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The Press-Dispatch Church Wednesday, August 9, 2017 C- 3 PETERSBURG CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 118 West Pike Ave. Church 812-354-8851 Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; morning worship at 10 :30 a.m.; youth meeting at 5 p.m.; evening worship at 6 p.m. We enjoyed the ministry of Roman Lambert, Jonathan Smith, and Ashlynn Douglas from Oakland City Universi- ty in our morning worship service. Roman talked about having Jesus as our greater Lord. Are we keeping some things above him—our pos- sessions, our family, our ti- tle, our money—or are we giving Him everything and allowing Him to be totally in control of all that we are and own? He must be the Great- er Lord in our lives. Come on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m., for the DVD series from Ray Vander Laan called, "That the World May Know: Early Church." Not only are these informative and historically accurate, they are challenging as we walk each day for Christ in our world. Women's Fellowship and Ministry, Thursday, August 17 at 7 p.m. Women of all ag- es are invited. Come for a time of food, fellowship and fun. We will hold a town meet- ing on Sunday, August 20 with supper served. We want to see and pass on the vision for our church to the community. Need a church home? Stop in and visit us. We would love to have you be a part of our church family. David Warren, Pastor Jeannine Smith, Reporter Continued in next column Pentecostal Presbyterian Nazarene Wesleyan Methodist GOSPEL CENTER CHURCH Independent Baptist Church 420 E. Illinois Street Petersburg Church 812-354-9914 Sunday worship at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.; AWANA clubs will meet Sunday's at 6:30 p.m., the children will learn from the Word of God and have fun doing it; Bible study Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Gospel Center invites you to worship the King of Kings with us every Sunday. You will hear sound biblical and applicable preaching each week. We are excited to bring AWANA back this fall as well. At the Gospel Center, you will find God loving peo- ple who desire to serve and praise Good with their heart, soul, mind and strength. Come and Praise the King with us. We would be hon- ored to have you come and join us and see what God is doing here at the Gospel Center Church. Rodney Fretwell, Sr. Pas- tor OTWELL CONTENDERS OF FAITH Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; worship 10 :30 a.m.; evening worship 7 p.m.; Wednesday prayer and Bible study meet- ing 7 p.m. William Breidenbaugh, Pastor THE CHURCH ALIVE WORSHIP CENTER 506 N. 9th St. Petersburg Pastor 812-354-6897 Service times: Sunday morning praise and wor- ship 10 a.m.; children's Sun- day school 11 a.m.; Wednes- day night praise and worship and Bible study 7 p.m. I hope God will see you at church somewhere. Mark Davis, Pastor TWIN OAKS CHURCH 1911 E. Co. Rd. 650 N. Petersburg 812-354-6389 Sunday school, Junior church and youth class 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; evening service 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday eve- ning prayer and praise ser- vice 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to each service. Tim Miller, Pastor Doris Catt, Reporter UNION COMMUNITY CHURCH 3082 N. CR 850 W., Union Pastor 812-664-5454 Sunday school 10 a.m.; worship service 11 a.m. Both services are EST; children's service every fifth Sunday – geared toward children. Summer crafts every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the church fellowship center for all ages. Everyone is welcome to the First Friday Fun, the first Friday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m. EST, to work on craft projects, scrapbook- ing, sewing, etc. There will be a Cricut available along with other crafting tools for PIKE COUNTY CENTER FOR WOMEN'S MINISTRIES Phone —812-582-8222 Office hours: Open Mon- day, Tuesday and Friday, 9 a.m. till noon. Wednesday and Thursday, closed. Free peer counseling available, call 812-582-1486 or 812- 582-8222. Upcoming: Starting Mon- day, July 31 at 6 p.m. for a to- tal of 13 Mondays, there will be an in depth support group called, "Making Peace with Your Past." You can read in the Old Testament how the Spirit of God would 'come upon' peo- ple. It wasn't until Jesus ful- filled His part in reconciling God the Father with people, that the Spirit of God could once again live within peo- ple. Do you realize what an awesome thing that is? Even Mary, the mother of Jesus, could only have the Spirit of God come upon her—(Luke 1:35). In the Old Testament people were taught to cir- cumcise the flesh to show the covenant they had with God. Now we can allow the Spirit of God to circumcise our heart. "For he is not a [real] Jew who is only one outwardly, nor is [true] cir- cumcision something ex- ternal and physical. But he is a Jew who is one inward- ly; and [true] circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by [the ful- fillment of] the letter [of the Law]" (Romans 8:28 -29). Praise God we don't live in a time where the Holy Spirit just comes upon us, but that He lives within us. His whole intention since creating Ad- am and Eve was to have us, His children, live eternally in heaven with Him. And it starts with making that deci- sion here on the earth. "Because if you acknowl- edge and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord [recognizing His power, au- thority, and majesty as God], and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart a person believes [in Christ as Sav- ior] resulting in his justifi- cation [that is, being made righteous—being freed of the guilt of sin and made ac- ceptable to God]; and with the mouth he acknowledg- es