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January 12, 2022

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, Januar y 12, 2022 D-1 CHURCH Submit church items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Every true Christian should understand that the truth costs. If you don't think so, make it your own, value it, defend it, stand for it, and see if it doesn't cost. Before you are through it may cost you far more than you had thought — hours of ease and pleasure, friends and money. Yes, the truth costs. Salvation is gloriously free but the truth costs — that is, if you want it for yourself. Many who know the truth won't buy it. They won't pay what it costs to say: "This is what I believe. This is my conviction." The truth isn't worth that much to them. But in Prov. 23:23, God's Word urges us: "Buy the truth! " Not, "Buy it if you can get it at a bargain; if the price is not too great." No, "Buy the truth! " Buy it at any price. It is worth far more than anything you can give in exchange for it. And when you have bought it: "sell it not." How many, alas, have bought the truth only to sell out again! For a while they valued and de- fended some God-given light from His Word, but presently they sold it again for something that seemed more valuable. Perhaps it was peace with others, or position, or popularity or some other temporal gain. They still gave men- tal assent to it but it formed no part of them. It 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 The torch is being passed Points to Ponder By Curtis Bond See MINUTES on page 3 See POINTS on page 3 See R AMBLINGS on page 3 Buy the truth and sell it not Minutes with the Bible By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam Editor's note: Curtis Bond will replace Clyde Dupin as our weekly column on the Church page. Dupin, after more than 40 years, is retiring as a columnist. Bond, who has been writing a week- ly column for The Press-Dispatch for about a year, will be moving to the Church page. Bond is a United Methodist Minister. His is the twin brother of Ford Bond, who had written a simi- lar column for almost 20 years. Bond's column is a Christian perspective on current events and how they relate to the Christian's daily walk with Christ. It must have been a great shock to the Jew- ish nation when Joshua announced Moses was dead. Moses had led the people through the wilderness for forty years and now, at the gate to the Promised Land, Moses was gone. Mo- ses was the only leader most of the congrega- tion knew; because most of the people who came out of Egypt died in the wilderness be- cause of their unbelief and disobedience. A new generation had grown up under Moses' leadership. He will not be the one to lead them into the future. Deuteronomy is Moses' swan song, so to speak. It was his last instructions to the na- tion. The book recounts their journey from Egypt to their present time. It contains ma- ny admonitions and commandments. None, so clear as, "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD one! " Jesus, when asked what the greatest commandment is, zeroed in on this exact commandment given by Moses. It also commands that "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength." Moses commands the people to teach diligently all these command- ments unto your children. As Moses summarizes their journey from Egypt to the banks of the Jordan, several Well, what do you know, it has been anoth- er week and it has been one with my nose ei- ther running like the proverbial sugar tree or stopped up like a dam, no in between. Finally gave up and went to doctor for some help get- ting over whatever was going on. As I describe what I had been going through I was diagnosed with a sinus infection. He gave a prescription for a cough syrup and a dose pack antibiotic. The doctor said if I could do with not taking the antibiotic to do so, but the next day I stated taking it and it is subsiding now. I really wasn't sick but my sinuses were so messed up they would let up whenever I would get some cool fresh air. It wasn't hard to find cool air last week. My friend and I went to Vincennes to buy some wiring and electrical supplies to install our new heaters for our shops. Square D used to almost be a standard fixture but now you have to almost order everything. My break- er box is a General Electric and you have to have those breakers for sure. I don't under- stand why things have to change so often es- pecially things like Square D breakers. Are the new replacement parts that much better than the original or do we just have to change 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. This Sunday will be our business meeting. Church members are encouraged to attend. "Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path" (Psalm 119:105, NLT). We may face situations in our lives that we don't know what to do. Situations that feel terrifying. Stepping through the unknown takes courage and that isn't always available for every situation. We can al- ways rest assured, though, that no matter what we may face, our God is there to light and lead the way. No situation is too big for him. May we al- ways seek him for help in our times of need. Remember those who are ill, whether it is physical or spiritual and those who have lost loved ones. May the Lord be close to those in need. 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 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: Which parable includes "God be merciful to me a sinner?" Answer: two men praying at the temple; Refer- ence: Luke 18:9 -14. Q: Where did the priests carrying the ark stand while all Israel crossed over Jordan? 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 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 GLEZEN G.B. CHURCH Corner of Center and Sycamore Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 6:30 p.m. beginning with the 9th Chapter of John. Remember those on our 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 Sunday school; Sunday morn- ing Bible study at 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :40 a.m.; Wednesday 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 in- formation, contact Pastor Joe at 812.890.9942. 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 I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor powers, nor things pres- ent, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any oth- er creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:38 -39). 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. God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believeth in him should not perish, but have ev- erlasting life. God hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, that God was in Christ, reconcil- ing the world to himself, not imputing their trespasses to them; and hath committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray [you] in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteous- ness of God in him. God is love. In this was revealed the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begot- ten Son into the world, that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 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 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 prayer list, the shut-ins and our lost loved ones. From the "Sunday Rewind" By Pastor John Grunditz "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set be- fore us" (Hebrews 12:1). On one hand, we spend much of our Christian lives learning how to rest in Christ—meaning to rest in truth, in His accomplishments on the cross, in paying for our sins, accomplishing forgive- ness, making the new birth a reality, and on and on. These things we rest in through faith every minute of every day. So as you face each day, know that there are forces out- side and also within fighting against your progress as you follow Christ. Keep resting through faith in Jesus, yet de- termined to stand against the flesh. Say no when the flesh says "Stop." Say no when it says "Lose focus." Say yes to Christ and His Spirit that lives within you and walk resolute- ly with Him today. Dwight Howe, Pastor Karri Brock, Reporter net edition Web, Smartphone, Tablet 812-354-8500 • 820 Poplar St., Petersburg, IN • ads@

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