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January 10, 2018

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, Januar y 10, 2018 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 In 2018 America needs God Looking up Religious Viewpoint by Clyde Dupin Minutes with the Bible by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam 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 Our society is adrift and no one wants to talk about it. The elite media forms our po- litical views and controls our beliefs. Our churches talk only of buildings, budgets and bodies counted. America needs a new birth and a new focus as we face 2018. Most of the problems in America could be corrected by a return to faith in God and the Ten Commandments. No student of history can deny that America put God first in its illustrious beginning. Our homes were in- tact, our leaders had a reverence for decen- cy. The great decline in moral values and family life started in the sixties. Since then prayer and the Bible have been removed from our schools. The murder of unborn ba- bies became legal and divorce and cohabi- tation became common. Today in America we have homeless peo- ple on our streets. There is violence in our homes and drugs in our veins. Sex is on our minds and trashy entertainment before our eyes. Our hearts are filled with self- ishness and mate- rialism is our goal. Adultery is common in our marriages and rebellion is common in our children. There is a lack of character in our leaders and hypocrisy in our church- es. There is dishonesty in the workplace and sexual activity. The line between right and wrong has been blurred and commitment is unknown. How many people, even Christian people, live in fear these days? They consider how we have gone from atom bombs to hydrogen bombs to nitrogen bombs, with megatons of explosive power. They read about all the dead- ly weapons being perfected by countries all over the world, and they fear that frightful destruction may at any time overtake them. It does indeed appear that this world is headed toward the prophesied destruction, but true believers should understand that God has clearly predicted that He will recall His ambassadors before giving the world up in judgment. Paul, the apostle of grace, made it clear that no one can tell how long the dis- pensation of grace will last, but he did declare that this age would close with the coming of our Lord for His own. "For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: "Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ev- er be with the Lord. "Wherefore comfort one another with these words" (I Thes. 4:16 -18). In the next chapter, we have the prediction of the pouring out of God's wrath on the world but the believer in Christ will escape this. Thus Paul reminded the Thessalonians how they had "turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; and to wait for His Son from heaven…" (I Thes. 1:9,10). Thus too he reminded the Philippians: "Our conver- sation [citizenship] is in heaven, from whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ" (Phil. 3:20). And thus, finally, he in- structed Titus to be looking for that blessed hope, and the appearing in glory of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ" (Tit. 2:13). Quite a cold snap we have experienced and most of us have found out how spoiled we have been to the milder weather. At least it stayed cold and allowed us an opportuni- ty to acclimate ourselves to what we must do to tolerate the temperatures. At church yesterday we arrived to find both of toilets frozen and a really cold church building. We finally got one rest- room thawed enough to use and we found ways to stay warm enough to have a good service. We did omit some of the more lengthy parts of our services so we could keep things moving. Found some things with the old church, that if we spruce up a bit can make things more weather proof. So pray for our church. Another thing I have noticed is our stray dog population is increasing again. It doesn't seem to be as bad yet as it was a few years back but some of my friends have told me they sometimes feel uncomfortable when they take their pet outside. There is also supposed to be a leash law in the town. I realize it would be a hard law to enforce, but our neighbors need to realize it is their responsibility to go by this law just like we all try to do. We live in the county and have two dogs but they never go outside unsuper- vised. If we are leaving our property they are leashed. My dogs do a lot of barking and if they could get to you, smelling and kissing you all over would be the worst you would experience. Our friends also have pets that are leashed each time they leave their hous- es. Be responsible and do your part here. Back to the strays, we still need an animal control officer in this county. I'm not sure, but didn't Winslow have an animal control person available for awhile? This is some- thing that needs to be addressed by our county officials. What do you think about our Main St. without the street lights? Be nice when we get our city lit up again. I hope our new poles will be as decorative as the remaining lights. Main St. looks like it is sad without the lights. Let's do whatever it takes to rem- edy this situation. Continued on