey, Ill. Our theme for the conference will be “Lord Use Me, A Vessel for the Master’s Use.”
Service will begin Friday at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday morning Evangelist Weatherspoon will be facilitating a workshop that will begin at 10 a.m. There will be a registration fee of $15. This will include workshop materials and lunch. Service will conclude on Sunday at 3 p.m.
The church is located at 2210 N. 13th St., in Terre Haute. For more information, please contact the church at (812) 232-3283.
Seelyville United Methodist Church
Pastor Jack Diel and Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship with us on Sunday at 9:30 a.m., the Third Sunday after Pentecost. On this Father’s Day, we will honor the men from our congregation. Nursery care is provided during the service and a time of fellowship and refreshment hosted by Jessie Neier follows the service as do adult Sunday School classes beginning at 10:45 a.m.
The sermon “Things Are Not Always As They Seem” will explore how we as people of faith discern differently. Scripture readings are from 2 Corinthiams 5:6-17 and Mark 4:26-34 with Mary Wade as Liturgist. Special music will be provided by Bob Elsey and organist/pianist Mary Jensen. Hymns for this Sunday are “We Walk By Faith,” “Hymn of Promise,” and “This Is A Day of New Beginnings.”
Agape Circle meets at 2:30 p.m. Monday. Vacation Bible School with the theme of “Operation Overboard” will be at the church from Monday-Thursday. The program for school age children is directed by Mary Wade and Donna Crowley and takes place from 6-8 p.m. each evening. Call the church office to register your children before the program begins if possible. The participants will present the morning message on June 24.
Seelyville United Methodist Church is located on the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street, in Seelyville. The church office phone number is (812) 877-1868 with email contact available at email@example.com. “We are a caring family making disciples for Jesus Christ.”
Centenary United Methodist
The congregation of Centenary, at 301 N. Seventh St., in Terre Haute’s Arts Corridor and adjacent to Indiana State University, welcomes you to our beautiful 146 year old church. We invite you to worship with us, Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Paul Wagner’s sermon, “Farewell” (Acts 21: 5-6), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and a special music event organized by Choir Director Erich Kendall, featuring the very talented Deb Thompson Cello Trio.
All Sunday School classes are canceled on Sunday. A Farewell Reception and a Farewell Brunch honoring Pastor Wagner and his family will be in the Fellowship Hall. Pastor Wagner has led the members of Centenary in their spiritual journey for the past 10 years. He has been transferred to Vincennes First United Methodist Church, starting July 1.
Also please plan to join us on July 8 for a welcoming reception for Dr. Rev. Jimmy Moore, his wife Mary Beth, and their two sons. He will assume leadership of Christ’s flock at Centenary on July 1, continuing the work that pastors have done since 1865.
A “Youth Movie Night” with light supper is scheduled for Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Centenary. The movie to be shown is “Holes,” and the question for follow-up discussion is “Digging for Answers.” There is no charge for this event, and all 6-12th grade students are invited.
June 23, the youth will host their annual “Car Wash.” It will take place at Old Friends Outdoor Power Repair, 1544 South 13th St., from 12:30-3 p.m. There is no charge but donations will be accepted.
Planning Note: You are invited to attend a combined Centenary U.M., Trinity Lutheran, and Central Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School. It begins on June 24, and continues through June 28, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. The students will be exploring Babylon, and the adults will be involved in a program directed by Bill Dando on the Israelites’ imprisonment in Babylon.
The Church’s Seventh Street entrance is handicapped accessible, and ample parking is located behind the church. Consider participating in our “Prayer and Meditation Time,” led by Lay Preacher Tom Barnett on Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to noon. The Wednesday Evening Bible Study class will recess until September.
If you have interest in Centenary’s music program such as the Chancel Choir, please let us know. Also consider participating in our Handbell Choir, directed by Debbie Thompson. If you would like to take part in Sunday School, in youth activities directed by Amanda Tramel, and in our very active women’s ministries, please call the church office, any day, at (812) 232-2319.
1875 Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute.
Our Service is each Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday at 10:30 a.m. - Father’s Day: A Daughter’s Perspective – Andrea Molina. Join us as we celebrate Father’s Day. Being a dad can be a challenging, stressful and very rewarding job. Be ready for a few surprises as we take a look at fatherhood and share with each other the sense of humor that it takes to get the job done right.
