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January 13, 2021

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, Januar y 13, 2021 B-5 VIEWPOINT Continued from page 3 RAMBLINGS Continued from page 3 MINUTES Continued from page 3 Methodist Pentecostal Nazarene Presbyterian Wesleyan PAWS WEEK PAWS WEEK Pet of the LEXA There are no bad days when you come home to a dog's love. This week, PAWS is fea- turing an affectionate, big gal named Lexa. She and her sister, Petra, can be found playing tug of war in the dog yard at PAWS on any given day. Lexa is eight months old, has a warm personality, short, smooth black fur with tan accents, warm brown eyes that convey gentleness and understanding, is spayed and has all her shots. Her size would make her the perfect watch dog. She can be adopted by calling 812-354-9894. page we work. Byron Corn and I worked one afternoon on my oldest son's kitchen chairs and I sure thank him for his help. We were able to put some dow- els in it and with a little glue had it looking pretty good. The next day my wife and I worked on gluing up the brac- es on the legs. The chairs sure don't look like a work of art but they should hold together for awhile. The big news of the week was how the protesters stormed the Capitol building and at least five lives were lost. I read that in the protest were people who often go just to cause people to get even more excited than they were at first. Mob mentality will often over- come things you would never ordinarily do and you will go along with the others. It is a shame it went as far as it did because it is one of our rights to protest in a peaceable fash- ion. I don't have any strong urges toward either side al- though I do hope we will see our elected officials working together for the common good of America. If I'm not mistak- en the word here is compro- mise with one another and come up with a workable solu- tion for our nation. Well for me this has been a week of nothing much to write about so I'll finish up this mess. Sunday we worshipped again with Cup Creek General Baptist church. It was good to be able to fill the pulpit again and bring God's word. As al- ways be a blessing to those whom God presents to you and keep up the good fight of faith because it is worth it all. in their philosophy and fail to protect our families from drugs, porn, and violence. When the media and televi- sion silence the church and Christians there is little hope for our culture to be upright and decent. The church needs a wake-up call to survive. stead.'" The Corinthians were al- ready righteous (1 Cor. 1:30), so we know Paul was telling them to tell unsaved people that they "might" be made righteous (2 Cor. 5:20) by be- lieving the gospel. CONTENDERS a.m.; evening Wednesday meeting 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 CHURCH 10041E. Otwell United Jeff Methodist Sun- wor- Christ; the the and peo- so may reach the God attaining the (Ephesians FREE CHURCH at worship church is Petersburg Reporter CHURCH 812.202.8903 Fri- unceas- the heav- en and sees" (Lamentations 3:49 -50). Lamentations is a book of five poems that express the sorrow of people who have lost their home. They've been hunted by enemies and were near death (3:52-54), and they weep and call on God to bring justice (v. 64). They cry out to God not because they have lost hope, but because they believe God is listening. And when they call, God does come near (v. 57). It's not wrong to lament the broken things in our world or in your life. God is always lis- tening and you can be sure that God will look down from heaven and see you. How can you practice bring- ing all your emotions to God? When have you felt God draw near to you in your sad- ness? "Loving God, help us to remember that it's right to lament wrongness before we can begin to change it"— Amen. Josh Sanders, Pastor Sherry Julian, Reporter PETERSBURG CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 118 West Pike Ave. Church 812-354-8851 Service times: Sunday at 10 :30 a.m. Praise and Worship service; Wednesday at 6 p.m. Bible study. Beginning Sun- day, January 31, Bible study at 5 p.m. If you can't join us in person for Sunday morn- ing service, join us through the airwaves. We have a parking lot ser- vice as well on Sunday morn- ings. Pull in to the church parking lot and tune your ra- dio to 104.3FM, and hear the service from the comfort of your car. As we have entered the new year, many have made resolu- tions for change. Our desire for change is an opportunity to start anew. The opportuni- ty to change is offered to us ev- ery day by God —a change for a better demeanor, a change of perspective, a change to break free from those things holding us back. Come and join us this Sunday as Pastor Steve brings a message from Ecclesiastes 3 on the season for change. 