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December 2, 2020

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B-4 Wednesday, December 2, 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 Ramblings of my mind By Lowell Thomas A nation in trouble Religious Viewpoint By Dr. Clyde Dupin See R AMBLINGS on 6 See VIEWPOINT on 6 Sanctified service Minutes with the Bible By Pastor Ricky Kurth In Hezekiah's day, "the priests had not sanctified themselves sufficiently" (II Chron. 30 :3), and "the Levites were more upright in heart to sanctify themselves than the priests" (II Chron. 29:34). Imagine that—men who wanted to serve the Lord, but who didn't want to sanctify themselves; that is, they didn't want to set themselves apart unto God (Ex. 13:2 cf. v. 12). How about you? Are you long on wanting to serve the Lord but short on wanting to set yourself apart as holy unto Him? If so, you should know that "this is the will of God, even your sanctification" (I Thes. 4:3). The Lord gave Himself for the Church "that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of wa- ter by the Word" (Eph. 5:25,26). Why not de- termine to bury yourself in God's Word, with the goal of learning how to be as pure as He died to make you now, in this life (Titus 2:14), and become "a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and meet for the Master's use" (II Tim. 2:21). In this time of political and economic tur- moil we still have much to be thankful for. We have faith in God and hope that our problems can be solved. The recent election reminds us that America needs a spiritual awakening. In recent years we have seen America drift far from our great spiritual heritage. In God We Trust is still on our coins but too many trust in political power, greed, and dishonesty. Many sincere Chris- tians are deeply troubled over the political events of recent weeks. Our values about the sacredness of life have been questioned and our nation has drifted away from Christianity and toward socialism. The elite and liberal media often express their anti-God philoso- phy. Whatever is right they call it wrong. The elite media would like America to accept so- cialism with no under- standing of God's teach- ings. We have accepted other gods and call this religious perversion multi-culturalism. Some of our politi- cians have embraced all gods and promote a secular humanistic approach to life. The Com- munist tried socialism and it did not work. His- Well I am writing this article today feeling much better with only a few left over ailments from our battle with COVID virus. People asked my wife and I were you tested and our answer was easy because if you had the ail- ments we had you didn't have to be told what was going on. Now once we knew and had been to our family doctor we stayed away from oth- ers and only went out to see doctor or drive thru at CVS. Listen if you have this virus or if you are isolated with family please stay away from others and don't become a spreader of the virus. My shout-out this week is to Jim Woolsey and his family. Jim worked with me at IPL un- til he developed an allergy to some chemical mixtures we used and he had to take an early retirement. Jim and Lynna are blessed with a love and talent for music and it has been way too long for them to be recognized as the tal- ent they are. I'm proud to call them friends be- cause they do have hearts of gold and are rich in many many ways. As always I pray bless- ings on them and their family. I have to commend the Black Friday mer- chants for making it very pleasant to shop at their stores. My friend and I were amazed by the number of workers stationed around the store to help you find what you were looking for. The sale items were plentiful and easily found with no crowds shoving and grabbing. When it came time to check out we simply walked to the checkout lines and paid for our treasures. I have always said there was no need for all the excitement and confusion brought on by past sales. Congratulations stores be- cause you deserve a hearty "well done." CHURCH CHURCH Notes Notes Notes Upcoming Events White River Quartet Christmas concert Dec. 6 The White River Quartet will be performing a Christ- mas concert on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. at the Peters- burg Gospel Center, 402 E. Illinois Street. The concert is free, but a love offering will be collected for the singers. Everyone is welcome. Baptist Baptist Baptist Continued on the next page Assembly of God The Experts Are More Affordable Than You Might Think. Whether you're looking for a quick replacement or the benefits of an advanced, high-efficiency system, Carrier has the solution to fit your budget and comfort needs. ©Carrier Corporation 12/2016. HIGH EFFICIENCY COMFORT YOUR WAY PH: 812-743-2382 HEATING & AIR-CONDITIONING LLC Serving the area since 1950. Perry ' s Perry ' s 303 Breckinridge Rd, Monroe City Email: Craig Perry Vance Perry Chase Perry RIVER OF LIFE 342 E. CR 300 N., Petersburg Sunday morning worship 10 a.m.; Sunday evening worship 6 p.m. and Consumed youth group 7 p.m.; Wednesday eve- ning 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 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. 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 the third Sunday of the month, follow- ing morning worship. "You, O Lord, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head" (Psalm 3:3). When life gets tough and we stumble, the Lord gently lifts us up. Life is full of pain- ful moments, but it's also full of second chances. The Lord never gives up on us. He is but a prayer away. Remembering those in our prayers who are fighting COVID-19, other illnesses, physical and mental stress, our country and our leaders. We invite you to worship with us. Ralph Newkirk, Pastor Marla Morrison, Reporter GR ACE G.B. CHURCH 1007 E. Union St., Winslow Sunday morning worship 10 a.m.; Sunday evening worship 5 p.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 5 p.m. Henry Nelson, Pastor 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. Seven weeks of Celebration started Sunday, Nov. 8. Has everything of late left you tired and stressed? Brighten your Sundays and holidays. Special service at 9:30 a.m. to coincide with children's Sunday school. Celebrate and worship in the sanctuary while your children and youth receive Bible train- ing and practice for a Christ- mas program. You and your family can enjoy great mu- sic, uplifting teaching, heart- warming preparation for the holidays combined with great friendships and connections. Christmas program on Sun- day, Dec. 20. "Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart. For thy loving- kindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth" (Palms 26:2-3). 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 son is because someone else has already purchased the ticket for us. That person was Jesus Christ, and the price He paid was His own blood, shed on the cross for us. If at any time you have no church to attend, feel free to join us for services. Your pres- ence will be deeply appreciat- ed and you will leave being blessed. Remember Jesus is the rea- son for the season. Jerry "Tuffy" Blackwell, Pastor Sharon Kendall, Reporter follow. Next meeting Decem- ber 2. Social distancing is still in place and until further notice, there will be no children's church or Sunday night fel- lowship. Thought for the week: "And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giv- ing thanks to God the Father through him" (Colossians 3:17). Be in prayer for the lost, the sick, our church, our country and leaders, and always each other. God's blessings on you this week. Try to be kind and show God's love, because everyone 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, Reporter BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH An Independent Baptist Church 4995 N. Co. Rd. 850 E. Otwell (Meeting in the Iva Union Church building) Sunday school for children and adults 9 a.m.; Sunday morn- ing worship service 10 a.m.; Sun- day evening service, Youth Group (6th grade through 19 years old), and Patch Club (four years old through 5th grade) 6 p.m.; Thurs- day, prayer service 7 p.m. Scott Fulcher, Pastor 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. First Wednesday of each month Advisory Board meet- ing before Bible study at 6 p.m. and business meeting to 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 the morning worship; youth Cross Fit at 6 p.m. If you are unable to attend services, you can see Pastor Tuffy live on FB at 10 :15 a.m. "The Lord will preserve me for His heavenly kingdom" (II Timothy 4:18). Preparing for Heaven is much like going on a journey. First, you must decide you want to go there. Next, you must purchase a ticket. But wait. How will you purchase it? By going to church or acting religious? Or giving money or volunteering your time to help others? The Bible says none of these will suffice, because the ticket to Heaven is too expen- sive, far too expensive for any human being to afford. Does that mean we can nev- er go there? No, and the rea-

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