Great Harvest Church/WebChurch
             No Matter Where You Are, God is with YOU!


Welcome to Great Harvest Church! 


We are overjoyed you are a part of our 21st Century faith fellowship. 


Third Sunday after Epiphany Part 1 and 2 : 

January 22-23/2022 WebWorship is now AVAILABLE BELOW. 


Holy Communion EACH  weekend!  

Join in from home, please get some pita bread or tortilla shell and some wine or grape juice.  

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Third Sunday after Epiphany 


 Weekend of January 22-23 2022: 


Nehemiah  8: 1-3, 5-6, 8-10, Luke 4: 14-21  


Message: "Jesus was PRAISED"  



Sermon begins at 25 minutes and 35 seconds into the  Part 1 video linked below!


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                                     Link      Part 2 


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Next Service


Fourth Sunday after Epiphany 


Please READ AHEAD and MEDITATE on the Holy Scriptures 

Join  Facebook LIVE Wednesday 1/26/22 at 430 PM  "Scripture Readings with Pastor Powell"  

Facebook Link is at the Top of the Page


 Weekend of January 29-30, 2022: 


Jeremiah 4: 1-10, Luke 4: 21-30 

 

Message: "Isn't This Joe's Son?"  


                                                                                                          

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"Scripture Readings with Pastor Powell"  


January 19, 2022:


Nehemiah  8: 1-3, 5-6, 8-10, Luke 4: 14-21  


Message: "Jesus was PRAISED"  


Recorded Video from FACEBOOK Live Broadcast Below 




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History of Great Harvest   


Great Harvest Church began worshipping together in 2010 in Greenwood,Indiana and later moved to Whiteland, Indiana.  During the 2020 Pandemic shutdown of churches meeting in person, it became clear that another way to worship was needed.


Like other times in our 2000 year history, when the churches have been closed, when believers are confused, the Holy Spirit responds...and we began Great Harvest WebChurch.


Our fellowship is the response to the Dark Age we live in. St. Paul writes in First Corinthians 6:19-20, "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from God?"


The Holy Spirit is the spark of your conscience. Your actions or inactions are then based on a correctly formed conscience.


That formation continues on your spiritual journey through the Holy Sacraments: Baptism, The True Body and Blood of Jesus Himself, reading and meditating on Holy Scripture, Corporate Confession and Forgiveness, Prayer and being in Communion with fellow Ambassadors of Christ.  


"No Matter Where You are, God is with YOU" is our motto.


Our Father loves you, He sent His only Son Jesus of Nazareth to redeem all of us from sin and through the Father and Son, the Holy Spirit speaks to us today.


Truly, it is by Grace Alone, through Faith Alone, comforted by the endless Truths of the Holy Scriptures Alone that we live our lives as Ambassadors of Christ's Kingdom for the Glory of God Alone.


Who is Our Father? None other than the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Creator and Architect of the Universe.



Our Pastor, Teacher and Friend...


In 2010, Great Harvest called as our Under Shepherd to the Good Shepherd The Reverend Mark J. Powell, M.Div., now a 62 year old ordained Lutheran pastor who  joined a Catholic monastery in 1977 at the age of 17. He studied for the Roman Catholic priesthood at St. Ambrose College seminary in Davenport, Iowa and in 1980 his Bishop appointed him to the North American College,Vatican City State, Europe to continue his priestly studies. Pastor Mark felt God's calling his Freshman year in High School in 1973-74.   


Knowing of the clergy sex abuse crisis in 1977, pastor warned his bishop of this cancer on the Church in both 1977 and 1981.  Mark was told not say anything and that the bishop would handle it.  Sadly nothing was ever done and more people suffered. 

 

Pastor Powell left the Vatican in September of 1981.  Remaining active in parish life, Pastor Mark was shocked by the stories from Boston in 2002. He became Lutheran when the Vatican eviscerated the recommendations of the American bishops in kicking out predators who happened to be priests. Of all people, the recommendations were written by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick who recently was defrocked as a priest and a Cardinal because of his widespread Child Sex Abuse over DECADES. McCarrick was  recently charged with felony sexual assault in Massachusetts.


Pastor Powell returned to seminary in 2005. This time it was a Protestant seminary in Indianapolis and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree in 2008 (M.Div.). Pastor Powell was ordained on Sunday, November 15, 2009 at Faith Lutheran Church in Otterbein, Indiana. His ministry had many aspects over the years: our parish, hospice chaplaincy and political ministry. 


Pastor Mark's motto is Firmum Est Cor Meum..."My Heart is Steadfast." 


Call him if you Need him ANYTIME, day or night, 317-372-3493.