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January 26, 2022

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AREA HAPPENINGS Celebrate Recovery–Will meet every Monday at 6 p.m. at the River of Life Church, 342 E. CR 300 N., Petersburg. For more information, contact Pastor Jim at 812-354-8800. Pike County History Center—Will meet the fourth Monday of each month at the History Center, 1104 Main Street, Peters- burg at 6:30 p.m. New members welcome. History Center hours Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until further notice. DAR—Local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meet the second Monday of each month Septem- ber through June at 6 p.m. at the History Center in Petersburg. Free Clothing Bank–Oak Grove Church in Oakland City of- fers a free clothing bank each Tuesday 9 -11 a.m. (Oakland City time) for everyone. They carry new and used clothing. Loca- tion is on Morton Street, just past Chuckles. Come to the gym- nasium door located at the back of the church. Winslow Alcoholics Anonymous – will meet every Tues- day at 7:30 p.m. Call 812-789 -8535 for location of the meeting. Odd Fellows IOOF Pacific Lodge #175 meeting–the sec- ond Monday of each month at 7 p.m. All area members are en- couraged to attend. Otwell Ruritan–will have its monthly meetings the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Pike Lodge #121 F&AM regular stated meeting–the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. All area Masons are invited to attend. Jefferson Township Community Center of Otwell–will have its monthly meetings the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. All members are urged to attend. Perinatal Loss Support – Expectant parents who suddenly lose their child often experience a wide range of emotions and grief. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center offers support to assist those who have experienced the loss of a child (con- ception to one month of age) through the grieving process, and provide an atmosphere of confidentiality and comfort. For more information about Perinatal Loss Support, contact Theresa O'Bryan, Pastoral Care, at 812-996 -0219 or tobryan@ Grief Support Series-The death of a loved one, a child leav- ing home, overwhelming changes in one's personal life – each can cause profound grief and suffering. To offer reassurance and comfort, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center has developed a free support program called "Grief Support Series." Call for the next five-week program. Programs will be at 6:30 p.m. in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Centers Chapel. This program is free and space is limited. Pre-registration is necessary, please call 812-996 -0219. Stendal Community Create and Craft Night-The first Tuesday of each month, anytime between 6 -9 p.m. at St. Peters Lutheran Church fellowship hall. Bring a craft, sewing, yarn or unfinished projects. Create and finish projects, and learn new ones while having fun. For more information, call Sherry Mey- er at 812-457-9842. Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Caregiver Support Group– Memorial Hospital's Caring Hands Senior Services sponsors an Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Caregiver Sup- port Group. Meeting dates have changed to the first Tuesday of every month. The next meeting is Tuesday, February 1, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Medical Arts Conference Center, located in the lower level of the Medical Arts Building at 721 W. 13thSt. in Jasper. This support group allows caregivers to come togeth- er to share knowledge and experiences in caring for loved ones who are affected by these illnesses. For more information, visit Memorial Hospital's website at and click on "Classes & Events." If you are not comfortable attending due to Covid-19, but would like more in- formation on dementia and being a caregiver, please call 812- 996 -0218. Pre-registration is not necessary. **NOTE: You must wear a mask. We will follow CDC guide- lines for safe attendance; however, if you are part of the at-risk population for COVID-19, please use discretion when decid- ing to attend. Daviess/Pike Co. Right to Life Aluminum Can Drive-Sat- urday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Tractor Supply in Washington. This is a aluminum can drive only. We no longer accept news- papers for recycling. "High Blood Pressure: Diagnosis and Management"-Join Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center's IU School of Med- icine Family Medicine Residents as they discuss "High Blood Pressure: Diagnosis and Management" on Wednesday, Febru- ary 16 from 6 -6:45 p.m. in the Medical Arts Building Confer- ence Center, located at 721 W. 13th Street in Jasper. To pre-register for the program, call Memorial Hospital's Marketing Department at 812-996 -2352, or go online to www. and click on "Classes and Events." Deadline to reg- ister is Monday, February 14. The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, Januar y 26, 2022 C-5 Pentecostal Nazarene Presbyterian Wesleyan PAWS WEEK PAWS WEEK Pet of the MARQUEES You can always find hope in a dog's eyes. This week, PAWS is fea- turing a feisty, young fel- low named Marquees, who loves a good squeak toy and will play with it for hours on end. He is a terrier mix with short, black fur. His ears stand erect and he is very energetic. Marquees needs to be in a home with no other dogs and no chil- dren. He