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April 7, 2021

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, April 7, 2021 B-3 CHURCH Submit church items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg While our children were growing up, by God's gracious provision, our family had a small janitorial business to supplement our fi- nancial needs. We always took the children even if all they were able to do was gather the wastebaskets. One day, the girls were less than enthusiastic about their participation. So, with- out really thinking it through, I told them: "If you work hard with a good attitude, when you graduate high school, mom and I will buy you a car." I only promised that once but, they nev- er forgot it, nor would they let me forget, nor allow me not to follow through on my promise. Our Heavenly Father has a fantastic prom- ise for every blood-bought believer. Referring There are thousands of different religions in our world. There is one thing that makes Christianity different from all others and that is the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christ alone rose from the dead and is alive to- day. It is the resurrection, more than anything else, that proves Jesus Christ is the Son of God. The resurrection is the foundation of the Christian faith. The Bible states, "and if Christ be not risen then…your faith is in vain." (I Cor. 15:14) Christ's resurrection proves He was more than just a great teacher or leader. We celebrate Easter because Christ lives today, and we have His promise that He will return. More people attend church on Easter Sun- day than any other Sunday in the year. Millions will gather in His name in every nation. It was my privilege to speak in Russia when the peo- ple celebrated their first Easter in 70 years. A f- ter all those years under Atheism, many wor- shiped God on Easter for the first time. Many told me, "In my heart I always wondered if there might be a God with a Son named Jesus." Their hunger for God was evi- dent and that first Easter in many years was a glo- rious day. Among the fundamental teachings of Chris- tianity is the Virgin birth and bodily resurrec- tion of Christ. This truth is essential to all who call themselves Christian. This Easter some will worship in great cathedrals and others un- der trees in remote villages. Wherever people gather to worship this Easter may Christ and His teachings be proclaimed. 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 MK Farms Mike and Kay Anson Monroe City, Winslow — 812-890-5012 Play & Learn Preschool Campbelltown — 812-354-3999 Ramblings of my mind By Lowell Thomas See R AMBLINGS on 5 Celebrating Easter Religious Viewpoint By Dr. Clyde Dupin See MINUTES on 5 Payday Someday Minutes with the Bible By Pastor John Fredericksen Greetings to everyone, hope you are bless- ed and ready for better things. My family and I are blessed beyond our expectations. Mowing season caught my son with a dead battery on his mower. They shouldn't go down so much they won't start the mower, but some- times it happens. We got him running and ready to mow. I can remember as a young man it was hard to get his help, but now that he has his own yard, he has become a little more particular with how it looks. Amazing how we grow up and change our attitudes when we realize it has become our responsibility to get things done. I was glad to take it easy one day last week as my foot is hurting me and I really don't know why. I have not twisted it nor have I strained myself so I'm waiting until my doctors visit to see about it. I think I can live with the con- stant toothache in my foot like old man Tuck- er dies from in the song "Old Man Tucker." I have been able to exercise without walking on the treadmill, but it doesn't seem to be a com- plete workout. Apparently our grandson has issues with sugar and caffeine because whenever he gets too much of either one he gets really hyper and acts out easily. He got into some candy one day last week and it caused him to get pretty row- dy. I know I need a cup of strong coffee to get what senses I have left working in a somewhat right direction. Caffeine is good and bad be- cause when you get too much of it you get the jitters. So if it hurts adults it would have to af- fect children in an adverse way. Watch your sugar and your caffeine intake so you are at your best. CHURCH CHURCH Notes Notes Notes Baptist Baptist Baptist Assembly of God RIVER OF LIFE 342 E. CR 300 N., Petersburg Sunday morning worship 10 a.m.; Sunday evening worship 6 p.m. and Consumed youth group 7 p.m.; Wednesday eve- ning 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 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. 