Andrea Molina is a Mother, Auntie, and Unitarian Universalist. She directs the Lifespan Education Program and has been involved with various aspects of the congregation as well. When not attending college, she spends her time gardening and hanging out with friends and family.
Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Our Adult Education Group, The Rationalist Free Thinkers Discussion Group, led by Dr. Ed Warner will meet in the library. This week their topic of discussion will be: Why Are Catholicism’s Major Enemies Its Own Women and Friends?
Children’s Religious Education begins at 10:50 - There are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and Tweens, ages 10 and up. Childcare for younger children is provided for the entire service.
We welcome everyone to Unitarian Universalist Congregation. We invite you to come get to know us. Our regular service is each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. We have disabled access, and can provide large print bulletins and hearing assistance devices if needed. We also provide childcare for young children. We can be reached by Phone : (812) 232-1193 or visit our website: www.terehauteuu.org.
Second Missionary Baptist Church, 1400 Oak St., will be having Vacation Bible School, Monday through Friday. The theme this year is “Adventures on Promise Island, Where kids discover God’s lifesaving love.”
Classes are available from preschool thru adult. Preschoolers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
There will be a light meal served each evening from 6-6:30 p.m., class times are 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday through Thurday.
Everyone in the community is invited and encouraged to attend. Friday evening there will a program at 7:30 p.m. featuring skits, song, etc. For more information please call (812) 229-9427 or (812) 232-2898.
Christ United Methodist
Christ United Methodist Church, 221 S. Sixth St., West Terre Haute will host their Bible School starting June 25 through June 29. The time is 6:30 to 8:30 pm. his year’s theme is Babylon, Daniel’s Courage in Captivity. All children pre-school through 6th grade are invited to join us in Bible stories, songs, crafts, games and snacks. Friday will end with a parent program followed by hot dogs and snacks in the fellowship hall.
Central Presbyterian Church
Central Presbyterian Church (125 N. Seventh St.) will gather Sunday (Father’s Day) for worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Davis’s sermon, “Smallest of All the Seeds,” will be based on Mark 4:26-34, in which Jesus teaches in parables about the kingdom of God. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. Registrations are now being taken at the church office for Vacation Bible School, which will be presented jointly by Central Presbyterian Church, Centenary United Methodist Church, and Trinity Lutheran Church on June 24-28.
For more details, call the church office (812) 232-5049 or visit us online: www.thcpc.org.
Rosedale Baptist Church
Rosedale Baptist Church, Depot and Middle streets, Rosedale, (765) 548-2857, Pastor, Randy McPik
Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Eve Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Night Prayer and Bible Study 7 p.m.
Every third Sunday of the month come and join us for our “New Youth Group Program”
At 11:30 there will be music and a skit for the kids, followed by lunch and a lesson. There will be something new and different every month.
Please join us at Emmanuel UMC for fellowship and Sunday school beginning at 9:15 a.m. and for worship at 10:30 a.m. We welcome you and your family. Please drop by and see the progress of our new Community Life Center being built behind the church.
Before Jesus started any activity, He began with prayer. He knew how important it was to be in tune with The Father and what He was doing. Join us for breakfast and prayer Friday at 7 a.m. During the meal, we will take prayer requests and then spend 15-20 minutes in prayer over personal requests but most importantly over the life of our church. We will dismiss promptly at 7:35-7:40 for those who need to be to work by 8.
A Father’s day breakfast will be at the church this Sunday at 8:30 a.m., everyone is welcome.
Please make plans this summer to dive into the fun at Vacation Bible School at Emmanuel July 23-27. “Operation Overboard”: Dare to Go Deep With God, will be from 6 - 8:30 p.m. Kids ages 3 through 6th grade are welcome.
The church is at 6076 U.S. 150, West Terre Haute, IN 47885, (812) 535-4218, www.eumc.homestead.com.
Grace Community Church of Terre Haute
The Presence of God. The Word of God. The Love of God. This is what you will experience at Grace Community Church.
A Sermon series called, “School of Prayer” begins this Sunday. If you are interested in learning how to pray better and more effectively, we invite you to join us as we learn how to pray.
We invite you to celebrate faith in God with us. Our celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Grace is a safe place to experience and interact with God. Children are very important at Grace. Here they meet God as their friend. They learn about His love.
