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July 29, 2020

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, July 29, 2020 B-1 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 Assembly of God Baptist Ramblings of my mind By Lowell Thomas God's power is still available Religious Viewpoint By Clyde Dupin See R AMBLINGS on 3 See MINUTES on 3 For Jesus' Sake Minutes with the Bible By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam See VIEWPOINT on 3 A recent Gallup Poll shows that church at- tendance is at an all-time low. Only 29 per- cent of the American people regularly at- tend church. More shocking, another study shows that only 13 percent of church attend- ees are deeply committed to their faith. This new millennial generation has grown up un- churched with moral relativity and little knowledge of God. We have a 21st Century culture in which Judeo-Christian values are ignored and immorality is excused. This "do as you please" culture is destroying our so- ciety and endangering the life of our nation. The recent violence and vandalism in our cities show what sin and evil politics can do. Many Ameri- cans will go to the vot- ing booth hoping for something that will re- store the broken bonds of family and communi- ty. Many young people are asking the age old questions, "Where did I come from? ", "Why am I here? ", "Where am I going? " and "Does life have any meaning and purpose? " The problems, confusion and frustrations There is much that we all do for our own sake, for the sake of our children, our loved ones or others, but the real test of the believ- er's love for the Lord is what he does "for Je- sus' sake." Under the dispensation of Law our Lord told His disciples that to be forgiven they must forgive: "Forgive, and ye shall be for- given" (Luke 6:37), "but if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father for- give your trespasses" (Matt. 6:15). But now, under the dispensation of grace, He exhorts us to forgive one another "even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you" (Eph. 4:32). The difference is striking. Be- fore the cross: If you would be forgiven, for- give. Now, in the light of the cross: You have been graciously forgiven for Christ's sake. In the light of this be tenderhearted and for- giving toward others. And we are to go farther than this: Not on- ly are we to forgive our brethren in Christ, but we are to be prepared to show this at- titude toward the world as well. St. Paul said: "For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all" (I Cor. 9:19), and referring to his persecutions by unbelievers, he said: "We… are always de- livered unto death for Jesus' sake" (II Cor. 4:11). How many unbelievers would be won to Christ; how many of our Christian friends Well another week has passed and if we stop to reflect on its events we see another set of memo- ries to file in our memory bank. I would like to give a shout out to my co-worker retiree Bob Corenflos. Corny as he was called re- tired this year from IPL. He and his wife Amy are in the process of becoming citizens of Florida. He has been an excellent friend over the years and after my retirement we didn't get to visit with one another as much as we did when we worked together. As I do with all my friends I pray bless- ings on him and his wife on their move. Little by little the mess left by the power com- pany is disappearing and the wood pile at my friend's house has grown as I take him wood for the winter. It looks like he might last the win- ter with the pile he has now, but we will keep adding to it as long as we can. If you need some wood please give me a call at 812-354-9597. We will make arrangements to get it. I need you to let me know because where they left the wood laying is hard to get to, but I'll be happy to help you get it out. My eldest son turned the big 50 on the 15th and I turned 72 last Friday. My wife had a spa- ghetti supper with lots of extra sides for us. It was really good. It's hard to beat her spaghetti and garlic bread. It is hard to imagine having a 50 year old son as well as being 72 myself. With each year passing we come closer and closer to being the Continued on page 2 Continued in next column CHURCH CHURCH Notes Notes Notes RIVER OF LIFE 342 E. CR 300 N. Petersburg Sunday morning worship 10 a.m.; Sunday evening wor- ship 6 p.m. and Consumed youth group 7 p.m.; Wednes- day evening Bible study 7 p.m.; Men's ministry meet- ing every other Thursday 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 morning worship at 10 :30 a.m. Business meeting will be the third Sunday of the month, following morning worship. We are practicing social distancing and asking every- one to wear a mask next Sun- day. Our goal is to stay safe and continue to have Sunday morning worship. We invite you to join us. "The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing" (Zephaniah 3:17). Oh, the many ways in which we sin. We are full of mistakes. We make so ma- ny poor choices. The list of ways in which we fall short is endless. If we are truly repentant, we don't need to spend time beating ourselves up over the mistakes we make. We get to say we're sorry and move on. When Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins, there was no longer need for rebuke. Instead, he rejoices over us with singing. Remember the lost in your prayers, our country and leaders. Ralph Newkirk, Pastor Marla Morrison, Reporter 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 decision to confess the past, repent from your sins and accept Jesus as the Savior and Lord. See our Facebook page: reValleyGB. Frank A. Coleman, Pastor BETHEL G.B. CHURCH 4933 E. Co. Rd. 900 S. Stendal Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; morning worship at 10 :30 a.m.; First and third Wednes- day of each month, Bible study at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 2, Assistant Sunday. Wednesday, August 5, Bible study (Psalm 53-58). Sunday, August 9, monthly business meeting. Wednesday, August 19, Bi- ble study (Psalm 59 -65). Sunday, August 23, fourth Sunday, morning offering to building fund. Sunday, August 30, fifth Sunday and we will be having Communion service. Bible Trivia Last week's answer to: What does the psalmist say he would do if he had the wings of a dove? Answer: fly away and be at rest. Refer- ence: Psalm 55:6. Q: What did Elijah use to make his altar on Mount Carmel? Answer to come next week. Steve Selby, Pastor Elaine Barrett, Reporter GLEZEN G.B. CHURCH Corner of Center and Sycamore Sunday worship at 10 :30 a.m. No Sunday school; Wednesday Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Remember those on our prayer list, the shut-ins and our lost loved ones. We never stop growing in wisdom. We can learn what is wise in our Father's house, as well as in our earthly homes on what is required if we want to grow in wisdom. You need to pay close atten- tion to those around us who are trying to share with us what is wise, carefully com- paring what we hear with God's word to make sure it is consistent with what He says is wise and then live by His wisdom. "And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him" (Luke 2:40). Dwight Howe, Pastor Karri Brock, 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 IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH SBC 295 West Main Street Petersburg Church 812-354-9659 Pastor 812-890-9942 Email: awordfitlyspoken@ Website: www.immanuel- Sunday morning Bible 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 Sunday school during morning wor- ship; Crossfire for the youth at 6 p.m. on Sunday evening. We are having services, but we are practicing social distance. "By faith Noah, became an heir of the righteousness which comes by faith" (He- brews 11:7). The Bible warned the peo- ple in Noah's day, "My Spir- it shall not strive with man forever" (Genesis 6:3). They laughed at Noah and mocked his words, and went about their usual business and their pleasures without ever dreaming he might be right. Baptist Baptist God was speaking but they ig- nored Him. Eventually God's patience gave out and by then it was to late. Outside the ark, men and women struggled for their lives, clutching at piec- es of driftwood, until the piti- less hand of death reached up and drew them down beneath those cruel waves. All were lost. Every soul outside the ark perished. They had their chance, but tossed it away. You cannot come to Christ unless the Spirit of God brings you. But what if you ignore His warnings? Then you are in the gravest of danger, for someday God will no longer be speak- ing to you. If at any time you have no church to attend, your pres- ence will be greatly appreciat- ed and I am sure you will leave feeling blessed. Jerry "Tuffy" Blackwell, Pastor Sharon Kendall, Reporter study at 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :40 a.m. Linger longer after Sunday morning worship in the fellowship hall to visit. There will be no Sun- day evening, Wednesday or Thursday services. "Have not I command- ed thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest" ( Joshua 1:9). Mission Statement New Beginnings: What would Jesus do? We will strive to be more like Jesus in all that we do. Joseph Roman, Pastor Clara Walls, Reporter

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