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January 13, 2021

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, Januar y 13, 2021 B-3 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 See R AMBLINGS on 5 A wake-up call needed Religious Viewpoint By Dr. Clyde Dupin See VIEWPOINT on 5 See MINUTES on 5 Be ye reconciled to God Minutes with the Bible By Pastor Ricky Kurth "Why does Paul beseech the Corinthians to be reconciled to God (2 Cor. 5:20) if they were already justified 'saints' (1 Cor. 1:2; 6:11)? " "…be ye reconciled to God" (2 Cor. 5:20). In this verse, Paul is not telling the Corinthi- ans to be reconciled to God, he is telling them what to tell unbelievers. If we back up to verse 18, we see Paul tell the believers in Corinth that God "hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation." He then goes on to define the ministry of reconcilia- tion when he begins the very next verse with the words "to wit." Those words mean "name- ly" or "that is to say." So Paul is telling believ- ers what to say to unsaved people when they go forth with the ministry of reconciliation. We might paraphrase him to say: "God has given us the ministry of reconcil- iation, so go out and tell the lost, 'God was in Christ as He hung on the cross, imputing your trespasses to Him and not to you. He then com- mitted this message of reconciliation to us be- lievers, and now we are His ambassadors. If He were here, He'd be begging you to be rec- onciled to Him, but He's not, we're here in His The church has neglected to be a clear voice for values. The church could have been the most powerful force on earth to help protect society from many evils and help shape 21st Century culture. Television and the elite media have steered us away from God and Christian values. In recent years, the media has created a new morality for the masses. It was a terrible mistake and tragic failure when the churches wouldn't say "enough is enough." One televi- sion producer said, "We test sex on the pub- lic and see how much the church will permit and each year we increase sex and violence." The most important task of the church is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is a life changing message of hope, love, and for- giveness. Our responsibility does not stop in- side the four walls of a church. The preach- ing of the Gospel should have an impact on our culture. Those in the church and those outside should under- stand sin and its con- sequences. The athe- ists are now running T V ads against Christiani- ty. The elite media and Hollywood have brain- washed this generation to believe right is wrong and wrong is right. Most of the T V net- works, except FOX, are determined to promote a form of religion and political socialism that is anti-God. The is- sues of honesty, decency and morality are Bi- ble based issues that should be taught by the church. We have too many seeker sensitive pastors and feel good preachers who neglect these truths. Our politicians are often pagan I don't have any cute hellos this week just a howdy folks. Hope everyone is doing okay and staying safe. This past week has been busy with doctor visits and tests again. I'll be glad when all the leftovers from the COVID go away. I had a doctor's follow up appointment Tues- day and from there another set of x-rays which led to a cat scan at Deaconess imaging. I was joking with Dr.Keepes that pretty soon I will be glowing in the dark. I haven't heard from the scan yet so I don't know what if anything was found. I seem to be getting better, but we are afraid I might have some damage caused by the virus. I hope we are wrong. With all the wind we have had one of the old sassafras trees in our yard blew over into the cemetery so I tried to get it cleaned up. That was one of the days my lungs acted up and made my chest burn. It was a pretty day al- though a wee bit chilly, but nice to be outside. Last Wednesday we started tearing down the displays of "Christmas in the Park." It is lots of work but it is coming apart easier than it did going up. Next year it would be nice to see a few more volunteers helping. We usual- ly work about four or five hours on the days Continued on the next page CHURCH CHURCH Notes Notes Notes Baptist Baptist Baptist Assembly of God 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, 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; morning wor- ship 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, Jan. 20, Bible study. Studying Psalm 106 - 109. Sunday, Jan. 24, fourth Sun- day, morning offering to the building fund. Sunday, Jan. 31, fifth Sun- day; Communion service during morning worship. Bible Trivia Last week's answer to: Who was Simon Peter's partners in the fishing business? An- swer: James and John, sons of Zebedee. Reference: Luke 5: 1-3, 10. Q: Who urged us to be "doers of the word," not just listeners? Answer to come next week. Steve Selby, Pastor Elaine Barrett, Reporter CROSSROADS BAPTIST CHURCH 2789 S. State Rd 57 Oakland City Service starts at 10 :30 a.m. CST, with Sunday school pre- ceding the service at 9:30 a.m. This Sunday, we will contin- ue our series reflecting upon Ecclesiastes. A study of Eccle- siastes follows Solomon and his quest to find true mean- ing and purpose. Many peo- ple struggle though life with- out meaning and purpose. Thus many resort to wealth, material possessions, career and more to define their life and purpose. However, God does not define you by these things. Furthermore, acquir- ing these things is not your purpose. We invite you to join us each Sunday at 10 :30 a.m. (CST) as we discuss finding purpose and meaning in life. Or, if you can't make it on Sunday morn- ing, we encourage you to lis- ten to the recorded message on our website, www.cross- The Community Baby Shower is taking form. It will occur on Saturday, January 30 from 9 a.m. till noon (CST). The baby shower is ideally helping expectant mothers, or mothers of babies from newborn to two years of age. We're excited about another community outreach event. By the way, this Wednesday we will NOT have our regu - larly scheduled study and ac- tivities. We hope to return to our normal activities the fol- lowing week. Come join us at Crossroads, where we love Jesus and love people. We would be blessed for you to join us as we wor- ship our Lord. Curt Beadle, Pastor FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 8th and Poplar Street Petersburg 812-354-6582 American Baptist Church Services are Sunday at 10 :30 a.m. and Wednesday Bi- ble study at 6:30 p.m. When the county is level red, ser- vices are online only, services are in-person and online at lev- el orange. Youth group is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, verify with youth leader. Michael Miller, Pastor GLEZEN G.B. CHURCH Corner of Center and Sycamore No Wednesday service this week; morning worship will resume at 10 :30 a.m. this Sunday; no Sunday school un- til further notice. Remember those on our prayer list, the shut-ins and our lost loved ones. Our prayer should be to step forward in God's light every day, that His light may reflect Christ's shadow for others to see and seek him. "If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing" ( John 15:5). Dwight Howe, Pastor Karri Brock, 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- Early service at 9:30 a.m. to coincide with children's Sun- day school; Sunday morning Bible study 9:30 a.m.; morn- ing worship at 10 :50 a.m. No Sunday evening, Wednesday or Thursday ser- vice. Celebrate and worship in the sanctuary while your chil- dren and youth receive Bible training. You and your family can enjoy great music, uplift- ing teaching and heartwarm- ing preparation for the great friendships and connections. "Humble yourself therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care up- on him; for he careth for you" (I Peter 5:6 -7). 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 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 and Sunday school during the morning worship; youth Cross Fit Sunday at 6 p.m. Due to COVID-19, we are still prac- ticing social distancing. "The Spiritual man tries all things (he examines, investi- gates, inquires into, questions, and discerns all things)" (I Corinthians 2:15). Life is not easy, and the Christian life is no exception. God knows that you will have questions, doubts and fears during the hard times. Part of finding God's purpose for you is to recognize that he can handle your hard questions, and that He wants you to ask them to draw you into a closer relationship with Him. When difficulties come, you can pull away from God or you can choose to draw as close as you can, seeking an- swers to life's hard questions by searching Scripture, pray- ing fervently and standing on God's promises. When you ask, you offer Him the oppor- tunity to answer. 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. Jerry "Tuffy" Blackwell, Pastor Sharon Kendall, Reporter WINSLOW G.B. CHURCH 600 E. Union Street Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.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 follow. 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: "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be dis- couraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherev- er you go" ( Joshua 1:9). 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

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