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May 16, 2018

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, May 16, 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 Baptist Baptist Baptist Assembly of God CHURCH CHURCH Notes Notes Notes Continued in next column Continued in next column Continued on page 3 Ramblings of my mind by Lowell Thomas No Substitute for Mother Grace from Calvary Religious Viewpoint by Clyde Dupin Minutes with the Bible by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam Continued on page 2 First let me belatedly wish all the mothers a very happy Mother's Day. I hope you enjoyed being honored and that you had a good day. Our Sunday service concerned parents and chil- dren alike as we see a great duty ahead of us to teach lit- tle ones how to display the fruits of a good Christian person. Little ones are to respect and honor their el- ders, but just because some of us are elders it doesn't mean that we too shouldn't earn the respect we think we have coming as it is a two way deal. As parents we can do all the teaching possible and at some time the stu- dents have to start applying what they have learned. Do your best, parents and pray that God will direct your teaching. I like to compliment peo- ple when possible and this week I thank my friend Bob for fixing the deck on my lawn mower. It is smoother operating than ever before. Like I said last week nor- mally if someone can tear something up there is usual- ly someone who can fix it. If any of the readers of this ar- ticle happen to want to share There are many words in the English lan- guage that express beauty, hope and happi- ness. Yet, there is something about the word Mother that is precious to almost everyone. A good mother makes more sacrifices and loves more than anyone. There are no words that can express the love, gratitude and ten- derness for mother. In some special way let your mother know how much you care and do something very special before time passes and it is forever too late to say, "I love you." There are many sweet poems and stories written about moth- ers. A good mother always wants the best for her children. I think of great leaders like Dwight Eisen- hower, George Bush and Ronald Regan who always let the world know the love they felt for their mothers. Great preachers and Christian leaders like Billy Graham give much credit to the godly life and teaching of their moth- ers. My wife and I have been married more than 60 years and I have never heard her say one unkind word about her mother. It is always, "I had the best mother in the world and I owe so much to her godly life and ex- ample." I have heard her say, "Being born in the depression, we were short on some things but never on love." It is sad that many mothers will rock away in their nursing home room hoping a son or daughter will come by to see them. This year, take mother to church, prepare a special meal and make her day. Today there are so many broken lives and family tragedies but moth- er is still the shining star in every home past and present. Someday opportunities will be gone and it will all be memories. Let's act now and do the right thing and put sunshine in your mother's life. If you want to enjoy a real spiritual feast, take a concordance to the Bible and look up the word "grace." First notice how often this word is found in the four Gospels: only four times and only once in a doctrinal sense. Then notice how often it is used in Paul's epistles (less than half the size of the four Gospels). Here it is found well over one hundred times and practically always in a doctrinal sense, about the love and mercy of God toward sin- ners and toward His own. Think of it: only once is grace referred to doctrinally in the four Gospels, yet in Paul's epistles, less than half as large in volume, it is used more than one hundred times. This is because St. Paul was God's chosen apostle to make known His grace to sinners. In Acts 20 :24 he speaks of "the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God." But on what basis could God, through Paul, proclaim salvation by free grace to sinners? Ah, now take your Bible and begin looking up those passages which refer to the cross, the death and the blood of Christ, again no- ticing that while Paul does not actually relate the story of Christ's death, he has more, far more, to say about that death, and what it ac- complished, than any other Bible writer. It would thrill the heart of any sincere Chris- tian to go through the Epistles of Paul and see how much good news Paul proclaims on the basis of the death of Christ. This is why his message is called "the preaching of the cross" — God's good news about what Calva- ry has accomplished for us (1 Cor. 1:17-23). In Paul's epistles we learn that through Christ's