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October 9, 2019

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The Press-Dispatch School Wednesday, October 9, 2019 C- 9 Church Notes Continued from page 3 On Sunday, Oct. 6, members of the Riley Dance Marathon Executive Board traveled to Indiana University to attend a planning session with representa- tives from the IU Dance Marathon team. While there, they were able to at- tend presentations on fundraising, recruitment and dancer engagement. They were also able to attend a workshop on effective leadership strategies. This years Pike Central Dance Marathon will be held on Saturday, May 2 and a goal of raising $14,000 has been set. Front Row: Riley Morgan (Student Gov- ernment Co-Vice President), Lily Willis, (Student Government Co-Vice Pres- ident), Adair Kabrick (Senior Class President), Kennedy Willis (Freshman Class President) and Tessa Vinnedge (Freshman Class Vice-President). Back Row: Hadley Holder (Student Government Co-President), Lauren Young (Ju- nior Class President), Hannah Woodford (Sophomore Class President), Mad- ison Warner (Student Government Co-President) and Libby Stone (Junior Class Vice-President). Pictured are eighth grade students at Pike Central celebrating Homecom- ing Spirit Week by wearing matching outfits for Twin Day. Pictured are sixth grade students at Pike Central celebrating Homecoming Spirit Week by wearing black for Black Out Day. Pictured are seventh grade students at Pike Central celebrating Homecom- ing Spirit Week by wearing camo for Camo Day. Pike Central SCHOOL NEWS? Email: DO YOU HAVE Pentecostal Presbyterian Presbyterian Nazarene Wesleyan 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. Upcoming activities and services • No Wednesday service tonight, Oct. 9. • No Sunday evening ser- vice this coming week, Oct. 13. • Women's Ministry Brunch, Friday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. Bring along a dish to share. Come for encour- agement. • Free Community Soup Supper, Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 4-5:30 p.m. Parking in rear. Everyone is welcome to attend. • Pastor Appreciation Meal, Sunday, Oct. 27, fol- lowing morning worship. Meat will be provided. Bring sides to share. We are grate- ful for our interim pastor and family. 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 Need a church home? Stop in and visit us. We would love to have you be a part of our church family. Jeannine Smith, Reporter 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). Sisters in the Lord, sec- ond Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. Next meeting will be Saturday, Oct. 12. Speak- er will be Ruthie Underhill Howard, of Boonville. This will be our last meeting for the season. 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. A look at beauty Everyone feels broken, twisted or shattered at times. But when God's perfect light shines in and through us, re- flecting among the fragments of our imperfect lives, we, too, become beautiful. Out of our sinfulness and brokenness shines the beauty of com- passion, kindness, persever- ance, hope, love — delightful patterns to brighten this hurt- ing world. Office hours: 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday. Boyd Heldring, Pastor Amy Melhiser, Secretary 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. The Struggles of Our Life Once upon a time, a daughter complained to her father that her life was mis- erable and that she didn't know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots be- gan to boil, he placed pota- toes in one pot, eggs in the second pot and ground cof- fee beans in the third pot. He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter. The daugh- ter moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing. He took the potatoes and eggs out and poured the coffee in a cup. Turning to her, he asked. "Daugh- ter, what do you see? " "Po- tatoes, eggs and coffee," she replied. "Look closer" he said, "and touch the po- tatoes." She did and noted that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break it. A fter pulling off the shell, she observed the hard- boiled egg. Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. Its rich aroma brought a smile to her face. "Father, what does this mean? " she asked. He then explained that the potatoes, the eggs and cof- fee beans had each faced the same adversity-the boiling water. However, each one re- acted differently. The potato went in strong, hard and un- relenting, but in boiling wa- ter, it became soft and weak. The egg was fragile and the ground coffee beans were unique. "Which one are you? " he asked his daughter. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you re- spond? Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean? " Moral of the story: In life, things happen around us, things happen to us, but the only thing that truly matters is how you choose to react to it and what you make out of it. Life is all about leaning, adopting and converting all the struggles that we expe- rience into something posi- tive. We invite all of you to come and worship with us. Roy Stilwell, Pastor Pam Lemond, Reporter SUBSCRIBE TODAY! 812-354-8500 We're not afraid to shed some light on the truth. NEWS! Want to share your news with others? The Press-Dispatch can help deliver it to Pike and the surrounding counties. 812-354-8500

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