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C-4 Wednesday, August 19, 2020 The Press-Dispatch Catholic Christian Church of Christ Church of God Independent Continued on page 3 Baptist Independent Lutheran Methodist Wednesday and Thursday services. "Jesus Christ the same yes- terday, and today, and forev- er" (Hebrews 13:8). Mission Statement New Beginnings: What would Jesus do? We will strive to be more like Jesus in all that we do. Joseph Roman, Pastor Clara Walls, Reporter STS PETER & PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH 711 Walnut Street Petersburg 812-354-6942 Email: Facebook: Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, check for the livestream Mass and bulletin announcements post- ed. New Mass schedule un- til further notice: Saturday, Mass at 5:30 p.m. EDT at Sts. Peter and Paul Church; weekday Mass on Thursdays at 10 :30 a.m.; No 11 a.m. Sun- day Mass until coronavirus is eliminated. For those who still do not feel safe returning to Church, the Sunday Mass obligation will continue to be recorded and uploaded on Facebook. Continued adher- ence to the guidelines from the office of Gov. Holcomb and Bishop Siegel will be in place regarding church ser - vices. The dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days is extended until November 1, 2020. Daily masses are available through cable T V at EWTN at 8 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and midnight. Rosary at 4 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. all Eastern time. Local and World News 9 p.m. EDT. Catholic Radio at 93.1FM. Church is open daily for visits and private prayers. Mass readings for 21st Sun- day in Ordinary Time: August 22-23: First reading: Isaiah 22:19 -23; second reading: Ro- mans 11:33-35; Gospel: Mat- thew 16:13-20. Continue to pray for an end to the pandemic. Also pray for our government officials and everyone who serves in ev- ery capacity to sustain the life of our Nation, for those who have passed away from this illness, our entire world, especially the sick, hungry, the lonely and isolated. Stay close to Jesus, stay away from the virus. Fr. Frank Renner, Pastor Rev. Mark Wade, Deacon BLESSED SACR AMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH 1416 IN-57 Oakland City 812-749-4474 Email: Facebook: Blessed Sacra- ment Catholic Church, check for the livestream Mass and bulletin announcements post- ed. New Mass schedules until further notice: Sunday Mass is at 8 a.m. CDT. See Mass ob- ligations in Sts. Peter and Paul church note. Church is open daily for vis- its and private prayers. Mass readings for 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time August 22-23: First reading: Isaiah 22:19 -23; second read- ing: Romans 11:33-35; Gos- pel: Matthew 16:13-20. Con- tinue to pray for an end to the pandemic. Fr. Frank Renner, Pastor Rev. Mark Wade, Deacon FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1400 E. Main Street Petersburg 812-354-6775 Join us this week as we wrap up our series, "We Are the Church." If you have missed any of them go back and listen on our Facebook page or watch last week's message on our website pe- We believe that God's plan for the salvation of many is worked out by his people as committed members of the body of Christ. We gather as a church, not just to come and take part, but to commit to one another in communi- ty and to spur one another on for the mission God has called us to. Come join us as VINCENT CHRISTIAN CHURCH 8264 E. State Rd. 56 Sunday morning worship and the Lord's supper at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school at 10 :30 a.m.; evening worship at 6:30 p.m. Topic study: Practical Christianity. We will meet in ac- cordance with social distancing and wear face masks. You are invited to worship with us. Faith Someone said, "Faith is to the human being what an an- chor is to a ship in time of storm." The Bible says, "That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consola- tion, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us. Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil" (Hebrews 6:18 -19). Because He lives. John Manges, Minister WINSLOW CHRISTIAN CHURCH Corner of Lafayette and Walnut Pastor 812-753-3539 Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; We extend a warm wel- come to everyone. Dr. Robert Asa, Minister we recommit to our mission of loving God, loving others, and reaching all. DJ Bryant, Pastor BRENTON CHAPEL CHURCH OF CHRIST 1194 E. CR 400 N. Prides Creek Road Petersburg Sunday morning Bible classes 10 a.m.; morning worship 10:30 a.