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January 5, 2022

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D-2 Wednesday, Januar y 5, 2022 The Press-Dispatch Lutheran Christian Church of Christ Church of God Church of God Catholic BRENTON CHAPEL CHURCH OF CHRIST 1194 E. CR 400 N. Prides Creek Road Petersburg Sunday morning Bible classes 10 a.m.; morning worship 10:30 a.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m. Tony Sims, Elder Ross Williams, Elder Church Note Deadline 10 a.m. Tuesday Independent Methodist FIRST CHRIS- TIAN CHURCH 1400 E. Main Street Petersburg 812-354-6775 Worship with us Sunday morning at 10 :30 a.m. Moving on Toward the Goal The apostle Paul in his let- ter to Christians in Philippi, expressed his personal de- sire to move onward to the goal that God has put into his heart and mind. These are his words from Philippians 3:13, 14; "Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on to- ward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Paul's concept and desire is certainly one applicable to us today. Whether we talking about business, sports, world circumstances or Christiani- ty, all of us know the benefit of putting the past in the past, then putting forth all the ef- fort we can muster to move on toward new goals for life. We know that moving toward those goals just by themselves is worthwhile because we've been challenged to assess and focus on things that need to be done. The beginning of a New Year gives us the opportuni- ty to make assessment of our lives, to prioritize what's real- ly important, and then to move on. Wherever you are in your life, establish some goals, and then with renewed determina- tion, put forth your best effort to achieve them. It is always rewarding to do so. We don't always achieve everything we set out to do, but the effort we make is always worthwhile. What are your goals for 2022? I encourage you to walk with God. Develop intimacy with Him. Honor Christ with your life. I'm Dennis Randall and I'm all about Jesus. Dennis Randall, Minister 941-730 -6324 STS PETER & PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH 711 Walnut Street Petersburg 812-354-6942 Email: Facebook: Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Churches, check for the livestream Mass and bulletin announcements posted. Masses: (Latin for Mis- sion—to spread the Gospel: Schedule (All times EST) — Check Church bulletin for schedule of services. Thurs- day Mass: 10 :30 a.m.; Sunday Mass: 11 a.m.; Saturday Mass 5:30 p.m. The Holy Rosary, a story of the life of Christ is prayed before the mass. CCD and adult Bible study is on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. at the Rectory basement. Confes- sion (Sacrament of Reconcili- ation) 30 minutes before each Mass. For those who still don't feel safe returning to church, the Sunday mass obligation will continue to be uploaded and recorded on Facebook. Continued adherence to the guidelines from Gov. Hol- comb and Bishop Siegel will be in place regarding Church services. Those who are healthy are now obligated to attend Mass. The church is open daily for visits and pri- vate prayers. Everyone is wel- come. Readings for January 9 — The Baptism of our Lord: First reading: Isaiah 40 :1-5, 9 - 11; Second reading: Titus: 11- 14; 3:4-7; Gospel: Luke:15 -16, 21-22. Cable T V/ Internet pro- gram EWTN (Eternal World Television Network) available 24/7. Masses available 8 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and midnight. Lo- cal and World News 9 p.m. Ro- sary recited at 9:30 p.m. daily. Catholic Radio program avail- able at 93.1 FM. Questions regarding the Catholic Faith and RCIA: Contact Fr. Frank Renner. Welcome to newcomers, wel- come to those who are inter- ested in joining our faith and those who plan to come back. Pray for an end to abortion. Pray for peace and an end to the Pandemic and turmoil. God bless America. God bless everyone. Have a blessed and faith filled 2022. Fr. Frank Renner, Pastor Rev. Mark Wade, Deacon BLESSED SACR AMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH 11092 E. Lincoln Heights Rd. Oakland City 812-749-4474 Email: Masses: (Latin for Mission- to spread the Gospel: Sched- ule (All times CST). Check church bulletin for sched- ule