page 2 See R AMBLINGS on 3 GriefShare class at First G.B. Church, January 14 A new GriefShare class begins Sunday, January 14, at the First General Baptist Church, of Oakland City, from 3:30 -5:30 p.m. CST, and will continue Sunday af- ternoons through April. GriefShare is an estab- lished ministry providing insights and helpful tools for people who have expe- rienced grief. The death of a loved one can be the most heart-breaking, gut-wrench- ing experience of one's life. GriefShare classes offer wise counsel, caring friends, and hope. Topics include "Is This Normal? ", "Challenges of Grief" and "Grief and An- ger." Class facilitators are Scott and Barbara Watson. For questions, call 812-749 -3724. Pike County Center for Women's Ministries will be starting two Bible studies, January 22 The Pike County Center for Women's Ministries will be starting two Bible stud- ies on January 22. "Dis- covering What Our Future Holds" will be from 10 -11:30 a.m. with Kay Arthur and "War Room" with Stephen and Alex Kendrick from 6 -7 p.m. at 339 N. SR 61, Camp- belltown. Both Bible stud- ies are for six weeks. For more information and to or- der books, call or text 812- 582-1486. KICKOFF Bible Study DISCOVERING WHAT OUR FUTURE HOLDS WAR ROOM BIBLE STUDY • A Prophecy Study of Daniel ($7.99) • No Homework/Bring Bibles • 10am–11:30am on January 22 • A study that explores the power of prayer on marriages, parenting, careers and friendships. ($7.99) • 6pm–7am on January 22 Kay Arthur Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick both bible studies are six weeks long. Call 812-582-1486 (Call or text to order books) Pike County Center for WOMEN'S MINISTRIES 339 N. St. Rd. 61 Campbelltown 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 AYRSHIRE VALLEY G.B. CHURCH 1947 E. Co. Rd. 375 S. BETHEL G.B. CHURCH 4933 E. Co. Rd. 900 S. Stendal Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m. On Sunday, January 14, we will have our regu- lar business meeting after morning worship. Regular business meeting will be the second Sunday of each month until further notice. This will be immediately af- ter morning worship. Bible Study has been post- poned until further notice. Last weeks answer to: How many times did the dev- il tempt Jesus at the end of His forty day fast ? 3; Refer- ence: Luke 4:3-13. GR ACE G.B. CHURCH 1007 E. Union St. Winslow No Sunday School. Sunday morning worship 10 a.m.; Sunday evening worship 5 p.m.; Wednesday Enrichment classes 5 p.m. Bill Chesser, Reporter NEW LIBERTY G.B. CHURCH (Coe) 1820 S. Co Rd. 800 S. Oakland City Gary Pancake, Pastor 812-664-4716 WINSLOW G.B. CHURCH 600 E. Union Street Pastor 812.582.0290 Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; Sunday evening soup and sandwich fellowship; Youth group, Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, adult Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Sunday, January 14, 10 :30 a.m., Pastor Bob Deal will be preaching. Thought for the week: "And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart" ( Jeremiah 29:13). Be in prayer this week 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 every- one is fighting some kind of battle. BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH An Independent Baptist Church 4995 N. Co. Rd. 850 E. Otwell (Meeting in the Iva Union Church building) Sunday school for chil- dren and adults 9 a.m.; Sun- day morning worship ser- vice 10 a.m.; Sunday eve- ning service, Youth Group (6th grade through 19 years old), and Patch Club (4 yrs old through 5th grade) 6 p.m.; Thursday, prayer ser- vice 7 p.m. Scott Fulcher, Pastor If you don't have a church home, we invite you to any of our services. Terry Beadles, Pastor Kathy Henderson, Re- porter Bible Trivia Q: Who was Barjesus? Answer will follow next week. Steve Selby, Pastor Elaine Barrett, Reporter Sunday school 9:30 a.m., Faron McLaughlin, Super- intendent, Ryan Edrington, Assistant and Sunday morn- ing worship at 10 :30 a.m.; Wednesday evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Welcome to New Liberty. Happy New Year. One thing we can guarantee—God will bless us in 2018. We'd like to wish Helen Burdette a wonderful 90th Birthday on January 8. She's a valuable member of our church family and a great example for us to follow. We had a nice crowd at- tend for Communion and enjoyed fellowship with each other. Rev. Pancake's messages are so inspiring. Sunday's sermon was from I Corinthians 3:1-9 and was titled "Two Styles of Living: and told how some Chris- tians are getting milk be- cause they don't delve deep enough in the scriptures while others get into the meat. Wednesday evening vid- eo series beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, January 13, work day at the new build- ing. Talk to Gary about tim- ing. Church Council will meet the January 14, at 6 p.m. January 15, will be Mar- tin Luther King, Jr. Day. Government offices will be closed. January 28, will be assis- tant teacher and the offering will go to the building fund. Our Mission Statement: Loving the 99, always look- ing for the one. Gary Pancake, Pastor Ivan Mason, Reporter 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. It is easy to do. Get in a de- feated mindset. We can be- come discouraged in spirit

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