St. George’s Easter service today
St. George Orthodox Church, 1900 S. Fourth St., Terre Haute, is celebrating Holy Week. A Good Friday service was conducted Friday night, with an Easter service at 9 p.m. today and the Agape (Love) Service at noon on Sunday.
The Orthodox Church bases its calculations for the date of Easter on the Julian Calendar, which was in use at the time of the First Ecumenical Synod, thus celebrating Easter at a different time than other Christian churches. The date of the celebration of Easter for western Christians is based the Gregorian Calendar, according to an Orthodox Church news release explaining the variance.
Orthodoxy is the oldest Christian Church in Christendom — the worldwide community of Christians. Orthodoxy is second-largest body in Christendom with 225 million people worldwide, with 6 million in the U.S. and Canada.
The Terre Haute community is invited to join St. George Orthodox Church in the Holy Week services.
Eva Kor to receive honorary doctorate
Christian Theological Seminary’s board of trustees will present Eva Mozes Kor with an honorary doctorate of public service on May 18 at the Seminary in Indianapolis.
The honor is in recognition of her founding of the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center and her message of forgiveness. Kor will receive her honor during commencement services.
A Holocaust survivor, Kor and her twin Miriam were among the children who endured experiments conducted by Nazi doctors during World War II. In 1984, Ker founded CANDLES, Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Experiments Survivors, choosing the name because she wanted to shed light on the chapter of history. Demonstrating forgiveness, 50 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, Ker publicly forgave Nazi doctor Dr. Hans Munch.
The seminary board of trustees will also present Dr. Allan Aubrey Boesak with an honorary doctorate of divinity and the Rev. Dr. Jane Adams Spahr with an honorary doctorate of ministry.
Jonah Fish Fry
slated for May 17
Memorial United Methodist Church is hosting a Jonah Fish Fry fundraiser on May 17 to support a youth mission trip to Hinton, N.C.
The dinner, from 4 to 7 p.m., will include fish, beans, slaw, applesauce, home-made desserts coffee and tea, carry-out available.
The cost is $8 for adults at the door, $7 in advance, and $5 for children under 12 years old.
The church is at 2701 Poplar St. For tickets or more information, call 812-234-0776.
A new prayer ministry has started at Grace Community Church.
The site, www.prayfor
youinterrehaute.com, is a place to leave anonymous prayer requests. The church includes people from Illinois and Indiana, and Mike Pringle is their pastor. About half of the church is involved in the prayer ministry.
For more information about the church, visit www.gccth.org.
Women’s conference coming up Friday
First Baptist Church of North Terre Haute will host the “Refresh” women’s conference on and May 11 at the church on Lafayette Avenue across from Otter Creek Middle School.
The conference speaker will be Lynette Good, a missionary to Berlin and Germany and outreach coordinator of Alabaster Jar, an outreach ministry to prostituted women on the streets of Berlin, primarily trafficked women from Eastern Europe.
Praise and worship will be led by Connie Whitaker.
Conference will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and will continue until lunch Saturday.
The cost of conference is $20.
For more information or to register, visit firstbaptist
north.com or call 812-466-3148.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: July 19, 2014
Events, preachers lined up for 3-day Cross Road Revival
The Cross Road Revival, an old-fashioned revival and worship service, will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday to July 26, at the Vigo County Conservation Club, 10382 Grotto Road.
THE JOY LADY: Captivating, making obedient our minds, word by word
The last part of 2 Corinthians 10:5 says, “We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” Now come on, Apostle Paul. Capture every thought? I mean, really. Is that possible?
THE JOY LADY: ‘The words of my mouth, the meditation of my heart’
I know that today is only July 12, and we are four months away from Thanksgiving dinner. I know that it’s hot and you might not want to heat your oven for an hour to bake a pie.
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- Providence Food Pantry to host rummage sale fundraiser
- CHURCH BRIEFS: July 5, 2014
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THE JOY LADY: Do we use words for building up or tearing down?
Over the years, I have learned a thing or two.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: June 28, 2014
THE JOY LADY: Lewis, Dumas, Bonhoeffer: The words we read feed our souls
I work in a public library. It’s a perfect job for a bibliophile like me. (Don’t worry, that’s not a dirty word!)
RELIGION BRIEFS: June, 21, 2104
• Four-church VBS and adult Bible study event
• Retiring pastor to be honored for service
- CHURCH BRIEFS: June 21, 2014
THE JOY LADY: Evidence of our faith is not evident when we know what to do
Sometimes bad things happen to us. That’s usually when we ask, “Why, Lord?” But I wonder, do we have the right to ask that in the bad times if we’ve never asked it during the good times?
The Joy Lady: What should we do when we get annoyed with every day events?
I confess. Sometimes I get pretty annoyed with other people. Especially when they don’t do things just as I would have them done.
- Church briefs: June 14, 2014
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THE JOY LADY: Listen: Saying what you mean, speaking the truth
Sometimes we don’t always speak the truth. Even when we say one thing, we mean another.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: June 7, 2014
Providence Gift Shop relocating with new name
The Gift Shop at Providence Center of St. Mary-of-the-Woods will host a grand opening celebration on June 20.
Methodist Temple seventh annual catfish dinner today
The Seventh annual “SummerFest” catfish dinner outreach of United Methodist Temple in Terre Haute will be today on the church grounds, 5301 S. U.S. 41.
June Taizé prayer service to focus on family
Persons of all faiths are invited to an ecumenical Taizé Prayer gathering from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: May 31, 2014
THE JOY LADY: We should pursue righteousness as if we’re starving for it
My doctor wants me on a new routine. Take a shot, eat breakfast.
The Joy Lady: Important questions we should ask ourselves every day
I recently attended a memorial service at the nursing home where my stepfather spent the last years of his life. It wasn’t a big service, there were no bands or flags or special speaker brought in. Nor was it a service where people bowed their heads in silent prayer as the names of the loved ones were read.
- Church briefs: May 24, 2014
Humorist, musician to bring SpiriTed tour to Terre Haute June 1
Maple Avenue United Methodist Church will be hosting daily columnist/
humorist Jonathan Richard Cring and artist/musician Janet Clazzy during their SpiriTed “Gospel According to Common Sense” tour, which includes comedic and inspirational essays from Cring’s national daily column at www.jonathots.
The Joy Lady: Um, excuse me, that’s not your parking space
We just returned home from a much-needed trip to visit my husband’s family in western Nebraska. Aside from the snowfall on Mother’s Day, and the warning about staying on the paved sidewalks at Scotts Bluff National Monument due to awakening of the prolific rattlesnakes in the area, and all that sage brush blowing across the highway, it was a great trip. Except for the parking situation.
- Church briefs: May 17, 2014
The Lesters band set to perform at Clinton church May 30
The Lesters will perform at 7 p.m. May 30 at Victory Baptist Church, 133 S. Washington St., Clinton, Fairview Park.
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