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The Press-Dispatch Church Wednesday, July 10, 2019 C- 3 to call the police to settle a dispute. Why it's no dif- ferent over there than the corner tavern I frequent." Once a local assembly has this type of reputation, it is highly unlikely they will have much of an out- reach to the community for Christ. As it has been said, "When a non-believer sees a professing Christian who is argumentative, hard to get along with, and worldly in his ambitions, conversa- tion, and behavior, the un- believer soon forms a poor opinion of Christianity." RAMBLINGS Continued from page 1 MINUTES Continued from page 1 Continued in next column Continued in next column Continued from page 2 His back to us even though the Bible is full of scripture which shows us it breaks His heart to have to do so. Sister Linda Darcus brought a devotion about the 23rd Psalm. She did a great job. I had called and ask her if she would do this because being gone it would not have given me the time to prepare much of a sermon. A fter she de- livered her devotion we all sang songs of praise and enjoyed one another's company. Our congrega- tion may be small in num- ber but they are full of love for God and God's people. Well until next week practice being a blessing to those God places around you and help those you can. Pentecostal GOSPEL CENTER CHURCH Independent Baptist Church 420 E. Illinois Street Petersburg Church 812-354-9914 Sunday worship at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; AWANA clubs will meet Sundays at 6:30 p.m., the children will learn from the Word of God and have fun doing it; Bible study Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Gospel Center invites you to worship the King of Kings with us every Sunday. You will hear sound biblical and applicable preaching each week. At the Gospel Center, you will find God-loving people who desire to serve and praise God with their heart, soul, mind and strength. Come and praise the King with us. We would be hon- ored to have you come and join us and see what God is doing here at the Gospel Center Church. Rodney Fretwell, Sr. Pas- tor LIVING FAITH CHURCH INTERNATIONAL 718 E. Main Street, Petersburg Phone: 812-809-4544 Sunday study 9 -9:35 a.m.; Sunday services at 10 a.m.; youth service from 6 -7:30 p.m. and Wednesday ser- vice from 6 -7:30 p.m. • No Wednesday evening service, this week. • Kingsmen men's group will meet this Thursday, Ju- ly 25 at 6 p.m. • Youth group Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. for 6th- 12th grades. • Sunday study from 9 - 9:35 a.m. Current study is on the book of Ephesians. "And so here I am, preach- ing and writing about things that are way over my head, the inexhaustible riches and generosity of Christ. My task is to bring out in the open and make plain what God, who created all this in the first place, has been do- ing in secret and behind the scenes all along. Through followers of Jesus like your- selves gathered in churches, this extraordinary plan of God is becoming known and talked about even among the angels" (Ephesians 3:8). Check the website for lo- cation and time for upcom- ing events, www.livingfc. org. Mailing address: P.O. Box 566, Petersburg, IN. More information at or call 812-809 -4544. Don and Christina Priest, Senior Pastors Ian and Samantha Rose, Youth Pastors Melissa Bowens, Reporter OTWELL CONTENDERS OF FAITH Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; worship 10 :30 a.m.; evening worship 6:30 p.m.; Wednes- day prayer and Bible study meeting 6:30 p.m. William Breidenbaugh, Pastor PIKE COUNTY CENTER FOR WOMEN'S MINISTRIES Phone —812-582-8222 Office hours: Open Mon- day, Tuesday and Friday, 9 a.m. till noon. Wednesday and Thursday, closed. Free peer counseling available, THE CHURCH ALIVE WORSHIP CENTER 506 N. 9th St. Petersburg Pastor 812-354-6897 Service times: Sunday morning praise and wor- ship 10 a.m.; children's Sun- day school 11 a.m.; Wednes- day night praise and worship and Bible study 7 p.m. I hope God will see you at church somewhere. Mark Davis, Pastor Independent Joe Henson, Pastor Matt Haycraft, Reporter call 812-582-1486 or 812- 582-8222. A new six-week Bible study called "Forgiveness; Breaking the Power of the Past" will be offered July 22 at 10 a.m. Books are $ 9. Call