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November 6, 2019

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, November 6, 2019 C-1 CHURCH Submit church items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg cialism because we were proud of being self disciplined and able to treat one anoth- er with fairness and dignity. Any more you hear so much trash talk you would think you were going to a professional wrestling match instead of voting for a candidate you really think is a match for the office. Okay I'll clear the air I am a registered Democrat but I line up with the countless number of people in the USA who would just like to have their government back in- to the hands of people who want the best for our country and not for a political affiliation. And, no, I do not approve of abortion but I don't have the answer to stopping them either. Please listen to what the candidates say they will and can do and then make up your mind which gets your support. I put this opinion in my article because there is little said about what someone can do or will do just how terrible the other person is or was. It is time for some honest campaigning about the issues facing our country. We have watched our grandkids so much lately we feel like something is missing on the weekends. It's sort of like why is it so quiet and you look at the television and car- toons aren't on. The peace and quiet is kind of strange but having our grandkids is pre- cious. Sweetest word I ever heard has been "papaw". Can you believe it is November and the leaves haven't all fallen. I have so many trees in my yard there is no way I should ever With the knowledge of good and evil man came into the possession of conscience. A sense of blameworthiness smote him when he committed, or even contemplated com- mitting, evil. This has been so ever since. The Bible tells us that even the most ungod- ly and benighted heathen "show the work of the law written in their hearts, their con- science also bearing witness, and their thoughts the meanwhile accusing or else excusing one another" (Rom. 2:15). It is true that man's conscience can be violated so often that it becomes calloused or, as St. Paul puts it: "seared with a hot iron" (I Tim. 4:2), but events or incidents can take place which suddenly awaken the conscience and make it sensitive again. Ma- ny a person has indulged in "the pleasures of sin" more and more freely until, suddenly, his sin has found him out and his conscience has caught up with him to condemn him day and night and make life itself unbearable. The Bible teaches that all men outside of Christ are, to some degree, troubled by guilty consciences and certainly most are "through fear of death… all their lifetime subject to bondage" (Heb. 2:15). But it al- so teaches that "Christ died for our sins" so that, our penalty having been paid, we might be delivered from a guilty conscience. The works and ceremonies of the Mosa- ic Law could never accomplish this, but sin- cere and intelligent believers in Christ, hav- ing been "once purged," have "no more con- science of sins" (Heb. 9:14; 10 :1,2). They are, to be sure, conscious of their sins, but they are no longer tortured by a forever- condemning conscience, for they know that the penalty for all their sins, from the cra- dle to the coffin, was fully met by Christ at Calvary. This is not to imply that even a sincere believer may not be troubled about offend- ing the One who paid for his sins, but he knows that the judgment for these sins is past. Thus he earnestly seeks, like Paul, "to have always a conscience void of offence to- ward God and toward man" (Acts 24:16). 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 Baptist Baptist Baptist Assembly of God CHURCH CHURCH Notes Notes Notes Continued in next column Continued in next column Ramblings of my mind by Lowell Thomas A Clear Conscience Minutes with the Bible By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam Something Worth Celebrating Religious Viewpoint by Clyde Dupin It is time to celebrate God's blessings on America. In a world filled with chaos and war America is still a wonderful country. In God We Trust must always be our mot- to for success. A review of our founding fa- thers and the Constitution was the bedrock for this free society. We must guard our val- ues of marriage, church – and guard the Constitution. We should be thankful, since 9/11, there have been no successful terrorist attacks on American soil. We should be thankful for our people in uniform fighting to keep our nation safe. Regardless of one's opinions about the war, our troops need our prayers and support. We should be thankful for re- ligious liberty in our nation. We should be thankful for our pastors and churches that offer spiritual guidance to our people. We should keep an attitude of gratitude for all God's blessings on America. We should be thankful for our past and guard our future from socialism. In times of disas- ter, like hurricane Dorian, the Amer- ican people always pray and stand to- gether. In raging fires, hurricanes, tor- nadoes and trouble the American spirit is one of giving and rescue. Our Chris- tian organizations, like Samaritan's Purse, are always there to join with others in meeting the needs of our people. Our heritage is worth protecting. We need to be reminded that no government program or social organization can ever take the place of strong families and a true faith in God. We have our problems, but we have God and a nation with liberty and jus- tice for all. America is still the beacon light for struggling countries around the world. Well time for another week of the happen- ings of a typical American family. Grand- ma did her best to nurse our