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April 29, 2020

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, April 29, 2020 B-5 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 CHURCH CHURCH Notes Notes Notes Ramblings of my mind by Lowell Thomas How small we are! Minutes with the Bible By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam God is Calling America Religious Viewpoint by Clyde Dupin See MINUTES on 3 See R AMBLINGS on 3 Continued on page 2 Continued in next column Just behind me, in the supermarket check-out line, were two little boys. I no- ticed that the older one kept looking up at me and then down at his brother again sev- eral times in succession. Finally, nudging his little brother and pointing up at me, he said: "Hey, Joey, look how little you are! " Those who have seen me in the flesh know that I am not exactly small, physical- ly, and I can easily imagine that, standing next to these little fellows, I made them look small indeed! But all this pertained only to the phys- ical, and as I left that supermarket, I be- gan asking myself: "How big are you, ac- tually, in the sight of God? " I thought of Psalm 8:3,4, where David mused over the same question: "When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; what is man that Thou art mindful of Him…? " Yet we are so important to the heart of God that He entered the stream of hu- manity, as it were, and became one of us in Christ, Son of God and Son of Man. Why? Hebrews 2:14,15 gives us one important reason: "…that through death [His death for our Baptist Baptist Our world is in turmoil and disasters of ev- ery kind are becoming more common. As we search for the cause and the cure for the cha- os in society, we should turn to God. We now face our greatest crisis – the coronavirus. God still speaks to individuals and nations through His Word. The Bible says, "Righteousness ex- alted a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people." Our pop culture, with its emphasis on materialism and selfishness, has left God out in many ways. In many churches there is an emphasis on self esteem and "feel good" religion. The elite media hammers away day after day on family values and Christianity. The elite educators, Union bosses, atheists and men like Michael Moore have declared war on Christianity. Our nation drifts far- ther from God as text- books are rewritten and political correct- ness is promoted. The enemies of Christiani- ty speak out loud and clear, while Christians are slow to express their concerns. We have seen the mocking of God in our public culture and private lives. We have seen Well it's time for my mind to ramble and there isn't much to ramble about, but we'll do our best to pen a few words. Thanks to the virus and our stay-at-home order I have actually got some work caught up around the house. There has been noth- ing major accomplished lately, but lots of debris cleaned up and mowing. I've mowed Velpen church yard once and I think my friend Gary Traylor has mowed it once so that work has been kept up. We are still not able to hold services in the old building. I'll be glad whenever the order is relaxed enough to have a worship service. I'm impressed by some of the sermons you can hear on the facebook site. There are a lot of preacher friends who have brought the word to those who desire it. I'm afraid if it doesn't get better soon we may see people fall into the temptation to feel we don't need worship service. That is wrong because we do need to feel the strength and determina- tion of our friends as we all face similar sit- See VIEWPOINT on 3 Baptist Catholic Assembly of God WASHINGTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD 320 S. Meridian Street Washington Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; Wednesday evening dinner and Bible study at 6 p.m. RIVER OF LIFE 342 E. CR 300 N. Petersburg Sunday morning wor- ship 10 a.m.; Sunday eve- ning worship 6 p.m. and Consumed youth group 7 p.m.; Wednesday evening Bible study 7 p.m.; Men's ministry meeting every other Thursday 10 a.m. If you would like a ride to and from church services, call 812-354-8800. Jim Gidcumb, Pastor ARTHUR G.B. CHURCH 5670 S. St. Rd. 61 Winslow 812-582-0354 Our church building will be closed until further no- tice. You can tune in and listen to Pastor Ralph on Facebook on Sunday morn- ings at 10 :30 a.m. Go to Ar- thur G.B. Church on Face- book. "Be strong and coura- geous. Do not be afraid or terrified, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you or forsake you" (Deuteronomy 31:6). 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 deci- sion to confess the past, re- pent from your sins and ac- cept Jesus as the Savior and Lord. See our Facebook page: shireValleyGB. Frank A. Coleman, Pas- tor BETHEL G.B. CHURCH 4933 E. Co. Rd. 900 S. Stendal All church services and CROSSROADS BAPTIST CHURCH 2789 S. State Rd 57 Oakland City As we close out the month of April, two announce- ments (or reminders): first, remember that we will not be having our communi- ty baby shower on May 2. We're not canceling, just go- ing to reschedule for anoth- er date. Second, the "man camp" (for 2nd-6th grade boys) scheduled for May 15 -16 has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. While the state of Indiana is still under stay-at-home orders, allow me to give you another invitation to join us for worship via You- Tube. Our services are be- ing recorded and placed on YouTube for your viewing. When you prepare to watch the video message, note that there are a lot of "Crossroads" in the name of many churches, so