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February 7, 2018

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, Februar y 7, 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 Examining the American Soul Godliness in an ungodly day Religious Viewpoint by Clyde Dupin Minutes with the Bible by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam Baptist Baptist Baptist Assembly of God CHURCH CHURCH Notes Notes Notes Continued in next column Continued in next column Continued in next column Ramblings of my mind by Lowell Thomas For the first time, many people have dis- covered a hollow core in the American soul. It was a time of shame and sadness for all God-fearing people. We discovered the weakness of our will and deficiency of our conscience. It was a time when right and wrong were blended together and every- thing looked gray. We forgot about the ob- ligations we owe to one another. Because right was unpleasant for the moment Amer- ica looked away from truth As our society stumbles along in its spiri- tual decline our only hope is God. The pop- ular enticements of sex, violence, material- ism and self-gratification will only destroy the soul of our beloved America. I am con- vinced that someday history will call this a dark time in American history. In state af- ter state, legislation has been passed that ig- nores God and the traditional family values that made us great. Let us pray for Presi- dent Trump as he works to restore our econ- omy, faith and Americanism. I hope 2018 does not close with a de- caying nation that has forgotten truth, righteousness and moral values. I pray for the day when the values that motivated people to be honest and de- cent will be restored. I pray for a day when people will see that God is more powerful than congressional legislation, world trea- ties or presidential pronouncements. I pray for a day when the culturally elite and liber- al media will understand the importance of truth. I pray for a day when churches will return to the preaching of God's Word and love one another. I pray for a day when polls will not dictate the decision of our govern- ment or our churches. It is an interesting fact that the words "godly" and "godliness" are not found in Paul's writings until we come to the Pasto- ral Epistles, the very epistles that have so much to say about evil days and evil sur- roundings. In the epistles to Timothy, we read about the "perilous times" with which this present dispensation of grace will be brought to a close, while in the letter to Titus we read of "unruly and vain talkers and deceivers," of "liars… evil beasts… lazy gluttons," whom Satan would use to neutralize the work and witness of God's servants. To Timothy and Titus, these young men of God, the Apostle had much to say about godliness, and we must not forget that Paul's words to them are also God's Word to us, be- lievers in Christ, who indeed appear to be living in the closing days of the dispensa- tion of grace, surrounded by a steadily-ris- ing tide of evil and an ever-growing number of wicked, godless men. We do not mean to imply that the Apos- tle does not deal with the various phases of the Christian life in his other epistles, but rather that here in the Pastoral Epistles he wages a sort of campaign for individual god- ly living in the midst of increasing apostasy and godlessness. May God help us, in our character and conduct, to exhibit "the power of godliness," the spiritual power that comes from putting Christ first in all things. Continued on page 2 Well Super Bowl 52 has come and gone. I have told you before, my family just aren't sports enthusiasts, but we usually watch the world series and the super bowl. Many of us watched to see if the disrespect of our an- them and flag would be apparent and when the players were shown during the anthem we saw those shown were paying respect with hands on hearts. Perhaps there were some not showing respect but they were not seen on our tv screens. Thanks to all re- sponsible people who helped this show of honoring our colors. It seemed as though the game was fast paced and evenly matched with both sides poised to take advantage of any slip-ups by their opponents. I have to tell you that I didn't have a favorite team playing. It was enjoyable to see a couple of good teams play what I would call an extremely hard fought but clean game. In the end there was a win- ner and I watched all the action except for the last touchdown because I drifted off to sleep and woke up to an Eagles' victory. I suppose naps happen and as we age they come more easily. For the people who have any of their re- tirement funds in the stock market have been on an exciting ride by some great gains. I don't understand when I read or hear about the ups and downs so I must trust someone else who is paid to know what is going on. I do know that if you are go- ing to be upset with every change the mar- ket makes you will stay upset. So do you in- vest or do you save, listen to your comfort level and do what causes you less stress in your life. We have tried many things at our church in Velpen to build our congregation and it seems as though our efforts haven't met with much success. We have plans on having a work day Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 9:30am We plan on restoring our basement to a more usable condition. There is very lit- Friday night Community Revival at The Gathering Place this Friday There will be a Friday night communi- ty revival on Friday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 207 Lafayette Street, Win- slow. The speaker for the evening will be Jeff and Tammy Powers and praise and worship service will be lead by Rae Ann Brock and Tim Overbey. For more information, call 812-766 -3003 or 812-789 -6396. 