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October 11, 2017

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, October 11, 2017 C-1 CHURCH Submit church items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg 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 Play & Learn Preschool Campbelltown — 812-354-3999 Solar Sources Coal for Steam and Industrial Market Petersburg — 812-354-8776 Culture impacts the church You can't judge a woman by her cover Religious Viewpoint by Clyde Dupin Minutes with the Bible by Pastor Ricky Kurth Baptist Baptist Baptist CHURCH CHURCH Notes Notes Notes Assembly of God Continued in next column Continued in next column Ramblings of my mind by Lowell Thomas The liberal media, Hollywood and pop- ular music have promoted a culture that is having a negative impact on Christianity. The popular culture gives us the laundry list of MT V, shock rock, abortion on demand, and gay marriages. It promotes co-habitation, homosexuality and drugs. Today 51% of first time marriages end in di- vorce and it is 70 % for a second marriage. Millions of children do not live with both their birth parents. Every study I have seen reveals definite harm to the children. The 2017 culture is one of diversity and tolerance with no thought of what the Bible teaches. Many of our pastors have laid aside a shepherd's robe and become materialis- tic people-pleasers with little concern for the flock. The pastor is to be a caring shep- herd and feed the sheep. When people are hungry for the Word and long for the Wa- ter of Life, a little feel good pep talk won't do the job. I talk with many pastors who tell me they are confused and frustrated with their calling. The pastor must believe the Word and preach the Word. The true Gospel changes lives and helps build qual- ity churches. God knows how to count but is no doubt sad- dened when pastors do nothing but count sheep when they should be caring for them. In America, the Protestant and Catholic churches are under constant attack from the liberal media and unholy religious leaders. Voices of strength, power and truth from men like former Pope John Paul and Billy Graham are ignored and silenced as these leaders age. The message of Christ is life changing and needs to be proclaimed loud and clear to win over the evils of our day. "But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dis- honoureth her head…" (I Cor. 11:5). If you haven't seen this in person, you've seen it in books or magazines or on tele- vision. Based on our text, women of cer- tain religious persuasions wear a distinc- tive head covering whenever they are out in public, and not just when praying in church. Since the words of our text were penned by our apostle Paul, the apostle of the Gentiles (Rom. 11:13; 15:16), we are often asked if our grace churches should insist that women cover their heads in like manner. Since we believe the answer is no, we need to give a careful look at what the Word of God has to say about this sensi- tive subject, especially since Paul begins this passage by saying, "Be ye followers of me" (v. 1). To begin with, when Paul says that a woman with an uncovered head "dishon- oureth her head," this is a reference to her husband. You see, Paul had just fin- ished reminding the women in the Corin- thian church that "the head of the wom- an is the man" (v. 3). When a woman in Corinth went to church without a head covering, she dishonored her head, i.e., her husband. But why would that be? Well, the word cover in Scripture often has the idea of protection. Moses once said of Benjamin: "The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by Him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long" (Deut. 33:12). 1 The word cover is still used to indicate protection in our own day. When a soldier says, "Cover me," to his fellow, he is ask- ing him to protect him while he attempts to advance on the enemy. In the case of a woman in Paul's day, a woman's head cov- ering was a symbol of the protection pro- vided for her by a husband. In essence, her head covering was a sign that she was married. For a married woman to go to Still kind of quiet on the Thomas home front so I thought it might be a good time to expand a little on my take on what is go- ing on in the United States. We have a con- stitution which was written by all the peo- ple for all the people, but today we find so many different groups of people assuming rights that often deprive other groups from enjoying their rights. This in my mind be- comes the friction which causes some to feel slighted and now they have the right to assemble and protest PEACEABLY which often doesn't happen. Could you join me in saying that some of our citizens often abuse their rights and lean to a more selfish opin- ion of their rights. I have looked and have found no laws that say you must do anything to observe our na- tional anthem or our flag, but I can remem- ber when I was a young boy in grade school being taught to respect our colors even if a group of us were in a class and the flag and anthem would be displayed on our televi- sion screen. What I have learned is that the flag and the