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m. Tony Sims, Elder Ross Williams, Elder FIRST CHURCH OF GOD 2135 East Main Street Petersburg Sunday morning service at 9:30 a.m.; children's church at 10 a.m.; Sunday school at 10 :45 a.m. August 20, at 6:30 p.m. we will be feeding the PCHS football team at the church. Sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex. "I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the peo- ple and a light for the Gen- tiles" (Isaiah 42:6 NIV ). TR AYLOR UNION CHURCH 4107 N. CR 1000 E. Otwell (Two miles north of Otwell) Sunday morning service at 9:30 a.m. If unable to attend, you may connect by calling 862- 799 -9154. "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the pow- er of the Holy Spirit" (Romans 15:13, NIV ). Pray for our country. Dennis and Lisa Patton, Pas- tors Don Fausnaugh, Pastor Lisa Wilson, Reporter Church Note Deadline 10 A.M. TUESDAY GLEZEN REVIVAL CENTER 245 S. Glezen Center St. 812-354-6738 or 812-582-9667 Sunday morning worship and children's church 10 :15 a.m. We will be providing hand sanitizer and practicing social distancing. Until this is lifted, we will not be shaking hands or socializing like we have in the past Sundays. Bible Study will be every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Women's Refresh and Re- new will be on Tuesday, Au- gust 25 at 6:30 p.m. Pray for our military and their protection. Also, remem- ber to pray for the USA, peace, health and for one another. Bitterness vs. Christians "Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of malicious behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, ten- der-hearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you." (Ephesians 4: 31-32, NLT). As we look at this world and its current state of affairs, we can see, with even shielded eyes, how full of hatred and malicious behavior it is. We as Christians must be the light in this darkness, showing others that being compassionate and caring is the correct path. Be- ing upset is not a sin, for we are but human. But, in saying that, bitterness and rage are a path that never leads to under- standing, or victory, for that matter, if that is the goal. We need to reach out to help peo- ple and aid them in this time. I once heard a pastor say that the best way to win souls is to show them what they are missing, or something that they have been wanting. The church, as a whole, needs to show them what the love of God looks like through our actions and our lives. Living for God is a blessing and we should show others that bless- ing and compassion. God bless you and keep you. We welcome you to all ser- vices. Come and worship Je- sus with us. See our Facebook page Glezen Revival Center. Web- site: – E-mail ad- dress: glezenrevivalcenter@ Joe Henson, Pastor Matt Haycraft, Reporter CHRISTIAN HOLINESS CHURCH 1252 St. Rd. 57 S. Petersburg Located six miles between Petersburg and Oakland City junction. Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; evening service 6 p.m.; Thursday prayer meeting 7 p.m. We extend a warm wel- come to everyone. Rick Walburn, Pastor GOSPEL CENTER CHURCH Independent Baptist Church 420 E. Illinois Street Petersburg Church 812-354-9914 Sunday worship at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; AWANA clubs will meet Sundays at 6:30 p.m., the children will learn from the Word of God and have fun doing it; Bible study JESUS CHRIST OUR FIRM FOUNDATION 1415 N. Vincennes Ave. Petersburg 812-354-4424 or 812-582-0240 Sunday morning fellowship 10 a.m.; Church at 10 :30 a.m.; Bible studies: Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. at Brian Eilert's house and Thursday night at 7 p.m. at church. "In Him was life, and the life was the light of men" ( John 1:4). We don't often think about light or what it does for us. If we want more, we flip a switch and more is supplied. It dispels the gloom and darkness, al- lowing us to better see where we are going and what obsta- cles are in the way. It supports life by causing vegetation to grow and supplying food. It was created as an example of the light of Christ supplied for spiritual needs. His pres- ence in our lives removed the dark stain of sin, and allows us to see truth to apply to our lives and overcome obstacles. He has the life we need for the present and the future, both in this life and beyond. Everyone continues past this life into one of two possi- ble places. One possibility is darkness and pain for eterni- ty, while the other is a contin- ued relationship with God in praise and peace forever. The light of the Holy Spirit draws us towards the light of Christ, which is life as it was meant to be. Christ brought us life through His light and there is plenty for everyone. We must remember though that light is produced rath- er than held. Our actions and reactions are working to point the way to something better. The less we do this, the dimmer and weaker our light works. The more we do this, the brighter our light be- comes. The power to work cor- rectly and keep from burning out is from the Holy