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March 25, 2020

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C-2 Church Wednesday, March 25, 2020 The Press-Dispatch Continued in next column Continued in next column Continued in next column HEPHZIBAH- LIT TLES GENER AL BAPTIST CHURCH 743 W CR 125 S Petersburg, IN 47567 Pastor 812-789-5333 Services will be can- celled for the next two weeks. At that time, the sit- uation will be re-evaluated. Keith Jenkins, Sr., Pas- tor Baptist ARTHUR G.B. CHURCH 5670 S. St. Rd. 61 Winslow 812-582-0354 Our church building will be closed until further no- tice. You can tune in and lis- ten to Pastor Ralph on Face- book on Sunday mornings at 10 :30 a.m. Just go to Arthur G.B. Church on Facebook. We were blessed with an in- spiring and comforting mes- sage this past Sunday morn- ing. "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strong- hold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid" (Psalm 27:1)? May the Lord bless each of you as we rest in Him. Ralph Newkirk, Pastor Marla Morrison, Reporter 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 Christian FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1400 E. Main Street Petersburg 812-354-6775 Regular services: Sunday school 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10 :30 a.m. Sloth I was recently reminded of an important point; sloth was listed as one of the sev- en deadly sins. No, I don't of- ten keep up with the list of seven deadly or mortal sins. Though they as a category can be helpful, they aren't gospel. All sin is harmful to your soul and detrimental to you work with Christ. But I am struck by some of these sins categorically. Especially sloth. No, I know many of you here is Petersburg and Pike Co. that are hard workers, and I admire your work ethic. But I would venture to say that many of us know some who are lazy. But what if I said that sloth is not just physical lazi- ness? Proverbs 13:4 says; The slacker craves, yet has noth- ing, but the diligent is ful- ly satisfied. Solomon knew from experience the diligent are fully satisfied. Some of us are diligent in some areas, but I would contend that we are still sloth in some areas. May- be you are diligent in main- taining your lawn, but you are sloth in maintaining your heart. You are diligent in so- cial areas, but you are sloth in serving your church. A dil- igence in all of your life with VINCENT CHRISTIAN CHURCH 8264 E. State Rd. 56 Due to the current suggest- ed rules of assembly, we will remain in our homes on the Lord's Day. Regular services: Sunday morning worship and the Lord's supper at 9:30 a.m.; Bi- ble school at 10 :30 a.m.; eve- ning worship at 6:30 p.m. You are welcome to take part in these services. Thoughts "The grace of God still en- ables men and women to live straight in a crooked world." Consider the first Psalm, "Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of the mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord and on his law he meditates day and night" (Psalm 1:1-2). May we always look to the Lord in good times and in try- ing times. Because He lives. John Manges, Minister WINSLOW CHRISTIAN CHURCH Corner of Lafayette and Walnut Pastor 812-753-3539 Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; We extend a warm welcome to everyone. Dr. Robert Asa, Minister produce a satisfaction in all of your life. DJ Bryant, Pastor Church of Christ BRENTON CHAPEL CHURCH OF CHRIST 1194 E. CR 400 N. Prides Creek Road Petersburg Sunday morning Bible classes 10 a.m.; morning worship 10:30 a.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m. Tony Sims, Elder Ross Williams, Elder Church of God FIRST CHURCH OF GOD 2135 East Main Street Petersburg Sunday morning ser- vice at 9:30 a.m.; children's church at 10 a.m.; Sun- day school at 10 :45 a.m.; Wednesday evening ser- vice 6:30 p.m. will be can- celled until further notice. Don Fausnaugh, Pastor Lisa Wilson, Reporter TR AYLOR UNION CHURCH 4107 N. CR 1000 E. Otwell (Two miles north of Otwell) There will be no servic- es at the church this week due to the nation-wide quar- antine. You may connect to our church services on Sunday at 9:30 a.m.; Bible study, Thursday at 5 p.m., by call- ing 862-799 -9154. "…if my people, who are called by my name, will hum- ble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will he- al their land" (II Chronicles 7:14, NIV ). Pray for an end to abor- tion. It has killed millions more than this virus ever will. Dennis and Lisa Patton, Pastors Independent Independent CHRISTIAN HOLINESS CHURCH 1252 St. Rd. 57 S. Petersburg Located six miles be- tween Petersburg and Oak- land City junction. Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; evening service 6 p.m.; Thursday prayer meeting 7 p.m. We extend a warm wel- come to everyone. Rick Walburn, Pastor 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 bibli- cal 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 honored to have you come and join us and see what God is doing here at the Gos- pel Center Church. Rodney Fretwell, Sr. Pastor JESUS CHRIST OUR FIRM FOUNDATION 1415 N. Vincennes Ave. Petersburg 812-354-4424 or 812-582-0240 Sunday morning fellow- ship 10 a.m.; Church at 10 :30 a.m.; Bible studies: Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. at Brian Ei- lert's house and Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. at church. When things are not go- ing the way we want, we might begin to question God, which doesn't usually turn out well, based on Bib- lical history. Solomon gives us advice for good and bad days in Ec- clesiastes 7:14, saying "In days of prosperity be joy- ful. But in the day of adver- OTWELL CONTENDERS OF FAITH Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; worship 10 :30 a.m.; eve- ning worship 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday prayer and Bi- ble study meeting 6:30 p.m. William Breidenbaugh, Pastor PATOK A GROVE CHURCH 1135 W. C.R. 475 S. Winslow Pastor 812-239-6843 Sunday morning church service at 10 a.m. and Sunday school 11 a.m. Jason Hill, Pastor PETERSBURG HOLINESS CHURCH Pastor 419-340- 5500 (C) Parsonage 812- 354-9446 For information concern - ing our services, call 812- 354-9446 or 419 -340 -5500. "Be careful for noth- ing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your re- quests be made known unto God. And the Peace of God, which passeth understand- ing, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:6 -7). We have before us a di- lemma of great magnitude. It has altered our lives more drastically than anything in this generation before. Yet Paul admonishes us to be "anxious" about nothing. How can we live within the parameters of this verse? By having a lively, intimate rela- tionship with the great God of heaven who is almighty, who loves His children, and whose very joy and delight is to succor and help them at all times and under all cir- cumstances. We can have peace in the storm if the Savior is in our hearts. Just as He spoke peace to the raging storm on the Sea of Galilee and amazed His disciples, so can He bring peace to the troubled soul. In times like these, we need a Sav- ior. If you are caught up in the panic all around, lift your eyes to the One who has the whole world in His hands and trust Him with even this situation. Be very sure your anchor holds and grips the solid rock. Chad Searls, Pastor PIKE COUNTY CENTER FOR WOMEN'S MINISTRIES Phone —812-582-8222 Office hours: Open Mon- day and Friday, 9 a.m. till noon; Thursday open from 6 - 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednes- day closed. Free peer coun- seling available, call 812- 582-1486 or 812-582-8222. A new Bible study called "Trust Worthy" by Lysa Ter- Keurst on Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m. To reserve a book, call 812-582-1486 or 812-582-8222. 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 Sunday school 11 a.m.; Wednesday night praise and worship and Bible study 7 p.m. I hope God will see you at church somewhere. Mark Davis, Pastor TWIN OAKS CHURCH 1911 E. Co. Rd. 650 N. Petersburg 812-354-6389 Sunday school, Junior church and youth class 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; evening service 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening prayer and praise service 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to each service. Thought to Ponder...In prayer it is more essential to have a heart without words than words without a heart. Samuel Kinnaman, Pastor Doris Catt, Reporter UNION COMMUNITY CHURCH 3082 N. CR 850 W., Union Pastor 812-664-5454 Sunday school 10 a.m.; wor - ship service 11 a.m. Both ser- vices are EDT; children's ser- vice every fifth Sunday— geared toward children; Iron Sharpens Iron Wednesday night service is now for men and women at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to the First Friday Fun, the first Fri- day of every month from 6 to 10 p.m. EDT, to work on craft projects, scrapbooking, sew- ing, etc. There will be a Cri- cut available, along with other crafting tools for use. Bring a snack to share if you can. Con- tact Angela Christie at 812- 664-5970 for more information. Kevin ( Janna) Easton, Pastor sity, consider that God made the one as well as the other. So that man will not find out anything that will be after him." We just need to continue living in obedience to the Lord, trusting that He is still in control, and knowing that victory is already ours through Christ, even when circumstances aren't going in our favor. Denny Wiscaver, Pastor Kimberly Flynn, Reporter Lutheran ST. JOHN'S LUTHER AN CHURCH 6483 W. 580 N. Otwell 812-482-7623 stjohnsboonetwp@ Services are canceled until the end of March. They will be reevaluated at that time. Paula Mann, Administra- tive Assistant ST. PETER LUTHER AN CHURCH 10529 S. Church Street Stendal Worship services are cancelled. See Sunday ser- vice this week on our Face- book group page, St. Pe- ter's Lutheran, Stendal. Edwin H. Wicks, Pastor Methodist ALFORD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1709 E. SR. 356 Petersburg Sunday school scheduled the first Sunday of each month at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday worship each week at 10 :30 a.m. There will be an Ash Wednesday service Febru- ary 26 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and wor- ship with us. Shane Springer, Pastor 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 812-749-3525 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 lun- cheons the third Tuesday of each month 10 a.m.