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April 28, 2021

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, April 28, 2021 C-3 Continued in next column Pentecostal Pentecostal Nazarene Presbyterian Wesleyan MINUTES Continued from page 1 posely serve as examples to follow in godliness. Paul spec- ifies areas of conduct such as being serious-minded, sound in doctrine, loving, and pa- tient; but the context seems to imply he also wanted their dis- cussions to be weighted with spiritual content. Paul likewise urges the "aged women" to pay careful attention to sound, godly be- haviour that "becometh holi- ness" (2:3). But he also tells them to be teachers, or to talk to young women about prop- er, godly living within their home and marriage. Paul in- structs Titus to speak to the "young men" about the impor- tance of being consistently se- rious-minded about living for the Lord, so that they serve as an example or "a pattern of good works: [and] in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, grav- ity, and sincerity" (2:6 -7). Paul continues by telling Titus to constantly remind all saints to be very careful to be "ready to every good work" and to "be careful to main- tain good works" (3:1; 3:8). It is noteworthy that Paul al- so tells Titus, "These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee" (2:15). Here we see an anticipation that some would prefer "small talk" and not appreciate serious discus- sions about spiritual matters, but as a servant of Christ, Ti- tus was encouraged to keep on talking about important things, no matter how others responded. As we think about these in- structions to Titus, we should remember to apply them to our own daily walk. We too need to move beyond just "small talk" with other saints and cultivate discussions that will encourage true, godly liv- ing and doctrine. When we do, our own walk can become a walk with more purpose and meaning, and we can have a positive spiritual impact on others that will be a cause of rejoicing in eternity. Methodist PAWS WEEK PAWS WEEK Pet of the KILO "Petting, scratching and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer" —Dean Koontz. This week, PAWS is fea- turing a zealous young fel- low named Kilo, who is a high energy canine that is always ready for an adven- ture. He has a warm per- sonality, promises to be a tender and devoted family dog, is approximately 18 months old, and has shiny black fur with a thick tail that curls over his back. To adopt this loving canine, call 812-354-9894. was coming up soon so I did do lots of phoning and texting to get support from the local car clubs and if we didn't have to use our rain date we could have easily had 40 to 50 cars for our show. We did have our show on April 25 and had 17 cars show up and several sponsors do- nated funds and give-aways for our registrant goody bags and we thank each of them for their help. I will not begin to mention any of them for fear of leaving someone out. There was a thank you board with their information on it dis- played. Thanks to Phil Sisk for doing our live bid auction for us as it did bring in more funds for our church. Grandma and papa took Wyatt mushroom hunting last Friday. We found around 80 mushrooms. Each time our grandson would find one you could hear him all over the woods. I told one of my friends we met in the woods that Wyatt was like a piece of paper blowing in the wind because he was all over the place. My wife went out again behind our house and found a few more after the car show. It has to be getting close to time for the white morels to start showing up as well as a few more of the others. It al- so has to be close to another season of hunting being over. We cleaned up our Ponti- ac Sunfire to put in the show and people even voted on it this time, but it didn't win anything. It wasn't very dirty but it took us a couple of after- noons to detail it. If you get a car ready for a show it does take some effort but they sure look pretty all decked out. My turn to feel a little un- der the weather Saturday as I was dizzy and had trouble walking. It lasted about three or four hours, but I missed seeing the Pike Central play which I had a ticket for. My wife and her friends got to go and they said it was good. Our county has lots of talent and it is a shame it can't be displayed more often for others to see. Well I had better close this for now, but as I always tell you listen to the voice of God and be the blessing you and He know you can be. RAMBLINGS Continued from page 1 Twin Oaks Church 1911 E. County Rd. 650 N., Petersburg April 28 – May 2 Wednesday–Saturday 7 p.m. nightly Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Rev. Mark Mowery, Evangelist Bro. & Sis. Loyace Lamar, Singing SERVICES Revival invites you to join us for AN Street and a.m.; week: with that it said sufficient made There- more weaknesses, so may Corinthians Pastor ALGIERS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Highway 356, Petersburg Sunday school 9 a.m. and worship service 10 a.m. You are always welcome to join our friendly church and worship 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 believers, we pledge ourselves to allow the Holy Spirit to develop with- in us maturity of spirit, unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, so that we may be pre- pared 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 worship with us. The Good Shepherd takes care of His sheep. Neal Scifres, Pastor FIRST METHODIST minis- service school broadcasting service Peters- Methodist Bible Mark Wick- 12: 1- ideas on a.m. to the are lunch are in- set the dona- The sale. God will dead, appearing you word; out rebuke great instruc- come up Instead, they them a teachers to ears turn truth But sit- hardship, do dis- your 4:1-5). 