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August 19, 2020

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, August 19, 2020 C-5 has consequences that often find one out to their shame and disgrace. A survey of more than 36,000 high school stu- dents reveals this danger- ous sin that has earthly and eternal consequences. The students often reflect the character of their parents. Sixty-one percent admitted to cheating on an exam in the past year. Twenty-eight percent have stolen from a store. Thirty-nine percent have lied to save money. On- ly about 2 percent are caught and only half are punished. We have become a cheat- ing nation and payday will come. The Bible says, "Be sure your sins will find you out." Churches, schools and parents should demonstrate a lifestyle of honesty and teach values to our youth. VIEWPOINT Continued from page 3 RAMBLINGS Continued from page 3 found two good consignment stores to browse through and see prices of things we already have in our amassed collections. We had lunch at a family room bar named Moggar's. It must have been an old sta- ble or warehouse of some type because the setting of this place was stunning. The urinals were made like beer kegs but were plumbed with modern plumbing. If you get up to Terre Haute check out this restaurant We had church this past Sunday at Velpen although our congregation was a lit- tle sparse our Sunday school teacher brought us a great lesson concerning the day of rest. Many thoughts to pon- der and the one that hit home the most was when was the last time you just sat still and listened to our Lord. When was the last time you used the Lord's day to refresh your- self by resting like God com- manded. Think about it be- cause it makes good sense as well as being obedient to our Lord. Our scripture lesson con- cerned John the Baptist when he told the ones sent to ask who he was that he was one crying in the darkness and making straight the way of the Lord. Many people look- ing for a Savior but they were looking for a tough guy who could pull the Israelites to- gether and rise up against their oppressors. Not some- one preaching and teaching how to love God and your neighbor as well. Needless to say they were disappoint- ed. He was the Savior but he came to save us from our sins. He didn't come to fuss and fight like we do. The Bible tells us that we should search the scriptures because in them we think we have found salvation. Well do like Jesus has taught : love God with all your , mind and soul and love your neighbor as you love your- self, to be a blessing and be blessed. PAWS WEEK PAWS WEEK Pet of the PEBBLES Nazarene Pentecostal Wesleyan Presbyterian "We're not all fighters, most of us just want to give kisses. We just want to be loved, not judged. We aren't status symbols, we're dogs. We are what you make us. We come in many different shapes and sizes, but we all have one thing in common... We are Staffordshire Bull Terriers and we are softer than you think"—Much Loved Staffies. This week, PAWS is featuring a placid pit named Pebbles, who is a sweet gal that has been at PAWS for awhile. She had to have heartworm treat- ment, as she was posi- tive when she came in. Pebbles is approximate- ly seven years old, has a touch of arthritis, but is definitely a gentle lady. She gets along with oth- er dogs, but does not like cats. She has gorgeous blue fur with white ac- cents. To adopt Pebbles, call 812-354-9894. Methodist SOMETHING NEWSWORTHY? Give us a call: 812-354-8500 8–7 . Mon. 8–noon . Tues. 10–7 . Wed. 8–5 . Thur. 8–5 . Fri. Trouble with vision at school? 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Call:1-877-257-1084 or Locally Call: 1-812-354-2814 • Free pregnancy testing • Free counseling and info. on pregnancy options. • Confi dential counseling for women & men who are suff ering from post-abortion syndrome. • Residential Care • Health and assistance referrals. • Training and education. • Assistance in getting baby and maternity clothes Wednes- the first- first each Thursdays sixth-12th group Aug. 27 group, -7:30 Luke pro- tempt- some the test may scriptures like your the thing give you,' or stripes you situa- God, God. you the work lepro- dead- means has will loca- upcoming Street, address: IN information at 812- Priest, Rose, Reporter AN Street 10 :15 week: and ever-present 46:1). Pastor Administra- ALFORD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1709 E. SR. 356 Petersburg Sunday school scheduled the first Sunday of each month at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday worship each week at 10 :30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come and worship with us. Shane Springer, Pastor ALGIERS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Highway 356, Petersburg Sunday school 9 a.m. and wor- ship service 10 a.m. You are always welcome to join our friendly church and wor- ship God with us. Mike Atkins, Pastor GOOD SHEPHERD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 210 W. Harrison Street, Oakland City Church 812-749-3525 Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; worship service 10 :30 a.m.; community luncheons the third Tuesday of each month 10 a.m.