Church News for Thursday, July 26By Staff Reports Published 7:44pm Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Mt. Carmel No. 1
The presence of the Lord was with us this Sunday morning as we gathered to sing praises and worship on our 77th Homecoming anniversary. Our pastor, Bro. Derrell Jones, and our music director, Mrs. Louise Liveoak, welcomed all our visitors and homefolks as we began our worship service.
The “Coleman Re-Mix” were our special guest singers; they are such a great family group.
Our guest speaker, Bro. Ken Brand, brought our homecoming message to us. His sermon was taken from taken from Joshua 10:24. “The Church is Falling Away” was the title. Live under the power of God, come out of your valley. God said, “I came to set you free.” You are a child of God, you are victorious; stand in the strength of the Lord. Hold to God’s unchanging hand.
Our prayers and sympathy go out to Mary Ellen Campbell and family in the death of her mother, Mrs. Delean Roper.
Our youth have a concession stand at the movie night at Thorsby Park. They are making money to repair our church van. All donations and help will be appreciated.
Remember to pray for all our sick and shut-ins; Elladene Mims; Mary Maudlin; Jean Foshee; Gladys and Cecil Franklin, Jacob Jones; Ryan and Terry Scott; Robert and Minnie Childress.
Mt. Springs Church
Services started Sunday with Bro. Kenneth Moates leading the church in the following hymns: “Just A Little Talk With Jesus,” “That Glad Reunion Day,” “Keep On the Firing Line” and “Just A Little While.”
Bro. Roger Cleckler gave a devotion from Psalms 122:1. We should be glad to be in the house of the Lord.
After Sunday school, Bro. Kenneth led the church in the hymn “When We All Get to Heaven” and Ricky and Sherrie Williams sang “He Went A Little Farther.”
Bro. Heath Vines and his family were with us today. Bro. Heath preached from Jeremiah 6:16. God has designed the paths for us to go through. We need to keep ourselves unspotted from the sins of this world.
Sunday nights services began with Bro. Kenneth leading the church in the hymns “Lift Me Up Above the Shadows,” “Wonderful Peace” and “Where the Soul Never Dies.”
Bro. Kenneth Moates gave a devotion from Psalms 27:4. The best thing we can do in life is to serve God. Roger Cleckler sang “That’s God” and blessed the church with a wonderful song.
Bro. Heath preached from Exodus 17:8-16. If we honor God, we can have the victory. If we as Christians rely on one another, we will overcome.