Church News for Thursday, Aug. 23By Staff Reports Published 8:08pm Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Rocky Mount United Methodist Church
Rocky Mount Methodist Church in Jemison is now on the radio! Catch us on Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. on Clanton’s WKLF FM 95.5 and hear the previous Sunday morning sermon delivered by Bro. Phil Guin. This Thursday, Aug. 23, will be a bit different as we had a technical glitch in our equipment. Hang with us as we undertake this new equipment. In the meantime, we plan to bring you the Sunday evening service this week.
Sunday morning was a bit different for us in many ways. First of all, we had our morning worship service in the Family Life Center because we are in the midst of some wonderful upgrades in our sanctuary. We will soon be back in the sanctuary with our newly refinished original hardwood floors and listening to the dynamic sounds of our new baby grand piano. We will be back in our redecorated sanctuary on either Sunday, Sept. 2 or Sept. 9. We invite you to join us and share our joy!
Saturday, Aug. 25, we will hold the last quarterly singing for 2012. Due to the renovations, we will meet, greet, sing and eat in the Family Life Center. Come and bring someone and truly get a blessing!
Bro. Phil’s scripture came from Ephesians 5:8-14. If you were around in the 1970s, you might remember the song by Mac Davis, “Oh Lord, It’s Hard to be Humble.” You know that the song went on to say that “It’s hard to be humble, when you’re perfect in every way.” While on a bit of a sarcastic note, it hit the nail on the head of the folks that you will occasionally run into that believe they are “perfect” or should be the center of attention.
We all need to look around a little at ourselves and see if we sometimes fall into that pitfall. We need to, instead, look around and see how we can make someone else’s life better. Are you too obsessed with unfruitful works of darkness? People are most often watching you and you need to be sure you are living your life in a good way and serving God, but also look at how you are living your life when nobody else is looking. A gentleman was once asked if he was a saved Christian. He could have answered that question in one word, but instead he suggested that the person ask his gardener, his accountant and others around him. Good answer. We all need to listen to God, respond to God and then love him back.
Bro. Cleve Mallory opened our day of worship with ministry opportunities and welcoming everyone. Great songs were sung by the congregation.
Jay Pierce encouraged everyone to come to Sunday School. The choir gave a special music celebration. Charlene Yeargan was the soloist.
The message by Bro. Wayne Smith came from Hebrews 12:1-2: “Run the Race.” The evening message was brought by Bro. Smith and came from Psalms 3:1-8: “Difficult Times.”
Wednesday night service is at 6:30 p.m. and includes a prayer meeting for adults, Team Kids for children and students’ Outlet.
Happy birthday this week to Renee Wingard, Kelly Trentman, Gladys Bryant, Courtney Pierce, Chipe Barnes, Susan Moore, Ava Williams, Bridgette McCay, Leigh Ann Boddie, Brenda Brasher, Ethan Hand, Nowal Salim, Bryon Davis, Jerry Smitherman, Earl Willis, Randall Moore, Cat Hunt and Todd Williams.
Pray for Marshall and Hazel Green, Charles Bryant, Roy Williams, Sid Griner, Debra Mims, Harold Pierce, Jill Jackson, Addison Spigener, Bill and Sandre Eubank, the Crawford family, Beualo Lyons, Pete Burnett, Robert Smitherman, our pastor search committee, Judy Youngblood, Randy Bryant, Bobbie Cox, Edward Moore, Elridge Townsend and Lilliana Thompson.
Next Sunday night, Life Tracks is at 5 p.m. Come worship with us.