-noon CDT. The community of Good Shepherd United Method- ist Church exists to glorify God through Jesus Christ our Lord. As a body of believ- ers, we pledge ourselves to allow the Holy Spirit to devel- op within us maturity of spir- it, unity of faith and knowl- edge of the Son of God, so that we may be prepared to share His love, mercy and grace through our words and actions to a needy world. We extend an invitation to the public to come and wor- ship with us. The Good Shepherd takes care of His sheep. Neal Scifres, Pastor SPURGEON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 11505 N. Hwy. 61 Spurgeon Pastor Cell 812-202- 8903 or church office 812-922-8215 Church service 9 a.m.; Sun- day school 10 a.m.; Friday Bi- ble study at 1 p.m. Today's reading: Galatians 6:7-10. "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up" (Galatians 6:9). "Doing good is difficult, es- pecially when we don't see or know what the "harvest" will be. But as with my friend who still gained the physical ben- efit from walking, it's worth continuing to do good because the blessing is coming"—Ju- lie Schwab. Are you discouraged? Ask God to help you trust Him to be faithful in what He's called you to do. What good thing can you do for someone today? Not all rewards are immedi- ate or visible. Josh Sanders, Pastor Sherry Julian, Reporter WINSLOW NAZARENE CHURCH 106 W. Washington St. Winslow 989-941-7190 Love, Care, Serve, Share Sunday morning service at 10 :30 a.m. Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. You are welcome to connect with our church either in per- son or online. Facebook: Winslow Church of the Nazarene. YouTube: Winslow Nazarene. Website: Irene's Food Pantry: Every third Saturday from 10 -11:30 a.m. Hope to see you soon. Joe Decker, Pastora HOUSE OF MERCY CHURCH Corner of East and Porter Winslow Pastor 812-789-5229 A Church with open arms and a loving heart. Sunday morning service 10 :15 a.m.; Sunday school at 11 a.m. We are back to hav- ing Sunday services. If weather permits, we will have an outside service Sun- day morning August 23. The church desired it so others around can see and hear a church in action. If you will not go in a church building, come to this service. We wel- come you with open arms and a loving heart. Keep our president, vice-president and the cabi- net in your prayers that the right decisions will be made. Remember those in hospi- tals and nursing homes, who are in a place of no family or friends coming to visit. Also pray for families, your OAKLAND CITY FIRST PENTECOST Hwy. 64 East Sunday morning service 9:30 a.m. with children's Sun- day school during the minis- try of the Word; Wednesday and Sunday evening services at 6 p.m. All services are CDT (Gibson Co. times). We will be having a reviv- al August 27-29 at 6 p.m. CDT with the Cline Family. Leave your past behind you when you receive Jesus as your Lord. It will contami- nate the new you. Walk in con- fidence in what Jesus has done for you and in you. Ron Vickers, Pastor Elaine Young, Reporter, 812-749 -1122 (leave a mes- sage). friends and neighbors that do not know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, and for revival fire to begin to burn fresh and anew. In His Service, George Bruce, Jr., Pastor MAIN STREET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 10th and Main Streets, Petersburg 812-354-6844 Sunday worship 10 :30 a.m. Come visit us, our doors are always open to you. Choosing sides Samuel Rutherford, a 17th-century Scottish theologian who was exiled for his church-reform ef- forts, valued his faith above all else. "I love Christ's glooms better than the world's worm-eaten joys," he wrote from prison. "My loss is gain; my sadness is joyful; my bonds, liberty; my tears, comfortable. This world is not worth a drink of cold water. … [Christ] hath made me king over my loss- es, imprisonment, banish- ment." Rutherford implores: "I wish that your soul might be satisfied with [Christ]. This clay idol, the world, would seem to you not worth a fig; time will eat you out of possession of it. When the eye-strings break, and the breath groweth cold and the imprisoned soul looketh out of the windows of the clay house, ready to leap into eternity, what will you then give for a lamp of oil? " Office hours: 9 a.m.- noon, Monday-Friday. Amy Melhiser, Secretary OTWELL WESLEYAN CHURCH 2277 N. Mechanics Street Otwell Pastor 812-354-3028 Praise and worship service 9 a.m.; Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; morning worship at 10 :30 a.m.; evening worship at 6:30 p.m. Most everyone in America re- members John Wayne. But, you may not know what happened to him just before he died. He was a big fan of Rev. Robert Schuller, an American Chris- tian televangelist, who was fa- mous for his weekly "Hour of Power" T V program. On one of his programs, Dr. Schuller said his daughter, Cindy, had been in a terrible motorcycle acci- dent and had to have her leg amputated. John Wayne wrote a note to her, saying: "Dear Cindy, I'm sorry to hear about your acci- dent. Hope you will be alright." And he signed it, John Wayne. The note was delivered to her and she read it. She decided she wanted to write him a person- al reply. She wrote: "Dear Mr. Wayne, I got your note. Thanks for writing to me. I like you very much. I am going to be alright because Jesus is going to help me. Mr. Wayne, do you know Je- sus? I sure hope you know Je- sus, because I cannot imagine heaven being complete without John Wayne being there. I hope, if you don't know Jesus, that you will give your heart to Jesus right now. See you in heaven." Later that day, Cindy gave the letter to a friend, whom de- livered it to John. When he read the letter, he began to cry. He folded it, put it in his pocket and then told the man who de- livered it, "You go tell that lit- tle girl that right now, in this restaurant, right here, John Wayne gives his heart to Je- sus Christ and I will see her in heaven." Three weeks later, John Wayne died. You never know how giving witness to another person may affect their eternity—Author Unknown. If anyone has a need, you can call the pastor at 812-354-3028. Roy Stilwell, Pastor Pam Lemond, Reporter It takes 3 mInutes to subscrIbe to 812-354-8500

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