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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, October 20, 2021 D-1 CHURCH Submit church items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Ramblings of my mind by Lowell Thomas Hello readers, it is another Sunday evening and I am sitting in front of my key board just wait- ing for an inspiration. I'm not terse by any shape of the word, however I like to make a wee bit of sense most of the time. It seems like some people take themselves so seriously they don't have time for a smile or a friendly hello. I am so used to being teased and kidded with that I often laugh at myself which usually takes the desire to kid me away, because they are robbed of the fun of kidding me. Each of us has got to be what we are and accept oth- ers for what they are. This is what makes the world go around. Can you imagine a world full of characters like me in it? I did take my friend and fellow Lions member to Evansville to get his colonoscopy because his wife doesn't drive. We had an uneventful drive down and back with little to make us cringe. I have noticed on Interstate 69 people almost look angry as they pass you. I have noticed as well they have placed several miles of cable in the me- dian to slow down any vehicles from crossing the median if they happen to wreck. It still wouldn't be impossible for a car to cross the median but it would definitely slow them down and possibly eliminate another wreck. I hate to say it but I have gotten old enough to plan my car trips around possible bathroom breaks. It is not real convenient to travel without several breaks. This condition kept me from go- ing with my wife and her friend and her husband to Mansfield Covered Bridge Festival. The dogs and I held down the fort and had a fairly good day although it was a little lonely. A fter almost In recent months, my wife's father has had a se- ries of issues with his heart that required differ- ent pacemakers to be implanted. A fter two pre- vious by-pass operations, there have been justi- fiable reasons to be concerned about him. So, when we see or call him, we frequently ask, "How is your heart today? " The condition of one's heart is just as import- ant in the spiritual realm as it is in the physical realm. It is for this reason the Scriptures say so much about the heart and why Solomon wrote, "Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life" (Prov. 4:23). The spiritual condition of one's heart will determine how one responds to the Lord and, ultimately, it will have a huge impact on each of us in eternity. Since God is "not willing that any should per- ish" (II Pet. 3:9) and "lighteth [or draws to Him- self] every man that cometh into the world" ( John 1:9), everyone has the option to be saved from eternal punishment. The Lord seeks with every individual to do what He did with Lydia, "whose heart the Lord opened" (Acts 16:14): drawing him or her to a personal decision of saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. However, because ma- I do not believe that the religions in our world are about to come together as one. Christians be- lieve that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life. Eternal Life is found only in believing in Jesus Christ. I think history, culture and percep- tions teach us the major religions of our world have little in common. There are those in both politics and religion that dream and plan for a "one world" government and one harmonious religion. Many Christians in America see these trends in our culture, politics and religion. There are efforts to remove from public life many traditions of our Christian herit- age. Our Western civilization owes much of what is good to our Judeo-Christian faith. Our found- ing fathers did not separate their deeply held be- liefs in Divine Providence from their daily lives. A fter more than 245 years of religious free- dom, there is an all out effort by the elite liber- al media, Hollywood, Gay Rights and anti-God teachings to destroy what is great about America. Their most used weapon is to dilute Christian faith and limit religious free- dom. In many ways we see discrimination and hostility, especially in educa- tion and entertainment. Many religious activities in schools and public places are censored or pro- hibited. Many religious symbols on public prop- 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 3 Protecting our Christian heritage Religious Viewpoint By Dr. Clyde Dupin See VIEWPOINT on 7 See MINUTES on 4 It's a matter of the heart Minutes with the Bible By Pastor John Fredericksen CHURCH CHURCH Notes Notes Notes 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 Upcoming Events Calvary Holiness Church to hold revival services Oct. 22-31 The Calvary Holiness Church, 901 E. Walnut Street, Petersburg, will be holding a revival from October 22-31. Services each evening at 7 p.m., with services on Octo- ber 23 beginning at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday evening ser- vice will start at 6:30 p.m. The evangelist will be Rev. Wil- liam Cawman. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Rev. Craig Line at 812- 766 -0447. Praise and worship service at Gentle Shepherd Church of God this Sunday The Silver Pick Dulcimers will be the guests for Praise and Worship service at Gentle Shepherd Church of God, 8350 East 350 North ( just west of Oatsville on Oatsville/ Wheeling Road) in Gibson County on Sunday, October 24 at 6 p.m. (CDT). Come and enjoy an evening of unique, sweet, melodious music and singing in praise of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Food and fellowship will follow the concert. Everyone is welcome. SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES: Sunday School ����������������������������������� 10 a�m� Worship �����������������������������������������10:30 a�m� Night Worship ������������������������������������� 6 p�m� Wednesday Bible Study �����������������6:30 p�m� 1194 E. C.R. 400 N (PRIDES CREEK ROAD) PETERSBURG Church entrance is east of Prides Creek Park Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 Please Join Us! ELDERS: Ross Williams 812-789-6444 Tony Sims 812-582-2819 BRENTON CHAPEL CHURCH OF CHRIST All Times Eastern I can do all things THROUGH CHRIST who strengthens me. PhiliPPians 4:13 Church Note Deadline 10 a.m. Tuesday net edition Web, Smartphone, Tablet 812-354-8500 • 820 Poplar St., Petersburg, IN •

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