The Press-Dispatch

January 5, 2022

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, Januar y 5, 2022 D-1 CHURCH Submit church items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg "I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved" (II Cor. 12:15). The true man of God will faithfully serve the congregation which the Lord has entrust- ed to him without thought of reward. Like Paul, he will "gladly spend and be spent" for them even if his toil and sacrifice go unappreciated. Where the congregation is too small to support him fully he will cheerfully engage in enough secular work to supply the deficiency. This is as it should be for, in ministering to his peo- ple, he is serving God. But there is another side to this coin, for Christian assemblies should appreciate the ministries of their pastors in their behalf. This is especially so where the minister gives him- self unstintingly for his flock. It is a sad fact that too many pastors are grossly underpaid. Most of the members of the congregation would not be willing to live on the low economic level on which they keep their pastor and his family living for years on end. He must be willing to sacrifice, but they must not be deprived of any of the luxuries to which they are accustomed. They do not real- ize how discouraging it can be for the pastor 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 CHURCH CHURCH Notes Notes Notes Ramblings of my mind By Lowell Thomas A changing world Religious Viewpoint By Dr. Clyde Dupin See MINUTES on page 3 See R AMBLINGS on page 3 Two sides of one coin Minutes with the Bible By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam It was in 1976 I started writing Religious View- point and have not missed a week in 45 years. We have written over 2,300 columns and more than 100 newspapers have carried its column. Since 1976 our world has changed. I would never believe our beloved America would be- come a socialist nation. Our educational sys- tem has changed drastically. Today same-sex marriage is accepted by many and gays are in the open. Sex trafficking is a billion dollar a year business. The open borders are sending thousands of girls into sex slavery where they will only live about seven years. My heart is saddened as I see the demise of America. Our values are vanishing and morality has slipped away. In our universities, most faculty members are anti-God and liberal socialists. Our young people leave home with faith and return home and don't believe in God. In the Church during these 45 years, I have seen a great falling away from the Bible and true Christianity. I have spent more than 100 days in Russia. I have seen the poverty and an- ti-God teaching that Rus- sian socialism has had on their people. The social- ists said that religion is the opiate of the people. The socialism in Ameri- ca is one of the most de- structive ideologies ever to affect our beloved America. Even in the religious world, men like Bill Hy- bels, Jimmy Swaggart and others have brought shame to the Church. I hope this last Religious Viewpoint will awak- en Christians to what is happening in America. There is still hope in Jesus Christ. The wonder- ful Gospel has not changed. I urge you again to read the all-time favorite verse, John 3:16. Another week is past and it seems as though we are still talking about the same things as we did a year ago. There are different players in the game though and the same complainers are complaining. I'm starting to wonder if our lots in life are really ever going to change. Life is sometimes hard but we should strive to not turn into cynical miserable people. This is a new year and we should look forward to see if perhaps we might make a difference. The big thing I was taught in the Marine Corps was if you complain then offer a solution to what you are complaining about. I think I'll just try to be a better person in this New Year and see if I can help others along this path of life. Now that I have stood on my soap box let us move on with the Ramblings. Last Monday I was fortunate enough to be able to help my friend install a toilet in a lady's bathroom. This toilet was not only installed by my friend but he bought and paid for this fixture out of his own funds. He would never tell anyone about this but I'll mention it for him. There are people in this world that just see a need and do something about it without any thought of gain. I was happy to be able to even be a little part of this adventure. 