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February 17, 2021

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, Feburar y 17, 2021 B-7 MINUTES Continued from page 5 RAMBLINGS Continued from page 5 Pentecostal Nazarene Presbyterian Wesleyan PAWS WEEK PAWS WEEK Pet of the KOA When the world around me is crazy and I'm losing faith in humanity, I just have to look at my dog to know that good still exists. This week, PAWS is featuring a sweet young gal named Koa, who is a high-energy girl that has lots of love to share. She loves to play in the dog yard and especially enjoys frolicking in the snow. Koa is a boxer/pit mix, with ti- ger brindle and white fur, cute lobe-shaped ears, warm brown eyes and can be reserved by calling 812- 354-9894. PAWS would like to urge everyone to keep their dogs and cats safe in this bitter cold weather. Be sure your animals have appropriate shelter and ex- tra food during these win- ter days. sea. Hated by His adversar- ies, He was tried, scourged, spit upon, and nailed to a tree. This was indeed "Christ man- ifest in the flesh". With regard to His humil- iation, however, the Apostle Paul says, by divine inspira- tion: "God also hath highly exalted Him and given Him a name which is above every name" (Phil.2:9). Again, the Apostle declares that God's mighty power was "wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, FAR ABOVE ALL…" (Eph.1:20). He is no longer to be known as "the lowly Jesus", but as the exalted "Lord" in heaven. And this has its bearing on us too: "Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: Yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now, henceforth, know we Him no more" (IICor.5:16). Our blessed Saviour is now to be known as the glorified Son of God, the Great Dispenser of Grace to a lost humanity; the One who in love and mercy "tasted death for every man" (Heb.2:9). Methodist ents itself this could be accom- plished. As you all know I am not po- litical minded but sometimes I do have opinions, just like all of you do. I retired from IPL and there were times we were putting out close to 2000MW of power and our dispatchers would be yelling for more. For now I cannot see alternative power even coming close to enough power for our needs. It is unfortunate our fossil fuels do have some bad things as- sociated with them, but I can see no choice except keep us- ing them. I suppose our oth- er means of producing enough power would be nuclear ener- gy but there are lots of con- cerns with it as well. Our elect- ed officials have great aspira- tions, but they had better con- sider all the pitfalls that could possibly arise. I have been watching the second impeachment hearing and I agree President Trump did lots of wrong things at the end of his term, but the bot- tom line is each of us can only control our own actions. Right is right and wrong is wrong and what started out to be a peaceable protest and support for a man they have respect- ed for four years was coerced by people who had hurt and trouble on their minds to go farther than they would have normally done. President Trump has al- ways been a man who could deliver a good speech and often said things which he didn't really mean the way he said them. He was his own worst enemy most of the time. This country is as close to be- ing divided as I have seen in my 72 years. I can't say much about church tomorrow because the temperature is supposed to be extremely cold and it could be dangerous to be out. The best thing we can do is go to church if we can and contin- ue to be a great blessing to all we come in contact with. It has been preached to us for quite awhile that we should be the type of person God needs be- cause it is the right thing to do and not for any other reason. Well be careful out there and stay safe as possible. ALFORD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1709 E. SR. 356 Petersburg Sunday school scheduled the first Sunday of each month at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday worship each week at 10 :30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come and worship with us. Shane Springer, 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 GOOD SHEPHERD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 210 W. Harrison Street, Oakland City Church 812-749-3525 Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; worship service 10 :30 a.m.; community luncheons the third Tuesday of each month 10 a.m.-noon CDT. The community of Good Shepherd United Method- ist Church exists to glorify God through Jesus Christ our Lord. As a body of believ- ers, we pledge ourselves to allow the Holy Spirit to devel- op within us maturity of spir- it, unity of faith and knowl- edge of the Son of God, so that we may be prepared to share His love, mercy and grace through our words and actions to a needy world. We extend an invitation to the public to come and wor- ship with us. The Good Shepherd takes care of His sheep. Neal Scifres, Pastor RUMBLETOWN FREE METHODIST CHURCH 1485 N. St. Rd. 57 Petersburg Adult Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; morning worship at 10 :30 a.m. The church is located south of Petersburg on State Road 57. Hope Barnett, Reporter do you plan to worship Him regardless of when blessings come? "Abba, Father, thank You for Your kindness and faith- fulness in every season and blessing of life. Help me to look forward to You most of all"—Amen. Josh Sanders, Pastor Sherry Julian, Reporter be added unto you" (Matthew 6:33). What things will be add- ed? God's order back into our lives—a peace that passes all understanding—He is in con- trol. Facebook: White River Chapel UMC, Jeff Pinney. Questions regarding church events, call 812-766 -3344 or mail to: 3555 West State Road 56, Petersburg, IN 47567. Jeff Pinney, Pastor SPURGEON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 11505 N. Hwy. 61 Spurgeon Pastor Cell 812-202- 8903 or church office 812-922-8215 Church service 9 a.m.; Fri- day Bible study at 1 p.m. "Some of God's best bless- ings may be long in coming. Though they linger, keep look- ing to Him. He prepares every blessing with perfect wisdom and care—and He's always worth waiting for"—James Banks. What blessings are you waiting for from God? How PETERSBURG CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 118 West Pike Ave. Church 812-354-8851 Wednesday night service is cancelled this week. Service times: Sunday at 10 :30 a.m. Praise and Worship service; Bible study at 5 p.m.; Teen activities: Wednesday at 6 p.m. Bible study. Sunday morning service is available via transmitter. Pull in to the church parking lot and tune your radio to 104.3 FM and hear the service from the comfort of your car. We serve as a great witness to Jesus and His authority through our obedience to His Word. Come and see how your life can be a witness as Pastor Steve continues his series on Being a Good Witness with a sermon from Mathew 8:5 -13. Sunday morning services are available on