Special Prayer Requested: Bro. Hall Crowder has been ill for over a week.  He was hospitalized for 9 days and has now moved to a local nursing home for rehab.  The injured shoulder has healed a little.  But his hip replacement of 15 years is giving him trouble.  Also an injury to the other leg has resulted in his being unable to stand on it.  His daughter and husband (Cindy & Ken Brady) hope he will regain strength and return home in the not too distand future.  Prayer for him is most appreciated.   Richard (Dick) Lewis

21ST CRUSADE FOR CHRIST…was held the last week in March at the Oakgrove Church of Christ in Independence, Louisiana.  What a spiritual feasting on the Word of God with the theme: “Thru Out the Ages (Spiritual Clock Ticking)!  The messages were challenging and informative ranging from the Church Age – Present to the Rapture – Great Tribulation – Millennium to Eternity.   Morning lessons dealt with Age of Noah – Abraham and Moses!  As always, the ladies of the area provided daily feasting on a variety of food and deserts.    Did I mention the community coffee?   Always in abundance!    Attendance was encouraging again this year, especially having Dale Ziebarth’s wife, Karen, able  to attend.   Her cancer is in remission and she expresses thanks to all of you who have and continue to pray for her.   Thanks to each one who provided Southern hospitality and made everyone feel so welcome.

PORTLAND CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL CHORUS will be taking a trip south during Spring Break and singing in concert Sunday, April 7th at the Amite Church of Christ in Amite, Louisiana.    Remember the chorus as they travel and singing many times in various churches.

Ladies Inspiration Day 2013: The Ladies  Inspiration Day  (LID) will be  held  on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Sellersburg Church of Christ.

The Waterford Church of Christ is announcing their revival.  Bert Jones will be the speaker and the meeting begins April 21 and goes through Thursday, April 25.  The Sunday evening service and all evening services begin at 7:00 P. M.

PORTLAND STROLL ACQUIRES NATIONAL HISTORIC SCHOOL BUILDING Jodell Seay, Executive Director of Portland Christian School, announced today that its historic former campus, at 2500 Montgomery Street, has been acquired by Portland Stroll District, LLC.  Portland Christian School operates two campuses at 8509 Westport Road as well as its original campus at 2500 Portland Avenue.  Jodell Seay stated that “As stewards of this historic property, we have been approached by a number of potential purchasers.  However, we immediately recognized the vision and commitment of Gill Holland and Shine Contracting LLC, who will serve as construction manager for (Pii), and believe they have the best interests of the Portland neighborhood at heart.  His effectiveness in revitalizing NuLu assures Portland of a very promising future.”

UTICA CHURCH OF CHRIST (Indiana) is currently looking for a new pastor.  If anyone in the fellowship is interested in applying for the position, the contact person is Hank Dorman(812-288-6748) (cell 502-644-6748) — deacon of the church.

REVIVAL AT OAKGROVE CHURCH OF CHRIST (Louisianna) has been planned for May 3,4, 5 (Friday – Sunday) with evangelist Sonny Childs   A special Youth Rally will be conducted on Saturday with Sonny’s son, Bryson.

LeCOMPTE CHURCH OF CHRIST (Louisiana) meeting with Sonny Childs May 17-19.  (Friday – Sunday)   His son, Bryson, will join him on Sunday the 19th.    Pray for this meeting and the congregation there and as Bro. Dillard Fontenot continues to minister.

LaGrange Church of Christ, LaGrange, KY. A  Homecoming Revival in honor of Louis and Joyce  Schuler will be  held June 2-5, 2013.  Speakers  include, Ervin Denkins, Bud Ridgeway, Ron Flora and Joe Stone.

KENTUCKIANA/INDIANA CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP has been scheduled for the week of July 29 – August 1, 2013.   Put that on your calendar for next year and start making plans to attend the fellowship.    The committee will soon be providing the program of speakers and topics.

The MACKVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST (KY) has a Minister vacancy due to the recent passing of their previous minister, Bro Charles Knecht.  If you have interest in this position or know of someone who could be interested, please contact our church representative, Sandy Carey.  He can be reached by email at Mackvillechurchofchrist@yahoo.com or by phone at 859.262.5146 (h), 859.481.2677 (c).