to reserve a space. Lutheran ST. JOHN'S LUTHER AN CHURCH 6483 W. 580 N. Otwell 812-482-7623 stjohnsboonetwp@ Friday, July 12, 5 p.m. dinner and 6 -8:30 p.m. VBS. Saturday, July 13, lunch at noon; 1-3:30 p.m. VBS and 6 p.m. family fun night at Weisheit residence. Sunday, July 14, 10 a.m. worship and VBS program. There will be a quarterly meeting, following worship. Sunday, July 21, 10 a.m. worship and 3 p.m. Celebra- tion Singers. Catherine Burnette, Pas- ST. PETER LUTHER AN CHURCH 10529 S. Church Street Stendal No Sunday school, this Sunday; worship service 10 :15 a.m. Bible verse for the week: "For by the grace given to me, I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with so- ber judgment, each accord- ing to the measure of faith that God has assigned" (Ro- mans 12:3, NRSV ). Edwin H. Wicks, Pastor tor Paula Mann, Administra- tive Assistant Methodist Methodist ALGIERS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Highway 356, Petersburg Sunday school 9 a.m. and worship service 10 a.m. You are always welcome to join our friendly church and worship God with us. Mike Atkins, Pastor GOOD SHEPHERD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 210 W. Harrison Street, Oakland City Church 812-749-3535 Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; worship service 10 :30 a.m.; youth group meetings the last Sunday of each month 6 - 7 p.m.; community luncheons the third Tuesday of each month 10 a.m.-noon CDT. The community of Good Shepherd United Method- ist Church exists to glorify God through Jesus Christ our Lord. As a body of believ- ers, we pledge ourselves to al- low the Holy Spirit to develop within us maturity of spirit, unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, so that we may be prepared to share His love, mercy and grace HOLLAND U.M. CHURCH 205 N. Second Ave. 812-536-4862 Thursday, July 11, 2 p.m. Senior balance exercise class; 8 p.m. men's softball vs. St. James. Sunday, July 14, 8 a.m. church breakfast; 9 a.m. Sunday school classes; 10 :10 a.m. morning worship ser- vice. Tuesday, July 16, 2-7 p.m. Blood Drive. Keith Chanley, Pastor OTWELL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH P.O. Box 146, 10041E. Washington Ave. Otwell 812-766-3344 Facebook: Otwell United Methodist Church and Jeff Pinney. Otwell United Method- ist invites you to join us this Sunday at 10 :30 a.m. as we worship our Lord Je- sus Christ; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. "So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith PATOK A GROVE U.M. CHURCH 1135 W. C.R. 475 S. Winslow Pastor 812-749-4477 Sunday morning church service at 10 a.m. and Sun- day school 11 a.m. If you are looking for a church, we would love for you to join us in the white church on the hill by Wil- liams Cemetery. Larry Stoops, Pastor PETERSBURG FREE METHODIST CHURCH 202 E. Walnut Street Pastor 812-354-6646 Normal weekly schedule is as follows: Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m., with morning worship starting at 10 :30 a.m.; Sunday night at 6 p.m., there is a casual Bible study; Wednesday eve- ning, the children and youth ministries meet at 6:30 p.m., during the school year. If you can't make it to church on Sunday, check out our live stream on Pe- tersburg Free Methodist Church Facebook page. Peace and joy in the Lord. Mark Schlechty, Pastor RUMBLETOWN FREE METHODIST CHURCH 1485 N. St. Rd. 57 Petersburg Adult Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; morning worship at 10 :30 a.m. The church is located south of Petersburg on State Road 57. Hope Barnett, Reporter SPURGEON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 11505 N. Hwy. 61 Spurgeon Pastor Cell 812-202- 8903 or church office 812-922-8215 Church service 9 a.m.; Sunday school 10 a.m.; Bi- ble study, Thursday at 1 p.m. Revival—August 15 -18 at the Lynnville Methodist Church. Today reading: Isaiah 55:1-6. "Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live" (Isaiah 55:3). Our culture is always tell- ing us in one way or anoth- er that something we do, buy, wear, spray on, roll on, or ride in will give us end- less pleasure. But that's a lie. We can't get complete sat- isfaction from anything in the here and now, no matter what we do. Rather, Isaiah invites us to come again and again to God and the Scriptures to hear what