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July 29, 2020

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, July 29, 2020 B-3 of our society open the door for Christians to speak out and move out from the four walls of our churches. We have problems with cor- rupt politicians and text- books that deny our history and teach Socialism. Many churches preach no abso- lutes. Let us face the facts. Our major problem is spiri- tual, and it will take a spiri- tual solution to solve it. The birth of Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago remains the defining moment in history. Christ has power to change lives today. Changed lives will change our sinful cul- ture. This is the hour for Christians to live holy lives and truly be salt and light in our world. This can be a day of op- portunity for the church. To take advantage the church must return to basics and proclaim the Gospel of Je- sus Christ. VIEWPOINT Continued from page 1 MINUTES Continued from page 1 RAMBLINGS Continued from page 1 "next generation." My sister and I are left in our immedi- ate family with several cous- ins we seldom see. My friends are in the same condition. So the saying about time flying is making more and more sense to all of us. Make the most of your life while you can. A fter remodeling our fam- ily room and the county wide yard sale our garages have been completely wrecked and in a state of disorder. But we have made some progress on getting them back into some kind of order. We mowed our two yards last week and let me tell you we had no trouble seeing where our next cut was to be made. It was almost high enough to bale. If you can keep up with your mowing, it make things simpler. Our flowers have stayed pretty this summer, but we have been dedicated to watering them and keeping their old blooms pulled. The elephant ears are getting huge and they really love the water. As per normal we had church and Sunday school at Velpen General Baptist this past Sunday. Our teacher is still teaching from the book of Proverbs and it always brings lots of stimulating discussion. People do not realize how much can be learned through group discussion. God has inspired me with many topics lately and I some- times wonder why He trusts me so much with His word. Our lesson/sermon covered 1 Timothy 4 and there are many things in it about stay- ing the faith and not allowing yourself to be enticed to be- coming tired of being faith- ful. It seems as though more and more people want to feel something, touch something or do something for their sal- vation and a home in heaven. God just needs us to live our lives in such a way that people can see God's love and there is nothing you can do short of being forgiven for your sins by Jesus to inherit your home in heaven. Never go by feelings and never give up your faith in Jesus. Well as always I ask that each of us go out next week and live our lives with God's directions and do our best to inspire others by our bless- ings for them. Tell someone you love them next week and be blessed. PAWS WEEK PAWS WEEK Pet of the BLUE "Dogs want and need what we do: friends, sun- shine, play and love"— Jeffrey Mason. This week, PAWS is featuring a handsome, young fellow named Blue, who has a great deal of Australian Shepherd her- itage, including the cute bobbed tail. He is quite intelligent, very respon- sive, has a great deal of herding instinct, which is indicative of the breed, great stamina, beautiful thick white fur with blue merle markings, warm brown eyes and a lively personality. Blue is ap- proximately two years old and can be adopted by calling 812-354-9894. would be strengthened and helped, if we adopted this attitude toward others! As to suffering itself, the Apostle also gladly bore this "for Jesus' sake." In writing to the Corinthians, he said: "I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproach- es, in necessities, in perse- cutions, in distresses for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then am I strong" (II Cor. 12:10). He had learned that in weakness he leaned the harder, prayed more, and was brought closer to His Lord, and herein lay his spiritual strength. Nazarene S UN D A Y , A UGUST 9 A T 6 P M Back-to-School G iveaway School Supplies, Clothes, Shoes, Backpacks, Lunch Boxes, Food and Drawings. FREE: River of Life 342 E. CR 300 N. Petersburg, IN 47567 While supplies last. Children must be present. AN Street 10 :15 sus- notice. required age. week: light, have anoth- his sin" Pastor 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. 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.; wor- ship service 10 :30 a.m.; commu- nity luncheons the third Tues- day of each month 10 a.m.-noon CDT. The community of Good Shepherd United Method- ist Church exists to glorify God through Jesus Christ our Lord. As a body of believers, we pledge ourselves to allow the Holy Spirit to develop with- in us maturity of spirit, unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, so that we may be pre- pared 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 worship 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 Pin- ney. Otwell United Methodist in- vites you to join us this Sun- day at 10 :30 a.m. as we worship 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 ma- ture, attaining to the whole mea- sure of the fullness of Christ" (Ephesians 4:11-13, NIV ). Jeff Pinney, Pastor PETERSBURG FREE METHODIST CHURCH 202 E. Walnut Street Pastor 812-354-6646 Sunday morning services, meet each week at 10 :30 a.m. in the sanctuary. sanctuary seating is spaced to observe social distancing, and masks are recommended but are not required. The service is also available by live stream on Petersburg Free Method- ist Church Facebook page. A special "Popsicles and Jesus" outdoor event is scheduled for Wednesday evening, July 15 from 6:30 to 7:30. All children ages preschool through middle school are invited, and par- ents are welcome to attend as well. Peace and joy in the Lord. 