Church News for Thursday, Aug. 23By Staff Reports Published 8:08pm Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Shiloh Baptist Church
Shiloh Baptist Church will be having revival every Tuesday night in September. There will be different speakers each night. Everyone is welcome. Bring your family and friends.
The call to worship was “Worthy of Worship,” followed by “How Great Thou Art” and “Tell Me the Story of Jesus.” The choir special was “Shouting Time in Heaven.”
Bro. Ernest’s message was from Exodus 19:1-8. He blessed the Israelites after leading them out of Egypt. All he wanted in return was for them to follow him and not to break his commandments. All through the Bible, you see God and Jesus with the common people. Not people of high rankings or lots of riches. Over and over again, you read where Jesus was with the sinners, everyday workers (like fishermen and even tax collectors). It is not for us to judge just because someone does not live or do what we think they should be doing. If a poor, raggedly dressed person came into the church, would you welcome them or ignore them and talk about them? We should have compassion for those in need. Jesus laid hands on people who were dirty, had sores and disease. He could have spoken, and the disease would have left their body, but he chose that personal touch. Just as we say, we have peculiar family members. We are all the Lord’s peculiar treasures. The faces of God’s ministry are many; just think of all the missionaries around the world and the circumstances that surround them. But just remember there are many ways to serve the Lord. All he asks is that we follow him and keep his commandments. In doing this he will lead us in the way we should go.
On Aug. 25, Bro. Chad Foshee will be getting with the youth to go to En Fuego starting at 12 p.m. On Aug. 29, we will be having a potluck supper at 6:30 p.m.
Birthdays this week are: Haley Green, Aug. 21 and Rachel Fike, Aug. 25.
Happy anniversary to Jimmy and Joyce Bice on Aug. 24 and Magon and Billy Whitley on Aug. 26.
Cedar Grove Church
Our hearts are saddened due to the loss of a beloved church member, relative and friend. Sister Violet Porter Bridges went home to be with the Lord. We know she is rejoicing now, as she said she was ready to go. She will surely be missed.
The first songs of the morning were “I’ll Fly Away” and “In the Garden” led by Jordan Harvely.
The Sunday School lesson, taught by Brother Gary Hubbard, was “The Lord God or Baal?” The scripture came from 1 Kings 18:30-40.
Golden text: “Hear O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord; and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might” (Deuteronomy 6:4 and 5).
The songs before worship service were “When We All Get to Heaven” and “Heaven’s Jubilee.” Sister Debbie Scott blessed us by singing “I’m a Trophy of Love.”
Happy birthday to Stacy Wyatt, Sam Price, Kinslee Price, Blake Dodson, Faye Lowery and UV Woodley.
We welcome our visitors and hope you will come again. We would love to have you full-time.
Brother Tim Scott preached in Brother Jeff Carroll’s place. He went to be with Sister Violet Bridges at the hospital. She talked to him, told him she was ready to go, and he asked her if there was anything that she wanted to tell the church people. She said to tell them she loved them.
Bro. Tim’s sermon was “Rejoice in the Lord.” His text came from Habakkuk 2:1-4, 3:17,18.
Brother Chris Cleckley sang the song of invitation “The Anchor Holds.” The altar filled with prayers. A wonderful service.
The evening service began with “Where the Milk and Honey Flows,” “What a Day that Will Be,” and Brother Alton Russell led the congregation in singing “God is Good All the Time.” Jordan Harvely sang “Mighty to Save,” and Stacy Wyatt sang “You Can’t Ask Too Much of My God.”
Brother Heath Vines preached a fiery message titled “Give them ye to eat.” His text came from Luke 9:1-17. The song of invitation was sung by Amelia Hubbard, “Heaven Will Be More Like Heaven if You Are There with Me.” (I hope I got close to the correct name of the song.) The altar filled with praying.
The congregation gathered around all the school children and prayed for them, that they would have a safe and good year at school.
Russell Wyatt is on our prayer list, along with Caden Hubbard, who has an eye problem. Put all of Sister Violet Porter’s family on the prayer list, as I know they will feel lost.
Welcome Sister Edith Patterson and her sister Louise to the service tonight.
Homecoming will be Sunday, Aug. 26, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Brother Stoney Barbee will be bringing the message, and the guest singers will be Broken Vessel, with Scott and Lisa Roberts. We have some mighty good cooks in our congregation. Come on out and get a fill of the Lord’s word, singing and good food. For more information, call 646-2390. Have a good week and God bless.