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Weekly Update for Sunday, March 3, 2024

Youth Group (6th–12thJoin us Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:00 for Rooted Youth Group! Come spend time with friends as we have fun and explore the Christian faith. Our current study is on the Fruit of the Spirit.

Bible Explorers (3’s–5thJoin us Wednesday nights from 6:15-7:30 for our midweek children’s discipleship program. We’d love to have you with us for engaging Bible lessons, Scripture memory time, and fun games.

Operation Christmas Child OCC items for March are personal hygiene items.

Daylight Savings Time Remember to set your clock ahead one hour next Saturday evening.

Midweek Prayer Wednesdays leading up to Easter we are having special seasons of prayer at 6:30 pm in the church sanctuary. We begin together and then break off individually to finish the time. You may slip in before, during or after, and slip out when you have finished praying.

Annie Armstrong The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is used to fund mission projects in North America. Envelopes are available on the Welcome Center.

Easter Candy Donations You can donate bags of wrapped candy for our Easter Egg Hunt through Sunday, March 17. 

Fred Markle

I think Fred Markle was the first person I ever met in Linton.

Back in the early 1980s I had an older friend named Jack Watt, who was also a guitar player. My family and I were living in Coal City at the time, and Jack and his family came to the church I pastored there. One day Jack said, “Dave, let’s drive down to Linton so you can see that music store.” I said “Sure!” And one afternoon not long after, we got into his custom van and he drove us to Linton.

When we got to Linton, he turned right on Main Street and drove out of town, back out into the country again. I was puzzled. After a mile or so, he turned right again and pulled int a gravel drive between two buildings: a rambling one- story house on the left and a large metal outbuilding on the right. Jack got out of the van. I said,” What are we stopping here for?” He looked at me like I was crazy and said, “To go to the music store!” Then he turned the knob on a blank white door and stepped into the metal building. I got out of the van and followed him.

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Weekly Update for Sunday, February 25, 2024

Youth Group (6th–12thJoin us Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:00 for Rooted Youth Group! Come spend time with friends as we have fun and explore the Christian faith. Our current study is on the Fruit of the Spirit.

Bible Explorers (3’s–5thJoin us Wednesday nights from 6:15-7:30 for our midweek children’s discipleship program. We’d love to have you with us for engaging Bible lessons, Scripture memory time, and fun games.

Operation Christmas Child OCC items for February are hats, gloves, and scarves.

Guest Speaker Rev. Roger Bear will be preaching in our evening service.

Easter Candy Donations This year we will have an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday after the morning service. You can donate bags of wrapped candy until March 17. 

Midweek Prayer For the weeks leading up to Easter, we will be having a special season of prayer at 6:30 on Wednesday evenings. Anyone is welcome to attend to pray for God to be glorified through our church and the gospel to bear fruit in our community.

Weekly Update for Sunday, February 18, 2024

Youth Group (6th–12thJoin us Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:00 for Rooted Youth Group! Come spend time with friends as we have fun and explore the Christian faith. Our current study is on the Fruit of the Spirit.

Bible Explorers (3’s–5thJoin us Wednesday nights from 6:15-7:30 for our midweek children’s discipleship program. We’d love to have you with us for engaging Bible lessons, Scripture memory time, and fun games.

Operation Christmas Child OCC items for February are hats, gloves, and scarves.

Official Board Meeting There will be an Official Board meeting this Sunday at 4:30 PM in the library. 

Guest Speaker Rev. Roger Bear will be preaching our Sunday night services on February 18th and 25th.

Easter Candy Donations This year we will have an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday after the morning service. You can donate bags of wrapped candy until March 24. 

Midweek Prayer For the weeks leading up to Easter, we will be having a special season of prayer at 6:30 on Wednesday evenings. Anyone is welcome to attend to pray for God to be glorified through our church and the gospel to bear fruit in our community.

Weekly Update for Sunday, February 11, 2024

Youth Group (6th–12thThere will be no youth group tonight. We will be back together next week, February 18 at 6:00 PM.

Bible Explorers (3’s–5thJoin us Wednesday nights from 6:15-7:30 for our midweek children’s discipleship program. We’d love to have you with us for engaging Bible lessons, Scripture memory time, and fun games.

Contact Information Updates As we head into the new year, we’d like to make sure that we have current contact information for our members and regular attenders. Please fill out a Household Update Form and drop it in the offering box at the back of the sanctuary.

Association Meeting Monday, February 12th, the West Central Baptist Association will meet at Sugar Creek Baptist Church in West Terre Haute. The meeting begins at 6:30 pm, with a dessert fellowship afterward.

Guest Speaker Rev. Roger Bear will be preaching in our Sunday night services on February 18th and 25th.

Official Board Meeting There will be an Official Board meeting Sunday, February 18th, at 4:30 PM in the library. 

Operation Christmas Child OCC items for February are hats, gloves, and scarves.

Weekly Update for Sunday, February 4, 2024

Guest Speaker this Sunday, we are happy to have with us Mr. Paul Bertsch, Regional Director with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He will be preaching for our morning worship service.

Youth Group (6th–12thJoin us Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:00 for Rooted Youth Group! Come spend time with friends as we have fun and explore the Christian faith. Our current study is learning Bible 101.

Bible Explorers (3’s–5thJoin us Wednesday nights from 6:15-7:30 for our midweek children’s discipleship program. We’d love to have you with us for engaging Bible lessons, Scripture memory time, and fun games.

Operation Christmas Child OCC items for February are hats, gloves, and scarves.

Being in a Band

I have always loved being in a band.

Well, let me amend that: most of the time I have loved being in a band.

The idea has appealed to me ever since one fateful night in the fall of 1966. My father came in the room to change the channels on the television, saying “Hey Dave, there’s a new show on I think you might like. It’s supposed to be funny”. He switched it over to The Monkeys, and I was hooked. The show was funny, but for me it connected on a whole other level. It made me want to play guitar. And not just play guitar: it made me want to play guitar in a band.

There is much to be said for one person playing solo guitar, accompanying themselves as the sing. I like the singer-songwriter genre, and there are a handful of artists who play and sing solo that I have listened to over the years. I enjoy singing and playing myself, too.

But there’s only so much you can do with one voice, six strings and ten fingers.

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Weekly Update for Sunday, January 28, 2024

Youth Group (6th–12thJoin us Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:00 for Rooted Youth Group! Come spend time with friends as we have fun and explore the Christian faith. Our current study is learning Bible 101.

Bible Explorers (3’s–5thJoin us Wednesday nights from 6:15-7:30 for our midweek children’s discipleship program. We’d love to have you with us for engaging Bible lessons, Scripture memory time, and fun games.

Operation Christmas Child OCC items for January are stuffed animals and games.

Couples Getaway We have several couples planning an overnight getaway to McCormick’s Creek State Park from January 30 through February 1. If you have questions, please see Connie Liechty or Barbara Hohmann.

2023 Giving Statements Giving statements for 2023 have been either placed in your church mailbox or mailed to your home address. If you have not yet received a statement and expected one, please call the church office

Next Sunday – Mr. Paul Bertsch, Regional Director with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Will be preaching our morning service