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June 9, 2021

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, June 9, 2021 A-9 justice our churches should be promoting. These kids are hungry, tortured, shamed and usually die in seven years from sexual disease. The drug pushers are moving in to de- stroy our kids. They say drugs can be sold once, but capture a girl, and sell her over and over again. Our churches, schools and law enforcement must get involved. VIEWPOINT Continued from page 7 Methodist Pentecostal Nazarene Presbyterian Wesleyan MINUTES Continued from page 7 any time to recall His ambas- sadors and bring the day of grace to a close. Hence, the urgency of his appeal to be "buying up the time, because the days are evil." But if Paul had reason to suspect that the day of grace would soon be brought to a close, we today have great- er reason to think so. Now that the light of the gospel has been brought to Europe, America and many other parts of the world, men are turning their backs on it. Only a small minority of even Christendom truly believe the Bible and know the Christ it presents — and how very few know the riches of His grace. Meanwhile, our govern- ments, our educational insti- tutions and our social systems are becoming ever more god- less. The result? The news- papers, radio and T V — even a trip downtown to any fair- sized city, will tell us all we need to know. Once again "the days are evil" and the Lord's coming for His own seems im- minent. There is still much talk about lasting peace and prosperity, but no thought- ful person believes that we are headed in that direction. Rather, the world appears to be heading straight toward the prophesied "day of wrath." What a comfort it is to the believer, then, to know that "God hath not appointed us unto wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us…" (I Thessalonians 5:9,10). "For the Scripture saith, Whosoev- er believeth on Him shall not be ashamed" and "whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10 :11,13). try fees listed as well. The other meeting was for the Flat Creek Association of General Baptists. Our asso- ciation meeting lasted about six and a half hours as we con- ducted yearly business. It was a good meeting but like all other meetings, you get tired of sitting. Our T-ball game was can- celled for this week because of all the rain. They have been re-scheduled for Monday and Tuesday but it looks like it is going to rain again. All this rain has been good for the plants and hopefully they will be able to grow more mature before it gets into the dryer times of the summer. I have noticed there are sev- eral melon fields showing up around the country side in the fields in the bottoms where the soil is sandy. These fields are large so I hope their crops do well. We had church at Cup Creek this past Sunday and it was a good service starting with Sunday school as out teacher is still teaching about love especially the love of God and His Son. God loves us un-conditionally which means He loves us even when we are un-lovable. It is nice to show God how much we love Him, but it isn't required. It is a blessing to you whenever you just take the time to tell how thankful you are for the blessings you receive. Our preacher told us about not allowing the world to put you into a category and expect you to act or not act because of what they think you should do. Learn to be you and do your best to be the best you. As you set out in your day ask God to use you today to help others overcome their troubles. Be ready because God will put you in place or send someone your way for you to help. Ask God for the opportunity to help someone .He will provide. So no excus- es let's get out there and be a blessing. RAMBLINGS Continued from page 7 Methodist Blessing Box The Jesus Christ Our Firm Foundation youth group organized and plan to maintain a Blessing Box that is lo- cated in front of their church on Highway 61, near the Blue Jean Williams bridge, over the White River. The box built by Jimmy Eilert and painted by Melina Wellmeyer has essential items such as toothpaste, shav- ing cream, shampoo, cleaners and non-perishable food items. They are free to anyone in need. People can al- so donate items to the box. Above are (l to r): Elle Wiscaver, Jaia Hedge, Easton Bailey, Keira Wellmeyer, Madelyn Wellmeyer, Jaxsen Miller, Gracelyn Miller, Blake Wellmeyer, A. J. Sharp and Xavier Slaven. The youth group meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and church worship service is 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. Lucas Wellmeyer grills burgers with assistance from Jimmy Eilert, for the Jesus Christ Our Firm Foundation church picnic on Saturday. Elle Wiscaver rips a line shot for a base hit during the Jesus Christ Our Firm Foundation picnic wiffle- ball game on Saturday. 