The Press-Dispatch

June 9, 2021

The Press-Dispatch

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 7 of 25

The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, June 9, 2021 A-7 CHURCH Submit church items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Nineteen hundred years ago, Paul wrote to his fellow believers in the vicinity of Ephesus: "See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming [Lit., buying up] the time, because the days are evil" (Ephe- sians 5:15,16). Those were indeed evil days, when a wicked tyrant ruled the Roman Em- pire, when Messiah had been rejected, not only in incarnation, but in resurrection, and Christianity was fighting a life-and-death bat- tle to penetrate the prevailing pagan dark- ness with the light of God's grace. Surely, Paul never dreamed that the dispensation of grace would continue for more than nineteen hun- dred years. He expected the Lord to come at We need to ask God to forgive us for our ap- athy and lack of concern about the sex traf- ficking of children on the Mexican border and around the world. The main purpose of the church is to proclaim the Gospel and this must lead a true Christian to love and help those in need. The U.S. Department of Justice tells us the typical age of entry into prostitution is be- tween 12 and 14. The children are usually tak- en into sex slavery by American men and used seven days a week, on an average of ten times a night. When these exploited children occa- sionally get free, the police arrest them for a crime and the pimp goes free. In Las Vegas, these children are brought in by the hundreds from almost every state for their big conventions and used by respected businessmen who, when they are back home, often attend church. The porn on the internet has boosted this shameful human tragedy. I have traveled to 47 countries, and my wife and I often talk to these girls waiting in hotel park- ing garages for some sin- ful man to come by. We have talked with these beaten, bruised girls on the streets of Vancouver, Canada, about hope, a new beginning and Je- sus until the pimp drives by for cash. Some denominations are getting involved and trying to save our chil- dren. There are good organizations, but check them out carefully. As Christians, we need to mourn the selling and torture of young teen- agers as thousands flood across our southern borders and are captured for sex slavery. My wife and I have listened to some of their sad stories and it is heartbreaking. Pastors can make their people aware of what is taking place in every city. This is the kind of social 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 9 See VIEWPPOINT on 9 Christians must not be silent Religious Viewpoint By Dr. Clyde Dupin See MINUTES on 9 Buying up the time Minutes with the Bible By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam Hello readers, how are you doing today, be- cause it has been a confusing week with a Hol- iday on Monday. I can't explain it but seems like you know what day it is but it feels like it should be another. Memorial Day was a beautiful day and we had hamburgers and roasted hotdogs over our burning pit as I was burning some more limbs. I hope we won't have shade trees in heaven be- cause I have spent a lot of time burning limbs. Seems you get off and on your mower each time you mow as the sticks are usually plen- tiful. I need to quit complaining because our yard is pretty when mowed and trimmed. My wife had a dental appointment Tuesday and she needed help getting kids bathed and ready so we could go with her. The kids were really good kids as we waited on her to get do- ne with her appointment. We ate a small meal at a deli in Jasper and then traveled back home. We could hear the cicadas in the little thicket behind the dentist office. There wasn't too ma- ny of them around the office but once in awhile one would fly over the car. They are one ug- ly bug, but they are gentle and actually fun to play with. I am still amazed at how they make a hole in the ground and just come up through it. We are fortunate to be alive to see this hap- pen because it happens in 17 years spans. I'm glad I have seen them again. It has been another week of meetings as I had two meetings, one was for Pike County Has Talent and it is sponsored by the 4H and Pike County Lions clubs. It will be on July 31 at noon. There is an early registration and you will be able to find out more info in the near future where to register. We will have the en- 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 Continued in next column Submerged in God's Love Make a splash this Saturday, June 12 Enjoy lunch, free Bible lessons, games, crafts and more! Dress to get wet! Games will include water. Plan on a great time of fun and learning. Embark on a great adventure! Noon to 4 p.m. Ages 3 - 7th grade petersburg Free Methodist Church 2nd & Walnut St., Petersburg For info, call 812-582-2900 or 812-582-1916 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. Sunday, June 13, monthly 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- June 13: One service from 9:30 -10 :30 a.m.,Vacation Bi- ble school program with fel- lowship and refreshments fol- lowing service. 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, Wednesday or Thursday ser- vice. Celebrate and worship in the sanctuary while your chil- dren and youth receive Bible training. You and your family can enjoy great music, uplift- ing teaching and heartwarm- ing preparation for the great friendships and connections. "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the di- viding of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart" (He- brews 4:12). 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 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 Sun- day school during the morn- ing worship; Cross Fit youth meeting Sunday at 6:30 p.m.; Consume on Wednesday eve- ning at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Tuffy can be seen on Facebook on Sunday morning at 10 :15 a.m. If at any time you have no church to attend, feel free to join us for services. Your pres- ence will be appreciated and I'm sure you will feel the bless- ing of God. "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Je- sus" (Philippians 2:5). Jesus had the most all en- compassing mind this world has ever seen. His convictions were so strong, so unswerv- ing that He was not afraid to mingle with any group, se- cure in the knowledge that He would not be contaminat- ed or swayed. Fear makes us unwilling to give voice to our convictions or to listen to those of others, who fear of rejection, fear our beliefs will be attacked, fear our faith might be shaken. But if that is the case, perhaps we need to examine just how deep our convictions really are. Jesus had no such fear, no need to fence Himself off from others for His own protection. He knew the difference be- tween graciousness and com- promise, and we would do well to follow His example. May God bless each and ev- eryone. Jerry "Tuffy" Blackwell, Pastor Sharon Kendall, 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. First Wednesday of each month, Advisory Board meet- ing before Bible study and business meeting following. Thought for the week: "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart. I have overcome the world" ( John 16:33). 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 business meeting after morn- ing worship service. Wednesday, June 16, Bible study. Studying Proverbs 1-3. Sunday, June 20, Father's Day. Sunday, June 27, fourth Sun- day and morning offering to the building fund. Bible Trivia Last week's answer to: What or who did Jesus say we cannot possibly serve at the same time we love and serve God? Answer: mam- mon (money). Reference: Matthew 6:24. Q: How did Jesus say we could identify "false proph- ets?" Answer to come next week. Steve Selby, Pastor Elaine Barrett, Reporter

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of The Press-Dispatch - June 9, 2021