and confesses [his faith openly], resulting in and confirming [his] salvation" (Romans 10 :9 -10). Church picnic, Sunday, August 20, at Hornady Park, following morning service. Bring a dish to share. Check the website for lo- cation and time for upcom- ing events, www.livingfc. org. Mailing address: P.O. Box 566, Petersburg, IN. More information at or call 812-809 -4544. Don and Christina Priest, Senior Pastors John and Julie Marron, Youth Pastors Melissa Bowens, Reporter Independent use. Bring a snack to share if you can. Contact Angela Christie 812-664-5970, for more information. Kevin ( Janna) Easton, Pastor Lutheran ST. JOHN'S LUTHER AN CHURCH 6483 W. 580 N. Otwell 812-482-7623 stjohnsboonetwp@ Sunday, August 13, Food Bank Sunday; Praise Team practice at 9 a.m. and wor- ship at 10 a.m. Monday, August 14, at 6:30 p.m. Church Council; Thursday, August 17, at 1 p.m., Women of the ELCA Bible study. On Sunday, August 20, 125th Anniversary Celebra- tion. Worship will begin at 10 a.m. with a meal follow- ing. Catherine Burnette, Pas- tor Paula Mann, Administra- tive Assistant 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 812-749-3535 Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; worship service 10 :30 a.m.; youth group meetings the last Sunday of each month 6 - 7 p.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 al- low the Holy Spirit to develop within us maturity of spirit, unity of faith, and knowledge of the Son of God, so that we may be prepared to share His love, mercy and grace through our words and ac- tions, 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. Douglas Low, Minister OTWELL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH E. Washington St. Otwell 812-354-2426 Otwell United Method- ist invites you to join us this Sunday at 10 a.m. as we wor- ship the Lord our God in the name of Jesus Christ! Otwell United Methodist meets at 9 a.m. for Sunday School and you may also join us in class! "So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become ma- ture, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ" (Ephesians 4:11-13 NIV ). Logan McCullough, Pas- tor PETERSBURG FREE METHODIST CHURCH 202 E. Walnut Street Pastor 812-354-6646 Normal weekly schedule is as follows: Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m., with morning worship starting at 10 :30 a.m.; Sunday night at 6 p.m., there is a casual Bible study; Wednesday eve- ning, the children and youth ministries meet at 6:30 p.m., during the school year. There are no normal weekly activites on Wednesday, dur- ing the school break. They will resume in the fall. If you can't make it to church on Sunday, check out our live stream on Pe- tersburg Free Methodist Church Facebook page. Peace and joy in the Lord. Mark Schlechty, Pastor SPURGEON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 11505 N. Hwy. 61 Spurgeon Pastor 812-922-5362 Church service 9 a.m. and Sunday school 10 :10 a.m. There will be a board meeting, August 13 at 8:15 a.m. August 17 at 6:30 p.m., Bingo at Oakland City Com- munity Center for Alzheim- ers. August 20, Ice Cream so- cial at 6 p.m. for the Pastor. "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full" ( John 10 :10 NIV ). Remember, there is a great meaning in following Jesus—It's all so worth it. Following Jesus is the way to a rich and satisfying life. Josh Sanders, Pastor Sherry Julian, Reporter WHITE RIVER CHAPEL UMC 3555 W. SR 56 in Bowman 812-582-8896 Sunday morning worship 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school 10 :45 a.m.; Thursday eve- ning Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 30, Cas- tles Kings and the Armor of God, VBS event Sunday, from 1-6 p.m. for preschool through grade six. So many trials come in- to our lives and along with the business 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 PETERSBURG FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 801 East Walnut Petersburg 812-354-6658 We are Christians following Christ and serving Christ with compassion Worship service 9:30 a.m. EDT; Wednesday night Bi- ble study from 6 -7 p.m. Sermon Series: "The Pow- er of the Tongue" (Proverbs 18:21). This Sunday's sermon will be titled "Motives and Man- ners." Scripture reading from Genesis 45:1-5. Theme statement: There Methodist comes a point when we de- termine to make a change in the way words come out of our mouths. A change of heart united Joseph and his brothers back together. The words we speak most often reflect the shape of our in- ner spirits. There are three steps to changing our motives and our manners through our words. 1. Speak out loud your blind spots to God. 2. Shape your heart. 3. Seeing the best in oth- ers. Leon Pomeroy, Pastor added unto you" (Matthew 6:33). What things will be add- ed? God's order back into our lives—a peace that pass- es all understanding—He is in control. Questions regarding church events, call 812-582- 8896. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 11, Petersburg, IN 47567. Terry Kamman, Pastor Judy Gumbel, Reporter WINSLOW NAZARENE CHURCH 106 W. Washington St. Winslow 915-490-8813 Prayer Partners meet on Sunday at 8:45 a.m.; Sun- day school 9:30 a.m.; Sun- day morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; Sunday evening Bible study at 6 p.m., in the fellow- ship hall; Monday from 10 - 11 a.m. ladies prayer; Tues- day, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. la- dies Bible study (12 women from the Bible), 6 p.m. youth group meeting in the trailer behind the church; Wednes- day evening, Bible study at 6 p.m., in the fellowship hall, first and third week, Dare to Care, in the church base- ment and Thursday 8 a.m., men's breakfast at Leighty's. Irene's Room Food Pan- try is open from 9 -11 a.m. the third Saturday of each month. Use the entrance on the west side of the building. Our Mission Statement: To Know Christ; To Share Christ and To Live Christ. "Sing praise to the Lord, You saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weep- ing may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morn- ing. Hear, O Lord and have mercy on me; Lord, be my helper. You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, to the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be si- lent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever" (Psalm 30 :4,5,10 -12). We look forward to see- ing you at all of our servic- es. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us as we gather for praise and wor- ship, celebration and study. Fred J. Grenier, Pastor Corinna Williams, Report- er HOUSE OF MERCY CHURCH Corner of East and Porter Winslow Pastor 812-789-5229 A church with a family atmosphere and God's love. Sunday morning worship service at 10 a.m. with Sun- day school classes at 10 :45 a.m.; Every other Tuesday night, prayer at 7 p.m. Decision time is at hand. Either you are for Jesus or against Him. The hour of His appearing to take His children home is fast ap- proaching. Jesus spoke in Matthew that we would see these signs and know that the hour was close at hand. We, then, are to keep our hearts and eyes focused on the eastern sky and ears in tune to hear the trump of God calling His children home. Where is your heart and life? Is it in having a re- lationship with Jesus? Only you and God know the an- swer. When in Winslow, drive by and see what God is do- ing. Pray for your country, our president and government, your local government, our soldiers and all pastors. Re- member to pray for the sick and afflicted, and those in the nursing homes and hos- pitals. Be a friend to your neigh- bors, co-workers, any with whom that you come into contact. To have a friend, you need to be a friend. Je- sus said what you give out is what you will receive back. May you find peace and joy in your life this week. God's servant and friend to humanity, George Bruce, Pastor MAIN STREET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 10th and Main Streets, Petersburg 812-354-6844 Sunday school 9:15 a.m.; Sunday worship 10 :30 a.m. We have a nursery for chil- dren up to the age of seven and we also have a van route in Petersburg to pick anyone up. Come visit us, our doors are always open to you. The pastor is in Every Tuesday morning on New York City's Upper East Side, Gregory Fryer sits in a Peanuts-style booth offering prayer and a listen- ing ear to passersby. Initial- ly, the pastor wanted to draw attention to his church, but instead he ended up notic- ing all the "hungry hearts" in the neighborhood. Fry- er has been pleasantly sur- prised by all the people who open up to him. "I think they like the idea of a pas- tor being on the sidewalk," he says. Although a sign on the booth reads "Spiritual ad- vice 5 cents," the pastor keeps a plate of nickels handy if people want to put one in his jar. Some peo- ple donate much more - and some even pray for Fryer. The pastor says he was inspired by Peanuts charac- ter Lucy van Pelt, who has the "audacity, the courage to brazenly sit there out in pub- lic and offer to deal with im- portant matters." Office hours: 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday. Boyd Heldring, Pastor Amy Melhiser, Secretary HUNTINGBURG HOLINESS CHURCH 813 N. Washington St. Huntingburg Pastor 812-354-4273 Sunday morning service and Sunday school 10 a.m.; Sunday evening worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer and praise 7 p.m. Everyone is always wel- come. For information or trans- portation, call the Pastor. Brent S. Myers, Pastor NEW BEGINNING FELLOWSHIP WESLEYAN CHURCH 9th and McCoy, Petersburg Pastor 812-632-0773 Sunday morning worship 10 :30 a.m. You are invited to worship with us. Richard Comer, Pastor OTWELL WESLEYAN CHURCH 2277 N. Mechanics Street Otwell Pastor 812-354-3028 Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; evening worship ser- vice 6:30 p.m. Tuesday morning wom- en's Bible study at the fel- lowship hall 10 a.m. Youth meeting first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the fellowship hall. I ran across this short sto- ry this week and thought I would share it. Seven Miles for Me Leaving a store, I re- turned to my car only to find that I'd locked my keys and cell phone inside. A teenager riding his bike saw me kick a tire. "What's wrong? " he asked. I explained my situa- tion. "But even if I could call my wife," I said, "she can't bring me her car key, since this is our only car." He handed me his cell phone. "Call your wife and tell her I'm coming to get her key," he said. "That's seven miles round trip." "Don't worry about it," he replied. An hour later, he returned with the key. I offered him some money, but he refused. "Let's just say I needed the exercise," he said. Then, like a cowboy in the movies, he rode off into the sunset. Sto- ry by Clarence W. Stephens, Nicholasville, Ky. This is just an example of how kindness can help oth- er. This past week, I felt this same kindness. A flower was dropped off at the office and no name was left. They just wanted to make my day. I felt so blessed to have some- one care that much to think about me in that way. This week, think of some- one that you can bless. "My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you" ( John 15:12). We invite all of you to come and worship with us. Roy Stilwell, Pastor Pam Lemond, Reporter Birthday Card Shower Who: Betty Weisheit What: Card Shower When: August 18,2017 Where to send cards: 623 S. Hickory Lane, Petersburg, IN 47567 Best Wishes for a Wonderful Birthday!

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