Church Briefs

February 25, 2017 GMT

‘Christian Science’ sermon set for Sunday

The First Church of Christ, Scientist, 510 E. Coolspring Ave., Michigan City, warmly invites all to their Sunday Church and Sunday School Services held at 10 a.m. Sunday.

"...ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:26) is the Golden Text for this Sunday’s Bible Lesson-Sermon titled “Christ Jesus.”

Are you in need of a healing? Come and learn how a better understanding of God, Christ Jesus and the study of Christian Science is able to help heal you of your problems. Hymns of Praise, the Bible Lesson, The Lord’s Prayer, a Vocal Solo and other activity will be presented.


Testimonies of Healing are also given at the public Wednesday Evening Meeting held at 7:30 p.m.

As Christian Healing is one of the main points of Christian Science, documented reports of them are available at no cost to anyone who requests them.

Our Bible-Lesson is also available on local Cable TV Channel 99 on Wednesdays at 9 a.m., Fridays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. For more information, call the church at (219) 874-3588 or (219) 874-8853.

Road to Life offers cutting edge worship

Life is happening at Road to Life Church!! Join us this Sunday as we continue our February series, "LIVING LOVED."

Kids are learning to "FEEL THE LOVE" in KidTown through high energy worship, teaching, games and more.

Road to Life is a thriving church that offers cutting edge worship as well as teachings relevant to this generation.

According to officials, the church exists to help others realize and reach their potential in Christ.

They will be meeting this Sunday and next Sunday morning at Chesterton Middle School at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. at the La Porte/Michigan City campus, located at 7056W CR-450N, Michigan City.

For more information about RTLC or any events, visit www.roadtolifechurch.us, call (219) 728-6290 or visit the church’s Twitter, Instagram @roadchurch or find them on Facebook @roadtolifechurch.

Annual Soup Supper Buffet planned

The annual Soup Supper Buffet at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 8705S CR-100E (New Tracy/Hamlet) will be held March 4 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The cost is $6 per person, children under 6 years old are free. Come and enjoy some great soup with us! For more information, call (219) 874-5740.

Reset Your Life Path

Have you found your higher purpose?


“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The New Church, 812 Indiana Ave., is offering a free 6-week workshop using the book Reset Your Life Path written by life coach Mark Gelhaus (brother to LaPortean Mary Hedge). Google Books says that Reset Your Life Path is part of a complete program to help reinvent your life. The guidebook is incorporated with a support group, other on-line resources, and access to a personal adviser. Reset Your Life Path is packed with tips, exercises, profiles, and a comprehensive method for enacting lasting, positive change.

According to Gelhaus, reinventing your future is about becoming ″the person you were meant to become.″

The program will be held Thursdays, March 23 to April 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. (except for April 12 to accommodate for the New Church Maundy Thursday candlelight service, 7 p.m.)

Workbook cost is $23, payable at first meeting. There is no program fee. A freewill offering will be taken.

Reservations are needed by March 10 for book purchase. For questions or to make a reservation, email halle310@comcast.net or call 362-1959 and leave a message.

All are welcome to Sunday worship services which begin at 10 a.m. Also visit www.laportenewchurch.org

Trinity Lutheran announces Lenten schedule

Trinity Lutheran Church, 907 Michigan Ave., La Porte, has announced their Lenten schedule.

There will be a mid-week service each Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, March. 1

Sales at thrift shop

February is the month for clothing sales at St. John’s Thrift Shop. All clothing from infant through adult sizes will be 1/2 price. Watch for a new sale each week! You will soon see Easter items on display. New items appear weekly and there is always a wide variety of merchandise to choose from: baby items, games, paintings and frames, books, and much more. Some new donations are collectible dolls, collector plates, dish sets, and small appliances.

To learn more about weekly sales, go to www.stjohns-lpin.org and click on community ministries. The Thrift Shop is located at 303 A St., open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Reading material sought for inmate ministry

Kelly Rivera is asking congregations and families to donate used, soft covered large print Bibles, positive material, educational or spiritual books to the inmates of the La Porte County Jail, Westville Correctional Facility and Juvenile Correctional. No staples or wires.

There is no time limit. Clean out closets and donate at least one great book.

Donations should be brought to a box placed inside First United Methodist Church, 2443 Michigan Ave., marked “Inmate Ministry.”

For more information, call Rivera at (219) 380-7354.

Resale Shop restocked each week

The Westville United Methodist Church Resale Shop, which is located at 365 W. Main St. in downtown Westville, has gently worn women’s, girls, men’s, boys and baby clothes, as well as linens, nightwear, utensils, household goods, curios and many other items including shoes and boots.

The store is restocked every week.

Hours are from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Experience church done differently

Agape Christian Church, located at 1601 I St., La Porte, offers a different kind of worship experience at 6 p.m. Saturdays.

There is rock ‘n’ roll worship music and teaching, always from the Bible.

There is also a class for younger children.

– From staff reports