Each Sunday we start with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. for people of all ages. Our Children’s Sunday School is something your children will love. Our Youth Sunday School is a great time of encouragement and learning. Our adults enjoy good fellowship, discussion and teaching. All this is in an environment of love and respect.
Our worship is a contemporary/traditional mix and lead by top notch musicians whose love for God and people are expressed in clear and comfortable ways. We often get comments of how people enjoy hearing the people around them sing. The message is always Bible based and helps lift our eyes to Jesus Christ. Mike Pringle is our pastor. He has a way of making the truths of God practical and helpful.
You will find warm and friendly people here. They are the kind of people who will be happy to meet you and sit with you. Nobody at Grace is perfect. Nobody pretends to be either. We love God and we love the people God loves. That means you.
If you feel drawn to God in any way, Grace is a good place to be. If you are tired of trying to live your faith by yourself, then you don’t have to be alone.
We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church fellowship hall at 401 W, Springhill Drive, Terre Haute. It is just west of DeBaun Funeral home on the north side of the street. Come in the east door where all the cars are. You will be glad you did. We look forward to meeting you. In life there are many trials. At Grace you will find the love and help of God.
For more information visit our website, www.gccth.org or call (217) 251-4507
First Baptist Church
Our Sunday morning worship service is at 9:30 a.m. and the Rev. Bernie Jackson’s sermon topic for this week will be “You Are Forgiven” with scripture text from Matthew 18:21-35 and I John 1:9-10. Music will be provided by The Sanctuary Choir as they sing Joel Raney’s arrangement of “Jesus, What A Beautiful Name.” A children’s story is included in our worship each Sunday after which children in grades k-3 are dismissed to their own age appropriate programming. Sunday School, with classes for all ages, begins at 10:45 a.m. Pre-School Sunday School and extended care is available throughout the morning.
Our First Link Hospitality Room also is available before and after the worship service providing a place where members and guests can enjoy a cup of freshly brewed Rex coffee, light refreshment and conversation.
This Sunday morning we have a group of 17 youth and their adult chaperones who are leaving for a week of Quest Youth Camp at our American Baptist Conference Center in Green Lake, Wisconsin. We also are looking forward to hosting the Crystal Valley Quartet on July 1. This outstanding Southern Gospel group will provide special music for the 9:30 a.m. worship service followed by a full concert at 10:45 a.m.
First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation located at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Further information is available on our website at www.thfbc.org
Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church
Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and Rick Swan, assistant pastor, along with the entire Mount Pleasant family invite you to join us by attending a worship service or other activity at one of our two church campuses.
Our south campus, located at 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes beginning 10 a.m. Our north campus, at 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. with the worship service following at 10 a.m. Both campuses host Holy Communion the first Sunday of the month.
Sunday we will have a special sermon, What My Dad or Grandpa Did Right. We continue with our sermon series Famous Bible Stories of the Old Testament with Abraham’s Call on June 24, Jacob and Esau on July 1, Moses and the Burning Bush on July 8, and The Golden Calf on July 15.
If you want to grow in Christ and in your Christian faith we invite you to try one of our small groups or various Bible studies available throughout the week at various times, days and evenings, at both campuses. Music and arts opportunities at our campuses include praise band, choir, hand bell choir and drama team.
We also offer the Upward basketball, cheerleading and soccer programs during the fall and winter. Upward participants are children in kindergarten through eighth grade. We have a Special Needs league, too.
South Campus Activities: An evening service called “6:35” is on the second Sunday of each month beginning at 6:35 p.m. It is an intergenerational worship experience featuring praise, prayer and a message while incorporating elements of drama, dance and art.
Lifeline, our ministry for youth grades 6th through seniors, meets Sundays at 9:50 a.m.-10:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m. and also Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets at 4:30 p.m. every other Sunday.
Boost, our midweek gathering, starts with dinner at 5:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Center and classes for all ages at 6:30 p.m. We host sessions twice a year. Our next session will be in the fall.
To start the work week, every Monday a prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. in the Chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets every Friday evening beginning at 7 p.m. in Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the Lunch Bunch (women), Yarn Spinners and Men’s Fellowship Group.
Two Southern Gospel groups are on the schedule. The Pfiefers return to Mt. Pleasant on Oct. 4 with the concert beginning at 7 p.m. and Dec 13 at 7 p.m. Ernie Couch & Revival will perform.
On Aug. 4 and 5 beginning at 7 p.m., Dr. David Reagan from the Lamb & Lion Ministry will be speaking on the Second Coming of Christ.
