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June 24, 2020

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The Press-Dispatch Church Wednesday, June 24, 2020 B- 3 MINUTES Continued from page 1 gelic visitations, miracu- lous jail-deliverances, su- pernatural demonstrations and visions, physical heal- ings, and speaking with tongues, such as were ex- perienced and practiced by God's people during the "Acts" period. As we com- pare Matthew 5:9 with Co- lossians 1:20, we see the difference between the hu- man peacemakers and the Divine Peacemaker. The Pauline truth, or Christ's truth given to and through Paul, concerning "the dispensation of the grace of God" and "God's eternal purpose in Christ" is the cure for almost ev- ery ill and -ism with which the Church of God is afflict- ed. This final truth given to complete the Word of God (Col. 1:24-26) and record- ed in Paul's prison epistles is the death blow to all cults and -isms. RAMBLINGS Continued from page 1 all week and still have a few small pieces of trim to put up and some other lit- tle things, but we are ready to try and put stuff back. We did fairly well estimat- ing the material we would need and had a little of ev- erything left over, which is far better than having to stop and get more. We did have to use our spare panel- ing, because we cut out for a receptacle wrong. All in all, things turned out nice- ly. The rubber plank floor proved to be a little chal- lenging because it was a super tight fit. I told my wife the next project will be washing our front room windows. We have two rows of six win- dows in our front room and at the tallest point, it would measure about 16 feet, so like everything else, they present a challenge. I'm starting to think a younger person should live here and not a couple of older people who think and act young. Don't forget next Satur- day at O'Reilly auto parts. The Lions will help them with an "every-day-driver car cruise-in." O'Reilly is picking the categories and they are the only one who knows what they have cho- sen. You can bring your show car but likely won't qualify for any of the cate- gories but your car will be welcome. My friend, Norm Sweet, said the proper name for our show should have been "a poor boy's car show." Whatever, it should be fun and the Lions sure could use the help financ- ing their many projects. This year will be a hard year financially for the Li- ons. We are attempting to focus on a few service proj- ects and one of our new ones is adopting a county road, which runs from Illi- nois St. to the first intersec- tion on Meridian Road. We don't guarantee perfection nor do we assure we can get it all, but we will make it look better. This is a pret- ty section of Meridian and it needs a little help. We are going to sell tick- ets for us not to have a "rib sale," if I ever get the tick- ets passed out for our mem- bers to sell. This past Sunday was Father's Day and I would like to wish all the fathers out there a happy one and hope their day was a good one. My Father's Day was a good one, which ended up with a table full of pizza at one of my son's home. I got a card that described all of us well when it said dads are ATM's, carpenters, me- chanics and counselors all rolled in a superman cape. But the neatest thing was whenever we are asked something, we all say, "Go ask your mother." One of my sons got to go to church with me and that was special. I have to admit I shed a tear as some things were mentioned about our departed dads and how we wished we could talk to them again. I do miss my parents because they were always there for us and they loved us. Linda brought a good les- son concerning Proverbs 12. She put a lot of thought into her lesson. The morning scripture covered how we are an ex- ample even when we don't realize it. One of the great- est values to display in front of not only our families but also to this old world is in- tegrity or being what you say you are and keeping your word. Well I've bent your ear and your mind with my rambling thoughts, so I'll give you a rest until next week. Get out there and be a blessing, and don't forget church next Sunday. Continued in next column VIEWPOINT Continued from page 1 terested in faith but tend to reject the religion of their parents. They feel little loy- alty to the faith they were taught as children. They lean more toward moral relativism. They like to make their own moral sex- ual standards and choose whatever values they had in school. Many on secular college campuses claim to be spiritual but have no in- terest in any church. Most of this group has had their faith destroyed by ungod- ly professors. Many are openly taught to reject the faith of their parents and to embrace the teaching of socialism and a global re- ligion of pluralism. Some say in the end we are all going to the same place so why get involved with a church and the Bible. Our youth have grown up in a culture with all the em- phasis on self. This moral climate in our schools and uncertainty in our church- es has left them confused with no absolutes to guide them. Lutheran Methodist ST. JOHN'S LUTHER AN CHURCH 6483 W. 580 N., Otwell 812-482-7623 stjohnsboonetwp@ Sunday, June 28, 10 a.m. worship and Holy Commu- nion with Pastor Tim Holt, Worship Leader. Sunday, July 5, 10 a.m. worship. Paula Mann, Administra- tive Assistant ST. PETER LUTHER AN CHURCH 10529 S. Church Street Stendal Sunday worship at 10 :15 a.m. Bible verse for the week: "But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ" (Philippians 3:20, ESV ). Edwin H. Wicks, Pastor ALFORD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1709 E. SR. 356 Petersburg Sunday school sched- uled the first Sunday of each month at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday worship each week at 10 :30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come and worship 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.; community luncheons the third Tuesday of each month 10 a.m.-noon CDT. The community of Good Shepherd United Method- ist Church exists to glori- fy God through Jesus Christ our Lord. As a body of believ- ers, we pledge ourselves to al- low the Holy Spirit to devel- op within us maturity of spir- it, unity of faith and knowl- edge of the Son of God, so that we may be prepared to share His love, mercy and grace through our words and actions to a needy world. We extend an invitation to the public to come and wor- ship with us. The Good Shepherd takes care of His sheep. Neal Scifres, 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- 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 PETERSBURG FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 801 East Walnut Petersburg 812-354-6658 Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world Our website is petersburg- 1stunitedmethodist.weebly. com which has news and re- corded weekly sermons. Fol- low us on Facebook at Pe- tersburg First United Meth- odist Church. We are now having in-per- son worship service on Sun- days at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to join us. "Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you" (I Peter 5:6 -7). God Bless. Michael (Mike) Punke, Pastor PETERSBURG FREE METHODIST CHURCH 202 E. Walnut Street Pastor 812-354-6646 You are invited to special 'Drive-In' Sunday morning services, which meet each week at 10 :30 a.m. The music and sermon will be broadcast on low-pow- er FM 87.9, and anyone parked on the premises can receive the broadcast on their car radios. The ser- vice lasts 35 to 45 minutes. Also available is our live stream on Petersburg Free Methodist Church Face- book page. No other events are scheduled during current restrictions. Peace and joy in the Lord. Mark Schlechty, Pastor SPURGEON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 11505 N. Hwy. 61 Spurgeon Pastor Cell 812-202- 8903 or church office 812-922-8215 Church service 9 a.m.; Sunday school 10 a.m.; Fri- day Bible study at 1 p.m. Today reading: Romans 12:3-8. "We have different gifts, according to the grace giv- en to each of us" (Romans 12:6). God has given each of us spiritual gifts, talents, skills, and experiences to serve wholeheartedly behind the WHITE RIVER CHAPEL UMC 3555 W. SR 56 Bowman 812-582-8896 Sunday 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 chaos. So many trials come in- to 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 Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; 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 pass- es all understanding—He is in control. 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 Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m. men's softball vs. H'burg UM/Salem and 9 p.m. men's softball vs. St. James. Sunday, June 28 at 9 a.m. morning worship service on site and streaming on You- Tube. Monday, June 29 at 7 p.m. Mosquito Fest Committee meeting. Tuesday, June 30 at 7 p.m. men's softball vs. Holland UM and 9 p.m. men's soft- ball vs. St. Mary's. Wednesday, July 1 at 8 p.m. Women's softball vs. St. Mary's. Keith Chanley, Pastor Wesleyan Methodist Presbyterian Nazarene PETERSBURG CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 118 West Pike Ave. Church 812-354-8851 Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed? Do you feel like you are being caught in a flood with no way out? Join us this Sunday as Pas- tor Steve continues his se- ries from Genesis – "In the Beginning – Sin and God's Grace" and hear why being overwhelmed was not in God's original plan. Service starts at 10 :30 a.m. Be our guest and stay after church to join us for a "Get to Know Us" fellowship as we wel- come Pastor Steve and Joye to the community with a pitch-in lunch. In addition to our morn- ing services, our in-build- ing Sunday school resumes on July 12 at 6 p.m. Steven Hamilton, Pastor 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 service 10 :15 a.m.; Sunday school at 11 a.m. We are back hav- ing Sunday service. Let the church arise in power and authority by em- bracing fervency in prayer and taking fasting to heart. Then you will see things be- gin to shift and change, or we can stay complacent and let the enemy of our lives just have control and run ram- pant over this great country. Your choice, none will force you. Do you love this country? Keep our president, vice- president, and the cabinet in your prayer that the