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August 19, 2020

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, August 19, 2020 C-3 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 Assembly of God Baptist Ramblings of my mind By Lowell Thomas A universal sin Religious Viewpoint By Clyde Dupin See R AMBLINGS on 3 Did Paul Lose His Ability to Heal? Minutes with the Bible By Pastor Ricky Kurth See VIEWPOINT on 3 There is one sin against both God and man that almost everyone commits. This sin is condemned by God and someday will be pun- ished. It is the sin of dishonesty and can in- clude lying, stealing, cheating and other forms of unethical behavior. It is common knowledge that some political leaders will say almost anything to get better polling numbers and be elected. Perhaps the most important qualities to possess in govern- ment should be integrity and moral charac- ter. In some universities, students are taught how to deceive and be dishonest. Most eth- ics classes are not worthy of their name. We hear daily about the car salesman who lied, the merchant who cheated, the Doctor who did not tell the patient the truth or the worker who stole from his company. The sin can be found every- where and sadly even among clergymen. Truth is a virtue that God honors. This sin "We say that Paul lost his ability to heal since he didn't heal anyone in his later min- istry. But is this a good proof? If he was in prison during his later ministry, how could he have healed anyone? " Well, first of all, people in prison need healing just as much as other people! Some- times even more so, due to the harsh condi- tions found in prisons in those days, and the "stripes" and other beatings that were often laid on Roman prisoners (Acts 16:23; 18:17). But Paul was under a sort of house arrest during his first imprisonment, as we see in Acts 28:30 : "And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in un- to him." Under this house arrest type of incarcer- ation, he was able to receive "all that came in unto him." That would have afforded him plenty of opportunity to heal people if he still had that ability. And he seemed to be in the same kind of bonds during his second impris- onment, with people being able to visit him, and even stay with him (2 Tim. 4:9 -13). We know he lost his power to heal during his first imprisonment, however, when he gave Timothy medical advice (1 Tim. 5:23) instead of sending him a blessed handker- chief as he'd done before (Acts 19:11,12). And during his second imprisonment, he men- tioned having to leave a beloved co-worker behind "sick" in between his two incarcera- tions (2 Tim. 4:20). Minnie Pearl would start this out with a how- dy it's so nice to be here. With everything go- ing on in this old world it is nice to be here and in one piece. This week's shout out is for Tony Simms. It was always nice to be good friends with a weld- er because they could usually make your job go lots easier. Tony was good to work together with when you had a boiler job going on. He always took the time to explain what he needed from you as his helper. This was good because you were able to make his job easier as you could have his next part set up and ready for him. I pray he and his family are blessed by God. I have been considering asking my family doctor about a medicine which helps you with your memory. As I age I can feel myself forget- ting more and more. My family doesn't seem to have a tendency towards Alzheimer's but we do get very forgetful. As I talk to more and more of my friends it is apparent this is a common happening. Maybe we'll find out if this condi- tion can be helped. Needless to say I had ma- ny things I was going to do but since I didn't write them down on paper they weren't all re- membered. This past week we didn't work anymore than we had too because a retiree can get by with being lazy at times. We did take our old swing apart to attempt to give it a new coat of paint and new chains. This swing was on my moth- er's porch for years so it is now on our patio. Sentimentality is a strange thing and it seems as though we can relive some great memories as we swing in mom's old swing. We mowed a couple days before the week- end and it was so thick we had to mow over the clumps to scatter the grass. It wasn't as thick as it was the other day but thick enough to pro- duce a mess. One morning we got up early so we could take another day trip to Terre Haute to go to the antique stores. I was just talking to my friend and telling him I need to get rid of some of the collections I have and now we are in a store to look at and probably buy more good junk. We Continued on page 2 Continued in next column CHURCH CHURCH Notes Notes Notes Baptist Baptist New Speer Family presents praise and worship service The New Speer Family will present a praise and worship service at 6:30 p.m. CDT on Sunday, August 23 at Gentle Shepherd Church of God, lo- cated at 8350 East 350 North, just west of Oatsville on Oats- ville/Wheeling Road in Gib- son County. Food and fellow- ship will follow the concert. No carry-in dishes. Every- one is welcome. RIVER OF LIFE 342 E. CR 300 N. Petersburg Sunday morning worship 10 a.m.; Sunday evening wor- ship 6 p.m. and Consumed youth group 7 p.m.; Wednes- day evening Bible study 7 p.m.; Men's ministry meet- ing every other Thursday 10 a.m. If you would like a ride to 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. and from church services, call 812-354-8800. Jim Gidcumb, Pastor ARTHUR G.B. CHURCH 5670 S. St. Rd. 61 Winslow 812-582-0354 Sunday morning worship at 10 :30 a.m. There will be no Sunday school or Sunday night ser- vice until further notice. We hope to be back soon. Business meeting will be the third Sunday of the month, following morning worship. "Even in darkness, light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righ- teous" (Psalm 