Church News for Thursday, Aug. 9By Staff Reports Published 8:18pm Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Rocky Mount UMC
To those of you who missed the showing of the movie, October Baby, last night, you truly missed a treat. If you are interested in your church group having a special showing of this movie, contact the church at 688-2204.
Some of the missionaries that we support are located in a fairly remote part of Italy where crime and morals are quite bad. The missionaries ask that we pray especially hard for their situation and for the many needs of the area. This is a simple request that is easy for everyone to participate in. Please join us in praying for those who are trying to spread the word and the work of the Lord.
God answers prayers and he answered prayers for Brother Phillip Guin and also for Rocky Mount United Methodist Church when he opened the door for Phil to become the new pastor at Rocky Mount. We rejoice in God’s current plan and hope that you will come see the Lord working with Phil and through Phil. Brother Phil brings worldwide travel with him. Part of his sermon Sunday included reciting from a sign of the U.S. Navy Seabees which read, “With willing hearts and skillful hands, the difficult we do at once, the impossible takes a bit longer.” While the Seabees are highly trained servicemen, we, as highly trained Christians, could do the same. We need to set our goals high and not only dream, but work towards accomplishing those goals. We are praying big dreams, now we invite you to help us implement those dreams. Sometimes we plant the seeds but never see the harvest. Whether we see the harvest or not, the seeds need to be planted.
It was wonderful Sunday morning in the Shiloh Community. Our call to worship was “Only Believe” followed by “O Worship the King” and “This is My Fathers World.” Jenny Mims, with “The Day the Lion Became a King,” brought special music to us. Bro. Earnest Fike brought the message from Luke 7:44-47. When Jesus came into the woman’s life she was changed. The woman had many sins to be forgiven yet she washed his feet with her tears, and dried them with her hair. (As was the custom of the day when someone came to your home you offered him or her a chance to wash and clean up.) And those that had fewer sins questioned why he had forgiven her. Yet it was there house he was invited to and not one of them offered Jesus anything. When we accepted Jesus into our lives and homes how did we treat him? What difference did it make in our lives? We close our service with “Just When I Needed Him Most.”
Our youth would like to thank everyone who came out and participated in our car wash Saturday.
Youth activities include:
Aug. 11: Ignite concert at Pell City. Meet at Fred’s parking lot at 10:30 bring your lawn chair and sunscreen.
Aug. 12: Cowboy Church at 6 p.m. at the old stockyard in Clanton.
Aug. 25: En Fuego starts at 12 p.m. and conclude around 9p.m. This is a huge event for our area, and we hope you will be able to support it.
For more information or questions contact Youth Minister Chad Foshee 205-688-6086
Happy birthday: Aug. 4, Nathan Smith; Aug 8, James Hester
Happy anniversary: Aug. 5 Nelda and Charles Hester, Aug. 7 Steve and Kathy Latham.