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November 27, 2019

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, November 27, 2019 C-1 CHURCH Submit church items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg ment last Thursday with my cardiologist in Evansville. What I have said about a doctor a week seems to be true. I'm glad I feel as good as I do and I give praise to our Heav- enly Father for His blessings of good people around me and caring for my health. Not much more to say about this past week except Sunday we had a few more peo- ple in church and it feels good to see people enjoying services at Velpen General Baptist. If this family keeps asking others, there is definitely hope for the old church. Our Sunday school covered the differ- ence between people and how they respond to God's word. There are those who won't darken the doors to a church and then oth- ers who hear every word and go home to re- search the word to see what it says to them. There is nothing wrong with checking what the minister was saying. Most preachers I know welcome the help when someone in the church tells them about looking for the scriptures used in the sermon. The young boy bringing the sermonettes the last couple of Sundays brought a short message about creation and how God spoke everything into existence. He mentioned how blessed Adam and Eve were until they allowed sin to enter their lives. This young man is definitely wise for his young age and I'm proud of him. The scripture lesson was about God knowing people would would need Jesus. when Jesus was born the people who had ministered and learned from Him were wit- nessing to the world about the only chance for salvation of our souls was through the precious blood of Jesus. They had experi- enced first hand the miracles and love of Jesus and it is there for those who will seek His love. As always go out and plan to be a bless- ing and plan to seek all blessings you can. St. Paul, in his Epistle to the Romans, re- fers to those who receive "the abundance of grace" and "the gift of righteousness" (Ro- mans 5:17) which God in love bestows upon all who trust in His Son for salvation. The Bible declares that no man can ever stand uncondemned in the sight of God, the Judge of all, unless he receives righteous- ness as the gift of God's grace. Quoting from the Psalms, the Apostle says in Romans 3:10 ; "It is written, there is none righteous, no, not one". This is why Paul pitied those who continued to go about "to establish their own righteousness" (Ro- mans 10 :3). He knew that their struggle was utterly futile, that they needed to be saved (See Verse One). Let us thank God that the Lord Jesus Christ took the condemnation and judgment of our sins upon Himself at Calvary so that His righteousness might be imputed to us by grace through faith. Regarding Abra- ham's justification before God, the Apostle says: "What saith the Scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness" (Romans 4:3). Abraham's justification, of course, was based on the fact that Christ was to die for sin, but Christ's death is now past; it is an historical fact. Thus righteousness is now proclaimed through Christ and offered to all as a gift. "While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8). "God ha- th made Him to be sin for us…that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him" (IICor.5:21). But we must receive this righteousness as a gift, for "to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungod- ly, his faith is counted for righteousness" (Romans 4:5). 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 Ramblings of my mind by Lowell Thomas The Gift of Righteousness Minutes with the Bible By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam A culture of death Religious Viewpoint by Clyde Dupin There is nothing more sacred than the gift of life. It was given by God and should be taken only by God. All the news me- dia and political activity about the Gover- nor of Virginia only promotes a culture of death. There are those who do not believe life comes from God and denies the eternal existence of the soul. We must promote the right to life for all Americans. It has deep long shadows like abortion, physician assisted suicide, assist- ed suicide, and euthanasia. Despite failed attempts to legalize euthanasia, there are many who refuse to give up the fight. The State of Oregon already has a law approving a form of suicide. At the present time Cal- ifornia has started a new debate on an as- sisted suicide law. Let me explain in simple terms what this killing is all about. Physician assisted sui- cide usually means a physician provides a person with drugs to end their life. Assist- ed suicide is when a non-physician provides a person with the means to take their own life. Euthanasia is when a physician or another person in- tentionally kills a pa- tient usually through some kind of lethal injection. This may be done with or with- out the patient's per- mission. In countries where euthanasia is legal the elderly are killed and babies who appear to have some handicap. Some elderly people feel compelled to seek assistance in death. They feel this is the desire of their children or they feel this is what the State wants. Few choose it because of pain. Today we have modern medicine that can deal with most pain. As a nation we need to wake up before we go down this slippery slope. Our week started out with a visit to the skin doctor for my wife in Evansville and then to the grocery store. We like Aldi gro- cery store because they have a good selec- tion of food at reasonable prices. The brand names of their products are different, but that doesn't seem to affect their taste. To- day it seems as though saving money is the general rule. Went to Jasper Tuesday to the dentist. Got a