-noon CDT. The community of Good Shepherd United Method- ist Church exists to glo- rify God through Jesus Christ our Lord. As a body of believers, we pledge ourselves to allow the Ho- ly 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 through our words and ac- tions to a needy world. We extend an invitation to the public to come and worship with us. The Good Shepherd takes care of His sheep. Janet Shomate, Secre- tary HOLLAND U.M. CHURCH 205 N. Second Ave. 812-536-4862 All services and other events scheduled at Hol- land UMC have been sus- pended until further no- tice. 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 Methodist invites you to join us this Sun- PETERSBURG FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 801 East Walnut Petersburg 812-354-6658 Making disciples of Je- sus Christ for the transfor- mation of the world. We now have a web- site, petersburg1stunit- edmethodist.weebly. com. The sermons will be streamed to that site as we continue to build on it, oth- er information on the activ- ities of the church and vari- ous church groups, includ- ing pre-school, will be post- ed there. Sunday, March 29, Guest Speaker Marilyn Punke. This remains uncharted territory. Our way ahead as people of faith must feel to us as the children of Israel felt as they crossed the Red Sea. Pray for our leader- ship, for each other and for the faith to see the Prom- ised Land that awaits be- yond our present hardship. God bless. Michael (Mike) Punke, 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. 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 PETERSBURG FREE METHODIST CHURCH 202 E. Walnut Street Pastor 812-354-6646 Services will be on Face- book and transmitted by FM in the parking lot until Palm Sunday. At that time, the situ- ation will be reevaluated. 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, Repvorter 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 cha- os. So many trials come into 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 King- dom of God, and His righ- teousness; 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 passes all understanding—He is in con- trol. Facebook: White River 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 ZOAR U.M. CHURCH 8818 W. Old Rd. 64 Holland 812-536-4862 All services and other events scheduled at Zoar UMC have been suspended until further notice. Keith Chanley, Pastor day at 10 :30 a.m. as we wor- ship our Lord Jesus 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 and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole mea- sure of the fullness of Christ" (Ephesians 4:11-13, NIV ). Jeff Pinney, Pastor Methodist Nazarene PETERSBURG CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 118 West Pike Ave. Church 812-354-8851 Currently all services and activities are put on hold un- til the passing of this virus. Prayer chain updates, texts and phone calls will be made regularly to the congrega- tion to keep you up on what is going on. "In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expec- tantly" (Psalm 5:3). Isn't it comforting to know that we can call on our Lord not just in the morning, but anytime of the day or night. He is al- ways with us. Need a church home? Stop in and visit. We would love to have you to be a part of our church family. Jeannine Smith, Reporter Pentecostal 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 worship at 10 :15 a.m.; Sunday school classes at 11 a.m. Second Thursday of each month, Bible study at 6 p.m. II Timothy 1:7 states that God did not give us the spir- it of fear, but of love, power, and a sound mind. I know that great worry has entered the hearts and minds of ma- ny, but we need to stand strong in the Word of God. Plead the blood fresh and anew each morning of every day. There is power in the blood. The song says that the enemy cannot cross the blood line. So stand strong in God and be whole. Be blessed this week. Pray for our president and all government entities and also for those in nurs- ing homes, hospitals, loved ones and your neighbors. Go forth and reach a life for Jesus this week. 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; Wednesday and Sunday evening services at 6 p.m. All services are CDT (Gib- son Co. times). Like everyone else, we are taking it one day at a time. Right now, we are still planning on Wednes- day service. You may check at the number below to be sure. Speaking of what we are dealing with, "what are people seeing in you right now? Are you being defined by the Christian character you are portray- ing or are you just being a character? " It's when we can't have our own way that our true character usually shows up. Ron Vickers, Pastor Elaine Young, Reporter, 812-749 -1122 (leave a mes- sage). Continued on page 3 In God's Service. George Bruce Jr., Pastor

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