Religion News 03-21

Services and studies

Dayspring Church of God Apostolic — Apostle Leon Walters of Christian International Family Worship Center in Versailles will preach at the 10 a.m. April 4 service at the church, 2127 Doctors Park Drive in Columbus. Walters’ appearance is part of the A.G.A.P.E. Conference 2015. Walters has ministered nationwide, focusing especially on personal prophecy and related issues.

Information: 812-372-9336.

Faith Lutheran — Pastor Todd Riordan will deliver the message at the 9 a.m. Sunday service with communion at the church, 6000 W. State Road 46.

A series on the Parables of Lent continues at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at a service of prayer and communion. Wednesday’s theme is “Receive Forgiveness: The Prodigal Son,” from Luke 15:11-32.

Westside Community — Associate Pastor Robert Vester will lead the 10 a.m. Sunday service at the church at Tipton Lakes Boulevard and State Road 46. The pastors are continuing a Lenten sermon series titled “Rich Living: Practices that FILL Your Life.” Vester’s message will be “Extravagant Generosity” ​from Mark 12. A fellowship time is offered from 9:30 to 10 a.m.

Children’s church is offered at 10 a.m. All children from birth through sixth grade have age-appropriate classes available. For more information on the children’s programming, contact Melissa Clark at the church at 812-342-8464.

Several small groups and Bible study classes are held throughout the week, contact the church office at 812-342-8464 or

Wilson Chapel — An Easter egg hunt will be conducted 11 a.m. April 4 at the church, 9435 N. State Road 7, just north of Scipio Elementary School. There will be free pictures with the Easter bunny.

A free lunch consisting of hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks will be served. 

Information: 812-579-6211.

Memorial Baptist — Interim Pastor Cheri Grizzard will present the sermon, “Stones to Food,” during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service at the church, 2320 Seventh St. Columbus.

Water’s Edge meets Thursday with a theme of “Living Stones.”

The choir will present the cantata “The Shadow of the Cross” at 6:30 p.m. April 2.

St. Paul Lutheran Church — A Lenten service will start at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Theme for the service will be based on the 23rd Psalm with the sermon, “Mercy Now, The Lord’s House Forever,” at the church, 6045 E. State St. A hymn sing will precede the service beginning at 6:45 p.m. A light supper will be served in the fellowship hall from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. for a free-will offering.

Information: 812-376-6504.

First Lutheran Church — Midweek Lenten worship services are at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 3600 25th St., Columbus. A light meal will be served at 6 p.m. before each service.

East Columbus United Methodist — The Rev. Charles Aigner will bring the message of “Dual Citizenship,” from Mark 12:13-17, at the 8:30 and 10:40 a.m. Sunday services at the church, 2439 Indiana Ave. Sunday school meets at 9:40 a.m. for all Bible interests and ages. Nursery/toddler room and children’s church are available at both services.

Aigner will bring the message “Great Proverbs: Too Much of Good Things,” from Proverbs 25:16,17, at the 6 p.m. Sunday service.

All4ONE youth group will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday for a Bible study on “God’s Not Dead.”

Bible studies will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel.

Old Union United Church of Christ — Pastor Kirby Rupp will present the Fifth Sunday in Lent message, “For They Shall All Know Me,” from Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10 and John 12:20-33, at the 10 a.m. Sunday service at the church, 12703 N. County Road 50W Edinburgh. Sunday school starts at 9 a.m., with fellowship starting at 9:40 a.m.

Sunday “As You Are” evening prayer service starts at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday Bible study starts at 6:30 p.m.

Ladies Aid ham-and-bean supper will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Lenten Breakfast at Taylorsville United Methodist Church is 8 a.m. March 28.

Maundy Thursday service is at 6:30 p.m. April 2.

Good Friday service at Taylorsville United Methodist Church is at 6:30 p.m. April 3.

Easter sunrise service is at 7 a.m. April 5. Easter breakfast is at 8 a.m. April 5.

The Wednesday Bible study group meets at 6:30 p.m. and is studying Samuel.

Information: 812-526-9430.

First Baptist Church — The Rev. Dave Doles will deliver the message, “March Sadness,” with Scripture from John 12:20-36 at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service at the church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive.

Child care will be offered for infants, and children’s church will be available for toddlers through preschool-age children. Older children will remain with their families for the entire service.

Classes for all ages will begin at 10:45 a.m. Children will look at “Jesus Notices a Widow’s Giving,” from Mark 12:41-44. The Bible point is that we should give cheerfully to God.