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 connect with our church either in per- son or online. Facebook: Winslow Church of the Nazarene. YouTube: Winslow Nazarene. Website: Irene's Food Pantry: Every third Saturday from 10 -11:30 a.m. Hope to see you soon. Joe Decker, Pastor Visit our website for addition- al information. If the church can be of assistance to you, contact us at pastor@peters- We hope you will join us Sunday as we celebrate our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Steve Hamilton, Pastor 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.; Children's Sunday school at 11 a.m.; Tuesday night at 6 p.m. prayer. We are having our services on Facebook live. Just go to top and tap magnifying glass icon and go to House of Mercy. We as the body of Christ need now in dire earnest to pray and fast for the body of Jesus Christ and fast for this great nation. God is still in control but is waiting for His church to get down to busi- ness. James 5:16 describes that "The effectual earnest prayer of a righteous man or woman availeth much" (has power). So let us be about the Master's work. Pray for your president, con- gress, unsaved loved ones, those that are sick and hos- 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; Sunday and Wednesday evening services at 6 p.m. All services are CST (Gibson Co. times). John 14:6, Jesus says, "I am the way, the truth and the life; no man cometh to the Father but by me." When you reject the truth, the enemy will send you an al- ternative. Ron Vickers, Pastor Elaine Young, Reporter, 812-749 -1122 (leave a mes- sage). pitalized, nursing home resi- dents, friends and neighbors. Also, pray for the peace of Je- rusalem. May your week be peaceful and fulfilling, and be thankful for that which you do have. George Bruce, Jr., Pastor 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. Providing proof If we are to accept the teach- ing of Jesus at all, then the on- ly test of the reality of a man's religion is his attitude to his fellow men. The only possible proof that a man loves God is the demonstrated fact that he loves his fellow men. Office hours: 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday. Amy Melhiser, Secretary OTWELL WESLEYAN CHURCH 2277 N. Mechanics Street Otwell Pastor 812-354-3028 Praise and worship service at 9 a.m.; Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; morning worship at 10 :30 a.m.; 6:30 p.m. Sun- day evening worship service. Scripture for the week: "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand" (Isaiah 41:10). Prayer: "Father in heav- en, I stand before You today asking that You grant me strength to power through all of the tasks today, whether little or big. Give me strength when I am weak, love when I feel forsaken, courage when I am afraid, wisdom when I feel foolish, comfort when I am alone, hope when I feel re- jected, and peace when I am in turmoil"—Amen. If anyone has a need, you can call the pastor at 812-354- 3028. Roy Stilwell, Pastor Pam Lemond, Reporter LOUIE CAMPBELL Sales Professional CALL OR TEXT 812-899-6267 @LouieYourCarGuy HWY. 64 W. • PRINCETON "Quite Simply, A Better Experience!" Looking for a Great Deal On Your Next Vehicle? Social Security Matters By Rusty Gloor Did my wife get a 'Notch Baby' benefit increase? Dear Rusty: I was born in May of 1930, and my wife was born in April 1931. My wife claims she re- ceived an in- crease in her Social Securi- ty benefit due to the "Notch Ba- by" provision. Is she correct about this? Signed: In- quisitive Hus- band. Dear Inquisitive: Allow me to clarify for you what your wife is referring to, and you can use your own judgement on how to present the informa- tion to her. So-called "notch babies" are those Social Security re- cipients who were born be- tween the years 1917 and 1921. Folks born in those years were affected by a So- cial Security issue which had to do with how Cost of Living Adjustments (COL As) were computed. Here's what hap- pened: In 1972, when the Social Secu- rity Administra- tion switched to automatic COL A increases based on the Consum- er Price Index, they made an error in the au- tomatic COL A computation formula which wasn't dis- covered for several years. During those several years they awarded COL A increas- es using the incorrect formu- la which paid COL A at a high- er level than appropriate. A f- ter discovering the error, and in an attempt to fix the issue, in the mid-1970s, Congress decided that those born be- fore 1917 would be allowed to stay on the incorrect (more generous) formula, but CO- L A for those born after 1917 would use a corrected for- mula. However, that didn't sit well with SS beneficiaries born after 1917 