Spirit. May His light shine on in and through us. Denny Wiscaver, Pastor Kimberly Flynn, Reporter LIVING FAITH CHURCH INTERNATIONAL 601 S. 9th Street, Petersburg Phone: 812-809-4544 Sunday study 9 -9:35 a.m.; service at 10 a.m.; Wednes- day service from 6:30 -8 p.m. and youth group Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. Join us for our online Sun- days at 10 a.m. and Wednes- days at 6:30 p.m. on Facebook live Living Faith Church Inter- OTWELL CONTENDERS OF FAITH Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; worship 10 :30 a.m.; evening worship 6:30 p.m.; Wednes- day prayer and Bible study meeting 6:30 p.m. William Breidenbaugh, Pastor PATOK A GROVE CHURCH 1135 W. C.R. 475 S. Winslow Pastor 812-239-6843 Sunday morning church service at 10 a.m. and Sun- day school 11 a.m. Jason Hill, Pastor PETERSBURG HOLINESS CHURCH Pastor 419-340-5500 (C) Parsonage 812-354-9446 Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship and special junior church services 10 :30 a.m. ( Jr. Church theme: "It's Time to..."); evening worship 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday night prayer meeting 7 p.m. Trans- portation available. "Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright" (Psalm 33:1). Praise is faith at work. Praise lifts your eyes from the battle to the victory, for Christ is already Victor. You have the Victor in your heart that you might have His victory in your life. Have you ever noticed the way God multiplies your faith when you begin praising Him? There are times when it is more important to praise God than to pray to Him. Praise lifts your eyes from your cir- cumstances to your Almighty Father. Not one circumstance in your life can come without His permission. That means He always has a way of causing it to work together with other things for His glory and your good. When you need faith, there are two steps to take: go to God's Word, and begin praising Him. Stop worrying; try praising. Chad Searls, Pastor PIKE COUNTY CENTER FOR WOMEN'S MINISTRIES Phone —812-582-8222 Office hours: Open Mon- day and Friday, 9 a.m. till noon; Thursday open from 6 - 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednes- day closed. Free peer coun- seling available, call 812-582- 1486 or 812-582-8222. New Bible study at 9:30 a.m. on the Book of Revela- tion. Bring your Bible. TWIN OAKS CHURCH 1911 E. Co. Rd. 650 N. Petersburg 812-354-6389 Sunday school, Junior church and youth class 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; evening service 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening prayer and praise service 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to each service. We sing "Sweet Hour of Prayer" and are content with five to ten minutes a day. We sing "Onward Christian Sol- diers" and wait to be drafted into His service.We sing "O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing" and don't use the one we have. We sing "There Shall Be Showers of Bless- ings" but do not come when it rains. "We sing "Blest Be the Tie That Binds" and let the least little offense sever it. We sing "Serve the Lord With Gladness" and gripe about all we have to do. We sing "I Love to Tell the Story" and never mention it at all. We sing "We're Marc- ing to Zion" but fail to march to worship or Sunday school. We sing "Cast Thy Burden on the Lord" and worry our- selves into a nervous bread- down. We sing "The Whole Wide World for Jesus" and never invite our next-door neighbor. We sing "Throw Out the Lifeline" and content ourselves with throwing out a fishing line. Whom are we fooling? God Bless America. Clark Gray, Pastor Doris Catt, Reporter UNION COMMUNITY CHURCH 3082 N. CR 850 W., Union Pastor 812-664-5454 Sunday school 10 a.m.; wor- ship service 11 a.m. Both ser- vices are EDT; children's ser- vice every fifth Sunday—geared toward children; Iron Sharpens Iron Wednesday night service is now for men and women at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to the First Friday Fun, the first Fri- day of every month from 6 to 10 p.m. EDT, to work on craft proj- ects, scrapbooking, sewing, etc. There will be a Cricut available, along with other crafting tools for use. Bring a snack to share if you can. Contact Angela Chris- tie at 812-664-5970 for more in- formation. Kevin ( Janna) Easton, Pastor Continued in next column Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Gospel Center invites you to worship the King of Kings with us every Sunday. You will hear sound biblical and applicable preaching each week. At the Gospel Center, you will find God-loving peo- ple who desire to serve and praise God with their heart, soul, mind and strength. Come and praise the King with us. We would be hon- ored to have you come and join us and see what God is doing here at the Gospel Center Church. Rodney