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July 21, 2021

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B-8 Wednesday, July 21, 2021 The Press-Dispatch Pentecostal Nazarene Presbyterian Wesleyan MINUTES Continued from page 6 of old "begat the twelve patri- archs" (Acts 7:8). From these sprang the twelve tribes of Is- rael. These tribes had twelve princes over them (Numbers 1:16). Even when Israel was ruled by kings there were still to be twelve princes — one over each tribe (I Chroni- cles 27:22). Thus, as He went forth proclaiming "the gos- pel of the kingdom" our Lord chose twelve princes for the twelve thrones in the kingdom to come (Matt. 19:28). On the other hand, Paul, as one apostle, represents the "one Body," the Church of to- day (Rom.12:5; ICor. 12:13; Eph.4:4). However, he was both a born Hebrew and a born Roman, so represent- ed believing Jews and Gen- tiles "reconciled…unto God in one body by the cross…" (Eph.2:16). 4. The twelve were sent to proclaim Christ's kingdom "at hand" (Matt. 10 :7), and later to offer its establishment on earth (Acts 3:19 -26). But Paul was sent to proclaim "the gos- pel of the grace of God"(Acts 20 :24), while the kingdom is held in abeyance. 5. The ministry of the twelve was based on covenant promises (Isaiah 60 :1-3; Luke 1:70 -79; Acts 3:22-26). Paul's ministry was not based on covenant promises, but whol- ly on the grace of God through Christ (Rom.3:21-28; 5: 20,21; Eph.1:6,7; 2:7; etc.). It should be decent because some of their board has told me of their plans and I can't wait to see the finished proj- ect. I don't seem to want for something to do since retire- ment, because I try to make myself available, after all I do live here and I should take an interest in my community. My son needed me to make a trash run for him and dad hauled eight bags to the re- cycle center on Illinois St. I'm glad they aren't like their mom and I because we put so much trash in them that they become hard to handle. I sup- pose this is a good time for you to say you loaded them so deal with it. We mowed both yards. The yard where my mother lived sure gets hard to mow, if you leave it too long. I'm sorry but at times mowing this yard be- comes low on the priority list. Like I have said before, I have been in the ministry since 1985. I have filled many offices in that time span and have enjoyed working with people in all these capacities. There is one job I had nev- er had and that is being a Bi- ble school teacher. Well my chance showed up and my wife and I were teacher and helper as we taught some kiddos from three years old to teenagers. I only hope and pray they enjoyed it as much as I did. Our Bible school was only for a day and a half, but we certainly had enough time to make some lasting memo- ries. I have heard and experi- enced how God arranges things in your life and it hap- pened again Saturday after- noon. A young man who hap- pens to be 14 years old showed up selling Dewig meat for a project with the football team. The strange thing is I didn't know who the young boy who was going to play at the fair was until he told me his name. Things started clicking and then I realized just who Connor Loveless is. His par- ents have reason to be proud of him because he seems to be a great kid. Well, I had the privilege to bring the message and share worship service with Friend- ship General Baptist Church in Oakland City this past Sun- day. My thoughts had been led to talk about God preparing us to be a friend, rather than a judge when our family, friends and neighbors experience dif- ficulties in their lives. I have seen people ran away from worship because someone with great intentions makes the troubled person feel like they can't ever be worthy enough to go to Jesus. If you are trying to help someone be a guide and a friend rather than a judge. If you can serve the Lord by example in front of them. Maybe they will give their troubles to God and get on with their Christian lives. I always ask you to be bless- ing to someone this coming week and accept all blessings given to you. RAMBLINGS Continued from page 6 Lutheran Methodist SU N D A Y , A U G UST 1 A T 6 P M Back-to-School G iveaway School Supplies, Clothes, Shoes, Backpacks, Lunch Boxes and Food. FREE: While supplies last. Children must be present. River of Life 342 E. CR 300 N. Petersburg, IN 47567 ST. JOHN'S LUTHER AN CHURCH 6483 W. 580 N. Otwell 812-482-7623 stjohnsboonetwp@ Sunday, July 25, 9 a.m. Praise Team practice; 10 a.m. worship and Holy Commu- nion, with Rev. Jane Rothman, worship leader. Sunday, August 1, 10 a.m. worship and Holy Commu- nion, with Rev. Tim Holt, wor- ship leader. Paula Mann, Administrative Assistant ST. PETER LUTHER AN CHURCH 10529 S. Church Street Stendal Sunday, worship service at 10 :15 a.m. Farewell luncheon for Pastor Ed following wor- ship. Bible verse for the week: But he answered, "It is writ- ten, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4). Edwin H. Wicks, Pastor 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 prepared 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 wor- ship 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 Pin- ney. Otwell United Methodist in- vites you to join us this Sun- day at 10 :30 a.m. as we worship 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 unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become ma- ture, attaining to the whole mea- sure of the fullness of Christ" (Ephesians 4:11-13, NIV ). Jeff Pinney, Pastor PETERSBURG FREE METHODIST CHURCH 202 Walnut Street We are running pretty much back to normal now, with the exception that we haven't opened our nursery yet. We will plan to do that as soon as possible. Normal weekly schedule is as follows: Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. with morn- ing worship starting at 10 :30 a.m. We are doing teen min- istry on Sunday nights at 5:30 p.m. during the summer. Our Wednesday program will start with an outdoor family night celebration September 15. We hope to have inflatables, but if not, we will have plenty of food and activities. We are still working out the details of the Wednesday night min- istry. With the loss of Shirley Graham, our preschool lead- er for the past 50 years, we have to adjust how we do min- istry. We plan to do ministry for children from preschool to high school. Time is still to be decided. The time will only be one hour this year, and we plan to start earlier if possible and we will provide transportation for those who need it. With school starting in Au- gust, that would be a good time for you to reconnect with us on Sunday morning. Most people have returned, but some are still being cau- tious. I can't overestimate the value of gathering together in person on Sunday morning, so we can take who we are in Christ, and apply it to every ar- ea of our lives. 