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May 20, 2020

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B-6 Wednesday, May 20, 2020 The Press-Dispatch CHURCH Submit church items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg 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 CHURCH CHURCH Notes Notes Notes Ramblings of my mind By Lowell Thomas Glorious deliverance Minutes with the Bible By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam Awakening needed Religious Viewpoint By Clyde Dupin See MINUTES on 3 See R AMBLINGS on 3 Continued on page 2 Continued in next column In I Thes. 1:10, the Apostle Paul, by di- vine inspiration, assures believers that the Lord Jesus Christ has "delivered us from the wrath to come." He refers, of course, to deliverance from the penalty of sin. But in other passages he declares that we are al- so delivered from the power of sin. In Col. 1:12,13, for example, he gives thanks to God "Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness and hath trans- lated us into the kingdom of His dear Son." This deliverance, and the glory of our heavenly position and blessings in Christ, we may enjoy experientially now, by grace. Rom. 6:14 says: "For sin shall not have do- minion over you, for ye are not under the law but under grace." This does not mean that it is not possible for the believer to sin, but rather that it is possible, in any situa- tion, not to sin. Thus the same passage in Romans goes on to say that we should not yield ourselves as servants to sin, but to God, who, in grace has broken sin's pow- er over us. Finally, the believer in Christ will one day be delivered even from the presence of sin, for at our Lord's coming for us "we shall all be changed" (I Cor. 15:51). Be- lievers should long for Christ's coming Baptist Baptist Today, we have a moral and spiritual cri- sis in our nation. Distrust and dishonesty is at an all time high in government. We see a lack of respect for our President. Even church people repeat lies that disrespect our nation. With the Covid-19 plague, we need love, unity, and respect as never be- fore. Churches are abandoning the abso- lutes and life-changing power of the Gos- pel. Will America be able to survive this COV- ID-19 and the economic crisis? Will Ameri- ca become a secular government-run coun- try like many European countries? Can we expect honesty and truthfulness from our Congress? The an- swer to these ques- tions gives us cause for concern. In this difficult pe- riod America needs a spiritual rebirth. This will only come when America re- turns to our Consti- tution and pastors speak the truth and challenge people to let their walk match their religious talk. Millions of church-go- ing people look to their clergy for direction I don't know how many of my friends I'll end up mentioning in my column, but there are still a few who will end up here. This week I would like to say something about Bill Guy or as he was sometimes called Billy Guyguyguy. I'll never forget as Bill would call me Lowell, by God Elijah's little boy. My dad's by words were by God and that's how Bill came to call me that. Well one day my dad was going through IPL with me looking things over and when we got to unit one control room Bill hollered out "there's Lowell, by God Elijah's boy." I said, "Yes and here's by God Elijah with him." It was a funny moment and has stayed in my mind as good memory of both of them. It is fun to sometimes just to think of your friends and their impact on you. Well back to rambling, last Monday was yet cool and windy and if they are cor- rect about blackberry winter then this See VIEWPOINT on 3 Baptist Continued in next column Assembly of God 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. RIVER OF LIFE 342 E. CR 300 N. Petersburg Sunday morning wor- ship 10 a.m.; Sunday eve- ning worship 6 p.m. and Consumed youth group 7 p.m.; Wednesday evening Bible study 7 p.m.; Men's ministry meeting every other Thursday 10 a.m. If you would like a ride to and from church services, call 812-354-8800. Jim Gidcumb, Pastor AYRSHIRE VALLEY G.B. CHURCH 1947 E. Co. Rd. 375 S. Winslow Phone: 812-354-3862 Sunday school 9:30 a.m., Jim King, superintendent, Paul Couts, assistant; morn- ing worship 10 :30 a.m.; Sunday evening 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Bible study 6:30 p.m. My hope and prayer for all people who read this is that you will make a deci- sion to confess the past, re- pent from your sins and ac- cept Jesus as the Savior and Lord. See our Facebook page: shireValleyGB. Frank A. Coleman, Pastor BETHEL G.B. CHURCH 4933 E. Co. Rd. 900 S. Stendal Sunday morning worship 10 :30 a.m. Sunday service