anthem are only emblems of a free nation and what that flag represents has given you rights to stomp on it, burn it, and take a knee, but give a thought about what Continued on page 2 See R AMBLINGS on 3 See MINUTES on 3 Monday thru Wednesday • Starting at 7pm OCT OBE R 23, 24 & 25 Fall Revival ARTHUR GENERAL BAPTIST CHURCH 5670 S. State Road 61 • Winslow Matt Hoffman Guest Speaker Kick-off Service Sunday at 7pm with the Conquerors Refreshments will be served after singing. Mark your calendars! Gospel Group Sunday Ride Concert is October 14 Mark your calenders for a return concert by the Gos- pel group Sunday Ride! The free and open to the public presentation is Saturday, Oc- tober 14 beginning at 6;30 p.m. at the Petersburg Gos- pel Center on Illinois Street. The group is finishing up at Dolly Wood's National Southern Gospel Harvest Delebration following stops in Hagerstown and Waldorf Maryland. The multiple award win- ning family from Tennes- see consists of Misty Treece as lead vocal, Jeff Treece on keyboard, vocals and song- writing and Dusty Treece on drums and vocals. Their new CD "Special Edition" is a top five nomination for Country Recording of the year. They made the front cover of the Christian Voice Magazine for November 2016 and have their new DVD/CD "Live" Down Memory Lane now for download on iTunes. Fall Revival at Arthur G.B. Church October 23-25 There will be a Fall Re- vival, Monday, Oct. 23-25 at the Arthur G.B. Church, 5670 S. SR 61, Winslow, with Rev. Matt Hoffman as the speaker each evening. Sunday, Oct. 22, will kick off with the Conquerors at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the con- cert. Everyone is welcome. RIVER OF LIFE 342 E. CR 300 N. Petersburg Sunday morning worship 10 a.m.; Sunday evening worship 6 p.m. and Con- sumed youth group 7 p.m.; Wednesday evening Bible study 7 p.m.; Men's ministry meeting every other Thurs- day 10 a.m. If you would like a ride to and from church services, call 354-8800. Jim Gidcumb, Pastor ARTHUR G.B. CHURCH 5670 S. St. Rd. 61 Winslow 812-582-0354 Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship and chil- dren's church 10 :30 a.m.; Business meeting third Sunday of each month, fol- lowing morning worship. Mark your calender: Fall Revival, Monday, Oct. 23- 25, with Rev. Matt Hoffman at 7 p.m. The Conquerors will kick it off on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. Refresh- ments will be served fol- lowing the concert. Be in prayer for our services and plan to attend. You will be blessed. "Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will give us later" (Romans 8:18, LB). We are never alone in our pain and suffering. Jesus is always by our side. Reach out to Him today. Remember in prayer those in our church who are in need of God's heal- ing touch, those who have 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; morn- ing worship 10 :30 a.m.; Sunday evening 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Bible study 6:30 p.m. This past week has been wonderful at Ayrshire. The Spirit of Revival continues. WOW God continues to bless us. I am grateful for the our visitor from St. Lou- is, and others who haven't been here in a while. Rev. Paul Newton will be bring- ing the morning and eve- FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 7th and Poplar Street Petersburg 812-354-6582 or 812-789-3162 Welcome! A "Full Word" lost loved ones, our coun- try and our upcoming re- vival. We invite you to worship with us. Ralph Newkirk, Pastor Marla Morrison, Report- er ning messages this coming weekend, I have had surgery on my shoulder and need some re-covering time. This Sunday come and hear Rev. Paul Newton, he Preaches truth from the Bible. Paul and Betty have been in ministry for ma- ny years. Yes, I said Betty. Ministers wives stand be- side their husbands and are the Minister's confiddant and sounding board. God knew those of us who have wives, would need someone who would cry with us, ad- vise us, pray for us and be a friend to us. Ministry is a lonely place, even though you are surrounded my peo- ple. I thank the Good Lord, for sending me my wife Beth 37 years ago. She is a bless- ing from God to me. October is Pastor Appreci- ation month, but as a Pastor, I want to honor my wife Beth for all that she does behind the scenes. I want to honor all of our Minister's wives the Pastor's best friend next to Jesus. Pray for all of our community Pastors. The Pastor is God's gift to the church. His wife is a gift to the Pastor. If you are looking for a great place to worship, come join us at Ayrshire Valley. You are invited to worship in any or all of our services. See our Facebook page: shireValleyGB. Frank A. Coleman, Pastor church reaching out in these final days of the "age of grace." Praise Team practice Sundays 9 a.m.; Sunday school 9:30 a.m., for all ag- es; morning worship 10 :30 a.m. Men's fellowship study each Monday at 7 p.m. at scheduled locations. Wom- en's studies meet on se- lected days. Contact the church at 812-354-6582 for details. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. Kids' Club for two years

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