favorable report that if I pay attention to them, my teeth should last as long as possi- ble. I like this dentist because he says that no matter what you need he will tell you the truth and then the patient can decide on the outcome. It feels like you actually matter and have a voice in your care. Tuesday evening Steve and I played and sang at Emerald Place in Washington. Rus- sell Dennis played along with us and he al- ways makes it fun. He has played for many years and it is good to learn from him. He doesn't play as often as he would like to and really enjoys entertaining for the patients. We perform for Amber Manor this com- ing Tuesday. If you hear about it come an out and listen to us. I promise it isn't that bad nor is it torture to your ears. We played at Golden Living last Tuesday evening. I real- ize how old I have become because in our au- dience was a friend who I had worked with at IPL. Makes you appreciate what health you do have. Weather was cool and rainy quite a bit of the time but I was able to mulch up some of the leaves from our lawn. Our lawn looks better but still terrible. There is nothing you can do about the mess except work at it as you can. Guess what another doctor appoint- Continued on page 2 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 ARTHUR G.B. CHURCH 5670 S. St. Rd. 61 Winslow 812-582-0354 Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship and chil- dren's church 10 :30 a.m.; 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. Thursday, Nov. 28, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Sunday, Dec. 1, Assistant Sunday. Asenath Brewster Christmas Offering. Wednesday, Dec. 4. Bi- ble study. Studying Psalm 22-28. Sunday, Dec. 8, regular business meeting after the morning worship service, will have election of church officers. Sunday, Dec. 22, Chil- dren's Christmas program. 6 p.m. EST. Sunday, Dec. 29 is the fifth Sunday and we will be having Communion service. Bible Trivia Last week's answer to: At what site (city) did the Lord confound the lan- guage of the earth? An- swer: Babel. Reference: Genesis. 11:9. Q: What prophet was taken alive to heaven in a whirlwind? Answer to come next week. Steve Selby, Pastor Elaine Barrett, Reporter 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. All times are CST. No Wednesday services this week, Wednesday, Nov. 27. Rather than have our normal Wednesday activi- ties, we will be at OCU dec- orating for the free Thanks- giving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 28, serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST at Oak- land City University, Stu- dent Life Building, Room 210. The menu will be tur- key, ham, mashed pota- toes, green beans, corn and GLEZEN G.B. CHURCH Corner of Center and Sycamore Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; 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 5 p.m.; Wednesday Bi- ble study at 5 p.m. Bill Chesser, Reporter MT. PISGAH G.B. CHURCH 6100 S. Augusta Broadway Street Winslow Pastor 812-582-0756 No Wednesday service this week. Sunday morning worship at 10 :15 a.m., chil- 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 Bible study at 6 p.m.; Business meeting third Sunday of the month, following wor- ship. "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love en- dures forever" (I Chroni- cles 16:34). December calender is getting filled up. Activi- ties are as follows: Sunday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m., our second annual Christmas hymn sing. All area churches are invited. Bring your favorite to sing. Refreshments will be served. Sunday, Dec. 8 will be our holiday meal, follow- ing morning worship. Meat will be furnished. Bring a side, friend or relative and join us. Sunday, Dec. 15 will be the children's Christmas party, during morning wor- ship. Friday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. will be the ladies' cookie exchange. Sunday, Dec. 22, will be our Christmas program, during the morning ser- vice. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for these events. We have many things to be thankful for, not only on Thanksgiving, but every- day. Make thanksgiving a way of life. Have a blessed Thanksgiving. Ralph Newkirk, Pastor Marla Morrison, Report- er dressing. It promises to be a great Thanksgiving dinner and it is free. Make plans to bring your family to OCU and enjoy the food, fun and fellowship. Also, save the date: Annu- al Christmas toy giveaway is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7. If you have questions about the toy giveaway, call or message the church and we'll get an answer to you as soon as we can. Exciting things are hap- pening in our community and at our church. As I al- ways say, everything we do is because we love Jesus and love people. If you have nev- er visited Crossroads be- fore, then join us Wednesday and/or our Sunday services. If you do not have a church home, we would love for you to choose Crossroads. As al- ways, we encourage you to visit our website at www. to get more information about up- coming events. Like us on Facebook and see some pictures from var- ious events. Curt Beadle, Pastor morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; No Wednesday Bible study at 6:30 p.m. this week. On Sunday, Dec. 8, follow- ing the morning worship, we will be having our Thanks- giving/Christmas dinner. December 22 will be our Christmas program during morning worship hour. A Psalm for giving grate- ful praise: "Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanks- giving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithful- ness continues through all generations" (Psalm 100 :1- 5). Remember those on our prayer list, the shut ins and our lost loved ones. Dwight Howe, Pastor Karri Brock, Reporter

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