Dr. Bill Dando presenting Food, Famine and the Christian Response on Aug. 19 at 6 p.m.
North Campus Activities: North Campus has recently added two new activities. Mom2Mom meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. with childcare provided. This group is ideal for making new friends and sharing parenting tips and ideas. Outings for moms and children will be planned. Also added is our Lifeline youth ministry. They will be meeting at North Campus every other Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.
The Noodle Club meets Monday at 9 a.m. This group is famous for its delicious pasta. Come join the group to hone in on your cooking skills. Our Care Group meets Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers. If you enjoy crafts, come on the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. for Christian fellowship during origami and card making.
Vacation Bible School - Mark Your Calendars Now for Sky VBS which will be June 24-28 at South Campus and July 22-26 at North Campus. Registration is in now under way for both sessions. You may register for the South Campus’s VBS securely by going to www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/MtPleasantSouthVBS and North Campus’s VBS at www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/MtPleasantNorthVBS.
Summer Sizzlers - Mount Pleasant will have opportunities for families to connect with our upcoming activities. They include our annual Family Summer Splash at Deming Park (June 19); Share in the Fair (July 13) and a trip to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky. (Aug. 3).
For more information, you can call our south campus at (812) 232-4808 or north campus (812) 232-2478 or visit www.mountpleasantfamily.org.
Terre Haute Bible Center
Terre Haute Bible Center, 3219 E. Evans Ave., Terre Haute, phone (812) 460- 4556.
Pastor Jerry Nash and the Bible Center family invite you to join us each Sunday at 9:30, 10:30 and 6 p.m. for an in depth study of the Bible, the inspired and infallible Word of God.
On June 23, at 6 p.m., the Bible Center will host a special Hymn-Sing and Concert led by our favorite opera singer, Dr. Paul Pitts. Pitts has presented three special programs here in recent years, so many people already know the quality of his work. A free-will offering will be received in behalf of Pitts. The community is invited to enjoy this special evening with us.
Sunday morning Pastor Nash will continue his sermon series from Philippians chapter one, “The Faith of the Gospel.” In a time when few people know real joy in their lives, we need to learn from whence real joy comes. It’s not in our society or circumstances. Bring an open heart and mind along with your Bible.
For more information about special programs, ministries or wedding dates, call the church office (812) 460-4556.
Faith Outreach Family Church, 3001 Wallace Ave., in Terre Haute will be conducting Vacation Bible School June 22-24. The Friday and Saturday sessions will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with the conclusion on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. The VBS is open to children from 3 1/2 years old through 5th grade. The theme is “Rocky Point Lighthouse-Where Kids Shine God’s Love.” Parents may register their children at the VBS or they may call (812) 232-4454 and leave their name and phone number.
First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio Blvd., in Terre Haute, invites you to join us Sunday as we continue the adventure of discovery of the Holy Spirit – the Wild Goose. This Sunday we delve into the idea of God’s mystery. We seem to love mystery on a Friday night when we’re at the movies or on a Saturday afternoon when we’re watching TV. Why is it that we don’t like mystery on Sunday morning? Join us as we explore this idea and how God challenges our assumptions about what we and He, can and cannot do.
Church services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 (traditional) each Sunday morning. Children’s Church is part of the 10:30 service and then children are invited to attend Sunday School downstairs. There is a staffed nursery during the 10:30 service.
First Congregational Church is a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches, founded on the principles of “Faith, Freedom & Fellowship.” We believe that we can put those principles into action by welcoming everyone into the fellowship of this church family and by serving God, through Christ, in our community and the world.
For more information, check us out on the web at www.FirstChurchTH.org or listen to our music and sermons at firstchurch.posterous.com/.
Breden Memorial United Methodist Church
Sunday is Father’s Day. There are some people who deplore this day. The reason is this: They have unhappy memories of the father figure that was in their home. Or it could have been there was no father figure in the home they grew up in. At least it is not a day for many to celebrate.
Let’s think again. For whatever the earthly father may have represented, God is a good Father. He is perfect in every sense and He makes no mistakes in His actions or judgments.
Pastor’s message will be “God-A Good Father.” Scripture is recorded in Matthew
We begin our worship at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday School will follow at 10:50 a.m.
AA meets on Tuesday at 6 p.m.; Ladies’ Prayer Group meets Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.; Trustees will meet Wednesday at 3 p.m.
