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May 15, 2019

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, May 15, 2019 C-1 CHURCH Submit church items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg concerned about having two events at the same time because the county-wide yard sale was starting at the same time as the clean sweep. It didn't seem as though there was any confusion for either event. I wonder if anyone has ever thought about having a fund raising yard sale out at Hornady park. There are lots of activi- The Church Page is made possible by the following Firms and Businesses: Amber Manor Care Center Petersburg — 812-354-3001 Benner & Co. Heating and Air Petersburg — 812-354-3433 Computers Plus Radio Shack Petersburg — 812-354-9633 DougGlass DBA Hold Everything Self Storage — 812-354-1110 Four Star Fabricators Petersburg — 812-354-9995 Harris Funeral Home 7th and Walnut Streets, Petersburg Phone: 812-354-8844 Play & Learn Preschool Campbelltown — 812-354-3999 White Stallion Energy Evansville — 812-473-0700 Baptist Baptist Baptist Assembly of God CHURCH CHURCH Notes Notes Notes Continued in next column Ramblings of my mind by Lowell Thomas A virtuous woman Minutes with the Bible By Pastor John Fredericksen Continued on page 2 Enemies of Christianity Religious Viewpoint by Clyde Dupin In my opinion, the devil has real advo- cates in the A.C.L.U., socialist media, and liberal colleges. They have strength- ened the hand of evildoers and intimidat- ed and restricted the religious of this na- tion. Shocked Christians are often puzzled as they see them oppose good and defend the evil. They are often on the wrong side of values and delight in attacking Christians. They seem determined to steer the great American dream into the dark wa- ters of moral decay. Christians must op- pose this dangerous trend and protect the true church and society. Jesus called us to be the "salt of the earth." This means we are to be a preserv- ing influence on our culture. Our forefa- thers recognized this teaching when they called America to be "a city that is set on a hill." A citadel of truth and righteousness. Unless the American people stand up for truth and justice, our true liberties will be taken and given to our enemies. We need a spiritu- al and moral awaken- ing among our politi- cal leaders, business- es, education system, government and the church. The voice of the church and mes- sage of the Bible has been weakened. The church has been so concerned about be- ing politically correct that its voice of clarity is no longer heard. There are enemies of the Christian faith and one of the most power- ful is the American Civil Liberties Union. If it is against the family, church and morality it probably approved by the A.C.L.U. It is for abortion, gay marriages, deviance, pornog- raphy and the liberal media that they fight to defend. In one simple sentence: "Wake up America, 9/11 could happen again." Proverbs 31:10 asks the question: "Who can find a virtuous woman...? " Webster's dictionary defines the word virtuous as gen- eral moral excellence, goodness of charac- ter, or chaste. The end of verse ten goes on to say if you can find such a woman, "her price [or value] is far above rubies." The standard here is not an unrealistic perfec- tion in all areas of life. Instead, it is an in- ward beauty of character and morals that can make any woman who seeks to culti- vate these qualities a highly valued woman to all who know her. We actually have biblical examples of vir- tuous women. Ruth was told that all the city knew she was a "virtuous woman" (Ruth 3:11) for her devotion to Jehovah, loving care for her elder mother-in-law, work eth- ic and humility to listen to instruction. The virtue of Sarah is described in 1 Peter 3:4- 6 for her submission to her husband with a "meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price." Proverbs 31 emphasizes several qualities of a virtuous woman. She is worthy of her husband's trust (verse 11), will always do her husband good and not evil (verse 12), diligently and consistently "worketh willing- ly" to advance family finances (verse 13-24), she conducts herself with "strength and honor" (verse 25), "opens her mouth with wisdom [or discretion, and]...kindness" (verse 26), and "looketh well to the ways of her household" without engaging in "idle- ness" (verse 27). Verse 30 seems to also im- ply that while she may possess or desire outward beauty, she realizes this is "vain," or empty, and fleeting. Therefore, she plac- es a higher value on the inner beauty of the virtues studied above, and she does so be- cause she has godliness or is "a woman that feareth the Lord." If you are a man who has found a virtuous woman, you are greatly blessed. Proverbs tells us "a prudent wife is from the Lord" (19:14), and she is "a crown to her husband" (12:4). Tell your virtuous woman today that you greatly appreciate her godliness, which makes her a true "trophy wife." If you're not yet married, this is the kind of woman you should be looking for. If you are a woman who is not satisfied that these qualities are developed fully enough in you, don't be dis- couraged. Instead, take one of these qual- ities, ask the Lord to help you grow in this virtue, and prayerfully work on it today. When I was a young man in my teens I worked a lot in the hay fields down around Union and Bowman. It was hard hot work, but it made us good spending money. The hay fields were as close as I got to knowing anything about farming. With all the rain we have been getting lately I would think the farmers are start- ing to become a little anxious about getting their crops in the ground. I know it has cer- tainly been hard to keep up with the mow- ing and yard work. I did mow the church yard without incident this past week and it was good not to hang up and spin around. My poor old mower still looks like a muddy four wheeler. I feel on top of my head and kind of wish my hair could grow as thick as the grass is growing right now. The Petersburg Lions Club had a team in German American's Clean sweep last Sat- urday morning and it didn't take us long to have our 10 bags of trash filled. I was a little See R AMBLINGS on 3 Mitchel has been in Gospel music for years. He has performed with all the big names in Southern and Country Gospel Music. Mitchel was the lead vocalist with the Gospel group "ree Bridges" for several years. He has been featured on the Bill Gaither Home- coming and Tent Revival videos. Come and enjoy one of the most accomplished Gospel artists, you will be blessed! 