of services. Wednesdays: Confession 5:45 p.m.; Adora- tion and Benediction 6 p.m. and Mass at 6:30 p.m.; Sun- day Mass: 8 a.m. The Holy Ro- sary is prayed at 7:30 a.m., be- fore Mass. CCD Class, RCIA and adult Religious Ed class at 9 a.m. For those who do still do not feel safe returning to Church, the Sunday mass ob- ligation will continue to be up- loaded and recorded on Face- book. Continued adherence to the guidelines from Gov. Hol- comb and Bishop Siegel will be in place regarding Church services. Readings for January 9 — The Baptism of our Lord: First reading: Isaiah 40 :1-5, 9 - 11; Second reading: Titus: 11- 14; 3:4-7; Gospel: Luke:15 -16, 21-22. Cable T V/Internet pro- gram EWTN (Eternal World Television Network) avail- able 24/7. Masses available 8 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and mid- night; Local and World News 9 p.m.; Rosary recited at 9:30 p.m. daily. All EDT. Catho- lic radio program available at 93.1 FM. Questions regarding the Catholic Faith and RCIA: Contact Fr. Frank Renner. Welcome to newcomers, wel- come to those who are inter- ested in joining our faith and those who plan to come back. Pray for an end to abortion. Pray for peace and an end to the Pandemic and turmoil. God bless America. God bless everyone. Have a blessed and faith filled 2022. Fr. Frank Renner, Pastor Rev. Mark Wade, Deacon FIRST CHURCH OF GOD 2135 East Main Street Petersburg Services: Sunday morn- ing service at 9:30 a.m.; chil- dren's church at 10 a.m.; Sun- day school at 10 :45 a.m. Sunday, January 16, Ministe- rial Council meeting at 2 p.m. at the church. "If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without find- ing fault, and it will be given to you" ( James 1:5 NIV ). Don Fausnaugh, Pastor Lisa Wilson, Reporter GENTLE SHEPHERD CHURCH OF GOD 8350 E. 350 North Francisco (West of Oatsville) Sunday morning worship at 10 :30 a.m.; children's church during the morning worship, lead by Katy Mull; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. The first Wednesday of each month, business meeting; Youth first and third Sunday evening of each month; Praise and Wor- ship service fourth Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. All ser- vices CDT. Judy Williams, Contact person TR AYLOR UNION CHURCH 4107 N. CR 1000 E. Otwell (Two miles north of Otwell) Sunday morning service at 9:30 a.m.; children's Sunday school 10 a.m. You may con- nect by calling 862-799 -9154. Bible study, Tuesday, Janu- ary 11, at 5 p.m. at the church. The church holiday din- ner will be January 9, follow- ing the church service. Every- one is asked to bring a covered dish. "Therefore, as God's cho- sen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humil- ity, gentleness and patience" (Colossians 3:12, NIV ). Dennis and Lisa Patton, Pastors GLEZEN REVIVAL CENTER 245 S. Glezen Center St. 812-354-9909 Sunday morning worship and children's church 10 :15 a.m. Bible Study will be every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Youth Devotional and Open Gym will be every Wednesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. It will feature a 10 - to 15 -min- ute devotional, snacks and open gym for ages 11 to 18. Pray for our military and their protection. Also, remem- ber to pray for the USA, peace, health and for one another. Passage to Ponder "Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced, you his servants, the descen- dants of Israel, his chosen ones, the children of Jacob. He is the Lord our God; his judg- ments are in all the earth." (1 Chronicles 16:11-14, NIV ). May God bless you and keep you. We welcome you to all ser- vices. Come and worship Je- sus with us. See our Facebook page Glezen Revival Center. Web- site: – E-mail ad- dress: glezenrevivalcenter@ Joe Henson, Pastor Matt Haycraft, Reporter JESUS CHRIST OUR FIRM FOUNDATION 1415 N. Vincennes Ave. Petersburg 812-354-4424 or 812-582-0240 Sunday morning fellowship 10 a.m.; Church at 10 :30 a.m.; Evening worship at 7 p.m.; Bi- ble study Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. at Brian Eilert's house; Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Bible study and youth at the church. Rides to youth group, call Beth at 812-766 -3568 or Melina at 812-582-9524. There is a blessing box in the