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B-2 Wednesday, August 5, 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 Assembly of God Baptist Ramblings of my mind By Lowell Thomas America's changing church Religious Viewpoint By Clyde Dupin See R AMBLINGS on 3 See MINUTES on 3 The Sins That Are Past Minutes with the Bible By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam See VIEWPOINT on 3 In the past 25 years many evangelical pas- tors, in order to remain relevant, have tried many new things. They have redesigned the church to not look like a traditional church. It may look like an abandoned warehouse or outdated mall. Inside jumbo screens display what appears to be music videos. There is mood lighting, music with throbbing bass and young people wearing skinny jeans and tank tops. When these new things win the lost then I am grateful. Among this change we have the emerging church, mega-church, hipster church and no name church. Hipster Christianity is a rebel- lion against the subculture that bore it. The emerging church writes its own theolo- gy and embraces uni- versalism. These new churches have little in common with groups like Focus on the Fam- ily, Campus Crusade or a Billy Graham type Crusade. They have lit- tle interest in soul win- ning and prefer to be called "Christ Followers" rather than Chris- tians. They cringe at the thought of an altar In Chapter 3 of St. Paul's letter to the Ro- mans he declares that God has set forth Christ as a satisfaction for man's sin and that redemption is obtained by faith in "His blood," or His payment for sin at Calvary, en- tirely apart from works, religious or other- wise (Rom. 3:21-26). But in this same passage he states that this "remission" concerns the "sins that are past" ( Ver. 25). What does he mean by this? Some have taught from this verse that when a sinner turns to God for salvation all his sins are forgiven up to that time and now that he is saved he is henceforth responsible for himself. But this would mean that God saves men by His grace only to turn them over again to their own weak and sinful natures. If this were the case, the converted sinner would be lost again the same day, for what Christian believer is wholly free from sin? Paul rather looks back here at past ag- es and declares that we now know and pro- claim that men like Abel, Noah and Abra- ham, and also like Moses, David and Dan- iel (who lived under the Law) were actually saved by the redemption wrought by Christ, although Christ's death was still future in their day. In other words, Christ died, not only for the sins which we have committed, but also for the "sins which are past." The believers of past ages simply believed what Hey, hope everyone is well and happy as pos- sible this week. We have no reason to complain about having to water the plants these last cou- ple of days. Seems like the weather just gives everything all at once and doesn't hold much back for later. I suppose that's why we live in Indiana because if you don't like the weather now just wait it'll change. We should be thank- ful we don't get as much wind as some other places around us. Shout this week is to Phil Sisk and his family. Phil worked quite a bit on the control boards but you would often see him working as an auxilia- ry, which means he would be out turning valves and taking readings. Phil was a Viet Nam vet and was a bit edgy around sudden movements and noises which made him a target to have fun with, only it wasn't much fun for him. One day we were talking and he mentioned how he had always volunteered to walk point when his unit would be on a march through the jungle. He vol- unteered because he had more experience. He said that was how he became so edgy around the things which others saw as funny. I never tormented him again with that kind of fun, but we often faced off with the rooster move and I'm sure if Phil reads this he'll get a kick out of it. Prayers and blessings for Phil and his fami- ly are being sent up to our Lord. We have been trying to prepare for our cruise-in and we have been hoping for some Continued on page 2 Continued in next column CHURCH CHURCH Notes Notes Notes Baptist Baptist Catholic Church Note Deadline 10 A.M. TUESDAY 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 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. 