112:4, NIV ). Life does not always seem full of hope and joy, espe- cially when you have expe- rienced hurt, anxiety or de- pression. God's truth, howev- er, is that even in your mo- ments of darkness, his light will dawn for you. Remember those in prayer who are in need of the Lord's healing touch, our country and leaders. We invite you to worship with us. Ralph Newkirk, Pastor Marla Morrison, Reporter 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 Jesus as the Savior and Lord. See our Facebook page: reValleyGB. Frank A. Coleman, Pastor BETHEL G.B. CHURCH 4933 E. Co. Rd. 900 S. Stendal Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; morning worship at 10 :30 a.m.; First and third Wednesday of each month, Bible study at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, Bible study (Psalm 59 -65). Sunday, August 23, fourth Sunday, morning offering to building fund. Sunday, August 30, fifth Sun- day and we will be having Com- munion service. Bible Trivia Last week's answer to: How many women are called dis- ciples in the New Testament? Answer: one, Tabitha ( Dorcas). Reference: Acts 9:36. Q: What famous biblical city was also called "the city of palm trees"? Answer to come next week. Steve Selby, Pastor Elaine Barrett, Reporter CROSSROADS BAPTIST CHURCH 2789 S. State Rd 57 Oakland City Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10 :30 a.m.; Wednesday 6 p.m., chil- dren's activities: "Surf's Up" for ages three to fifth grade; RC4JC grades six and higher. All times are CDT. This week, we continue our Wednesday study of Esther. We're hoping that you will join us as we discuss the eighth chapter. The study times, as well as the children's activities (RC4JC and Surf's Up) start at 6 p.m. CDT; the meal (pizza) will be at 5:30 p.m. As I mentioned in last week's paper, the calendar year 2020 has been a challenge and very difficult for many. Thus, prayer is essential to help us get through the difficult days. Spe- cifically, pray for the return to school and the healing of our nation. Are you searching for a place to worship? If so, allow me to in- vite you to visit Crossroads. We love Jesus and love people, and would be honored with your vis- it. Curt Beadle, Pastor FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 8th and Poplar Street Petersburg 812-354-6582 American Baptist Church Adult Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; morning worship at 10 :30 a.m. in the Family Life Center. Continue wear- ing a mask and honor the six- foot social distancing guide- lines. Wednesday evening Bible study will be meetng in the sanctuary at 6:30 p.m. Sunday school, childrens activities will be in session at a later date. Jr. High-Senior High youth group will meet in the Fam- ily Life Center Wednesdays from 6:30 -8 p.m. Lunch with the pastor from noon-1 p.m., Tuesday and Fridays, after Labor Day, will be on Facebook. Join us live on Facebook for all services. Michael Miller, Pastor GLEZEN G.B. CHURCH Corner of Center and Sycamore Sunday worship at 10 :30 a.m.; No Sunday school; Wednesday Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Remember those on our prayer list, the shut-ins and our lost loved ones. This generation has a catch phrase: "I got this." Well, the truth is, we "got" a lot less than we think we "got." We think we are wise when we are not. We don't know what each day will bring. We must surrender our lives to Christ because we believe He is who He said He is, and He waits for everyone on the other side of this life. When we "got" Him, we "got" everything. If we don't, we have nothing. "Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father ex- cept through me" ( John 14:6). Dwight Howe, Pastor Karri Brock, Reporter IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH SBC 295 West Main Street Petersburg Church 812-354-9659 Pastor 812-890-9942 Email: awordfitlyspoken@ Website: www.immanuel- Sunday morning Bible study at 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :40 a.m. There will be no Sunday evening, MT. PISGAH G.B. CHURCH 6100 S. Augusta Broadway Street Winslow Pastor 812-582-0756 Sunday morning worship at 10 :15 a.m.; children's Sunday school during morning wor- ship; Crossfit for the youth at 6 p.m. on Sunday evening. We are having services, but we are practicing social distancing. There will be no children's church. Take thou also unto thee principal spices, . . . and thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment. Upon man's flesh shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make any other like it, after the composition of it: it is holy, and it shall be holy unto you. One Spirit. Diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. Thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. God anoint- ed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power. God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. Of his fullness have all we received. As the same anoint- ing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. He which establisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, [is] God; who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffer- ing, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. If at any time you have no church to attend, your pres- ence will be greatly appreci- ated and I am sure you will BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH An Independent Baptist Church 4995 N. Co. Rd. 850 E. Otwell (Meeting in the Iva Union Church building) Sunday school for children and adults 9 a.m.; Sunday morn- ing worship service 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 service 7 p.m. Scott Fulcher, Pastor leave feeling blessed. Jerry "Tuffy" Blackwell, Pastor Sharon Kendall, Reporter 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

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