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.; Business meeting the third Sunday of the month, following morning worship. "In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly" (Psalm 5:3, NIV ). What an amazing comfort to know that no matter how gray the moment, it is not our job to fret or figure it out. We can pour out our needs to the Fa- ther, lay our burdens on Him, and go about our business. We can go about our day confident of God's faithfulness. We are remembering in prayer, those in need of the Lord's healing touch. We invite you to worship 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; morning wor- ship 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 Wednes- day of each month, Bible study at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7—Bible study. Studying Psalm 120 - 127. Sunday, April 11, monthly business meeting after morn- ing worship service. Wednesday, April 21, Bible study. Studying Psalm 128 - 134. Sunday, April 25, fourth Sunday and morning offering to the building fund. Bible Trivia Last week's answer to: How did the disciples react when Mary Magdalene and the other women old them Je- sus was alive? Answer: With disbelief. Reference: Luke 24:11. Q: God told Joshua that if Joshua meditated on the Book of the Law day and night he would have __________ ________. An- swer to come next week. Steve Selby, Pastor Elaine Barrett, Reporter FBC Petersburg 8th and Poplar Street Petersburg 812-354-6582 American Baptist Church Our Vision is to Engage with God and equip Christians to Reach Out, Show Love and Serve our Community. Join us on Sunday morn- ings at 10 :30 a.m. in-person or online ( YouTube or Face- book) for a time of fellowship and Christ-centered instruc- tion from God's Word. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. for all ages. Adult Bible study and youth group meet Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. We hope to see you here. Michael Miller, Pastor GLEZEN G.B. CHURCH Corner of Center and Sycamore Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m. This Wednesday, monthly business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Remember those on our prayer list, the shut-ins and our lost loved ones. Our actions must represent God, no matter what. God's way is the perfect and pros- perous way, but not always the popular or easy way. Nev- ertheless, when we walk with the Lord, we reject ungodly side paths and obey what He says to do, no matter the cost, so that, as Deuteronomy 5:33 says, "it may be well with you." "Ye shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess" (Deu- teronomy 5:33). Dwight Howe, Pastor Karri Brock, Reporter GR ACE G.B. CHURCH 1007 E. Union St., Winslow Sunday morning worship 10 a.m.; Sunday evening worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 6 p.m. Henry Nelson, Pastor Bill Chesser, Reporter IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH SBC 295 West Main Street Petersburg Church 812-354-9659 Pastor 812-890-9942 Email: awordfitlyspoken@ Website: www.immanuel- Early service at 9:30 a.m. to coincide with children's Sun- day school; Sunday morning Bible study at 9:30 a.m.; morn- ing worship 10 :40 a.m. No Sunday evening, Wednes- day or Thursday service. Celebrate and worship in the sanctuary while your children and youth receive Bible train- ing. You and your family can en- joy great music, uplifting teach- ing and heartwarming prepa- ration for the great friendships and connections. "You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you re- joice with a glorious, inexpress- ible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls" (I Peter 1:8 -9). 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 WINSLOW G.B. CHURCH 600 E. Union Street Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; Wednesday, adult Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Advisory Board meeting with business meeting follow- ing, tonight at 6 p.m. Social distancing is still in place. Thought for the week: "See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God. And that is what we are. The rea- son the world does not know us is that it did not know him" (I John 3:1). Be in prayer for the lost, the sick, our church, our country and leaders, and always each other. God's blessings on you this week. Try to be kind and show God's love, because everyone is fighting some kind of battle. If you don't have a church home, we invite you to any of our services. Gary Watson, Pastor Nyles Head, Assoc. Pastor Kathy Henderson, 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 children and adults 9 a.m.; Sunday morn- ing worship service 10 a.m.; Sun- day evening service, Youth Group (6th grade through 19 years old), and Patch Club (four years old through 5th grade) 6 p.m.; Thurs- day, prayer service 7 p.m. Scott Fulcher, Pastor with us. Ralph Newkirk, Pastor Marla Morrison, Reporter Catholic STS PETER & PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH 711 Walnut Street Petersburg 812-354-6942 Email: Facebook: Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Churches, check for the livestream Mass and bul- letin announcements posted. Masses: (Latin for Mission- to spread the Gospel: Sched- ule (All times EDT) —Check Church bulletin for schedule of services. Thursday mass: 10 :30 a.m.; Sunday Mass: 11 a.m.; No Saturday Mass till further an- nouncement. The Holy Rosa- ry, a story of the life of Christ is prayed before the mass. CCD and Adult Bible study is on Sun- days at 9:30 a.m. at the Rectory basement. Confession (Sacra- ment of Reconciliation) 30 min- utes before each Mass. For those who still don't feel safe returning to church, the Sunday mass obligation will continue to be uploaded and recorded on Facebook. Continued adherence to the guidelines from 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 further notice. The church is open daily for vis- its and private prayers. Every- one is welcome. Readings for Second Sunday of Easter: First reading: Acts of the Apostles 4:32-35; sec- ond reading: I John 5:1-6, Gos- pel: John 20 :10 -31. Yard and Bake sale Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT at Sts. Continued on next page

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