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February 17, 2021

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, Feburar y 17, 2021 B-5 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 7 A powerful influence on America Religious Viewpoint By Dr. Clyde Dupin See MINUTES on 7 Knowing Christ as He should be known Minutes with the Bible By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam John the Baptist introduced our Lord with the proclamation: "Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand" (Matt.3:2). Throughout His earthly ministry Christ was known as "the Son of David", the king with whom God made a covenant to establish His Kingdom forever. The Old Testament prophets predicted that Christ would — and He will — reign on earth upon the throne of His father David. While His Kingdom was being proclaimed "at hand", He walked and talked and ate with men as "the Son of Man". Wearied with traveling, He sat at Jacob's well and asked for a drink of water. Pressed by the throng, He got into a fishing boat and addressed the multitudes from the The family, church, government and cul- ture help determine our destiny as a nation. A wise person once said, "Whoever controls our schools rules the world." This statement is easier to understand as we learn more about the Arab nations and Muslims, in particular. The philosophy of the classroom in this gen- eration will be the philosophy of the next gen- eration. Our founding fathers understood a val- ue-based education. That's why, after build- ing homes and churches, they built schools. They soon established educational institutions like Harvard, Yale and Columbia to educate the mind and promote Christian faith. Now most of these once great institutions are a hollow shell of the values and faith they once taught. Today most institutions think facts, not charac- ter, are what build a good society. The human- ists took advantage of our spiritual apathy and gradually shaped and took control of our edu- cational institutions. Our schools have been used as a vehicle for so- cial change. Covid-19 and political socialism may be America's great- est enemy. The war of ideas is fought in the classroom. It is here that absolute truth, the Bible, and values are destroyed. Christians should be se- rious about protecting the minds and hearts of our children. In my opinion, children should learn disci- pline, values, respect and honesty while they are learning math, science and other import- ant facts. If we are to change America we must put God back in our schools. The Ten Com- mandments never caused shootings in our schools or drug addiction. Parents need to be informed and involved in the future of our beloved America. Another week has passed us by and it has been quite an entertaining one. I suppose I should first say hello to all the readers of this column. Monday we woke up to a new snow and it was a little one so we were still being spoiled by not having too many troubles, but Tuesday we were welcomed by slick conditions. We were facing a drive to Vincennes Good Samaritan Hospital to get her first Covid vaccination. We made the drive and it was a slow one. On our return trip the highways were much clearer and easier to drive on. The Weather Channel has been forecast- ing a significant weather event for this com- ing week. I hope they are blowing it up because they have made it sound as though it will be a crippling event. Next Thursday, I am due for my second Covid vaccination and the weather forecast- ers have me a little concerned about the vac- cination center being closed and the drive to the hospital. On another note this week I was waiting on my wife to come from the Jay-C Store and in the short time I was waiting I noticed three cars and trucks having difficulty parking in the 90 degree spaces. Just as a suggestion do you suppose the parking spaces could be re- marked and laid out with angle parking so the spaces would be easier to get into and out of. Hopefully this will fall on understanding ears and eyes, so maybe when the opportunity pres- 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. We are prac- ticing social distancing and wearing of masks. Business meeting the third Sunday of the month, following morning worship. "Children, obey your par- ents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. Honor your fa- ther and mother. This is the first commandment with a promise. If you honor you fa- ther and mother, things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth. Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them, and you will have a long life on the earth" (Ephesians 6:2,3,4). Children and parents have a responsibility to each oth- er. Children should honor their parents, even if their parents are demanding. Parents should gently care for their children, even if the children are disobedi- ent and unpleasant. Ideally, of course, parents and chil- dren should relate to each other with thoughtfulness 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, Feb. 17, Bible study, studying Psalm 115 -118. Sunday, Feb. 28, is the fourth Sunday, morning offer- ing to the building fund. Bible Trivia Last week's answer to: What minor prophet said the Israelites "enter at the windows like a thief"? An- swer: Joel. Reference: Joel 2:9. Q: Priscilla and Aquila taught a Jew named ______ "the way of God more per- fectly." 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 school 9:30 a.m.; worship service at 10 :30 a.m. and Wednesday Bible study at 6:30 p.m. No matter what the zone says, we will have ser- vices in-house and online. 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 Sunday school will re- sume at 9:30 a.m. on Sun- day, March 7; morning wor- ship at 10 :30 a.m.; Wednes- day Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Remember those on our prayer list, the shut-ins and our lost loved ones. Fable of the Porcupine It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died be- cause of the cold. The por- cupines, realizing the situ- ation, decided to group to- gether to keep warm. This way, they covered and pro- tected themselves. But the quills of each one wounded their closest com- panions. A fter a while, they decided to distance them- selves one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen. So they had to make a choice: Either ac- cept the quills of their com- panions or disappear from the earth. Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. They learned to live with the little wounds caused by the close relationship with their com- panions in order to receive the warmth that came from the others This way they were able to survive. The best relationships are not the ones that bring to- gether perfect people, but 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 day or Thursday service. 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. "Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him" ( Isaiah 43:7). 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 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 when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others, and can admire and encourage the other person's good qualities (Anonymous). "Be ye kind one to anoth- er, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you" (Ephesians 4:32). Jesus said, "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another" ( John 13:35). Dwight Howe, Pastor Karri Brock, Reporter and love. This will happen if both parents and children will put the other's interest above their own. That is, if they submit to one another. The purpose of paren- tal discipline is to help chil- dren grow, not to exasperate and provoke them to anger or discouragement. Parent- ing is not easy. It takes a lot of patience to raise Children in a Christ-honoring manner. This is vital to the child's de- velopment and their under- standing of what Christ is like. We are praying for those on our prayer list who are in need of the Lord's healing touch. We invite you to worship with us at any of our ser- vices. Ralph Newkirk, Pastor Marla Morrison, 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 :40 a.m. No Sunday evening, Wednes- 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 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: "I am the vine; you are the branch- es. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing" ( John 15:5). Continued on next page

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