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 did Elijah use to make his altar on Mount Carmel? Answer: twelve stones. Refer- ence: I Kings 18:31-32. Q: How many years does Psalm 90 say are "the days of our years?" Answer to come next week. Steve Selby, Pastor Elaine Barrett, Reporter FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 8th and Poplar Street Petersburg 812-354-6582 American Baptist Church Sunday, July 12, will be the first Sunday meeting back in the sanctuary at 10 :30 a.m.; adult Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Continue wearing a mask and honor the six-foot social distancing guidelines. Starting Wednesday, Ju- ly 15, we will be meetng in the sanctuary for Wednes- day evening Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Sunday school, childrens activities will be in session at a later date. Jr. High-Senior High youth group will meet in the Fam- ily Life Center Wednesdays from 6:30 -8 p.m. Lunch with the pastor from noon-1 p.m., Tuesday and Fridays will be on Face- book Join us live on Facebook for all services. Michael Miller, Pastor GLEZEN G.B. CHURCH Corner of Center and Sycamore Sunday worship at 10 :30 a.m. No Sunday school. This Wednesday, Aug. 5, monthly business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Remember those on our prayer list, the shut-ins and our lost loved ones. Many voices try to tell us who we should be and what 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 study at 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :40 a.m. There will be no Sunday evening, Wednesday and Thursday services. "Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condensed to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceit" (Roman 12:16). 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 WINSLOW G.B. CHURCH 600 E. Union Street Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; Sunday evening soup and sandwich fellowship at 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, adult Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, Advi- sory Board meeting at 6 p.m. and business meeting to fol- low. There will be no Bible study. Social distancing is still in place and until further no- tice, there will be no chil- dren's church or Sunday night fellowship. Thought for the week: Are you ready? ....for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night (I Thessalonians 5:2). Be in prayer for the lost, the sick, our church, our country and leaders, and al- ways each other. God's bless- 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 service 10 a.m.; Sunday evening ser- vice, 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 ings on you this week. Try to be kind and show God's love, because every- one is fighting some kind of battle. If you don't have a church home, we invite you to any of our services. Gary Watson, Pastor Nyles Head, Assoc. Pastor Kathy Henderson, Report- er Continued in next column we should do. We must obey the Lord and listen to what He says, no matter what oth- ers may say. "When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. 'Where did this man get these things? ' they asked. 'What's this wisdom that has been given him? What are these remarkable mira- cles he is performing.'" "Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the broth- er of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him" (Mark 6:2-3). Dwight Howe, Pastor Karri Brock, Reporter STS PETER & PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH 711 Walnut Street Petersburg 812-354-6942 Email: Facebook: Sts. Peter and Paul and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Churches. Weekend Masses have re- turned, as per official letter from Bishop Joseph Siegel. For those who still do not feel safe returning to church, the Sun- day Masses will continue to be recorded and uploaded on Face- book. Continued adherence to the guidelines from the office of Gov. Holcomb and Bishop Siegel will be in place regard- ing Church services. Visit their websites at www.coronavirus. for our State guidelines and Sts. Peter and Paul and Blessed Sacrament Churches on Facebook. The dispensa- tion from the obligation to at- tend Mass on Sundays and Ho- ly Days is extended until at least August 15, 2020. Read the full letter of Bishop Siegel posted on Facebook under Sts. Peter and Paul and Blessed Sacra- ment Churches. Our church is open daily for visits and private prayers. Mass readings for 19th Sun- day in Ordinary Time August 9: First reading: I Kings 10 :9a, 11-13a; second reading: Ro- mans 9:1-5; Gospel: Matthew 14:22-33. Check Facebook for the livestream. Mass and bulletin announcements posted. Note: New Mass schedule: Saturday Mass at 5:30 p.m. EDT at Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Sun- day Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church at 8 a.m. CDT. No Sun- day Mass at 11 a.m. at Sts. Pe- ter and Paul Church until coro- navirus is eliminated. Continue to pray for an end to the pandemic and for our gov- ernment officials and everyone who serves in every capacity to sustain the life of our Nation. Pray also for those who have passed away from this illness and for the entire world, espe- cially the hungry, the lonely and isolated, for the healing of our nation, so many tragedies tak- ing place. Fr. Frank Renner, Pastor Rev. Mark Wade, Deacon FIRST 1400 We person two vite book Christian website Join night Gospel will the in Shelter We Psalm be postponed at 7 We during DJ

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