death for us at Calvary believers are "justified," "accepted" by God, and pro- nounced "complete in Christ." By His death they are reconciled to God in one body, given a position at God's right hand in the highest heavens and assured "the exceeding riches of His grace" in "the ages to come" — this and more! Riches of grace flowing from Calvary; this is the very essence of the glorious mes- sage which Paul was raised up to proclaim. Read his epistles and see. Gentle Shepherd Church host praise and worship service May 20 Gentle Shepherd Church of God, located at 8350 E. 350 N. Francisco, in rural Gibson County will host an Open Mike program of Praise and Worship on Sunday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. CDT. Individuals are invit- ed to share their talent in song, instrumental, read- ings, etc. Feel free to come ready to share and praise the Lord. There will be food and fellowship imme- diately after the program. The public is invited. 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 PETERSBURG CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 118 W Pike Ave., Petersburg • 812-354-8851 COMMUNITY SOUP SUPPER THURSDAY May 17 4:30-6:00 PM SOUP AND DESSERTS SERVED Parking in rear ALL ARE WELCOME! 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. 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 Je- sus as this Savior and Lord. See our Facebook page: BETHEL G.B. CHURCH 4933 E. Co. Rd. 900 S. Stendal Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m. and all Wednesday evening activities at 7:30 p.m.; first and third Wednesday of each month Bible study at 7:30 p.m. • Mark your calendar: VBS is set for July 9 -13 from 6 -8 p.m. • Wednesday, May 16, we will continue our Bible study of Nehemiah 9:16 -11 at 7:30 GR ACE G.B. CHURCH 1007 E. Union St. Winslow Sunday school will be starting this Sunday from 9:30 -10 a.m.; Sunday morn- ing worship 10 a.m.; Sun- day evening worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 6 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.; Sunday morning worship at 10 :40 a.m.; Sunday evening ser- vice at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, at 6 p.m. Adult Bible study and Teamkids. June 11-15 —VBS "Game On" from 6 -8:30 p.m. Mission Statement for 2018 New Beginnings: What would Jesus do? We will strive to be more like Jesus in all that we do. "Behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book" (Rev- elation 22:7). Joseph Roman, Pastor Clara Walls, Reporter 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- 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. Ev- eryone is welcome. First Wednesday of each month Advisory Board meeting before Bible study and business meeting to fol- 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 evening service, Youth Group (6th grade through 19 years old), and Patch Club (four years old through 5th grade) 6 p.m.; Thursday, prayer ser- vice 7 p.m. Scott Fulcher, Pastor p.m. • Sunday, May 27 is the fourth Sunday and the morn- ing worship offering will go to the building fund. • Sunday, June 3 is Assis- tant Sunday. The F.R.O.G.s and Tadpoles will meet dur- ing the morning worship service. • Wednesday, June 6, we will continue our Bible study of Nehemiah 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. • Sunday, June 10, regular business meeting after the morning worship. Bible Trivia Last week's answer to: Q: How long did it take to rebuild the walls of Je- rusalem under Nehemi- ah's leadership? Answer: 52 days. Reference: Nehe- miah 6:15. Q: What grandson of Noah had a name that became symbolic for all those who would try to destroy God's people? An- swer to come next week. Steve Selby, Pastor Elaine Barrett, Reporter low. Meeting May 20, right af- ter church for all that is do- ing or interested in working with the youth. Thought for the week: "For we are God's handi- work, created in Christ Je- sus to do good works,which God prepared in advance for us to do" (Ephesian 2:10). 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. If you don't have a church home, we invite you to any of our services. Terry Beadles, Pastor Kathy Henderson, Re- porter shireValleyGB. Frank A. Coleman, Pastor ing worship at 10 :30 a.m.; There will be no Wednes- day night service this week. A new series, Promise Land, will begin next Wednesday at 6 p.m. We had a nice Mother's Day service on Sunday. Scripture was the famil- iar Proverbs 31:10 -31 and the message and readings were "What Being a Mother Means to You." Each moth- er received a gift from the church. May 19, Armed Forces Day. May 20, Graduate appre- ciation Sunday. Congratula- tions to Allison Edrington, Ethan Hunt and Brook Nal- ley. May 25, Pike Central Graduation. Allisoin and Ehtna will

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