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 Baptist Baptist Baptist ARTHUR G.B. CHURCH 5670 S. St. Rd. 61 Winslow 812-582-0354 Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; Business meeting the third Sunday of the month follow- ing morning worship. He who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new.' And He said to me, "Write, for these words are true and faithful" (Revela- tion 21:5, NK JV ). As we begin a new year, empty and full of both bright promise and worrisome un- known, we can rest our souls in the truth that God will make everything new. Our regrets, our mistakes, and failures are nothing compared to his cove- nanted promise of redemption and newness. If you don't have a church home, we invite you to worship with us. Ralph Newkirk, Pastor Marla Morrison, Reporter 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. Wednesday, January 5, Bi- ble study. Studying Solomon 5 -8. Sunday, January 9, monthly business meeting. Wednesday, January 19, Bi- ble study. Studying Isaiah. Sunday, January 23, fourth Sunday, offering to building fund. Sunday, January 30, fifth Sunday, Communion during morning worship service. Bible Trivia Last week's answer to: What plants did Moses' mother hide him among? Answer: Bulrushes; Refer- ence: Exodus 2:3. Q: Which parable in- 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 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 GR ACE G.B. CHURCH 1007 E. Union St., Winslow Sunday morning worship 10 a.m.; Sunday evening worship 5 p.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 5 p.m. Henry Nelson, Pastor Bill Chesser, Reporter IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH SBC 295 West Main Street Petersburg Church 812-486-3658 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 Bi- ble study at 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :40 a.m.; Wednes- day evening prayer meeting at 6 p.m. and youth from 6 -8 p.m. There will be food for everyone this week starting at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Pas- tor Joe at 812.890.9942. No Sunday evening or Thurs- day services. Celebrate and worship in the sanctuary while your children and youth receive Bible train- ing. You and your family can en- joy great music, uplifting teach- ing and heartwarming prepa- ration for the great friendships and connections. "Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path" (Psalms 119:105). 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 Sun- day school during the morn- ing worship; Cross Fit youth on Sunday evening at 6 p.m.; Consume on Wednesday eve- ning at 6:30 p.m. "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Je- sus" (Philippians 2:5). Jesus had the most all en- compassing mind this world has ever seen. His convictions were so strong so unswerv- ing that He was not afraid to mingle with any group, se- cure in the knowledge that He would not be contaminat- ed or swayed. Fear makes us unwilling to give voice to our convictions or to listen to those of others, who fear of rejection, fear our beliefs will be attacked, fear our faith might be shaken. But if that is the case, perhaps we need to examine just how deep our convictions really are. Jesus had no such fear, no need to fence Himself off from others for His own protection. He knew the difference be- tween graciousness and com- promise and we would do well to follow His example. If at any time you have no church to attend, feel free to join us for services. Your pres- ence will be appreciated and I'm sure you will feel the bless- ing of God. May God bless each and everyone. Jerry "Tuffy" Blackwell, Pastor Sharon Kendall, Reporter WINSLOW G.B. CHURCH 600 E. Union Street Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; Wednesday, adult Bible study at 6:30 p.m. You are welcome to join us. Business meeting first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Next business meet- ing, January 5. Jenni Caudel has taken over as Children's Church and Youth Leader. Come and see what good things she has for our children. Thought for the week: "Nev- er give up on prayer. God sometimes answers in unex- pected ways"—Amen. Be in prayer for the lost, the sick, our church, our country and leaders, and always each other. God's blessings on you this week. Try to be kind and show God's love, because everyone is fighting some kind of battle. If you don't have a church home, we invite you to any of our services. Gary Watson, Pastor Nyles Head, Assoc. Pastor Jenni Caudel, Children's Leader Kathy Henderson, Reporter 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 cludes "God be merciful to me a sinner?" Answer to come next week. Steve Selby, Pastor Elaine Barrett, Reporter Christian VINCENT CHRISTIAN CHURCH 8264 E. State Rd. 56 Morning worship and the Lord's supper at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school at 10 :30 a.m.; Sunday evening Bible study, "Put your faith into action" at 6:30 p.m. The story of Jesus doesn't really begin in the New Testa- ment. It starts in Genesis 1:1: "In the beginning God creat- ed the heavens and the earth." John Manges, Minister WINSLOW CHRISTIAN CHURCH Corner of Lafayette and Walnut Pastor 812-753-3539 Regular services: Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning wor- ship 10 :30 a.m. Everyone is wel- come to our services. "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all cir- cumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you" (I Thessalonians 5:16 -18). Dr. Robert Asa, Minister

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