driveway at 1415 N. Vin- cennes Ave., Petersburg. Help yourself to "FREE FOOD" and may God Bless all of you. What are your thoughts as you look back over the last year? Was it a year of heart- ache, loss, tragedy and sor- row? Or happiness and joy,- success and achievement? Do you close the book on this year with regret, or with re- lief? No matter what your an- swer is, I hope you will pause and prayerfully ask yourself two important questions. First, how do you think God looks on this past year of your life? Did it bring you any clos- er to Him? Second, what les- sons will you take from this year into the next? What did God teach you? Don't be bound by the past and it's fail- ures. But don't forget it's les- sons either. But one thing I do know: Forgetting what is behind and straining for what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heaven- ward in Christ Jesus. (PHIL. 3:13,14) —Rev. Billy Graham. I can't forget the past year for the reason of losing a child, but I will strive forward with the word of God and spread the gospel every chance I get in this new year. In loving memories of my daughter, Carah. RIP. Denny Wiscaver, Pastor David Sattler, Reporter LIVING FAITH CHURCH INTERNATIONAL 601 S. 9th Street, Petersburg Phone: 812-809-4544 Wednesday evening service at 6:30 p.m.; Trail Life from 6:30 -8 p.m.; RISE youth group Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. Join us online Sundays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. on Facebook live Living Faith Church International page. Mailing address: P.O. Box 566, Petersburg, IN 47567. More information at www.liv- or call 812-809 -4544. Don and Christina Priest, Senior Pastors OTWELL CONTENDERS OF FAITH Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; worship 10 :30 a.m.; evening worship 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday prayer and Bible study meet- ing 6:30 p.m. Fifth Sunday sing will be at the Otwell Wesleyan Church on Sun- day, Oct. 31 at 6:30 p.m. William Breidenbaugh, Pastor PATOK A GROVE CHURCH 1135 W. C.R. 475 S. Winslow Pastor 812-239-6843 Sunday morning church service at 10 a.m. and Sunday school 11 a.m. Jason Hill, Pastor PETERSBURG HOLINESS CHURCH Pastor 419-340-5500 (C) Parsonage 812-354-9446 Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship and special junior church services 10 :30 a.m.; evening worship 6:30 p.m.; weekly Wednesday night prayer meeting 7 p.m. Transpor- tation available. January 7, Bible study at 6:30 p.m. at the parsonage. January 28, Youth night at 6:30 p.m. The Word of His Power "In the beginning God creat- ed the heaven and the earth... and God said, let there be light: and there was light" (Genesis 1:1, 3). "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made" ( John 1:1, 3). "God who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power..." (Hebrews 1:1-3). The Bible starts by declaring God spoke the world into exis- tence. John starts his gospel by declaring that Jesus, the Word, was the one doing the speak- ing. The writer of the book of Hebrews not only declares the same, but goes on to say that it is His spoken word that contin- ues to hold it all together. If he can keep the world in orbit, he can keep you until the day of Je- sus Christ. Chad Searls, Pastor Allen Parks, Reporter PIKE COUNTY CENTER FOR WOMEN'S MINISTRIES Phone —812-582-8222 Office hours: Open Mon- day and Friday, 9 a.m. till noon; Thursday open from 6 - 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednes- day closed. Free peer coun- seling available, call 812-582- 1486 or 812-582-8222. New Bible study starting Monday at 9:30 -11 a.m. on the Discerning the Voice of God, by Pricilla Shirer. Bring your Bible. TWIN OAKS CHURCH 1911 E. Co. Rd. 650 N. Petersburg 812-354-6389 Sunday school, Junior church and youth class 9:30 a.m.; morn- ing worship 10:30 a.m.; evening service 6 p.m.; Wednesday eve- ning prayer and praise service 7 p.m. The Lord goes before me and prepares the way. The Lord walks beside me so I am not afraid. The Lord goes be- hind me and cleans up my mis- takes. Everyone is welcome to each service. God Bless America. Clark Gray, Pastor Doris Catt, Reporter UNION COMMUNITY CHURCH 3082 N. CR 850 W., Union Pastor 812-664-5454 Sunday school 10 