it be- comes necessary to type in Crossroads Baptist Church Oakland City Indiana. There are four messages we have posted that will be available for you to view, as well as our church logo on YouTube. When you click on the symbol, you will receive an option to subscribe. By subscribing to Crossroads, you will become connected to stay current on each ser- vice we post (also, once we have 10 people to subscribe, we will receive our own You- Tube identifier). Finally this week, allow me to remind everyone to continue to pray; prayer is important. At Crossroads, we have designated every Wednesday at 6 p.m. CDT, as a time to unite in prayer. While we can't be together at church, we can still unite together and lift our voices to God. Each Wednesday at 6 p.m., wherever you are, stop and pray. Curt Beadle, Pastor FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 8th and Poplar Street Petersburg 812-354-6582 Welcome to our church family All services have been can- celled until further notice. Pastor Mike will be live streaming on Facebook on Sundays at 10 :30 a.m.; Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and lunch with pastor on Tuesday and Friday from noon-1 p.m. Pastor Mike and church secretary Cindy will no lon- ger be keeping regular hours. For anyone who has a need, you can call Pastor Mike at 574-361-7952. Church tithes can be mailed to P.O. Box 43, Peters- burg, IN 47567 or through Pay Pal. Michael Miller, Pastor GR ACE G.B. CHURCH 1007 E. Union St. Winslow Sunday school 9:30 ; Sun- day morning worship 10 a.m.; Sunday evening wor- ship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bi- ble 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: awordfitlyspo- Website: www.imman- uelbaptistchurch.weebly. com Go to Immanuel Bap- tist Facebook page, www. baptistchurchpetersburg, for Sunday sermons and updated information, as to when we will have in-per- son services. Mission Statement New Beginnings: What would Jesus do? We will strive to be more like Je- sus in all that we do. "Who being the bright- ness of his glory, and the express image of his per- son, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high" (Hebrews 1:3). Joseph Roman, Pastor Clara Walls, Reporter MT. PISGAH G.B. CHURCH 6100 S. Augusta Broadway Street Winslow Pastor 812-582-0756 Sunday services will con- tinue to be live on Facebook until further notice at 10 :30 a.m. with the morning mes- sage on Pastor Tuffy Jerry Blackwell's Facebook page. "God is not the author of confusion but of peace" (I Corinthians 14:33). Who of us has not asked in times of affliction and diffi- culty, does God care for me? The Psalmist said "Refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul" (Psalms 142:14). Martha, over concerned with her workday duties, said to Jesus, "Lord, do You not care? " How many faith- ful, loving mothers, over- whelmed by the burdens of motherhood, have cried anxiously, "Lord, do You not care? " That question is forever answered in those reassuring words of Pe- ter: "He cares for you" (Pe- ter 5:7). This is the word of God. Even if the world pass- es away, it will not change. You can be confident God cares for you. If He didn't, would He have sent Christ into the world to die for you? Of course not. That is why you can always turn to Him for the strength and encouragement you need. Yes, life can be overwhelm- ing at times, but when it is, remember this: God knows what you are facing and "He cares for you." If at any time you don't have a church to attend, feel free to join us for services. I am sure you will leave feel- ing blessed. Jerry "Tuffy" Blackwell, Pastor Sharon Kendall, Reporter 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 (four years old through 5th grade) 6 p.m.; Thursday, prayer service 7 p.m. Scott Fulcher, Pastor group activities are can- celed until further notice. During this time, remem- ber to take care of yourself and others. Sunday service is posted on YouTube or Bethel Gen- eral Baptist Church Face- book page. Bible Trivia Last week's answer to: Who was King when the kingdom of Judah was taken into Babylonian captivity? Answer: Jehoia- kim. Reference: II Chroni- cles 36:5 -6. Q: How tall was Goli- ath? Answer to come next week. Steve Selby, Pastor Elaine Barrett, Reporter What comfort this verse gives us. Things will even- tually change and get bet- ter, but we have learned that nothing is guaranteed in this life, except for one thing, and that is our God is steadfast and will never leave us. What comfort that gives us. Join us on Facebook un- til our church doors are opened once again. Ralph Newkirk, Pastor Marla Morrison, Report- er STS PETER & PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH 711 Walnut Street Petersburg 812-354-6942 Email: frenner@ Due to the current Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandem- ic, by order of the Catholic Bishops of Indiana, all week- day and weekend Masses have been cancelled until further notice. All religious activities which involve church attendance, meet- ings, conferences, retreats, and activities which involve grouping of more than 10 people are suspended. However, the following are available electronical- ly: Cable T V/ Internet pro- gram EWTN (Eternal World Television Network) avail- able 24/7. Masses available 8 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and midnight. Local and World News 9 p.m. Rosary recited at 4 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. daily. All EDT. Catholic Radio Pro- gram available at 93.1 FM. YouTube programs can be

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