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 un- to 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 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, Pastor 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 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; Sunday and Wednesday evening services at 6 p.m.; Song practice is can- celled for the month of May. We hope to pick back up in June. All services are CDT (Gibson Co. times). In Romans 1, we are told to look for God in the things that are seen and unseen. For there is the Godhead re- vealed. As spring brings our earth back to life, surely the Father's presence can be seen. But, He is also in those things we cannot see. The air that we breath. The gravity that holds us to the ground. What holds the oceans in their bowls? The stars are kept in the heavens by what? It is not a what but a who. God the Father is still alive. He is still on the throne and He is still keeping everything going. You may be thinking, "well my life is a mess." And, it may be, but God does not take away our will. Other people cannot become God in your life. Only you and the Father of all things can change your outcome. If you are a mock- er, then you are not a believ- er and even God cannot help 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. A life-filled prayer A high school senior in Washington, D.C., offered this graduation prayer, which applies to people of all ages: "Dear God, grant us one thing before we leave the sheltered reassurance of our childhood. Show us life. Not an empty, shallow world of shallow peo- ple and shallow dreams, but real life. For we have known the bliss of childhood as well as the passion of adolescence. "We want to make the world a better place, but we don't know how. We want to throw our arms around our brothers and our sisters, but our hands cannot reach. We want to break the cycle of vi- olence and the bonds of injus- tice in our society, but we're not strong. "Smile on us when we drink from the waters of truth. When we are old, reassure us that our struggle helped make the world a kinder, gen- tler and more peaceful place. And please, God, don't let us die without ever having lived." Office hours: 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday. Amy Melhiser, Secretary OTWELL WESLEYAN CHURCH 2277 N. Mechanics Street Otwell Pastor 812-354-3028 Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; morning worship at 10 :30 a.m.; 6:30 p.m. Sunday eve- ning worship service. The Obstacle in our Path In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. He then hid himself and watched to see if anyone would move the boulder out of the way. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many peo- ple loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none of them did anything about getting the stone out of the way. A peasant then came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boul- der, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to push the stone out of the road. A f- ter much pushing and strain- ing, he finally succeeded. A f- ter the peasant went back to pick up his vegetables, he no- ticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King explaining that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. Moral of the story: Every obstacle we come across in life gives us an opportunity to improve our circumstanc- es, and whilst the lazy com- plain, the others are creating opportunities through their kind hearts, generosity and willingness to get things do- ne. Roy Stilwell, Pastor Pam Lemond, Reporter you. You must believe that He is. Don't burden people down with your load. Take it to the Father and allow Him to help you. If He knows the names of the stars, He knows your name. Ron Vickers, Pastor Elaine Young, Reporter, 812-749 -1122 (leave a mes- sage). 10 :15 a.m. and Sunday school at 11 a.m. God is good all the time, all the time God is good. Can't nobody do me like Jesus and that is the truth and nothing but the truth. Pray for your president, Congress, unsaved loved ones, those that are sick and hospitalized, nursing home residents, friends and neigh- bors. Also pray for the peace of Jerusalem. May your week be peaceful and fulfilling, and be thankful for that which you do have. George Bruce, Jr., Pastor

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