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. We are starting a new dis- cussion on Wednesday, June 30. Do you have questions about heaven? We are going to be discussing the book Ran- dy Alcorn, Heaven. Hopefully we will be able to answer some of your questions. The discus- sion will begin 6:30 p.m. See you there. 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. "Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain" (Revelation 5:12). Our Savior suffered and bled and died for us, giving Himself entirely, so that we may freely receive eternal life and hope. His all deserves our all. He is worthy. How does Jesus' death and resurrection prove He's great- er than any circumstance you face? In what ways will you tell Him He's worthy today? "You are always worthy to be worshiped, Jesus. Help me to live today in Your presence with a grateful heart"—Amen. 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 cha- os. So many trials come into our lives and along with the business of life. These things can easily choke out the Life of God in us. But praise God, "But seek ye first the King- dom of God, and His righteous- ness; and all these things will be added unto 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 Chapel 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 PETERSBURG CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 118 West Pike Ave. Church 812-354-8851 Service times: Sunday at 10 :30 a.m. Praise and Worship service; 6 p.m. Bible study; Teen activities; Wednesday at 6 p.m. Bible study. Sunday morning service is available via transmitter. Pull in to the church parking lot and tune your radio to 104.3 FM and hear the service from the comfort of your car. Sunday morning services are available on our Facebook page—Petersburg Church of the Nazarene or look for us on YouTube. Visit our website for additional information. We want to be a church meeting the needs of our com- munity. If the church can be of assistance to you, contact us at 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 We hope you will join us Sun- day as we celebrate our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Steve Hamilton, 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 10 :15 a.m. and Sunday school at 11 a.m. We are on face book live Sunday mornings. We had trouble with this Sunday, but will be on air next Sunday. My prayer is that as you glance over the church news that a repentant spirit stirs in your heart and you find Je- sus as the Lord and Savior of your life. Remember those that are in the hospital, nursing homes and those that are home for recovery. Lift up in prayer your pres- ident, U.S. Congress, your state and local government of- ficials as the Bible states that we might live a peaceful life. May your week be blessed and your journey's safe. George Bruce, Jr., Pastor 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. On vocation? Use GPS! Many vacationers rely on a global positioning system to get them easily to a desti- nation. But in every season of life, God sends us on vocation — following his call to both feed our passions and serve others. Our "calling," Freder- ick Buechner said, is "where [our] deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." But is there a GPS for voca- tion? It's not as detailed or pre- dictive as we'd like. It doesn't name our destination at the outset, and it offers general instructions rather than spe- cific directions. And we may end up "recalculating" our life route more often than our ve- hicle GPS recalculates our va- cation route. Even so, we travel in safe- ty. This "GPS" might stand for God's Peace and Strength, or Gospel Promises Sustain, God Provides Salvation or Go! Pro- claim! Serve! The GPS guid- ing our vocation speaks to us through Scripture, worship, trusted Christian friends, life events and the silence of our heart. Listening, we hear our Guide's calm voice and contin- ue on vocation. 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 Pope, Billy Graham and Oral Roberts The Pope, Billy Graham, and Oral Roberts were in a plane crash over the Atlan- tic Ocean. Tragically, they all died and went to the pearly gates together. St. Peter was surprised to see them. "Oh, dear. We weren't expecting you and your quarters aren't ready yet. We can't take you in and we can't send you back." Getting an idea, he picked up the celestial phone and called Lucifer. "I have three gentle- men who are ours, but their places aren't ready yet. Could you put them up for a couple of days? " The Devil reluctant- ly agreed. Two days later, St. Peter got a call. "Pete, this is Lucifer. You have to come get these three guys that are yours. This Pope guy is forgiv- ing everybody, the Graham fellow is saving everybody and Oral Roberts has raised enough money to buy air con- ditioning." "And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ap- pointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead" (Acts 10 :42). Roy Stilwell, Pastor Pam Lemond, Reporter Church Note Deadline 10 a.m. Tuesday

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