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October 13, 2021

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, October 13, 2021 D-1 CHURCH Submit church items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg If I was Gomer Pyle, I would say "hey to you and yours," but I'm not him so I'll just say hi. Hope you have all had a reasonable week and if not, I hope and pray good comes from the bad somehow. This past Sunday, we were blessed to be able to attend our home church and our Sunday school lesson was about what do angels do and what is their purpose in this life? We found out from Bro. Greg's lesson they are here for our protection, for our wisdom and to encourage us when things go amiss. When we are undecided and when we are torn between right and wrong, our angels do lead and guide us if we will only listen to their leading. Bro. Rich brought a message of hope, as well as he ministered God's word concerning bad things that may derail us, but they don't de- stroy our will, unless we let it. Do you remem- ber when you were trying to ride a bicycle and the wrecks just kept happening? The discour- agement would set in, but somehow you got back on and kept trying until you rode your bike. It's the same process in life, so whenever the upsets of life try to get you down, wipe it away and go again, but a little wiser this time. Learn from all mistakes and do your best to pay heed to the stones of stumbling, We got up into our attic to put some things away, only to find such a mess. We had to invest a couple of hours making our attic neat enough to put up what we had to store. An attic is so easy to hide things from sight and you ask yourself why we keep buying so many things just to store away. It makes no sense, but what we bought was so cheap we could not pass up such a bargain. Where does all the sand come in from? Be- Has not the world made great progress, in- tellectually, since Paul's day? Is this not evident on every hand? Of course. For one thing, our physicists have taught us how to kill each oth- er much faster now. Moscow, London or Wash- ington could be wiped out in a few minutes, and this is a considerable saving in time. And think what has been accomplished in the field of electronics. We can now keep intelligent people glued to their T V sets for hours on end, their eyes riveted to shows which are often un- wholesome, but sometimes at least entertaining and occasionally even informative. And think of the many time-saving devices in our homes. We are all saving so much time that we cannot even be hospitable to each other and our mental insti- tutions are over-crowded with patients who have collapsed from enjoying all this leisure time. Then consider our achievements in transpor- tation. Our thoroughfares are crowded with au- tomobiles whose drivers are getting jangled nerves in traffic jams and choking in the dead- ly carbon monoxide fumes, or else racing at high speeds, which is great fun until sudden- ly some object looms up ahead as if from no- True happiness is within our reach if we al- low God to guide our lives. Jesus' Sermon on the Mount is one perfect definition of real happi- ness. No matter what our present circumstance, genuine happiness is at our reach because Je- sus came "that we might have life and life more abundantly". I have counselled with thousands in more than 65 years of ministry. I have talked with so many sad, lonely and hurting people. It may have been a family, a rebellious son or daughter who had gone astray. They all talked about the hurt, pain and lack of joy in their lives. The great psychologist, Dr. Karl Menninger said, "The hurt and sadness comes from someone's sin. Sin and disobedience to God does take away joy. I know people who were showered with every material luxury and still told me they were miser- able. I have seen other people suffer terribly and find genuine happiness, serenity and peace in the midst of life's storms. Happiness is one of those elusive goals. We think we know what hap- piness looks like but when we arrive at its doorstep we suddenly realize it is somewhere else. Many young people on college campuses are frantically looking for happiness. They think a wild party, another sexual experience or drugs 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 How to find true happiness Religious Viewpoint By Dr. Clyde Dupin See VIEWPOINT on 7 See MINUTES on 3 The folly of worldly wisdom Minutes with the Bible By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam 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 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. "God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him" (Philippians 2:13, NLT). What was your last ran- dom act of kindness? Wheth- er you bought a homeless man a burger, donated to a wor- thy cause or simply smiled at someone on the street. These impulses are evidence of the fruit of the spirit at work in your life. The more we tune into God the more he will work in us and we will look for opportu- nities to serve him. "Thank you, God, for giving us a heart that cares"—Amen. We invite you to worship with us. Ralph Newkirk, Pastor Marla Morrison, Reporter 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, Oct. 20, Bible study. Studying Proverbs 28 - 31. Saturday, Oct. 23, Fall Out- ing at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, Pastor and wife Appreciation Day; fourth Sunday and morning offering to building fund. Sunday, Oct. 31, fifth Sun- day, Communion service during morning worship. Bible Trivia Last week's answer to: What does the Bible say is the beginning of wisdom? Answer: The fear of the Lord. Reference: Proverbs 9:10. Q: What chapter of Prov- erbs is devoted to a descrip- tion of wisdom? Answer to come next week. Steve Selby, Pastor Elaine Barrett, Reporter FBC Petersburg 8th and Poplar Street Petersburg 812-354-6582 American Baptist Church Our Vision is to Engage with God and equip Christians to Reach Out, Show Love and Serve our Community. Join us on Sunday morn- ings at 10 :30 a.m. in-person or online ( YouTube or Face- book) for a time of fellowship and Christ-centered instruc- tion from God's Word. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. for all ages. Adult Bible study and youth group meet Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. We hope to see you here. Michael Miller, Pastor 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.immanuel- Early service at 9:30 a.m. to coincide with children's Sun- day school; Sunday morning Bible study at 9:30 a.m.; morn- ing worship 10 :40 a.m. and Wednesday evening prayer service at 6 p.m. No Sunday evening or Thursday services. 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. "For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his nat- ural face in a glass" ( James 1:23). 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 Adult Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.; Sunday morning worship at 10 :15 a.m.; children's Sun- day school during the morn- ing worship; Cross Fit youth on Sunday evening at 6 p.m.; Consume on Wednesday eve- ning service at 6:30 p.m. Jehovah-Jireh: The Lord will provide. God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering. Behold, the LORD'S hand is 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 not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear. There shall come out of Sion the De- liverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob. Happy [is he] that [hath] the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope [is] in the LORD his God. Behold, the eye of the LORD [is] upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Je- sus. He hath said, I will nev- er leave thee, nor forsake th- ee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord [is] my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. The LORD [is] my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. 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 bless- ing of God. We have been hav- ing some very spirit filled ser- vices. May God bless each and ev- eryone. Jerry "Tuffy" Blackwell, Pastor Sharon Kendall, Reporter

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