Church News, March 28

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Annual Good Friday bake sale
TELL CITY – The United Pentecostal Church will hold its annual bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in front of Wal-Mart in Tell City.
Pies, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, bunny cakes, fudge, peanut butter balls, hard boiled colored eggs will be among the items for sale.

Sunrise service at Tell City Church of Christ
TELL CITY – The Tell City Church of Christ would like to invite the community to come to its annual Easter sunrise service at 6 a.m.
The Troy Christian Church and Lilly Dale Church of Christ will share with the service. There will also be a breakfast in the fellowship hall following program.

Easter services at Gospel Tabernacle

CANNELTON – The Cannelton Gospel Tabernacle will hold its special Easter services beginning with “son”-rise services, communion and foot washing will begin at 11 a.m. Easter Sunday. There will be no 1 p.m. service that day.
The annual ministerial convention will be held April 5 through April 7. Friday and Saturday services will begin at 7 p.m. and Sunday’s service will begin at 1 a.m.
All are invited to attend.

Little Pigeon to host Easter breakfast
LAMAR – Little Pigeon Baptist Church, located two-tenths of a mile east of U.S. 231 on County Road 1250 N., will host an Easter breakfast at 8 a.m. Easter Sunday.
The 9 a.m. service will follow with an Easter Cantana called “The Easter Story.” The public is invited.

Central Baptist to present Easter drama, musical
HAWESVILLE, Ky. – Central Baptist Church will present, “It is Finished,” the dramatic and musical portrayal of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, during two performances this weekend.
The first performance will be at 6 p.m. Saturday and the second at 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday.
Central Baptist Church is located at the corner of Highway 271N and U.S. Highway 60 in Hawesville. For more information, call (270) 927-8465.

Tell City UMC announces Easter services

TELL CITY – Easter worship services at Tell City First United Methodist Church have been set.
Services will be held at 8 and 10:15 a.m. with a breakfast at 9 a.m. Sunday in the church social hall. These special times will enable families to worship together at a time that works best for them. A nursery will be provided. A handicap lift is also available. 
Located on the corner of Tenth and Mozart streets, Pastor Andy Payton and the congregation of First UMC extend a warm welcome to all. Services will resume the regular 9 a.m. time April 7.

Easter worship at EUCC
TELL CITY – Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City has announced its worship times for Easter.
Worship on Good Friday will begin at 7 p.m. A contemporary service on Easter Sunday will begin at 7 a.m. and include a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m.
The church’s traditional service will be at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend all services.

Easter worship at Emmanuel Lutheran
TELL CITY – Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tell City has announced dates and times for worship during the lent season. The schedule is as follows:
Maudy Thursday (today) service, 6:30 p.m.
Good Friday service, 6:30 p.m.
Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m.
Easter service, 10 a.m.
Everyone is invited to attend these services.

Easter weekend services at Cannelton Freewill

CANNELTON – The Cannelton Freewill Baptist Church, 117 Second St., has announced its Easter services.
At 7 p.m. today, there will be open communion and feet washing. At 7 p.m. Saturday, the church will begin the 41st annual Easter weekend gospel sing. Sunrise services will begin at 6 a.m. and Bible study and morning worship will begin at 11 a.m. Easter Sunday.
Following the morning worship Sunday, a carry-in basket lunch will be held. The church will provide meat for the meal. An egg hunt will follow lunch. Evening Sunday worship will at 7 p.m.
Pastor Lewis Garrett and the congregation welcome everyone to attend.

Holy Week, Easter Services at Ferdinand

FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand invite the public to join them for Holy Week and Easter services in the monastery church.
On Holy Thursday, today, the Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at 7 p.m. EDT Good Friday services will be at 3 p.m. Easter Vigil Service of Readings on Holy Saturday will be at 8 p.m. Easter Sunday services will begin at 6:30 a.m. and will include the blessing of the fire, Paschal candle and water, followed by the celebration of the Mass of the Resurrection.
For Heaven’s Sake, the monastery gift shop, will be closed today through Sunday. It will reopen Monday at 10 a.m. Guided tours at the monastery will not be given today through Monday. Tours will resume Tuesday.

Birdseye Wesleyan to hold fundraiser
BIRDSEYE – The Birdseye Wesleyan Church will host a fundraiser supper to help the church from 5 to 7 p.m. April 6 at the Birdseye Lodge building.
All meals will be $5 and the menu will include beans and ham, chili, chicken and dumplings, cake and a drink.
Live gospel music will be available. Any donations to the church would be appreciated.

