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September 15, 2021

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, September 15, 2021 D-3 involvement, many of Amer- ica's choice young people, who were raised in Christian homes, will graduate as athe- ists or agnostics. It is these liberal, an- ti-Christian teachings that have caused our values to dis- appear and the political cor- ruption we see today. Our na- tion must return to our great heritage, the Constitution and faith in God. Anti-God social- ism must be rejected. Young people should get in- volved with Christian organi- zations from their church de- nominations or groups like In- terVarsity, Campus Crusade for Christ and other groups who meet for prayer and Bi- ble study. VIEWPOINT Continued from page 1 Pentecostal Presbyterian Wesleyan MINUTES Continued from page 1 ers about the horrors of Ha- des, Abraham replied: "They have Moses and the prophets, let them hear them," and when Dives urged that a word from Lazarus would be more effec- tive, Abraham answered: "If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the dead" (Luke 16:29 -31). Do not depend upon your clergyman to interpret the Scriptures for you but see for yourself what they say, for "ev- ery one of us shall give ac- count of himself to God" (Rom. 14:12), and it will not be enough in that day to say: "But my min- ister or priest told me…" You are responsible to "search the Scriptures" for yourself to "see whether those things are so." RAMBLINGS Continued from page 1 PAWS WEEK PAWS WEEK Pet of the DRUMSTICK No matter how bad your day is... your cat will al- ways make you smile. This week, PAWS is fea- turing a gregarious cat named Drumstick. He is a Morris the cat wannabe. He struts his stuff in the of- fice at PAWS, greeting ev- ery visitor and volunteer. He even attended PAWS' board meeting recently and appeared to be taking precise notes. Drumstick is a yellow tabby, with very plush fur and some stripes on his tail, golden eyes and a glowing personality. To adopt Drumstick, call 812- 354-9894. the movie "money pit". This week has been the 20th anniversary of the trade centers being brought down by terrorists. Can you remem- ber where you were when it took place? I was in a team meeting at work and as we had a television in our meet- ing room we were able to see some of it occurring until our team leader said we should go see if we needed to do any- thing to help make the power plant secure. There was talk about there being more tar- gets that day and it was men- tioned power companies were thought to be possibly in dan- ger. We all made it through if we are here to read the accounts of those who were there at the time. Some of their accounts of that day are heartbreaking and are capable of making you feel very vulnerable. America often gets the feeling it can't happen here but it could easily happen here and with our di- vided opinions of how things should be done who would do anything to stop it. I apolo- gize for harping about us get- ting along but it is very count- er-productive for us to be so hard set against one another. Sunday school found us talking about time and does it or does it not go faster and slower at different times. A f- ter thinking about this I know time is steady or it is sup- pose to be, but if you are hav- ing a bad day it can get real- ly long and time goes so slow and while you are having a great day where it's all fun and games which are so en- joyable time passes you by. I know nothing causes time to do anything but the affect our surroundings and demeanor can be felt even if it is all psy- chologically felt it seems real. Our morning worship cov- ered the subject of waiting too long to be ready for the return the church out of this world. Time is on our side here be- cause you can still get ready for Jesus. But when He does return you must be ready then not later. When He comes you must be ready. Repeated for all of us ,you must be ready!! God still tells us to be a blessing. Nazarene Methodist 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 GOOD SHEPHERD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 210 W. Harrison Street, Oakland City Church 812-749-3525 Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; wor- ship service 10 :30 a.m.; commu- nity luncheons the third Tues- day 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 believers, we pledge ourselves to allow the Holy Spirit to develop with- in us maturity of spirit, unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, so that we may be pre- pared 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 worship with us. The Good Shepherd takes care of His sheep. Neal Scifres, Pastor PETERSBURG FREE METHODIST CHURCH 202 Walnut Street We are running pretty much back to normal now, with the exception that we haven't opened our nursery yet. We will plan to do that as soon as possible. Normal weekly schedule is as follows: Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. with morn- ing worship starting at 10 :30 a.m.; Teen ministry on Sun- day nights at 5 p.m., during the summer. Wednesday program will start with an outdoor family night celebration