a.m.; wor- ship service 11 a.m. Both ser- vices are EDT; children's ser- vice every fifth Sunday— geared toward children; Iron Sharpens Iron Wednesday night service is now for men and women at 7 p.m. Kevin ( Janna) Easton, Pas- tor ST. JOHN'S LUTHER AN CHURCH 6483 W. 580 N. Otwell 812.482.7623 stjohnsboonetwp@ Sunday, January 9, Food Bank Sunday; 9 a.m. Praise Team practice; 9 a.m. fellow- ship hour; 10 a.m. worship and Holy Communion with Pastor Jane Rothman, worship lead- er; Sunday school following the gospel reading; Annual meeting following worship. Monday, January 10, 6:30 p.m. Church Council meeting. Wednesday, January 12, 1 p.m. Bible study and 6:30 p.m. Small Catechism study. Sunday, January 16, 9 a.m. ST. PETER LUTHER AN CHURCH 10529 S. Church Street Stendal Sunday school 9 a.m.; wor- ship service at 10 :15 a.m. with guest pastor Chere Riedel; church council meeting, fol- lowing worship service. Bible verse for the week: "Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice" (I Chronicles 16:10). Eunice Butke, Reporter fellowship hour; 10 a.m. wor- ship with Tim Padgett, wor- ship leader; Sunday school following the Gospel reading. Paula Mann, Administrative Assistant 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. 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 Pinney. Otwell United Methodist in- vites you to join us this Sun- day at 10 :30 a.m. as we wor- ship 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 uni- ty in the faith and in the knowl- edge of the Son of God and be- come mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ" (Ephesians 4:11-13, NIV ). Jeff Pinney, Pastor PETERSBURG FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 801 East Walnut Petersburg 812-354-6658 Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world Worship service 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school 10 :45 a.m. and Wednesday evening Bible study at 6:30 p.m. We are also broadcasting our Sunday worship service live on Facebook at Peters- burg First United Methodist Church. "O God, you are my God I shall seek You earnestly. My soul thirsts for you, my flesh yearns for you in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Thus, I have seen you in the sanctuary. To see Your power and Glory. Be- cause your loving kindness is better than life my lips will praise you. So, I will Bless you as long as I live, I will lift up my hands in your name. My Soul is satisfied with marrow and fatness and my mouth of- fers praises with joyful lips" (Psalm 63:1-5). God Bless. Michael (Mike) Punke, Pastor PETERSBURG FREE METHODIST CHURCH 202 Walnut Street We are back to normal, with the exception that we haven't opened our nursery yet. Normal weekly schedule is as follows: Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. with morn- ing worship at 10 :30 a.m.; Teen ministry on Sunday nights at 5 p.m.; Monday at 6 p.m. we have a time of prayer at the church; Wednesday night ministry is for potty trained preschoolers to teen from 6 -7 p.m. There is also an adult Bible study Wednesday at the same time. We will pro- vide transportation for chil- dren who need it on Wednes- day. Peace and joy in the Lord. Mark Schlechty, Pastor RUMBLETOWN FREE METHODIST CHURCH 1485 N. St. Rd. 57 Petersburg Morning worship at 10 :30 a.m. The church is located south of Petersburg on State Road 57. David Mullis, Pastor 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. "But God remembered No- ah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded" (Genesis 8:1, NIV ). "Then God remembered Rachel; he listened to her and enabled her to conceive. She became pregnant and gave birth to a son and said, "God has taken away my disgrace" (Genesis 30 :22-23, NIV ). "What a great plea of trust to ask God in prayer to remem- ber us. He'll decide how He an- swers. We can pray knowing, however, that our humble re- quest asks God to move"—Pa- tricia Raybon. In what area of your life do you need God to remember you? How willing are you to pray with such intent and purpose? "Dear heavenly Father, grow my understanding of Your remembrance of me. Then, where I need You to act, please remember me"— 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

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