1947 E. C.R. 375 S., Winslow, IN AYRSHIRE VALLEY General Baptist Church please join us! Gospel Concert SATURDAY, MAY 18 6:30 pm EDT Doors open at 6 p.m. FREE! Be sure to bring someone with you! M i t ch e l J on Mitchel Jon to perform at Ayrshire Valley General Baptist The Ayrshire Valley G.B. Church, 1947 E. CR 375 South, Winslow, will be hosting Mitchel Jon in con- cert on Saturday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Doors will open at 6 p.m. This is a free concert. Everyone is wel- come. Petersburg Holiness Church hosting revival Petersburg Holiness Church, 5317 N. Knox Rd., will be hosting a revival May 14-19. Services will be at 7 p.m. nightly, with the reg- ularly scheduled times on Sunday. Evangelist will be Rev. Tim Stuart. RIVER OF LIFE 342 E. CR 300 N. Petersburg Sunday morning worship 10 a.m.; Sunday evening worship 6 p.m. and Con- sumed youth group 7 p.m.; Wednesday evening Bible study 7 p.m.; Men's ministry meeting every other Thurs- day 10 a.m. If you would like a ride to WASHINGTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD 320 S. Meridian Street Washington Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; Wednesday evening dinner and Bible study at 6 p.m. and from church services, call 812-354-8800. Jim Gidcumb, Pastor AYRSHIRE VALLEY G.B. CHURCH 1947 E. Co. Rd. 375 S. Winslow Phone: 812-354-3862 Sunday school 9:30 a.m., Jim King, superintendent, Paul Couts, assistant; morn- ing worship 10 :30 a.m.; Sunday evening 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Bible study 6:30 p.m. My hope and prayer for all people who read this is that you will make a deci- sion to confess the past, re- pent from your sins and ac- cept Jesus as the Savior and Lord. See our Facebook page: shireValleyGB. Frank A. Coleman, Pastor BETHEL G.B. CHURCH 4933 E. Co. Rd. 900 S. Stendal Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; first and third Wednesday of each month, Bible study at 7:30 p.m. • Wednesday, May 15, Bi- ble study, Job 12-15. • Sunday, May 19, Senior Day. • Sunday, May 26, fourth Sunday and morning wor- ship offering will go to the building fund. • Monday, May 27, Me- morial Day. Remember and honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces. • Sunday, June 2, Assis- tant Sunday. • Wednesday, June 5, Bi- ble study. Studying Job 16 - 19. • Sunday, June 9, Regu- lar business meeting after morning worship service. • Sunday, June 16, Fa- ther's Day. Bible Trivia FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 8th and Poplar Street Petersburg 812-354-6582 Welcome to our church family Sunday activities: 9 a.m. Praise Band practice; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school for two years old-adult; and 10 :30 a.m. Sunday worship. Wednesday activities: Adult Bible study 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. No Kids/Grub to Club through the sum- mer; Youth: sixth grade through 12th grade from 6:15 -7:30 p.m. Bill Slaven, Deacon Chairman GR ACE G.B. CHURCH 1007 E. Union St. Winslow Sunday school 9:30 ; Sun- day morning worship 10 a.m.; Sunday evening wor- ship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bi- ble study at 6 p.m. Bill Chesser, Reporter IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH SBC 295 West Main Street Petersburg Church 812-354-9659 Pastor 812-890-9942 Email: awordfitlyspoken@ MT. PISGAH G.B. CHURCH 6100 S. Augusta Broadway Street Winslow Pastor 812-582-0756 Sunday morning worship at 10 :15 a.m., children's Sun- day school during morn- ing worship; youth on Sun- day evenings at 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Bible study and Devotions at 6:30 p.m. "He is my defender; I will not be defeated" (Psalm 62:6). Here is a big question— What is God doing when you are in a bind? When the life- boat springs a leak? When the rip cord snaps? When the last penny is gone before the last bill is paid? What are we doing? Nibbling on nails like corn on the cob, pacing floors, taking pills? But what does God do? He fights for us. He steps into the ring and points us to our corner and takes over. "Remain calm; the Lord will fight for you" (Exodus 14:14). His job is to fight. Our job is to trust. Just trust. Not direct. Or question...... Our job is to pray and wait. If at any time you have no church to attend, feel free and join us for services. I am sure you will leave be- ing blessed. May God bless each and everyone. Jerry "Tuffy" Blackwell, Pastor Sharon Kendall, Reporter Last week's answer to: What was Esther's He- brew name? Answer: Ha- dassah. Reference: Esther 2:7. Q: What early Bible fig- ure was described as the father of those who dwell in tents? Answer to come next week. Steve Selby, Pastor Elaine Barrett, Reporter Sunday adult Bible study and children's Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday morning worship at 10 :40 a.m.; Sunday evening ser- vice at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, Bible study at 6 p.m. "Sisters

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