Fretwell, Sr. Pastor national page. • Outreach, this Wednes- day evening. Will meet at the church at 6:30 p.m. • Trail Life for boys, first- 12th grades, will be the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 -8 p.m. • Youth group, Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. for sixth-12th grades. • Kingsmen men's group will meet Thursday, Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. • Young adults' life group, Sunday, Aug. 30 from 6 -7:30 p.m. for ages 19 -29. In Matthew 4:1-10 and Luke 4:1-12, we see the enemy pro- voking Jesus. The devil tempt- ed Jesus by even using some scripture. Be aware that the enemy will try to tempt or test you in different areas and may even give you some scriptures to make your actions seem like you're walking in faith. In your mind, the devil is quoting the scripture that 'no deadly thing shall harm you,' 'God will give His angels charge over you,' or 'you are healed by the stripes of Jesus.' While all true, if you are putting yourself in a situa- tion outside of the will of God, then you are tempting God. If however, God calls you to go halfway around the world to minister, or to work with someone who has lepro- sy, AIDS or some other dead- ly disease, then by all means go and do what the Lord has called you to do and He will protect you. Read Proverbs 19:21. Check the website for loca- tion and time for upcoming events, Location: 601 S. 9th Street, Petersburg. Mailing address: P.O. Box 566, Petersburg, IN 47567. More information at or call 812- 809 -4544. Don and Christina Priest, Senior Pastors Ian and Samantha Rose, Youth Pastors Melissa Bowens, Reporter ST. JOHN'S LUTHER AN CHURCH 6483 W. 580 N. Otwell 812-482-7623 stjohnsboonetwp@ Sunday, Aug. 23, 9:15 a.m. Praise Team practice; 10 a.m. worship with Denny Spinner, worship leader. Sunday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m. worship and Holy Commu- nion, with Pastor Jane Roth- man, worship leader; fifth ST. PETER LUTHER AN CHURCH 10529 S. Church Street Stendal Sunday worship at 10 :15 a.m. Bible verse for the week: "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble" (Psalm 46:1). Edwin H. Wicks, Pastor Sunday special offering. Paula Mann, Administra- tive Assistant OTWELL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH P.O. Box 146, 10041E. Washington Ave. Otwell 812-766-3344 Facebook: Otwell United Methodist Church and Jeff Pinney. Otwell United Methodist invites you to join us this Sun- day at 10 :30 a.m. as we wor- ship our Lord Jesus Christ; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. "So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole mea- sure of the fullness of Christ" (Ephesians 4:11-13, NIV ). Jeff Pinney, Pastor PETERSBURG FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 801 East Walnut Petersburg 812-354-6658 Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world We are now having in-per- son worship service on Sun- days at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to join us. "Count it all joy, my breth- ren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produc- es steadfastness" ( James 1: 2-3). God Bless. Michael (Mike) Punke, Pastor PETERSBURG FREE METHODIST CHURCH 202 E. Walnut Street Pastor 812-354-6646 Sunday morning services, meet each week at 10 :30 a.m. in the sanctuary. sanctuary seat- ing is spaced to observe social distancing, and masks are rec- ommended but are not required. The service is also available by live stream on Petersburg Free Methodist Church Facebook page. A special "Popsicles and Je- sus" outdoor event is scheduled for Wednesday evening, July 15 from 6:30 to 7:30. All children ages preschool through middle school are invited, and parents are welcome to attend as well. Peace and joy in the Lord. Mark Schlechty, Pastor RUMBLETOWN FREE METHODIST CHURCH 1485 N. St. Rd. 57 Petersburg Adult Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; morning worship at 10 :30 a.m. The church is located south of Petersburg on State Road 57. Hope Barnett, Reporter WHITE RIVER CHAPEL UMC 3555 W. SR 56 Bowman 812-582-8896 Sunday worship 9 a.m.; Sun - day school 10 :15 a.m. We are exploring the words in Philippians 4:4-9 and how they can help us thrive in chaos. So many trials come into our lives and along with the busi- ness of life. These things can easily choke out the Life of God in us. But praise God, "But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things will be added unto you" (Matthew 6:33). What things will be add- ed? God's order back into our lives—a peace that passes all understanding—He is in con- trol. Facebook: White River Chap- el UMC, Jeff Pinney. Questions regarding church events, call 812-766 -3344 or mail to: 3555 West State Road 56, Petersburg, IN 47567. Jeff Pinney, Pastor

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