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, Reporter 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. "If God is for us, who can be against us" (Romans 8:31). Through the uncertain- ty of this world, God can be trusted completely, know- ing that nothing, absolutely nothing, "will be able to sep- arate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:39). "Faithful Father, thank you for Your Son's sacrifice so that I can have eternal life. Thank you that, no mat- ter how gray life may seem, I can trust in Your promise"— Amen. Josh Sanders, Pastor Sherry Julian, Reporter 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 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 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 Methodist PETERSBURG CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 118 West Pike Ave. Church 812-354-8851 Service times: Sunday, 9:30 a.m., fellowship and coffee; 10 :30 a.m., Praise and Worship service; Wednesday, 6 p.m. Bi- ble study. If you can't join us in person, join us through the air- waves. We are now broadcast- ing all services via low-power transmitter on 104.3FM. God desires a personal re- lationship with each of us. He is waiting for us to come to Him and share all we have, our hurts, our fears, our hearts. "You are my God, and I will praise You; You are my God, I will exalt You. Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. For His mercy endures forever" (Psalm 118:28 -29). Pastor Steve brings the message from Genesis 25 -34 this week of "Make God Your God." If you don't have a church home, we hope you will join us in person or on-air. Steven Hamilton, Pastor WINSLOW NAZARENE CHURCH 106 W. Washington St. Winslow 989-941-7190 Love, Care, Serve, Share Sunday morning service at 10 :30 a.m. Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. You are welcome to con- nect with our church either in person or online. Facebook: Winslow Church of the Nazarene. YouTube: Winslow Naza- rene. Website: winslownaz. Irene's Food Pantry: Ev- ery third Saturday from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Hope to see you soon. Joe Decker, Pastor Nazarene 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 having Sunday services. Saturday, August 1, Back- to-School Bash, with free school supplies with no in- come limit, and also a yard sale, both beginning at 8 a.m. Come and find some treasures and supplies for the kids' school year and be blessed. Keep our president, vice-president and the cabi- net in your prayers that the right decisions will be made. Remember those in hospitals and nursing homes, who are in a place of no family 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 OAKLAND CITY FIRST PENTECOST Hwy. 64 East Sunday morning service 9:30 a.m. with children's Sun- day school during the minis- try of the Word; Wednesday and Sunday evening ser- vices at 6 p.m. All services are CDT (Gibson Co. times). We will be having a three day revival at the end of Au- gust if regulations still per- mit. In Luke 10, we go into the house of Mary and Martha. The story is known by most. Martha gets upset because Mary isn't helping with the preparing of the meal. She even has the nerve to inter- rupt Jesus and ask Him if He cares. You see "pride" assumes. It assumes that your opinion is of value. It as- sumes that things will be do- ne as they have always been done. God is not in a box. He can and will move in whatev- er manner He chooses. The spiritual food Jesus was serv- ing was much more import- ant than Martha's reputation as a great hostess. Don't let pride blind you to what God wants to do. Ron Vickers, Pastor Elaine Young, Reporter, 812-749 -1122 (leave a mes- sage). 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. The pastor is in Every Tuesday morning on New York City's Upper East Side, Gregory Fryer sits in a Peanuts-style booth offering prayer and a listen- ing ear to passersby. Initial- ly, the pastor wanted to draw attention to his church, but instead he ended up notic- ing all the "hungry hearts" in the neighborhood. Fry- er has been pleasantly sur- prised by all the people who open up to him. "I think they like the idea of a pastor be- ing on the sidewalk," he says. Although a sign on the booth reads "Spiritual ad- vice 5¢," the pastor keeps a plate of nickels handy if peo- ple want to put one in his jar. Some people donate much more — and some even pray for Fryer. The pastor says he was in- spired by Peanuts character Lucy van Pelt, who has the "audacity, the courage to bra- zenly sit there out in public and offer to deal with import- ant matters." Office hours: 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday. Amy Melhiser, Secretary Wesleyan Presbyterian 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. "But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose con- fidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the wa- ter that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit" ( Jeremiah 17:7-8, NIV ). So I ask, are you trusting in Jesus for all your needs, in every area of your life? There is confidence in knowing that He will be with you in every situation and that He promis- es never to leave or abandon you. If you will trust in the Lord, He will be there to help with decisions, temptations, ill- ness, social situations and whatever you may encounter. You will find renewed trust, hope and a deeper walk with Him. When your trust and confi- dence is in the Lord, you are blessed. It's His promise. If anyone has a need, you can call the pastor at 812- 354-3028. Roy Stilwell, Pastor Pam Lemond, Reporter

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