He has to say. And what does He say? His love for David of old is "everlast- ing" and "faithful" (v 3). And that goes for you and me as well. We can "come" to Him. Josh Sanders, Pastor Sherry Julian, Reporter WHITE RIVER CHAPEL UMC 3555 W. SR 56 Bowman 812-582-8896 Sunday morning worship 9 a.m.; Sunday school 10 :15 a.m. We are exploring the words in Philippians 4:4-9 and how they can help us thrive in chaos. So many trials come in- to our lives and along with the business of life. These things can easily choke out the Life of God in us. But praise God, "But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things will be added unto you" (Matthew 6:33). What things will be add- ed? God's order back into our lives—a peace that pass- es all understanding—He is in control. Facebook: White River ZOAR U.M. CHURCH 8818 W. Old Rd. 64 Holland 812-536-4862 Thursday, July 11, men's softball vs. Dale Bible. Sunday, July 14, 9 a.m. morning worship service. Wednesday, July 17, 7 p.m. women's softball vs. Central Christian. Keith Chanley, Pastor and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become ma- ture, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ" (Ephesians 4:11-13, NIV ). Jeff Pinney, Pastor through our words and ac- tions to a needy world. We extend an invitation to the public to come and wor- ship with us. The Good Shepherd takes care of His sheep. Kay Bond, Minister Chapel UMC, Jeff Pinney. Questions regarding church events, call 812-766 - 3344 or mail to: 3555 West State Road 56, Petersburg, IN 47567. Jeff Pinney, Pastor Nazarene PETERSBURG CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 118 West Pike Ave. Church 812-354-8851 Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; morning worship and children's church at 10 :30 a.m.; children's and teen ser- vice at 6 p.m.; evening wor- ship at 6 p.m. and Wednes- day prayer service at 6 p.m. At times in our lives, we end up in places that we wish we were not. God can use these times in our lives to help others. The servant girl of Naaman is such an example. She kept a good attitude and was not afraid to witness to her mistress about her God and the heal- ing power that the proph- et of her country had, even though she was in slavery. Because of her faithfulness, Naaman was healed of lepro- sy and also came to know the one true God. May we be ev- er faithful. Upcoming activities and services • NYC for our teens, Ju- ly 8 -14. Remember them in prayer. • Church Board meeting, Wednesday, July 17 at 6 p.m. • District Conventions, July 21-23. • Children's mission ser- WINSLOW NAZARENE CHURCH 106 W. Washington St. Winslow 915-490-8813 9 a.m. coffee and fellow- ship; 9:30 a.m. prayer; 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 10 :30 a.m. worship celebration; 6 p.m. kids' hour 1.5 (except on the last Sunday of the month). •Saturdays: Men's Break- fast at 9 a.m. (first Saturday of the month). • Irene's Room Food Pan- try distributes food on the third Saturday of the month from 9 -11 a.m. Use the door with the cross on the west side of the church. All services and activities are open to the community. Prayer requests: 915 -490 - 8812 or 915 -490 -8813. If you are looking for a church, we would love to have you join us for our ser- vices at any time. We look forward to meeting you. Fred J. Grenier, Pastor APOSTOLIC TABERNACLE UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 409 S. 4th St. Petersburg 812-582-1382 Services: Sunday at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 7 p.m. Allen Lich, Pastor HOUSE OF MERCY CHURCH Corner of East and Porter Winslow Pastor 812-789-5229 A Church with open arms and a loving heart. Sunday morning servic- es at 10 :15 a.m.; Praise and worship at 10 :30 a.m.; Minis- tering of the Word and Sun- day school at 11 a.m. If you don't have a church, come by and visit. We will welcome you with open arms and an open heart. When Elijah ran to the cave after Jezebel wrote the OAKLAND CITY FIRST PENTECOST Hwy. 64 East Sunday morning service 9:30 a.m. with children's Sunday school during the ministry of the Word; Sun- day and Wednesday evening services at 6 p.m.; Recovery Road, every Saturday at 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall. All services are CDT (Gib- son Co. times). Revival this week: July 11- 14, with