does get along fine with cats. He is very protective of humans he bonds with and can be ad- opted by calling 812-354- 9894. our sins so that we might be free, and that salvation is "the gift of God," obtained by faith alone. Cain presumed that God would accept his attractive sacrifice instead of the pre- scribed one, but God re- fused both him and his of- fering. Pharaoh presumed that he could take his armies through the Red Sea as Mo- ses had done, but he perished in the sea for presuming on God. Naaman, the leper, re- fused God's way of cleansing, saying, "I thought…," but the great general remained a lep- er until he took God at His Word. Will you take God at His Word and trust Christ as your Saviour? romping around in the wooded area where the lit- tle league fields are now. My poor old mother would see me when I left and at meal times, but she never worried about us. We always told her about the fun we had and be- lieve it or not we told her the truth about what we had been doing. Most children today come in from school and sit in front of the T V or have a game controller in their hands and while there is nothing wrong with either activity, they should get a little out- door time and maybe get a little dirty. I guess I see too much of myself in my grandson and we may be a little too much alike. Whenever he gets something in his head he is hard to settle down. He does get angry, but he set- tles down faster than papaw. Were you involved in not having natural gas last week whenever the road crew cut into a gas line? Our gas was off for about four or five hours and our house surprised me to only lose about six degrees of temperature so it wasn't all that uncomfortable. I would never blame anyone for an ac- cident like this. If you work things are going to happen. I met two very helpful and knowledgeable fellows work- ing with my gas meter and my pilot lights. They were en- joyable to be around and kind to a nosy old man. There are still good peo- ple around. My friend and I installed a new Comfort Zone electric heater in the shop. We were kidding each other about the electric meter becom- ing a helicopter whenever I would use it. The installation looked good after it was in- stalled. Since I have been having to throw away blood nee- dles don't bother me much. No one likes to have a nee- dle stuck in them, but if the lab tech is careful they can get their sample in no time with almost any pain. So I had blood work for one doc- tor this week and blood work for a doctor next week. The appointment last week was at 2 p.m. and I don't wait very well so I got there early and they were able to take me right in. That saved me some waiting time. My wife and I are still working on finding a place for all of the stuff we have accumulated over the years. We had our 54th anniver- sary last Thursday. If you see my wife tell congratulations for not killing me after all those years. We were back with Cup Creek church this week and enjoyed being there with our church friends. As always I ask you to be a blessing to those around you this week. MINUTES RAMBLINGS Continued from page 3 Continued from page 3 POINTS Continued from page 3 shrinks the tumor giving the patient a little more time. He was told his cancer has a survival rate between 3-15 months. The five-year sur- vival rate is 9 % . His response to this dire diagnosis was typical Chris- tian; "I'm going to live until I die and then I am going home to be with Jesus! I will con- tinue to do the best I can for my church until Jesus takes me home." He lived another four months. Mr. Bennett's reaction to his grim outlook sums up most people's attitude toward death. "I want to live." The apostle Paul didn't call death our enemy because he was short on metaphors. Even Jesus paused at the thresh- old of death by praying, "if it be possible let this cup pass from me." His death on the cross was a demonstration to us hu- mans how ugly death is with- out faith and trust in God. Throughout my ministry, I have known many people who were told they will be dead much sooner than lat- er. I have witnessed their re- solve and faith to continue living for God until they are gone. I have yet to hear one person shout for joy that they are on their way out. Most display more concern for their children's and spouse's welfare than their own. They express a heartfelt gratitude to God for all the blessings God had given them. I heard all of them express a strong faith in God and assurance of eternal life. When my brother told me about his cancer and ap- proaching death, there was not a sound of resignation in his revelation. Throughout his treatment, he stated firm- ly that he was going home to see Jesus and that he had "al- ready passed from death un- to life." He said I am not go- ing to die; I am going to live! His last words to me were, "I am not giving up. I am going home to see Jesus! " The apostle Paul said, "For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. Regardless of the outcome of your situation, Je- sus is Lord of the living and the dead. Paul said, "It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." To continue living for Christ is the best prescrip- tion when one receives bad news. Christ declares no one must die. Everyone can live! Jesus told Martha, "Every- one who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this? " What do you believe? PETERSBURG CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 118 West Pike Ave. Church 812-354-8851 Service times: Sunday at 10 :30 a.m. Praise and Worship service; 6 p.m. Bible study; Teen activities; Wednesday at 6 p.m. Bible study. Sunday morning service is available via transmitter. Pull in to the church parking lot and tune your radio to 104.3 FM and hear the service from the comfort of your car. Sunday morning services are available on our Facebook page—Petersburg Church of the Nazarene or look for us on YouTube. Visit our website for additional information. We want to be a church meeting the needs of our com- munity. If the church can be of assistance to you, contact us at WINSLOW NAZARENE CHURCH 106 W. Washington St. Winslow 989-941-7190 Love, Care, Serve, Share Sunday morning service at 10 :30 a.m. Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. You are welcome to connect with our church either in per- son or online. Facebook: Winslow Church of the Nazarene. YouTube: Winslow Nazarene. Website: Irene's Food Pantry: Every third Saturday from 10 -11:30 a.m. Hope to see you soon. Corinna Williams, Reporter We hope you will join us Sunday as we celebrate our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Steve Hamilton, Pastor HOUSE OF MERCY CHURCH Corner of East and Porter Winslow Pastor 812-789-5229 A Church with open arms and a loving heart. Sunday morning service 10 :15 a.m. and Sunday school at 11 a.m. You can view our morning service on Facebook live, around 11 a.m. We are living in strange times and it seems there are many people that are physi- cally shaken up. They are in disarray about what to do and sometimes even what to think. But through all this there is a place to turn. Accepting Je- sus as Lord and Savior of their lives, they will find that there is a peace and comfort even though everything around them is in a state of disruption. Keep our Federal, State, and Local governments in prayer as it was a command from Jesus. Also, pray for the nursing homes, those in hos- pitals, as well as, your family and friends that are afflicted. May you find peace and blessings in your week and be filled with joy. George Bruce, Jr., Pastor OAKLAND CITY FIRST PENTECOST Hwy. 64 East Sunday morning service 9:30 a.m. with children's Sun- day school during the minis- try of the Word; Wednesday and Sunday evening services are at 6 p.m. All services are CST (Gibson Co. times). Jesus told the disciples, "He who is for me, is not against me." We read the first, but for- get what the last insinuates. That if you are not supporting His kingdom you are against Him. If we are not striving to serve Him, we have no cove- nant with Him. We get calls all the time saying pray for me and we do. But, individuals need to know you need a cove- nant with Him. He has no obli- gation to move on your behalf. He is a loving Father, but to reject His Son, is to reject Him. Ron Vickers, Pastor Elaine Young, Reporter, 812-749 -1122 (leave a mes- sage). MAIN STREET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 10th and Main Streets, Petersburg 812-354-6844 Sunday worship 10 :30 a.m. Come visit us, our doors are always open to you. Laws or love? Businessman John Barrier, unrecognizable in jeans and a T-shirt, cashed a check at his longtime bank. But the teller refused to validate his parking ticket, saying Barrier hadn't made an official transaction. A manager agreed, saying rules were rules. Barrier then performed a major transaction: withdraw- ing $1 million and taking it elsewhere. He got his park- ing ticket validated after all. What a great illustration of the perils of legalism, when man-made laws become more important than people. Jesus repeatedly healed and "worked" on the Sabbath, much to the dismay of reli- gious leaders. He was con- cerned about people's hearts, not their appearance. What matters more to you: laws or love? Appearance or substance? A heart examina- tion may be in order! Office hours: 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday. Amy Melhiser, Secretary OTWELL WESLEYAN CHURCH 2277 N. Mechanics Street Otwell Pastor 812.354.3028 Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; morning worship at 10 :30 a.m.; 6:30 p.m. Sunday eve- ning worship service. The fifth Sunday sing at the Otwell U.M. Church on Sunday, January 30, has been canceled, due to the increase of COVID cases. Encourage others How do you encourage others and inspire them to achieve more than they might think is possible? These four ways are a great start. 1. Show them you care. When you take the time to learn about others, it shows that you care. This empowers and encourages them. Take the time to learn about their family, interests, fears, chal- lenges and dreams. 2. Tell them verbally. Use the four magic leadership words: I believe in you. Take the time to tell your team, your friends, your family and your followers that you believe in their abilities and that you are confident that they will succeed. 3. Share with others. One of the best ways to encourage someone is to tell others how great he or she is. 4. Help them. Simply ask how you can help them. It's important for others to know that while you trust them, you are also there to help. Make a commitment today to practicing just one of these ways with your team, your col- leagues, your family and oth- ers, and you'll be well on your way to being a positive influ- ence. We invite all of you to come and worship with us. Roy Stilwell, Pastor Pam Lemond, Reporter

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