The Zumba class will begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday.

The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

The Abigail Circle of American Baptist Women will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Men of Faith Bible study will meet at 6:15 a.m. at Four Seasons Retirement Center on Taylor Road. The study, “Questions to ask during Lent,” will be co-led by Pastor Dan Cash and William Griffith. All men of First Baptist Church and their guests are welcome.

Information: 812-376-3321,

Flintwood Wesleyan Church — Sunday services begin with Sunday school for all ages starting at 9:30 a.m., followed by the morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. led by Rev. Wes Jones at the church, 5300 East 25th St.

Adult choir practice begins at 5 p.m.

Small groups: Sunday evening “Becoming a Contagious Christian” will meet at downstairs in The Friendship Center and “Greater” will meet upstairs at 6 p.m.

“Connections” meets the second and fourth Monday at 10 a.m. “In the Kitchen” meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Monday and “Hook, Yarn and Stitchers” meets at 6:30 p.m. each Monday evening upstairs.

“A Christian Journey with Paul” meets at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday, and “Live a Healthy Life” meets at 7 p.m. each Tuesday.

“Together We Live, Laugh and Eat!” meets at 6:30 p.m. each Friday. Contact Phil or Buffy Shelton for location.

Wednesday activities begin at 5:30 p.m. with supper followed by Children’s Choir practice at 6 p.m. The Jesus And Me program and youth group meet at 6:30 p.m. and Adult Bible study meets at 7 p.m.

A baptism service will  be at 2 p.m. April 2 at Columbus First Assembly, 2100 10th St.

The annual Easter egg hunt will be at 10 a.m. April 4 on church grounds.

Information: 812-379-4287 or email, [email protected] or

Grace Lutheran Church — Lenten series, “Forgiveness: Why it Matters,” concludes with the message “How and when should I forgive?” The Service of Compline is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church at 3201 Central Ave., with a fellowship meal at 5:45 p.m.

Information: 812-372-4859  or

First United Methodist Church — The Rev. Howard Boles will be delivering the sermon, “Searching for Forgiveness,” with scripture from Jeremiah 31:31-34 and Psalm 51:1-12, at both the traditional service at 9 a.m. Sunday and the celebration service at 11 a.m. at the church, 618 Eighth St. in Columbus. Coffee Connections will be in the library between services.

Travelers Class will be discussing “America as the New Rome,” as members wrap up their study of “First Light: Jesus and the Kingdom of God.”

Boles is offering a special weekly Lenten service in the Chapel every Wednesday starting at noon. Attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch for after the service. Services run through April 1.

Beautiful You has been rescheduled for March 27-28. Girls in Grades 7-12 are welcome to sign up. Information: 812-373-2851 or [email protected].

Smorgasbord 2015 will be April 23-24. This is the 50th year celebration for this FUMC mission project. Committee chairs are working hard to make the special anniversary event one to remember.

Information: 812-372-2851 or

Fairlawn Presbyterian Church — Pastor Anne C.S. Marshall will lead the 9:30 a.m. service for the fifth Sunday of Lent this weekend at the church, 2611 Fairlawn Drive. Scripture readings come from 1 King 17:8-16 and Mark 2:1-12.

Pastor Marshall’s sermon is “Jesus Welcomes Us.” Nursery care is provided for newborns through 2-year-olds from 9:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. with Sunday school beginning at 11 a.m.

Fairlawn Presbyterian Women’s Bible Study meets at 2:30 p.m. the second fourth Monday of every month in the parlor. Presently, members are studying the book of James and all women are welcome to join the group. John Heichelbech issues an invitation to all to join in or just enjoy “Last Friday’s Bluegrass” March 27 in Fellowship Hall Jam, which starts at 8 p.m.

Information: 812-372-3882,

Hope House of Prayer — Revival at the church, 514 Market St., Hope, 7 p.m. nightly March 29-April 4.

Information: 812-343-1924


New Life Community Church — A missions conference will be Friday through March 29 at the church, 1450 State Road 135 in Nashville. Avi Mizarachi of Dugit Messianic Outreach Centre in Tel Aviv will be the keynote speaker both Friday and March 28 beginning at 6:30 p.m. and also at 10 a.m. March 29.

The speaker will be sharing about the mission of Dugit Ministries as well as the current state of affairs in Israel from a biblical view. Iris Ministries, S.O.S. Mexico Mission, Mission Resources International, myLIFEspeaks and many other world and local missions will be represented.

Information: 812-988-6543.