Rev. Keith Barron at animal kingdom knows you have a better chance with the herd. Find a congregation that fits you. The world is a scary enough without walking through it all by yourself. God's blessings to you. Ron Vickers, Pastor Elaine Young, Reporter, 812-749 -1122 (leave a mes- sage). MAIN STREET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 10th and Main Streets, Petersburg 812-354-6844 Sunday school 9:15 a.m.; Sunday worship 10 :30 a.m. We have a nursery for chil- dren up to the age of seven and we also have a van route in Petersburg to pick anyone up. Come visit us, our doors are always open to you. What is real? Fifty years ago this sum- mer, as the Woodstock Fes- tival in upstate New York be- came a symbol of the coun- ter-cultural movement, an- other groundswell was occurring: the Jesus move- ment. In 1970, teenager Greg Laurie was baptized after a bunch of "Jesus freaks" in- troduced him to the Savior. The lost kid whose mom had been divorce seven times fi- nally felt part of a family. Laurie, now pastor of a megachurch and author of "Jesus Revolution" (Bak- er Books), says the Millen- nial generation is ripe for another major faith move- ment. During a time of di- vision and unrest that mir- rors the late '60s, people are longing for what's "re- al" and relations, he writes. Our "weary, chaotic, selfie- saturated culture" needs "a big, ravishing, transcendent and transformational vision of who God really is," adds Laurie. "That's what hap- pened 50 years ago. It can happen again today." Office hours: 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday. Boyd Heldring, Pastor Amy Melhiser, Secretary Presbyterian OTWELL WESLEYAN CHURCH 2277 N. Mechanics Street Otwell Pastor 812-354-3028 Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; evening worship service 6:30 p.m. Nursery available. Tuesday morning women's Bible study at the fellowship hall 10 a.m. Little Boy's Prayer "Dear God, please take care of my daddy and my mommy, and my sister and my brother, and my dog- gy, and my cat and me. Oh, please take care of yourself, God. If anything happens to you, we're gonna be in a big mess." Remember to pray for one another. We invite all of you to come and worship with us. Roy Stilwell, Pastor Pam Lemond, Reporter Wesleyan vice, Sunday, July 28, dur- ing morning worship. Meal to follow. Need a church home? Stop in and visit us. We would love to have you be a part of our church family. David Warren, Pastor Jeannine Smith, Reporter 6 p.m. All times CDT (Gib- son Co.). Sisters in the Lord, sec- ond Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. Next meeting will be Saturday, July 13. Speak- er will be Elaine Young. For the August meeting, the speaker will be Gloria Cum- mings, of Newburgh. I've heard so many times, "I don't go to church, but I'm a Christian." The lamb, goat, steer or even a buffalo, when they leave the herd and go it alone, ends up in disaster. They are vulnerable to the predator and even an acci- dental fall can lead to death. There is no help of any kind. No shepherd to pull you out. No flock member to send out the cry for help. Even the Pentecostal letter about His death com- ing he did not run for his life but ran from his life. The life that God had called him in- to was a prophetic ministry, speaking the word of God and performing miracles. The question to be asked today is, are you running from your life, what God has called you into? It just takes a moment of asking for for- giveness and getting back into your life as laid out by God. Go forth in the power of the Spirit. Pray for those in hospitals, nursing homes, your neigh- bors, any that are sick and in bondage, and also remem- ber in prayer our president, government and Jerusalem. I pray that many of God's children realize it's time for revival in our lives and in our churches. May reviv- al fire begin to burn in our churches again and may the harvest come in. In God's Service. George Bruce, Pastor Earn more with Quality! 30 YEARS OF SERVICE Quality Drive-Away, Inc. needs CDL & Non-CDL drivers to drive new trucks, buses & RVs across North America. 20+ pickup locations. Must have DOT physical and be willing to keep logs. No DUIs in last 10 years, clean MVR. Apply Online at or call 574-642-2023

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