New praise service at St. John’s Lutheran
EVANSTON – Just as everyone has different personalities, so everyone has different ways of expressing feelings toward each other and God. Because of this, St. John’s Lutheran church has begun a new service.                
On the third Sunday of each month at 5:30 p.m., the congregation will hold a praise service at the church, 12308 E CR 1160 N, Evanston, just west of New Boston off of Indiana 545. This is an informal, come-as-you-are celebration of God’s love.                                                 
All are welcome to join the group for a message and songs of praise.
For more information, contact the church office at 547-2007 or send e-mail to stjohnlutheranchurch07@gmail.com.   

Chittister to speak at monastery April 13
FERDINAND – Spiritual leader Sister Joan Chittister will speak on “The Radical Christian Life: Rediscovering Benedictinism for Our Times” at 2 p.m. EDT April 13 at Monastery Immaculate Conception, 802 E. 10th St., Ferdinand.
She will speak for one hour, followed by a question-and-answer period.
The lecture, free and open to the public, is being hosted by the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand and the Women of the Rule, a women’s philanthropic circle sponsored by the sisters.
Chittister will also have a free public presentation, “God: the Feminine in the Divine,” in New Harmony at 7 p.m. April 12 at the Atheneum. This event is sponsored by Historic New Harmony, a unified program of the University of Southern Indiana and Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. 
A Benedictine Sister of Erie, Pa., Chittister was prioress of that order for 12 years, was president of the Conference of American Benedictine Prioresses (1974-90), and served as president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (an organization of the leaders of more than 57,000 Catholic women religious in the U.S.).
For more than 30 years she has advocated peace, justice, and equality. Chittister is an international lecturer and award-winning author of more than 45 books. She is the founder and executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality located in Erie, Pa. Her book, “The Monastery of the Heart,” supports a new movement by her Benedictine community to share this 1500-year-old Benedictine spirituality with lay seekers.
A founding member of The Global Peace Initiative of Women, a partner organization of the United Nations, she works to spread an interfaith commitment to peace-building, equality and justice for all peoples. Chittister’s web column, “From Where I Stand,” in The National Catholic Reporter, is routinely reprinted on various sites.
An influential religious leader, she has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work, and is a much-sought-after speaker.      
For more information contact Sister Maureen Tobin, assistant to Chittister, at mtobin@benetvision.org; Greg Eckerle, Monastery Immaculate Conception, at geckerle@thedome.org or Missy Parkison, Community Engagement Manager for Historic New Harmony, at mparkison@usi.edu.

Public invited to share music at local church

TROY – Our Father’s House of Worship, 630 Walnut St., in Troy, is inviting those who play instruments, sing or write music to share their talent every Thursday at the church.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with service beginning at 6 p.m.
For more information, call Donna at (812) 480-6877 or Bud at (812) 529-8638.

St. Paul Church to offer Catholic classes
TELL CITY – Classes for those seeking to learn more about the Catholic faith are scheduled for 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through April. Classes are sponsored by St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City but are open to anyone in the community.
To register or to seek more information, call Sister Mary Emma at 547-7994 or 547-7102.

Hymns for Liturgy of the Hours translated in new book

ST. MEINRAD – A book of hymns for the Liturgy of the Hours in Ordinary Time has been translated from the original Latin by Revs. Harry Hagan OSB and Keith McClellan.
Eternal Glory of the Skies is now available at The Scholar Shop bookstore, located on the Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology campus in St. Meinrad.
Hagan, a Benedictine monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and a teacher of biblical poetry in the Seminary and School of Theology, translated the hymns for Lauds, Daytime Prayer and Compline.
McClellan, a priest of the Diocese of Gary and a former editor and author at Abbey Press in St. Meinrad, translated the hymns for Vespers.
According to the authors, “These translations build on the poetry of the original text while opening new doors for the Christian imagination. They have been translated in the hope that they will be used in prayer.”
The cost of the softcover book is $6.95. You can also order online at http://store.saintmeinrad.edu.

Louisville artist to display work at archabbey library
SAINT MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery will host an exhibit of oil paintings by Louisville, Ky., artist Joyce Garner. The exhibit will be on display from April 2 to May 2.
Garner, a self-taught artist, will show paintings from her Table Series. These paintings are large, colorful works that are both whimsical and exuberant.
The tables function as meeting places for a variety of individuals and creatures, who gather to share a meal, converse or argue. There are the old and the young, the active and the dreamers, shy characters and extroverts.
Garner explains, “I do not want realism in the faces, but I do want expression that is readable.” Life happens around tables and it is a narrative that the viewer is invited to enjoy and explore.
Garner has exhibited her work in the region and nationally, both solo and in group shows. She is represented by Reinike Gallery in Atlanta. She also exhibits in her own gallery on East Market Street in Louisville.
For library hours, call (812) 357-6401 or (800) 987-7311, or visit the Archabbey Library’s Web site: www.saintmeinrad.edu/library/hours/.
The exhibit is free and open to the public.