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July 21, 2021

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B-6 Wednesday, July 21, 2021 The Press-Dispatch CHURCH Submit church items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg In comparing the ministry of the twelve apostles with that of the Apostle Paul, we must observe carefully: 1. The twelve were chosen by Christ on earth (Luke 6:13) while Paul was later cho- sen by Christ in Heaven(Acts 9:3-5; 26:16). 2. Prior to Paul's conversion the twelve had known Christ only on earth (I John 1:1). Even at His ascension to heaven "a cloud received Him out of their sight" (Acts 1:9). But Paul knew Christ only in Heaven, having never seen Him on earth (Acts 26:16; I Cor. 15:8). 3. The twelve represented their own nation. The number twelve has no connection with the "one Body" of Christ. As we know, Jacob There are strange revolutionary things hap- pening in the organized church. For decades or even centuries Christians have expressed their faith through the local church. I still be- lieve this is the best way to guard and express our faith. During the past 30 years as local churches have worship, Sunday School and Bi- ble studies changes are taking place. According to one study, there are about 20 million Americans who think of themselves as revolutionaries and want more of a Book of Acts type way of worship. They want more of God in their lives but feel they are not find- ing it in many of the Wal- Mart type churches. They want a more personal faith experience and a pastor who is more of a Shepherd than a CEO. They feel when the churches try to be all things to all people there is something im- portant neglected. These people say they are less interested in attending church than being the church. Many predict the me- ga churches will begin to fade in the next two de- cades as their ego-cen- tered, charismatic lead- ers retire. The frustra- tion with big business at God's House is a re- sult of their frustration with church and many are searching for some new forms of organized spirituality. They want more of an individual- ized faith experience and expression. As peo- ple leave the local church and move from one church to another some will fall by the wayside and others may find a deeper, more New Tes- tament form of worship. Hopefully, whatever new trends come along there will be a deep- ening in faith and worship. 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 10 A trend at church Religious Viewpoint By Dr. Clyde Dupin See MINUTES on 8 The Twelve Apostles and Paul Minutes with the Bible By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam Do you all have a boat handy in case it keeps raining like pouring water from a bucket? I am certainly not complaining about something none of us can do anything about, but our rains lately have been soaking to the root rains. The ground can't hold much more. Oh well we live in Indiana and if you don't like the weather to- day just wait it will change. The rainy days were good because they pro- vided a chance to get away from the house and do some things together, which babysitting doesn't always allow. My wife even got to go one of her favorite stores and scarf up some bargains. We both like to go into the St. Vin- cent De Paul thrift store in Vincennes. I must admit you never know what treasure you will find. I do like to go there because it does help the church and the name over the door means little whenever it comes to helping God and His churches. Dene Bartley and I spent an hour and a half cleaning our Lions Club project road. It didn't have as much trash this time as the first time we picked up trash from it. If you see some- thing in our community that needs attention let us know. Somehow, if it is something we can work with we'll give it go. I sincerely hope we can gain a few members so these things can be handled easier. Our driveway edging is basically done and it looks better than it did. At least it caused us to trim back the ivy which had really gotten a lush green. It is pretty, but once it gets estab- lished it goes everywhere. Our stage project is ongoing and we have had plywood purchased by the 4H, so we can attached it to the ties we have laid out. Upcoming Events The LeFevre Quartet to perform in Petersburg, July 31 The LeFevre Quartet will be having a gospel concert in Petersburg at 402 E. Illinois Street on Saturday, July 31 at 7 p.m. EDT. There will be a freewill offering taken up. For more information, call 812-236 -4351. Living Faith Church International host outdoor fun night this Saturday The Living Faith Church International, 601 S. 9th Street, Petersburg, will be hosting a free community outdoor fun night. There will be food, kids' games, cornhole, fireworks and showing the movie Toy Story, all starting at 7 p.m. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Gentle Shepherd Church of God host Praise and Worship service this Sunday Homeland with Ralph Clark and family will present a Praise and Worship service at Gentle Shepherd Church of God, 8350 East 350 North ( just west of Oatsville on the Oatsville/Wheeling Road), in Gibson County, on Sunday, July 25 at 6 p.m. (CDT). Come and enjoy as Ralph and his sister, Judy, bring songs of praise of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, during the evening. Food and fellowship will follow the concert. The public is welcome. CHURCH CHURCH Notes Notes Notes 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 Church Note Deadline 10 a.m. Tuesday Free Haircuts! • Free Backpacks! • Free Ice Cream! (while supplies last) SUNDAY, JULY 25 FROM 2-5 P.M. Steve Frederick Memorial Activities Building 402 E. Illinois Street in Petersburg Bash Students from The Salon Professional Academy, along with their educators and a barber, will be there! All will be donating their time. The students really want to give back with the help of the Petersburg Community Church. We hope to make this an annual event! EVERYONE IS WELCOME! 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. Monday-Wednesday, July 19 -21, Vacation Bible school, from 6 -8 p.m. at Arthur GB Church. Sunday, July 25, fourth Sun- day and morning worship of- fering to the building fund. Wednesday, July 28, Bible study. Studying Proverbs 7-9. Sunday, August 1, Assistant Sunday . Wednesday, August 4, Bi- ble Study. Studying Proverbs 10 -12. Sunday, August 8, Month- ly business meeting follow- ing morning worship service. Bible Trivia Last week's answer to: Who GLEZEN G.B. CHURCH Corner of Center and Sycamore Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study con- tinuing in the book of Daniel. Remember those on our prayer list, the shut-ins and our lost loved ones. We assume that we can on- ly have inner peace when our outer circumstances are favor- able. Let's learn, like Gideon, that inward peace doesn't de- pend on altering outward cir- cumstances. It depends on believing that Jehovah-Sha- lom (the Lord my Peace) is with you, and that will bring you through the battle with in- ner peace. Jesus said, "Peace I leave with you; my peace (in- ner, faith-based) I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives (outward, circumstan- tial)." "Do not let your heart be troubled and do not be afraid" ( John 14:27, NIV ). No matter how inadequate you feel today, remember these words; "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace...take heart. I have overcome the world" ( John 16:33, NIV ). Your job is to "take heart" because Jehovah-Shalom is with you, and to trust Christ the "overcomer" to handle the circumstances to you. 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, 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. "Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that 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 build it: except the LORD keep the city the watchman waketh, but in vain" (Psalm 123:1). 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 Continued on the next page STS CATHOLIC Email: Facebook: Paul check and posted. Masses: sion—to Schedule Check schedule day Mass: 5:30 story prayed and Sundays Rectory (Sacrament 30 minutes For safe Sunday continue recorded Continued the comb be in services. healthy tend daily prayers. 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