Rev. Herman to be speaker at St. Paul’s
GREENFIELD — St. Paul’s Anglican Reformed Episcopal Church, 20 W. South St., will welcome The Rev. Christopher Herman to St. Paul’s Sunday.
He will conduct Holy Communion at 10:30 a.m. Visitors are welcome to come and speak with Rev. Herman regarding the Reformed Episcopal Church.
Civil War 150th anniversary observed
DALEVILLE — Worship Memorial Day Sunday at Daleville Christian Church, 14220 W. Daleville Road, will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. Pastor McManus will base his message on the life and faith of a Daleville area soldier killed in the battle of Port Gibson, May 1, 1863. Music will be of the Civil War period.
Singspiration will begin again in July
ANDERSON — The Church at Linwood, 561 W. 600N., will not have its monthly Singspiration in June because of Father’s Day.
Singspirations will continue on the third Sunday of each month beginning July 21 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The featured guest will be Dave Elmore of Fortville.
Church Women to gather June 3
ANDERSON — Monday Prayer Fellowship Church Women United of Madison County will meet for prayer and fellowship at 9:30 a.m. Monday at East Lynn Christian Church, 522 E. 53rd St. For more information, call Velma at 642-3807 or Janet at 778-3897.
Church celebrates pastoral anniversary
MIDDLETOWN — Fall Creek Apostolic Church, 8814 W State Road 236, will begin its Pastoral Anniversary weekend at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 31. The Saturday service is at 6:30 p.m. and the Sunday service is at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Eric Foster, pastor of The Apostolics of Canton, Ohio, will be preaching in all three services.
Pastor and Mrs. L.R. Neal and the church happily extended a warm welcome to all to join them in celebrating 31 years of God’s faithfulness.
National music evangelists Dave and Bonita Petersen will serve as weekend worship leaders. Pastor Vernon Wagoner of Manchester, Tenn. will lead services with vocal and instrumental gospel music. The weekend theme is “Transformed and Transmitting.”
Special ministerial guests will include Evangelist Michael Sanchez of New Orleans, La. Also coming from Bel Air, Md., will be Rev. and Mrs. Johnny Garrison. The Garrisons served as missionaries to Nigeria for 20 years.
Second Missionary plans Bible School
ANDERSON — Second Missionary Baptist Church, 230 W. 14th St., Anderson, will host Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. nightly June 3-7.
Pastor is the Rev. William O’Neal.
Harpist Wappel set for Alex First UMC
ALEXANDRIA — Harp performer Jaclyn Wappel will be featured at the Alexandria First United Methodist Church, 116 W. Broadway, Sunday. Wappel will play for the Social Concerns Adult Sunday School Class “Graduation Party” breakfast served by Chef Ray Grimball at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
During the 11 a.m. worship service, Wappel will play a rendition of “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” prior to the morning message by Rev. Jeffery Hency.
Wappel is an avid harp performer, teacher, arranger and composer. Currently she is working on her doctorate at BSU and expects to complete her degree in 2014. She is also principal harpist for the Muncie symphony and has been visiting principal with the Anderson Symphony Orchestra. She had the opportunity to perform in Italy at the Tuscia Opera Festival in Rome and Viterbo in 2012.
The worship service begins at 11 a.m.
Seth Carrier named new minister
MUNCIE — Members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Muncie have named Seth Carrier as the congregation’s new minister.
Carrier comes to Muncie from Tulsa, Okla., where he will complete his chaplain residency at Hillcrest Medical Center in May. He will begin his duties in Muncie on Aug. 1.
Radio programs scheduled Sundays
ANDERSON — “In God’s Word” sponsors four programs from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. every Sunday on WHBU 1240 AM.
At 7:30 a.m. “Unshackled” is broadcast in English; followed at 8 a.m. by “In God’s Word” with Dean Butgereit. “Love Worth Finding” by Adrian Rogers is at 8:30 a.m. and at 9 a.m. “Unshackled” in Spanish.
Cada domingo por las mananas enla estaion 1240 WHBU a las 9 a.m. Representando la palabra de dion dramas acerca de la realidad de lavida; para que los disfruten el nombre del program se uama “Desencadenado.” Por favor comparta el nuevo programa con sus amigos y familia en Espanol.
Rev. Herman to be speaker at St. Paul’s
Family, friends bid farewell to Jesse Sperry
The fussing of 10-day-old Autumn Marie Sperry seemed to coincide with the beginning of the funeral service for her father, Jesse Sperry, whose body rested just a few feet away. More than 200 friends and family members gathered at Edgewood Baptist Church this afternoon to pay their respects to Jesse, who was killed April 6 in a traffic accident on Indiana 32.
- 'Dinner in the Dark' set for April 26 Christ Lutheran Church will again host the “Dinner in the Dark,” benefiting Anderson Outreach Center for the Blind.
Local partnerships feed school children during weekends
Deanna McNeese says it is hard to listen to children talk about being hungry when school is not in session.
Mother of victim: Son was my hero
"He's my hero, and he always will be." That’s how Janelle Cox described her 23-year-old son, Jesse Sperry, who was killed in an April 6 traffic accident.
Whitefish shortage causing Passover meal problems
A shortage of whitefish in the Great Lakes region resulting partly from the winter deep freeze is coming at an inconvenient time for Jewish families: the Passover holiday, when demand is high because it's a key ingredient in a traditional recipe.
Pope poses for 'selfies' after Palm Sunday homily
Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he continued to stray from the script by hopping off his popemobile to pose for "selfies" with young people and also sipping tea passed to him from the crowd.
- Drama camp to perform 'The Chronicles of Narnia' This summer, local drama director Darlene Lee plans to embark on an adventure into "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."
Verna Davis: Sing the praises of God or to annoy your children
Nowadays, I sing less of The Fifth Dimension and more hymns and worship choruses that add spiritual dimension to my life. But every once in a while, the old onery-ness comes rearing its annoying head.
- Church News: April 12 The following are brief Church News items of local interest.
More than $7,000 raised for accident victims after one day
A day after a deadly traffic accident that claimed the life of an expecting father and injured the pregnant mother, friends of the family raised more than $7,000 to help with expenses for the family.
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