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June 13, 2018

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, June 13, 2018 C-1 CHURCH Submit church items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg by the folks who need it. Somebody's Place does a great job and does God's commission to feed His people. It is amazing how they can use donated funds into a ministry, just goes to show that we can all be ambassadors for Jesus. I think most of the businesses in Peters- burg are used to seeing someone from the Petersburg Lions ask for a donation to help with our cruise-in which is set for Aug 3 this year. We don't ask for so much money that we hurt anyone but this year we will be asking for a little more so on Aug 4, the Petersburg Lions Club can help host a picnic for CASA and their children. Friday seems to be my mowing day and after last Friday I had to replace the safety chains on my trailer. I never dreamed that the highway would grind them down into two pieces. As they say live and learn but it seems I always go to the school of "hard knocks." The Hokum Carom was really well attend- ed by several runners and we had our best year yet. Coach Roach had several of his team run and can they run. Second Saturday in June next year so loosen up those muscles and plan now to run for sight next year. I've just about run out of things to tell you so I'll finish by asking again for you to be bless- ing and may blessings come to you. In Romans 8 St. Paul points to two great truths which every true believer knows. The first ( Verses 22,23) he knows by experience; the second ( Verse 28) he knows by faith. Rom. 8:22,23: "For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain to- gether until now. And not only they, but our- selves also, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within our- selves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body." The words "until now," in this passage, are significant, for our Lord came to earth heal- ing the sick, cleansing the lepers, making the blind to see, the deaf to hear and the lame to leap for joy. But He was rejected by sinful men and nailed to a cross. A fter His resurrection and ascension His persecutors were given another chance, how- ever, as Peter called upon them to repent so that "the times of refreshing" might still "come from the presence of the Lord" (Acts 3:19,20). But again the King and His blessed kingdom were rejected so that, in the words of Paul, the whole creation continues to groan and travail in pain "together until now." But in this passage the Apostle points out that even God's children are not exempt from this suffering, for the most sincere be- liever, the most consecrated saint, must still partake of the sufferings and sorrows of the world while he waits for "the redemption of our body," when "we shall all be changed" (I Cor. 15:51). But while every believer knows about suf- fering and sorrow by experience, there is something else he knows by faith. Verse 28 speaks of this: "And we know that all things work togeth- er for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose." The true Christian is not a mere optimist; he is a believer in God's Word, and God has much to say about how He is working all out for the good of His own. We have room here to quote but two passages: II Cor. 4:17: "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory." Rom. 8:18: "For I reckon that the suffer- ings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be re- vealed in us." This is a first for me I can't think of much to write this week. There are some items that I want to mention though in order to prepare you for upcoming events. At the fair this summer three organizations are partnering to bring Pike County Has Tal- ent on July 28. There is a committee that has been formed from 4-H , Winslow Lions and Petersburg Lions. We had a meeting earlier this month and attempted to come up with a workable plan to make this event enjoyable for all. As details are finalized we will pub- lish them and hope for the talent to show up. The food truck for Somebody's Place came in Monday with 6,000 pounds of food to be un- loaded. It was nice to see several volunteers show up to help unload this truck. We had to stack the boxes higher to keep from running out of room in order to finish unloading. It was quite a load and will be well appreciated 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 Ramblings of my mind by Lowell Thomas The American Way Two Things We Know Religious Viewpoint by Clyde Dupin Minutes with the Bible by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam Continued on page 2 Freedom of religion can no longer be tak- en for granted. It requires constant atten- tion, or it may slip away. We must affirm the separation of church and state, and just as strongly protect the distortion of that prin- ciple to mean the separation of religion from public life. Judge Roberts, in his con- firmation hearings, made it very clear that the First Amendment grants all of us "free exercises" of religion. Religion and moral convictions are not an alien or threatening force in public life. Morality and good gov- ernment have their roots in Christianity. We are all created in the image of God and are accountable to Him. A small liber- al, anti-God minority constantly oppose the pillars of honesty, morality, integrity and re- ligion on which this nation was built. Every effort in government, education and society should be made to protect and uphold the principles and core values that made us who we are as a nation. We must challenge a sec- ular and permissive culture, which would destroy our spiritual heritage. The recent hur- ricane, Harvey, showed us some of the worst and best in the American peo- ple. The Christian people, opened their homes and church- es to those needing love, hope, and shel- ter. These people of faith were there to give, sacrifice and help. This tragedy should help all of us to be better people and keep our faith in God. It was evident as news report after report showed that people were pray- ing and depending on their faith to see them through this time of loss. We must stand against evil and widespread religious bigotry wherever it is found. Let God be God and He will bless America. June 18-22 6PM-8:30PM EACH NIGHT Program will be held from 6:30pm-6:45pm on Friday night, with food and fellowship to follow. petersburg Church of the Nazarene 118 W. Pike Avenue 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. 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: 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 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 you calendar: VBS will be July 9 -13 from 6 -8 p.m. • Sunday, June 17, Fa- ther's Day. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 8th and Poplar Street Petersburg 812-354-6582 Welcome to our church family Praise Team practice Sundays from 9 -9:30 a.m.; Sunday school from 9:30 - 10 :15 a.m.; morning wor- ship 10 :30 a.m.; Wednes- day Bible study from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. and Jr. High/Sr. High youth from 6:15 -7:30 p.m. GLEZEN G.B. CHURCH Corner of Center and Sycamore Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Remember those on our prayer list, the shut ins and our lost loved ones. Just as the religious lead- ers of Jesus' time attached rules to spiritual things 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. Bible study. 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 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.; that took people away from focusing on their relation- ship with God, we are often guilty of the same. For ex- ample, we judge our family members or friends if they don't spend as much time in God's Word as we expect them to, or we look down on those who don't attend week- ly Bible study or Wednesday prayer meetings. We should remember God's word in Luke 6:36 "Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful." Ken Reeder, Pastor Karri Brock, Reporter • Wednesday, June 20, we will continue the Bible study of Esther 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. • Sunday, June 24, is the fourth Sunday and the morn- ing worship offering will go to the building fund. • Sunday, July 1, Assis- tant Sunday; F.R.O.G.'s and Tadpoles will meet during the morning worship ser- vice. • Wednesday, July 4, In- dependence Day, nothing scheduled. • Sunday, July 8, regular business meeting, after the morning worship service. Bible Trivia Last week's answer to: Q: When Jesus needed to pay the temple tax, He directed Peter to find a coin where? Answer: In the mouth of a fish. Reference: Matthew 17:24-27. Q: In the parable of the sower, the Word of God is likened to ? Answer to come next week. Steve Selby, Pastor Elaine Barrett, Reporter Summer Club will be Wednesdays from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. VBS will be July 8 -12 from 6 -8:30 p.m. For addi- tional information, call the church office, Monday-Fri- day from 8:30 a.m. to noon. "Because He lives, we can face tomorrow." Bill Slaven, Deacon Chairman in all that we do. "For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, you are God's building" (I Corinthians 3:9). Joseph Roman, Pastor Clara Walls, Reporter Wednesday evening Bible study "Promise Land" at 6 p.m. We were small in num- ber today, but God was with each of us. Today's ser- mon was about compromis- ing your faith when we are tempted by the world? Gary used scriptures from Revela- tion 2:12-17, Numbers 25:1-3 and Numbers 31:13-16. Father's Day program practice, Wednesday eve- ning at 6:15 p.m. June 14 is Flag Day. Father's Day will be on Sunday, June 17. Chris, Ru-

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