granddaugh- ter back from her fever and miseries. Just as soon as we all had Willow doing better Wyatt comes down sick. We tried to keep the little ones separated so they didn't share their germs so Mommy stayed home a cou- ple of days with him. But oh it gets worse I worked in our leaves again Monday and as always I end up sick from sort of allergy from them. I toughed it out the best I could until I finally gave up and went to the doctor. I got a couple of shots and a round of antibiotics and felt bet- ter within a few hours. I went to get my fiber scan at Deaconess GI lab and it didn't show the results I was praying for but it could have been worse. Still not sure what has caused my liver prob- lems except the hemochromatosis which scars the liver each time it tries to heal. I sure tell everyone to get your blood work on time and follow directions on anything with skin absorption hazards because once it is there you have to deal with it. There was a time years ago if you had family working for the county highway you had to be a member of the political party of the people in office. For years the Democrat- ic party seemed to be more on the working man's side and were union backers. Years ago the parties knew what the word com- promise meant and could arrive at decisions which were hard. You didn't call each oth- er names unless you called someone an old democrat or an old republican. We would have never thought about so- Continued on page 2 Christian Cavaliers to perform at Otwell Wesleyan Church this Sunday The Christian Cavaliers will be performing during the morning worship service on Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Otwell Wesleyan Church, 2277 N. State Road 257, Otwell. There will be a soup and sandwich fellowship after the concert. Everyone is welcome. Christian Cavaliers IN CONCERT 10:30AM N ove mbe r 10 2277 N. Mechanics St. • 812-354-3028 • Pastor Roy Stilwell Wesleyan ChurCh 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 CROSSROADS BAPTIST CHURCH 2789 S. State Rd 57 Oakland City Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; Wednesday, Bible study 6 p.m., studying Phi- lippians (adults); Wednes- day children activities at 5:30 p.m., include a meal, lessons and fun games. All times are CST. This will be the last week of our adult study in Philip- pians. It has been a great study, but we will end the study this Wednesday and prepare a new study; how- ever, the new Wednesday study will not start until De- cember 18. I know that is a long time between Bible studies, but we need to start NEW LIBERTY G.B. CHURCH (Coe) 1820 S. Co Rd. 800 S. Oakland City Gary Pancake, Pastor 812-664-4716 Sunday school 9:30 a.m., Faron McLaughlin, Superin- tendent, Gary Pancake As- sistant and Sunday morn- ing worship at 10 :30 a.m. WINSLOW G.B. CHURCH 600 E. Union Street Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH An Independent Baptist Church 4995 N. Co. Rd. 850 E. Otwell (Meeting in the Iva Union Church building) Sunday school for chil- dren and adults 9 a.m.; Sun- day morning worship ser- vice 10 a.m.; Sunday evening service, Youth Group (6th grade through 19 years old), and Patch Club (four years old through 5th grade) 6 p.m.; Thursday, prayer ser- vice 7 p.m. Scott Fulcher, Pastor Sunday evening soup and sandwich fellowship at 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, adult Bi- ble study at 6:30 p.m. First Wednesday of each month Advisory Board meeting, before Bible study and business meeting to fol- low. Next meeting Novem- ber 6 at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. there will be a meet and greet fellowship cook- out with the new Youth pas- tor, Pastor Nyles Head and he will pastor the children's church on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 10 :30 a.m. Make plans to join us. Thought for the day: "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righ- teousness' sake for theirs is the kingdom of heaven ....." (Matthew 5:10). Be in prayer for the lost, the sick, our church, our country and leaders, and al- ways each other. Gods bless- ings on you this week. Try to be kind and show God's love, because every- one is fighting some kind of battle. If you don't have a church home, we invite you to any of our services. Gary Watson, Pastor Nyles Head, Assoc. Pastor Kathy Henderson, Re- porter our set-up for the Christmas toy giveaway, which will be the first Saturday, Decem- ber 7. But note, that even though the adult study will not begin again until De- cember, we will still be at the church each Wednes- day. The meal this week (starts at 5:30 p.m.) is tur- key, mashed potatoes and noodles. Remember, each week, we serve a simple meal and the children have their study lesson, fun and activities. We should always be thankful, but the month of November gives us special reason to be thankful. Mark your calendar for our annu- al community Thanksgiving Dinner (served on Thanks- giving, Nov. 28). We're excit- ed about the opportunity to cook a Thanksgiving Din- ner, as we partner with other churches and businesses in the community to make this event possible. Also, as you save the date, remember our annual Christmas toy give- away which is scheduled for Saturday, December 7. As I always say, every- thing we do is because we love Jesus and love peo- ple. If you have never visit- ed Crossroads before, then join us at our Wednesday study and/or our Sunday services. If you do not have a church home, we would love for you to choose Cross- roads. As always, we encour- age you to visit our website at to get more information about upcoming events. Like us on Facebook and see some pictures from var- ious events. Curt Beadle, Pastor

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