our Facebook page—Petersburg Church of the Nazarene or look for us on YouTube. Visit our website for 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 additional information. If the church can be of assis- tance to you, contact us at pas- 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 Sun- day school at 11 a.m.; Tues- day night at 6 p.m. prayer. Next prayer night will be Feb- ruary 23. I pray that the hearts of God's children are warm. The weather outside has tak- en a dip in temperature and is cold. This is physical and we know it will occur. But spiri- tually, many of God's children have turned cold and not oper- ating in the Spirit with a fire burning inside for this world of hurting, helpless and lost souls. Paul told Timothy to stir the gift inside and my prayer is that the church gets back to prayer, reading the Word, and fasting to rekindle the plan of God for their lives and a fire of revival in their hearts. Pray for your president, congress, unsaved loved ones, those that are sick and hospi- talized, 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. Lenten living Lent begins on Ash Wednes- day, February 18 this year. Christians have observed this season of the church year since the fourth century. It's traditionally a time of reflec- tion, penitence and spiritual renewal before Easter. During Lent, some Chris- tians give up something that hinders their relationship with God. Others do some- thing extra for their spiritu- al growth or make a special sacrifice. The key is to make Lent a memorable season of sincere spiritual growth — a time that can set the tone for the rest of the year. Office hours: 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday. Amy Melhiser, Secretary OTWELL WESLEYAN CHURCH 2277 N. Mechanics Street Otwell Pastor 812-354-3028 Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; morning worship at 10 :30 a.m.; 6:30 p.m. Sunday eve- ning worship service. A child's Ten Commandments to parents By Dr. Kevin Leman 1. My hands are small; don't expect perfection whenever I make a bed, draw a picture, or throw a ball. 2. My eyes have not seen the world as yours have; let me explore safely. 3. Housework will always be there. I'm only little for a short time, take time to ex- plain things to me about this wonderful world. 4. My feelings are tender; be sensitive to my needs; don't nag me all day long. Treat me as you would want to be treat- ed. 5. I am a special gift from God; treasure me as God in- tended you to do. 6. I need your encourage- ment, but not your praise, to grow. Go easy on the crit- icism; remember, you can crit- icize the things I do without criticizing me. 7. Give me the freedom to make decisions concerning myself. Permit me to fail, so that I can learn from my mis- takes. Then someday I'll be prepared to make the kind of decisions life requires of me. 8. Don't do things over for me. Somehow that makes me feel that my efforts didn't quite measure up to your ex- pectations. I know it's hard, but don't try to compare me with my brother or sister. 9. Don't be afraid to leave for a weekend together. Kids need vacations from their par- ents, just as parents need va- cations from kids. 10. Take me to Sunday school and church regular- ly, setting a good example for me to follow. I enjoy learning more about God. This is a great reminder to us all, listen to your children. We can learn a lot. Roy Stilwell, Pastor Pam Lemond, Reporter AREA HAPPENINGS 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 Monday of each month at the History Center, 1104 Main Street, Petersburg at 6:30 p.m. New members welcome. History Center hours Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until further notice. DAR—Local chapter of the Daughters of the Ameri- can Revolution meet the second Monday of each month September through June at 6 p.m. at the History Center in Petersburg. 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. 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 Cen- ter offers support to assist those who have experienced the loss of a child (conception to one month of age) through the grieving process, and provide an atmosphere of confiden- tiality and comfort. For more information about Perinatal Loss Support, contact Theresa O'Bryan, Pastoral Care, at 812-996 -0219 or Grief Support Series – The death of a loved one, a child leaving home, overwhelming changes in one's personal life – each can cause profound grief and suffering. To offer reas- surance and comfort, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center has developed a free support program called "Grief Support Series." Conducting the sessions will be Theresa O'Bryan, Hospital Chaplain, and Tom Holsworth, a clinical psychologist who has served as a co-facilitator of this pro- gram since its inception in 1991. This program is free, but pre-registration is necessary. For upcoming dates or more information, call 812-996 -0219. Preparing for Pregnancy–Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, in conjunction with Healthy Start Communities That C.A.R.E., is hosting an online Zoom presentation titled "Preparing for Pregnancy: Understand- ing Your Preconception Care." This presentation will be hosted by Memorial Hospital's perinatal navigators and will feature information on OB care, primary care, and nu- trition and exercise. Presenters will include Jennifer Lu- eken, M.D.; Stephanie Sparkes, M.D.; Mark Luff, M.D.; Taha Hussain, M.D.; and Jenna Dilger, R.D., C.S.P. The event will take place on Thursday, February 18, 2021, from 11 a.m.-noon and again from 7-8 p.m. To register for this Zoom event, go online to www.mhhcc. org and click on "Classes and Events" (https://www.mhh-, or call Memorial Hospital's Marketing Department at 812- 996 -2352. Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission-The Ex- ecutive Board of the will meet electronically on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 6 p.m. (Ferdinand local time). For additional information, call Indiana 15 RPC at 812- 367-8455. Advance Care Planning (ACP)- is about having con- versations concerning your medical choices and their ben- efits and risks at the end of life. ACP provides an avenue to take and maintain control over the health care decisions that impact goals, values and beliefs. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is providing a free information session to help you know how to begin these conversations and how to put desires in writing. You will also hear about the importance of selecting a person to speak for you if you become unable to speak for yourself. This information session will be offered on Tuesday, Feb- ruary 23, 2021, from 6:30 -7:30 p.m. at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in the first level conference room. You may meet at the information desk and someone will guide you. Contact Kathy Burton at 812-996 -0329 or Sister Rose Mary Rexing at to pre-register.

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