September 15. There will be inflatables and plenty of food and activ- ities; Wednesday night minis- try will be from 6 -7 p.m. Trans- portation will be provided for those who need it. Peace and joy in the Lord. Mark Schlechty, Pastor WHITE RIVER CHAPEL UMC 3555 W. SR 56 Bowman 812-582-8896 Sunday worship 9 a.m.; Sun- day school 10 :15 a.m. We are exploring the words in Philippians 4:4-9 and how they can help us thrive in chaos. So many trials come into our lives and along with the busi- ness of life. These things can easily choke out the Life of God in us. But praise God, "But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things will 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 un- derstanding—He is in control. Facebook: White River Chap- el UMC, Jeff Pinney. Questions regarding church events, call 812-766 -3344 or mail to: 3555 West State Road 56, Pe- tersburg, IN 47567. Jeff Pinney, Pastor 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; 6 p.m. Bible study; 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 com- fort of your car. Sunday morning services are available on our Facebook page—Petersburg Church of the Nazarene or look for us on YouTube. Visit our website for additional information. We want to be a church meet- ing the needs of our communi- ty. If the church can be of assis- tance to you, contact us at pas- 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 We hope you will join us Sun- day 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. and Sunday school at 11 a.m. You can view our morn- ing service on Facebook live, around 11 a.m. As a majority of the body of Christ are not operating in the power of the Word or the Holy Spirit, we need the fire of revival to burn again fresh in the hearts and minds of God's children. There is a world of many that need to find life and an abun- dant life that Jesus spoke about. We have to rise up and take back what the enemy has stolen out of the hearts of God's body, the desire to reach out to the lost, hurting and helpless souls that need to know there is a better way. Our prayer should be for the power to return. Remember those that are in the hospital, nursing homes and those that are home for re- covery. OAKLAND CITY FIRST PENTECOST Hwy. 64 East Sunday morning service 9:30 a.m. with children's Sun- day school during the ministry of the Word; Wednesday and Sunday evening services are at 6 p.m. All services are CDT (Gibson Co. times). We are again in a siege against an enemy called COVID-19. Again, we go to Psalm 91:9 -11; "Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge. Even the Most High, your dwelling place. No evil shall befall you. Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give angels charge over you. To keep you in all your ways"—Amen. Ron Vickers, Pastor Elaine Young, Reporter, 812- 749 -1122 (leave a message). Lift up in prayer your presi- dent, U.S. Congress, your state and local government officials, as the Bible states that we might live a peaceful life. May your week be blessed and your journey's safe. 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 al- ways open to you. Job description for a Christian As a follower of Jesus, you'll share his love and gospel with everyone. Kindness and humil- ity are vital as you speak about your hope in him. To battle evil, you'll receive a complete set of armor. Use it to defend against attacks by a prowling lion or the temptation to place self above others. Preferred qualifications: • complete surrender to God • a desire to follow his com- mandments • a servant heart • courage to face fiery fur- naces or shipwrecks Everyone's welcome, and training and support are pro- vided. Though you can expect persecution and adversity, the rewards are life-changing — and eternal! 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 evening wor- ship service. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ( Jeremiah 29:11). This is a familiar phrase scribbled in high school year- books and you hear it spoken in commencement speeches. You even read it in personal notes from friends when start- ing a new job or relocating to a new home. Nothing encour- ages your heart quite like Jer- emiah 29:11. But then there are those unwelcome circum- stances, where hope feels like a distant dream. You question God, "How can this be happen- ing? " Then you push this verse aside and look for a different an- swer. Dread finds its way into your thoughts and you feel like your constantly fighting against it. You know God is with you in the midst of your fear, but you wonder, could this trial really be part of His plan for me? If you've ever struggled to trust God through life's hard- est times, take heart. Women and men throughout history have walked this road and dis- covered what it truly means to trust our Heavenly Father. Roy Stilwell, Pastor Pam Lemond, Reporter Get your news anytime, even when you are on the GO ! net edition Web, Smartphone, Tablet 812-354-8500 • 820 Poplar St., Petersburg, IN • ads@ Life Milestones made free CALL: 812-354-8500 Put a free photo with write up on your Family and Class Reunions.

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