Come: Let us worship together. Let us not ignore the act of worship as the manner of some seems to be.
United Methodist Temple
United Methodist Temple celebrates and honors fathers this coming sunday at two services, 8:45 am and 11 a.m., at 5301 U.S. 41 South, Terre Haute. Not only will fathers be recognized but a message will brought about the honoring of fathers and mothers, as the prerequisite to true womanhood and true manhood, and the key to extended life of service in God’s Kingdom. We all fall short of God’s target for us, but in our parents we have spiritual guidance for life.
Monday morning at 9 a.m. our Vacation Bible School begins under the direction of Barbara Archer. Our theme this year is “Operation Overboard” and we will be enjoying puppets, songs, crafts and games. Our director of music Jill Kuckewich will be leading us in songs and fun. The Rev. Steve will be there for this exciting fun time. Please call in to (812) 299-1898 to register your child, kindergarten through 6th grade for this great time of fellowship and fun and going deeper into the meanings of God’s Word. Please register early so we can guarantee a place for your child in this exciting educational and spiritual adventure.
Every sunday we hold Bible classes for all ages. As we worship a Living God in the Risen Lord Jesus Christ, we know that God’s energies of love permeate our being, our families, and our fellowship. The Welcome cafe is there for you to visit and enjoy, where coffee, fruit, and pastry are shared by our classes as a part of our hospitality and welcome to all. God is good. All the time.
On June 23 at 8 a.m., the United Methodist Temple men will host the United Methodist Men of Vigo county for breakfast and a program. Come and join in the fellowship, learn a lot with other men who are putting their lives into their faith. We believe in funfilled faith and faithfilled fun. This breakfast is for anyone who wishes to come and enjoy this important fellowship. Rev. Steve Cain will present a talk about his upcoming Mission Trip to Olinda, Pernambuco Brazil, in South America. A fluent speaker of Portuguese, and a missionary to this area from 1981 to 1989, he will be joining 10 others from all over Indiana to expand the work of the Creche Gente Nova daycare in Olinda Pernambuco from its current capacity of 90 children to a capacity of 200. Tax deductible gifts to this project can still be made to United Methodist Temple, 5301 U.S. 41 South, as the team is raising $7,000 to build the expanded facility.
Come and enjoy an insightful talk about the country and work of the Igreja Methodista do Brasil.
See how much you know about this great country of 180 to 200 million people, the largest country in South America, with the largest rain forest, the 8th economy in the world.
Our schedule weekly includes: Monday, Celebrate Recovery, noon to 2:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m., Zumba with Julia Winstead; Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study Wasabo Gospel led by Rev. Dr. Steve Cain; Wednesday 6 p.m. Weight Watchers, 7:30 p.m. Holy Yoga led by Macy Kalb Thursday 10 a.m. Piecemakers Quilters. Worship with us.
Trinity Lutheran Church
Please come and join us for Worship at 10 a.m. each Sunday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church located at 2620 Ohio Blvd. here in Terre Haute.
On June 24, the children in our congregation will be collecting Pennies for their Penny Power ministry during the service to help feed hungry children and others around the world through the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) World Hunger Organization.
Trinity Lutheran Church will also be partnering with Central Presbyterian and Centenary United Methodist churches to provide a free Vacation Bible School opportunity at Centenary United Methodist Church from June 24-28 as part of our outreach ministries to share the Good News of God’s love and care with young people in our community. We will also be offering a free Adult Vacation Bible School at Centenary United Methodist Church from June 24-28.
Trinity Lutheran Church is also currently involved in praying for and raising funds to help people who are in need due to the recent severe spring storms in the Midwest and south, including southern Indiana and northern Kentucky that were devastated by Tornadoes. If you would like to help please know that gifts to ELCA Disaster Response will be used entirely to help provide immediate and effective support to these communities in need.
Gifts may be contributed online at community.elca.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=521 or via the elca.org website. Gifts may also be contributed by calling 1-800-638-3522, or by mail to ELCA Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300. Please write “U.S. Severe Spring Storms” on your check’s memo line.
For more details concerning Trinity Lutheran Church or our ministries, please call (812) 232-7628.
TERRE HAUTE —
The Joy Lady: What kind of promises does a God like ours deserve?