is also posted on YouTube or Bethel General Baptist Church Facebook page. Sunday, May 24 is fourth Sunday and morning offer- ing will go to the building fund. Bible Trivia Last week's answer to: David was the youngest of how many brothers? Answer: 8. Reference: I Sam- uel 16:10 -13. Q: James tells us not to swear by any oath but rather what? Answer to come next week. Steve Selby, Pastor Elaine Barrett, Reporter CROSSROADS BAPTIST CHURCH 2789 S. State Rd 57 Oakland City Crossroads continued Sunday morning services this past Sunday, taking all the necessary precautions that allows us to meet and worship together. Note that our service time is at 10 :30 a.m. CDT. Throughout the month of May, we will con- FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 8th and Poplar Street Petersburg 812-354-6582 Welcome to our church family First worship service will be May 24 at 10 :30 a.m. in the Family Life Center. Use only the main front door of the Life Center to enter and depart. You are ask to wear a face mask and honor the six foot so- cial distancing guidelines. If you are 65 years or older, it's recommend that you stay at home and con- tinue to join us in worship 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 IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH SBC 295 West Main Street Petersburg Church 812-354-9659 Pastor 812-890-9942 Email: awordfitlyspo- Website: www.immanuel- Sunday morning worship at 10 :40 a.m. and Thurs- day at 6:30 p.m., The Clos- et Door. Mission Statement New Beginnings: What would Jesus do? We will strive to be more like Jesus in all that we do. "Henceforth I call you not servants; for the ser- vant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Fa- ther I have made known un- to you" ( John 15:15). Joseph Roman, Pastor Clara Walls, Reporter MT. PISGAH G.B. CHURCH 6100 S. Augusta Broadway Street Winslow Pastor 812-582-0756 Sunday morning worship at 10 :15 a.m.; children's church during morning wor- ship; youth on Sunday eve- ning at 6 p.m.; Wednesday night family devotion and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. May 24, we will return to having services at 10 :15 a.m. There will be no children's church. We will practice so- cial distancing. We will also be live on Facebook. "His visage was marred more than any man" (Isaiah 52:14). When Jesus Christ was on the Cross, His blood was draining the life from His body. He knew what it was like to be alone and wracked with pain. But Jesus' pain was far more than just phys- ical pain, for He was suffer- ing God's judgment on all the sins of the ages, the great- est darkness of the soul ev- er known. As the divine Son of God, He was perfect and without sin. But all our sins were placed on Him, and He took the judgment and Hell we alone deserve. He died in our place. Why did Jesus suffer? For you. For me. That we might have eternal life and have His peace in the midst of life's storms. That we might know that He understands 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 eve- ning service, Youth Group (6th grade through 19 years old), and Patch Club (four years old through 5th grade) 6 p.m.; Thursday, prayer service 7 p.m. Scott Fulcher, Pastor our pain and suffering and stands ready to help. Why did Jesus suffer? Be- cause God loves us. Because God loves you, and Christ willingly went to the Cross for you. There was no oth- er way for sin's penalty to be paid, for us to be redeemed. The Cross is the measure of God's love. How will you re- spond to His love, poured out on the Cross for you? If at any time you have no church to attend, feel free to join us for services. Your presence will be great- ly appreciated and I am sure you will enjoy the blessings of God. May God bless each and everyone. Jerry "Tuffy" Blackwell, Pastor Sharon Kendall, Reporter through the virtual church. Sunday school, childrens and teens activities will be in session at a later date. There will be a drop box provided for tithes. A fter each service the Family Life Center will be cleaned and sanitized. Symptoms that include cough, fever, respiratory problems, etc. (you need to be 72 hours fever free with- out the use of fever reduc- ing medication) in order to join us in person. Go on-line if you are planning to attend or phone the church at 812- 354-6582. Phone lines are open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-noon, to let us know if you are coming, so that we will know how ma- ny chairs to set up. We want each person to feel loved, cared for and safe. God's blessing to all our high school and college graduates. Michael Miller, Pastor net edition yeah, it's that fast! 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