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September 15, 2021

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, September 15, 2021 D-1 CHURCH Submit church items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Greetings to all my friends in Dispatch land here on planet Earth. I'm either getting older or I still have COVID fog because I wrote my article last week and forgot to email them to the editor. Last week's article will probably run this week and I do feel good about what I wrote. My approach to the mess we have made of this world is to turn the whole mess over to God and let Him sort this thing out. If He im- presses on you to take a role in helping Him (which He really doesn't need our help but He often partners with us), then we owe it to Him to do our part. Many things could help but they all require each of us to calm ourselves and stop being so stubborn along with being will- ing to be less demanding of one another. Peo- ple are upset about mandating the vaccination, but it has proven to effective in fighting the vi- rus. No one likes to be told what to do even if down deep they really want to do what the oth- er guy wants them to do. I ask that you get your vaccination because I can see that it works and it can save lives. I don't like to wear my mask and I do forget it lots of times but I can see it could easily keep me from spreading whatever germ I might be harboring in my body. Please quit being so stubborn and determined to not get your vaccination. This past week a young man named Kyle Hathaway worked on putting a mound septic field in for us. He was a busy person with lots of digging and figuring out the depths he need- ed and laying out the tiles in the hole he dug for them. I hope and pray it lasts for awhile because I and my neighbors are tired of our old system being so faulty. We have put lots of money in our drain field and it reminds one of As we examine the Bible one fact stands out with particular emphasis and clarity: The Bible was written for the people, for the populace at large, not for some special class among them. St. Paul addressed his epistles to both "laity" and "clergy": "To all that be in Rome" (Rom. 12), "unto the church… at Corinth… with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord" (I Cor. 1:2), "unto the churches of Ga- latia" (Gal. 1:2), "to all the saints… at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons" (Phil. 1:1), etc. When Paul proclaimed the gospel at Berea his hearers did not take even this great apostle's word for granted, but "searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so," and for this God called them "noble" (Acts 17:11). They were the true spiritual aristocracy of their day. Our Lord, when on earth, encouraged — even chal- lenged His audiences to "search the Scriptures" for themselves ( John 5:39). Indeed, since God has revealed Himself and His plan of salvation in the written Word, we are responsible, each one for himself, to study the Scriptures. When Dives begged Abraham to allow Lazarus to go and warn his five broth- Colleges changes lives and not always for the best. Tens of thousands of students have just returned to college. During their first year especially, many young men and women will make crucial choices that determine the direc- tion of their lives. The campus and classroom may determine the values they will live by and even who they will marry. Your sons and daughters have entered the most hostile place in America toward Christi- anity. I know by experience as I have spoken in many colleges. Sadly, these hostile places of learning will undermine many things par- ents have taught. Most universities encourage a liberal mindset that makes it "politically in- correct" to be a Christian. Many of our young people will leave family, friends and their lo- cal church with a strong faith in God. Fifteen years ago, according to a Gallup Youth Survey 95% believe in God. Accord- ing to this survey 91% be- lieve in heaven and 76 % believe in hell. On many campuses today gay and lesbian or- ganizations are encour- aged and subsidized while Christianity is discouraged and scorned by faculty and school officials. Because of this, anti-Christian forces on many campuses dom- inate academic departments. Because of this 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 MK Farms Mike and Kay Anson Monroe City, Winslow — 812-890-5012 Play & Learn Preschool Campbelltown — 812-354-3999 Ramblings of my mind By Lowell Thomas See R AMBLINGS on 3 Challenging youth to stand by their faith Religious Viewpoint By Dr. Clyde Dupin See VIEWPOINT on 3 See MINUTES on 3 The Bible is for you Minutes with the Bible By Pastor Kevin Sadler CHURCH CHURCH Notes Notes Notes 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 Church Note Deadline 10 a.m. Tuesday Where is America headed in these end days? Looking at globalization efforts for a one- world government, universal healthcare, an ECU economy and the new age spiritualism, we see a "humanistic mutiny" that attempts to supercede God and His Word as America was and is "One Nation Under God." Our spirit's life and very nature are from God; so that, He must lead and guide us in the way that we should go. Man's best efforts to fix or control his own life and re- solve the "cares of this life" are futile when attempted in his own strength. Because of the uncertainties we encounter daily, "men's hearts are failing them for fear!" As a Christian-American patriot, I believe that Jesus is both Lord and King of all, for all and over all creation. (Col. 1:17 & Dt. 10:14) And, He knows the answer to all our societal problems; and is, in fact, the answer. May I encourage you all to pray, read His Word and seek His face? God is our only hope — the way, the truth and the life. (11 Chr. 7:14 & Jn. 14:6) His HighWay Ministries 812-650-2664 Originally Dated: 9/12/94 In God We Trust One Nation Under God God Bless America ARTHUR G.B. CHURCH 5670 S. St. Rd. 61 Winslow 812-582-0354 Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; morning worship at 10 :30 a.m.; Business meeting the third Sunday of the month, fol- lowing morning worship. You are welcome this Sun- day morning for our Home- coming. There will be special music by Tony Rothrock and Dale Frederick. "Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may live accord- ing to your truth. Grant me pu- rity of heart, so that I may hon- or you" (Psalm 86:11, NLT). "Lord, we trust you to gen- tly wash away all of our filth. Make us pure again. May you do your redemptive work in our hearts"—Amen. In your prayers, remember those on the prayer list and those in our hearts who are in need of God's healing touch. 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 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 6 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.immanuelbap- Early service at 9:30 a.m. to coincide with children's Sunday school; Sunday morning Bible study at 9:30 a.m.; morning wor- ship 10 :40 a.m. and Wednesday evening prayer service at 6 p.m. No Sunday evening or Thurs- day services. Celebrate and worship in the sanctuary while your children and youth receive Bible train- ing. You and your family can en- joy great music, uplifting teach- ing and heartwarming prepa- ration for the great friendships and connections. "All scripture is given by in- spiration of God, and is profit- able for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works" (II Timothy 3:16 -17). 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 Sunday school during the morning wor- ship; Cross Fit youth on Sunday evening at 6 p.m.; Consume on Wednesday evening service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday morning, Denna Baumgart will be leading wor- ship. September 18, Winslow Light-up Parade. "Before they call, I will an- swer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear" (Isaiah 65:24). Why was prayer so important to men who were spiritual gi- ants of the past, like John Wes- ley, John Knox and Martin Lu- ther? Because they knew they were up against almost over- whelming forces of the spiritual opposition. They also knew the urgency of the Gospel message, and that prayer was an essential weapon in advancing the Gos- pel to the ends of the earth. Like Paul, they knew that the "weap- ons of our welfare are not car- nal but mighty in God for pull- ing down strongholds" (II Cor- inthians 10 :4). Is our situation any different today? God desires that we Chris- tians be concerned and bur- dened for a lost world. If we pray this kind of prayer, an era of peace may come to the world and wickedness may be turned back. "The effective fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much" ( James 5:16). If at any time you have no church to attend, feel free to join us for services. Your pres- ence will be appreciated and I'm sure you will feel the blessing of God. Jerry "Tuffy" Blackwell, Pas- tor 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. We are starting Sunday school for all ages. You are welcome to join us. Business meeting first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Thought for the week: "Je- sus said to her, 'I am the res- urrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; (26) and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you be- lieve this? ' (27) 'Yes, Lord,' she replied, 'I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world'" ( John 11:25 -27). 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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