right decisions will be made. Re- member those in hospitals, OAKLAND CITY FIRST PENTECOST Hwy. 64 East Sunday morning ser- vice 9:30 a.m. with chil- dren's Sunday school dur- ing the ministry of the Word; Wednesday and Sunday eve- ning services at 6 p.m. All services are CDT (Gibson Co. times). If anything looks too big, too hard, we are not looking at the Father for our help. Ron Vickers, Pastor Elaine Young, Reporter, 812-749 -1122 (leave a mes- sage). and those in nursing homes, who are in a place of no fami- ly or friends coming to visit. Also pray for families, your friends and neighbors that do not know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, and for revival fire to begin to burn fresh and anew. In His Service, George Bruce, Jr., Pastor MAIN STREET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 10th and Main Streets, Petersburg 812-354-6844 Sunday worship 10 :30 a.m. Come visit us, our doors are always open to you. Words for today, from 1968 For America, this marks the 50th anniversary of a turbulent year, which in- cluded high-profile assas- sinations, the Vietnam War and civil rights protests. Five decades on, turmoil still abounds. May we take hope and in- spiration from Robert Ken- nedy, who, on the night of Martin Luther King's death, replaced a presiden- tial-campaign speech with these words: "What we need in the United States is not divi- sion; … not hatred; … not violence and lawlessness, but … love, and wisdom, and compassion toward one another; and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our coun- try, whether they be white or … black." Kennedy added: "We will have difficult times in the future. … But the vast majority of white peo- ple and … black people in this country want to live together … and want jus- tice for all human beings. … Let's dedicate ourselves … to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world … and say a prayer for our country and for our people." Office hours: 9 a.m.- noon, Monday-Friday. Amy Melhiser, Secre- tary OTWELL WESLEYAN CHURCH 2277 N. Mechanics Street, Otwell Pastor 812.354.3028 Morning worship at 10 :30 a.m.; Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and evening worship at 6:30 p.m. will begin July 5. A cheerful little girl, wait- ing with her mother at the checkout stand, saw white pearls in a pink foil box. "Mommy, can I have them? " "A dollar ninety-five. If you really want them, I'll think of some extra chores for you, and in no time you can save enough money to buy them for yourself. As soon as Jen- ny got home, she emptied her penny bank and count- ed out 17 pennies, and did several chores to earn extra money. Then on her birth- day, her grandma gave her a dollar bill and, at last, she had enough money to buy the necklace. She loved her pearls and wore them everywhere. Jen- ny's daddy, every night when she was ready for bed, would come upstairs to read her a story. One night as he fin- ished the story, he asked Jenny, "Do you love me? " "Oh yes, daddy. You know that I love you." "Then give me your pearls." "Oh, daddy, not my pearls." A few nights later, when her daddy came in, she was sitting on her bed. "What's the matter? " She didn't say anything, but lifted her little hand up to her daddy. And when she opened it, there was her little pearl necklace. With a little quiver, she finally said, "Here, daddy, this is for you." With tears gathering in his own eyes, Jenny's daddy reached out with one hand to take the dime store neck- lace, and with the other hand he reached into his pocket and pulled out a blue velvet case with a strand of genu- ine pearls and gave them to Jenny. He had them all the time. He was just waiting for her to give up the dime-store stuff so he could give her the genuine treasure. So it is with our Heavenly Father. He is waiting for us to give up the cheap things in our lives so that he can give us beautiful treasures. Are you holding on to things that God wants you to let go of? Are you holding on to harmful habits and activi- ties that you have become so attached to that it seems impossible to let go? Some- times it is so hard to see what is in the other hand, but do believe this one thing .... God will never take away something without giving you something better in its place—Author unknown. If anyone has a need, you can call the pastor at 812- 354-3028. Roy Stilwell, Pastor Pam Lemond, Reporter HOLLAND U.M. CHURCH 205 N. Second Ave. 812-536-4862 Sunday, June 28, 10 :10 a.m. morning worship ser- vice on site and stream- ing on YouTube. Check the church's website for more in- formation. Tuesday, June 30 at 7 p.m. men's softball vs. Zoar. Wednesday, July 1 at 7 p.m. women's softball vs. Central Christian. Keith Chanley, 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, Reporter scenes or in the forefront. As we celebrate His creativity, He uses our uniqueness to spread the gospel and build up other believers in love"— Xochitl Dixon. Who can you encourage to use their God-given gifts, talents and skills to cheer- fully serve others? How can you use yours to serve Him in your unique way? Josh Sanders, Pastor Sherry Julian, Reporter

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