because they were receiving less COL A than their counterparts born before 1917. So, in an attempt to mollify those Social Secu- rity beneficiaries born after 1917, Congress created a spe- cial "notch" formula for those born between 1917 and 1921. And those who were born be- tween those dates were called "notch babies." The new "notch baby" for- mula was not quite as gener- ous as the incorrect formu- la being enjoyed by those born before 1917, but yet a bit more generous than the cor- rected COL A formula which applied to anyone born after 1921 (and still exists today). Thus, "notch babies" do enjoy a slightly better COL A formu- la than other Social Security beneficiaries born after 1921. Over the years, various at- tempts have been made to ex- tend the notch baby end-year definition from 1921 to, for example, those born before 1927. And even as recently as 2019, a Congressional bill called the "Notch Fairness Act" attempted to provide res- titution by extending the end date of the "notch" to 1926. But none of those attempts in Congress have ever succeed- ed in changing the definition of "notch babies" beyond the original 1970s Congressio- nal definition to apply only to those born between 1917 and 1921. So, anyone born af- ter 1921, including your wife, has COL A computed using the corrected formula, not the "notch baby" formula. To submit a question, vis- it our website (amacfounda- curity-advisory) or email us at ssadvisor@amacfoundation. org. AREA HAPPENINGS Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission - The board of directors will meet electronically on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 7 p.m. (local time). For additional information, call Indiana 15 RPC at 812-367-8455. Celebrate Recovery–Will meet every Monday at 6 p.m. at the River of Life Church, 342 E. CR 300 N., Petersburg. For more information, contact Pastor Jim at 812-354-8800. Pike County History Center—Will meet the fourth Mon- day of each month at the History Center, 1104 Main Street, Petersburg at 6:30 p.m. New members welcome. History Cen- ter hours Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until fur- ther notice. DAR—Local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meet the second Monday of each month Sep- tember through June at 6 p.m. at the History Center in Pe- tersburg. Free Clothing Bank–Oak Grove Church in Oakland City offers a free clothing bank each Tuesday 9 -11 a.m. (Oakland City time) for everyone. They carry new and used clothing. Location is on Morton Street, just past Chuckles. Come to the gymnasium door located at the back of the church. Winslow Alcoholics Anonymous – will meet every Tues- day at 7:30 p.m. Call 812-789 -8535 for location of the meeting. Al-Anon meeting – Meetings are each Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., located at 424 W. 7th St. in Jasper. For more informa- tion, call 812-887-0349. Narcotic Anonymous – Every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Riv- er of Life Fellowship Church. Odd Fellows IOOF Pacific Lodge #175 meeting–the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. All area members are encouraged to attend. Otwell Ruritan–will have its monthly meetings the sec- ond Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Pike Lodge #121 F&AM regular stated meeting–the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. All area Masons are invited to attend. Jefferson Township Community Center of Otwell–will have its monthly meetings the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. All members are urged to attend. Perinatal Loss Support – Expectant parents who sud- denly lose their child often experience a wide range of emo- tions and grief. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center offers "Perinatal Loss Support" to assist those who have ex- perienced the loss of a child (conception to one month of age) through the grieving process, and provide an atmosphere of confidentiality and comfort. For more information about Perinatal Loss Support, con- tact Theresa O'Bryan, Pastoral Care, at 812-996 -0219 or to- "Your Health and Diabetes" Education – Discover- ing the diagnosis of diabetes can be overwhelming. Memo- rial Hospital and Health Care Center wants to support you in this transition of lifestyle, and sponsors a continuing educa- tion group for persons with diabetes, pre-diabetes, or anyone who is interested in learning about the disease. The topic for the January class is "Osteoporosis." This sup- port group is the third Monday of each month and provides knowledge to help you feel more secure, manage problems, and avoid hospitalization for diabetes-related issues. The next meeting will be Monday, January 18, 2021.

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