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September 8, 2021

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, September 8, 2021 C-1 CHURCH Submit church items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Who can pray? We all can pray. You don't need a pastor or spiritual leader to do your praying for you. God wants you to pray and personally bring your requests to Him. Prayer does not have a formula. It doesn't have to be done perfectly using particular words or phras- es for God to hear or respond. God does not only hear your words but also your heart and emotions. Who do we pray to? We pray to God (Col. 1:3). Praying to God the Father (Rom. 8:15; Gal. 4:6) honors Christ's faithfulness and shed blood which has given us free, bold, confident access to the Father (Eph. 2:18; 3:12,14). Who do we pray for? We pray for all peo- ple (1 Tim. 2:1). We pray for unbelievers to be saved (Rom. 10 :1). We pray for the needs of believers (Eph. 6:18). And we are taught to pray specifically for leaders in government (1 Tim. 2:2). What do we pray for? We pray for every- thing. Any spiritual need (Col. 1:9 -11) or phys- ical need (Rom. 1:9 -10 ; Phil. 1:19) is a matter for prayer. We give thanks for all things (Eph. 5:20) and take every request to God (Phil. 4:6). And we are to pray and thank God for our food (1 Tim. 4:4-5). When do we pray? We pray "always" (Eph. 6:18) and "without ceasing" (1 Thes. 5:17), which means to pray anytime and to have a faithful, running conversation with God. We pray when we are anxious (Phil. 4:6 -7), in need of God's intervention (2 Cor. 12:7-8), and in ev- ery circumstance (1 Thes. 5:18). Where do we pray? We pray anywhere and everywhere. We don't just pray in church. "Praying always" (Eph. 6:18) means we pray wherever we are, in public or private. We can always pray anywhere within the quietness of our hearts and thoughts. How do we pray? We pray with a spirit of thanksgiving and praise to God (1 Thes. 1:2; Eph. 3:21). There is also no required position for prayer. The Bible mentions different prayer positions (Eph. 3:14; 1 Tim. 2:8), but none of them are prescribed as how we must always do it. Why do we pray? We pray because God tells us to pray in His Word (Col. 4:2). We pray because God is able (Eph. 3:20), and the God Who answers prayer can change things ac- cording to His will. We pray because it draws us nearer to God and increases our faith in Him and our love for others. We pray because it changes us. We need to ask God to forgive us for our ap- athy and lack of concern about the sex traf- ficking of children in America 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 typi- cal age of entry into prostitution is between 12 and 14. The children are usually taken into sex slavery by American men and used seven days a week, on an average of ten times a night. When these exploited children occasionally 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 talked to these girls waiting in hotel parking garages for some sinful man to come by. We have talked with these beaten, bruised girls on the streets of Vancouver, Canada about hope, a new beginning and Jesus until the pimp drives by for his money. Some denominations are getting involved and trying to save our children. There are good organizations but check them out careful- ly. Focus On The Fami- ly can provide ways your church can get involved. As Christians, we need to mourn the selling and torture of young teenagers 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 justice our churches should be promot- ing. These kids are hungry, tortured, shamed, and usually die young from sexual disease. The drug pushers are moving in to destroy 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. 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 Christians must not be silent Religious Viewpoint By Dr. Clyde Dupin Prayer questions Minutes with the Bible By Pastor Kevin Sadler 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 Community Drive-In MOVIE Night Friday, September 10 at DUSK Petersburg Nazarene Church 118 W. Pike Ave. Tune your car radio to 104.3 fm to Listen Enjoy a family friendly movie from the convenience and safety of your car! 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, Sept. 12, Monthly business meeting, following the morning worship service. Grandparents Day. Wednesday, Sept. 15, Bible study. Studying Proverbs 20 - 23. Saturday, Sept. 18, Pres- bytery at South Friendship Church at 10 a.m. EDT. Sunday, Sept. 19, Reverend Ed Stevens Day. Bethel Ice Cream Social at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, fourth Sunday and morning offering to building fund. Bible Trivia Last week's answer to: Mir- iam was the sister of Moses and _ _ _ _ _ _ _. Answer: Aar- on. Reference: Exodus 15:20. Q: Paul says we are to live by ________, not by sight. Answer to come next week. Steve Selby, Pastor Elaine Barrett, Reporter FBC Petersburg 8th and Poplar Street Petersburg 812-354-6582 American Baptist Church Our Vision is to Engage with God and equip Christians to Reach Out, Show Love and 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. and Wednesday evening prayer service at 6 p.m. No Sunday evening or Thursday services. 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 Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shot, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord" (I Thessalo- nians 4:16 -17). 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 on Sunday evening at 6 p.m.; Wednesday evening service at 6:30 p.m. September 12, Chris and Jessie Abell will be lead- ing worship: September 18, Winslow Light up Parade "Then the King rejected the advice of the elders" (I Chron- icles 10 :13). Tragically, many people are the victims of their own bad decisions. Faced with the choices every day, they turn their backs on what is right or what is best and decide on what is right or what is best and decide instead on what is wrong or what will bring them harm. Only afterward do they realize that bad deci- sions always result in bad con- sequences. King Rehaboam stubbornly rejected the wise advice of his nation's elders and instead fol- lowed those who told him on- ly what he wanted to hear. As a result conflict broke out the and the nation divided. The Bi- ble warns, "Whatever a man sows that he will also reap" (Gal. 6:7). Life is filled with decisions some minor, but some life changing. How will you make them? The most important thing I can tell you is this: Seek God's will in every deci- sion. Pray. Turn to the Scrip- tures. Seek the advice of God- ly friends. Ask the Holy Spir- it to guide you. God loves you, and His way is always best. If at any time you have no church to attend, feel free to join us for services. Your pres- ence will be appreciated and 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 I'm sure you will feel the bless- ing of God. Jerry "Tuffy" Blackwell, Pastor Sharon Kendall, Reporter Serve our Community. Join us on Sunday morn- ings at 10 :30 a.m. in-person or online ( YouTube or Face- book) for a time of fellowship and Christ-centered instruc- tion from God's Word. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. for all ages. Adult Bible study and youth group meet Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. We hope to see you here. Michael Miller, Pastor SUBSCRIBE TODAY! We're not afraid to shed some light on the truth. 812-354-8500

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