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 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 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 in- vites 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 uni- ty in the faith and in the knowl- edge of the Son of God and be- come mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ" (Ephesians 4:11-13, NIV ). Jeff Pinney, Pastor PETERSBURG FREE METHODIST CHURCH 202 Walnut Street Submerged in God's Love is the theme for Vacation Bible School on Saturday, June 12 from noon to 4 p.m. The event is open to children ages 3-7. Lunch and an afternoon full of fun Bible lessons, crafts games, music and more are in- cluded. It is important to dress in clothes that can get wet, be- cause the games will involve water! We are returning to many of our regular activities. We cur- rently meet in person for wor- ship service at 10 :30 a.m. on Sunday. The messages are al- so live on Facebook, or you can watch the message later. Sunday school for all ages re- opens at 9:30 a.m. Location of the classes has changed. We will help you get to the proper classroom. We have also started a new Sunday School class called "The Journey." Jodi Correll is teach- ing. This is not an age-based class. It is a discipleship class designed to help people know Scripture better, and become more like Jesus. Youth Group meets at 5 p.m. on Sunday. It is our goal for our youth group to be service ori- ented. The teens will do a work project at someone's house or other ministry, and have a brief devotional. Families are welcome take part in the service project, but the parents are responsible for their children. The nursery will remain closed for now. We don't believe it is a good idea to allow children of different families to play to- gether at this time. If your child needs to be tak- en out of the service, the nurs- ery can always be used as a place to change your child, or as a cry room. We use every other pew, and ask that you stay socially dis- tanced from those in your pew who you did not come with. We make every effort to ster- ilize our facility between ser- vices. There is a basket as you enter the sanctuary for tithes and offerings. You may also give online through petersburgfmc. org. There is a link to our website on our Facebook page also, and we often put announcements and information on both pages. 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 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.; Fri- day Bible study at 1 p.m. "Jesus said to Zacchaeus, 'Hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house to- day'" (Luke 19:5, NRSV ). Jesus would only be with them a little while longer. But believers have His Spirit as our constant guide to light the way. We too will face dark times when it's almost impos- sible to see the way ahead. Almost. But by believing, or trusting in the light, we can press on. What dark season have you been through lately? How did Jesus, the light, help you keep going? Jesus, thank you for being the light in my darkness. Help me to trust and keep going. Josh Sanders, Pastor Sherry Julian, 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 OAKLAND CITY FIRST PENTECOST Hwy. 64 East Sunday morning service at 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.; Resume song prac- tice this Friday at 6:30 p.m. All services are CDT (Gibson Co. times). The first generation that came out of Egypt did not be- lieve God. They found fault with the land He had prom- ised. The people were too big, they just couldn't take the land.....murmuring and com- plaining. Those two traits ac- tually showed Him that they had no respect for their God. What you despise in the heart has its way of finding it- self to the mouth. God shows up where He is respected. What we praise—God can raise. Ron Vickers, Pastor Elaine Young, Reporter, 812-749 -1122 (leave a mes- sage). 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. Christian symbol-Butterfly The butterfly symbolizes resurrection, Easter and the new life we have in Christ Je- sus. As a caterpillar disap- pears into a chrysalis, so Je- sus' dead body was hidden in a tomb. The emergence of the butterfly, rising into the sky in its beautiful new body, re- minds us of Christ's resurrec- tion — and ours. 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. Succeeding in business is no easy feat. It's too easy to let business knock you down. In- stead of throwing in the towel when there is a business prob- lem, pick yourself back up, buckle down and get to work. Once, there was an older man who was broke, living in a tiny house and owned a beat up car. He was living off of $ 99 social security checks. At 65 years of age, he decided things had to change. So he thought about what he had to offer. His friends raved about his chicken recipe. He decid- ed that this was his best shot at making a change. He left Kentucky and trav- eled to different states to try to sell his recipe. He told restaurant owners that he had a mouthwatering chick- en recipe. He offered the rec- ipe to them for free, just ask- ing for a small percentage on the items sold. Sounds like a good deal, right? Unfortunate- ly, not to most of the restau- rants. He heard NO over 1000 times. Even after all of those rejections, he didn't give up. He believed his chicken reci- pe was something special. He got rejected 1009 times before he heard his first yes. With that one success, Colonel Hartland Sanders changed the way Americans eat chicken. Kentucky Fried Chicken, popularly known as KFC, was born. Remember, never give up and always believe in your- self in spite of rejection. This motivational story proves that with a little hard work, any amount of business success is possible. "The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord estab- lishes his steps" (Proverbs 16:9, ESV ). Roy Stilwell, Pastor Pam Lemond, Reporter Quality Drive Away, Inc. needs CDL drivers with EXPERIENCE to deliver Motorhomes, Trucks, Buses, and Tractors throughout the USA. We have 20+ pickup locations. Must have DOT physical and be willing to keep logs. No DUIs in last 10 years, and clean MVR. Some Non-CDL positions available. Driven to Be the Best! TM OVER 30 YEARS OF SERVICE Apply Online at or call 574-642-2023 COMMUNITY Union 812-664-5454 wor- ser- ser- Sunday— Iron Wednesday men Pastor

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