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.; Sunday evening Bible study at 5 p.m. Business meeting third Sunday of each month, following morning worship. Sunday evening, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m., following Bi- ble study we will have a Val- entine carry in meal. Bring your favorite covered dish. Everyone is invited, not just couples. Singles are welcome too. "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, al- ways perseveres" (I Cor- inthians 13:4-7). Until repairs are made to the sanctuary, due to water damage, we will have our services in the fellowship hall. 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. See our Facebook page: shireValleyGB. Frank A. Coleman, Pastor BETHEL G.B. CHURCH 4933 E. Co. Rd. 900 S. Stendal Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m. Bible study has been post- poned until further notice. Sunday, February 11 is "I Love My Church Sunday." Everyone will have an op- portunity to tell why they love their church. Regular monthly business meeting will be after the morning worship. Saturday, February 24, the United of Indiana Sun- day School Convention at Camp Brosend. Registra- tion from 8:30 -9 a.m. CST. Sunday, February 25 is the fourth Sunday and the morning worship offering will go to the Building Fund. Bible Trivia Last week's trivia ques- tion and answer: To whom FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 7th and Poplar Street Petersburg 812-354-6582 or 812-789-3162 Welcome! A "Full Word" 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 olds through fifth grade; Jr./Sr. high youth group for sixth-12th grades and adult Bible study. All adults and children are welcome to come to Grub (a full meal) GLEZEN G.B. CHURCH Corner of Center and Sycamore Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m. and this Wednesday will be our monthly business meet- ing at 6:30 p.m. Remember those on our prayer list, the shut ins and our lost loved ones. In her well-known hymn, 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 IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH SBC 295 West Main Street Petersburg Church 812-354-9659 Pastor 812-890-9942 Email: awordfitlyspoken@ Sunday adult Bible study and children's Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; Sun- day morning worship 10 :40 a.m.; Sunday evening ser- vice at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, at 6 p.m. Adult Discipleship and Teamkids. Happy Birthday to those celebrating February birth- days. Tuesday, Feb. 13, Church Council meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 5 p.m., church business meet- ing and at 6 p.m., drive to the Gasthof restaurant for a Val- entine's meal. Mission Statement for 2018 —New Beginnings: What would Jesus do? We will strive to be more like Jesus in all that we do. "I Behold, the hour comest, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and NEW LIBERTY G.B. CHURCH (Coe) 1820 S. Co Rd. 800 S. Oakland City Gary Pancake, Pastor 812-664-4716 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. There was a good crowd for Sunday services. The message was about real and imitation. Scripture was from Ephesians 5:1-2, 7-17. It tells us to be imitators of God. Gary used several ex- amples and the message was well received. Many worked this week 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 We invite you to worship with us. Ralph Newkirk, Pastor Marla Morrison, Report- er at 6 p.m. If you are looking for a welcoming church that stands on the Word of God, a church that declares its dependency in Christ, then First Baptist could be the church for you. Visit us soon. We would be glad to have you. Van Ministry, Wednes- day evenings. Need a ride? Call 812-354-6582 Dr. C. Baxter, Jr., Pastor yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me" ( John 16:32). Joseph Roman, Pastor Clara Walls, Reporter did Paul and Barnabus speak in Antioch? Answer: The whole city. Reference: Acts 13:44. Q: Into what Israelite tribe was Moses born? An- swer will follow next week. Steve Selby, Pastor Elaine Barrett, Reporter "Take My Life, and Let It Be," Frances R. Havergal eloquently wrote of giving ourselves completely to God and letting Him use us as a vessel for His purposes and glory. This includes the words we use. The second verse of the hymn reads: "Take my voice, and let me sing Always, on- ly, for my king. Take my lips and let them be Filled with messages from Thee." We must choose our words wisely, be certain we are walking the talk in love, and follow that through with what we are saying. "But no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison" ( James 3:8). Ken Reeder, Pastor Karri Brock, Reporter

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