I should have known better. I did everything I could to make sure it didn’t happen, but it did anyway. I trusted someone — and when that someone didn’t do as promised, I was disappointed. I felt betrayed. How dare they not do what they said they would do?
- Church briefs: June 15, 2013
Sister Jeanne Knoerle, former president of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, has died
Sister Jeanne Knoerle, former president of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, died early this morning at her home in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, it is being reported on the Sisters of Providence Facebook site.
A night of prayer
The Sisters of Providence invite the public to another Taizé prayer event at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods to reflect on the joys and wonders of the river through prayer at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: June 8, 2013
THE JOY LADY: Pull your wheels out of the Sunday morning rut
Go about five miles west of Guernsey, Wy., and you might fall into some ruts. During the Oregon Trail years, so many wagons traveled through the soft sandstone there that deep ruts were formed—some as deep as four to six feet.
‘Prayer Warrior Mom’ author at Open Door Bookstore June 3
Author and speaker Marla Alupoaicei will sign copies of her new book “Prayer Warrior Mom” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, June 3, in The Open Door Christian Bookstore at 3125 S. Third Place, behind Honey Creek Mall.
THE JOY LADY: Because Vacation Bible School is that important!
It’s that time of year again — Vacation Bible School time. Frazzled VBS directors are begging for teachers, song leaders and kitchen helpers. For VBS directors everywhere, let me offer some words of truth and encouragement.
‘The Conscience Monologues’ at St. Mary-of-the-Woods
There is something moving and powerful in hearing a woman recount her story of faith and courage in today’s world. Plan now to attend a dramatic telling of more than 10 such stories during “The Conscience Monologues: Women’s Stories of Conscience within the Catholic Church” from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 22 in Reilly Auditorium, Owens Hall, at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: June 1, 2013
South Vigo Congregational Christian plans memorial service
The South Vigo Congregational Christian Church and the South Vigo Cemetery will stage an annual memorial service at 2 p.m. on June 2 in the church at 6499 Darwin Road, West Terre Haute.
The public is invited to attend and share a poem, song or other sentiment.
- RELIGION BRIEFS: May 24, 2013
Get in touch with prayer at Body Prayer workshop
Could your prayer life use some invigorating? If so, the Body Prayer workshop offered by White Violet Center for Eco-Justice at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, may be for you.
THE JOY LADY: We are not in charge. God is. Get over it, already.
If I were in charge of the world, I would run things a bit differently.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: May 25, 2013
Cross Lane Church accepting shoe donations
Terre Haute residents are invited to donate their shoes to help millions of peopleworldwide with a shoe drive at Cross Lane Community Church on June 2.
- Church briefs: May 18, 2013
The Joy Lady: A good morning: everything that rises must converge
Last Monday, I had a good morning.
Unity Presbyterian plans retirement open house
The congregation of Unity Presbyterian Church will stage a retirement celebration open house to honor the church’s pastor, Linda Jo Peters, from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 19 at 1207 E. Springhill Drive.
Organist will be the featured guest at church
Organist Benjamin Kolodziej will be the featured guest at an organ recital at 4 p.m. on May 19 at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 645 Poplar St.
THE JOY LADY: Call your mom; tell her you love her, that you miss her
In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a resolution proclaiming “the second Sunday in May to be hereafter known as ‘Mother’s Day.’”
- CHURCH BRIEFS: May 11, 2013
Celebrate the women in your life with The Living Rosary
On Friday, May 10, join the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods for The Living Rosary and experience the grace and power many people have discovered by “praying by hand.”
THE JOY LADY: When awe leaves us, we leave room for doubt
In any given gathering of grade-schoolers or even a gaggle of teenagers, in all likelihood, you will hear certain words over and over:
- CHURCH BRIEFS: May 4, 2013
- RELIGION BRIEFS: May 4, 2013
Good Friday service today at St. George Orthodox
St. George Orthodox Church at 1900 S. Fourth St., Terre Haute, will celebrate its Good Friday service at 7 p.m. today (May 3) and its Easter service at 9 p.m. Saturday. The Agape (Love) service will be conducted at noon on Sunday.
Organist’s concert May 5
Organist Jonathan Rudy will be in concert performing works from the 1600’s to the present day at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Central Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Seventh St.
The concert is free and open to the public.
THE JOY LADY: Christ is coming again. Are you ready for that?
An older couple had a grandfather clock that announced each hour with the ringing of chimes.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: April 27, 2013
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