Church News for Thursday, Sept. 27By Emily Beckett Published 12:05am Saturday, September 29, 2012
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church No. 1
We thank God for the beautiful day he gave us to gather in his house to worship. Our services began with some congregational songs and the choir special “Sweeter as the Days Go By.” Bro. Derrell’s message to the children was about comparing how an X-ray can show what is inside a part of your body to God being able to see inside our hearts. The way people can see what is in our hearts is by what we say and do.
“It’s About Time” was the title of the morning message that God gave to Bro. Derrell. It was taken from Ecclesiastes 3:1-15. Solomon had a big responsibility. In his wisdom, he went to God to be able to know how to carry out this responsibility. He understood that God had a time for all things. He knew that God’s time was sufficient and amazing, and that he was in full control.
Our evening message, “Tunnel Vision,” was taken from Hebrews 3:1-4. There are a lot of faithful people in the Bible. Moses is one of them. These verses remind us that Jesus Christ is the one that is most worthy of our praise and attention. Keeping our eyes on Jesus will help us focus on what is most important. He deserves our utmost attention no matter what else is going on in our surroundings.
Upcoming events: On Oct. 20, there is a trip to the Pumpkin Patch planned for the children. Leading up to this trip, there will be a fundraising fun day planned for Sept. 29. It will be in the Family Life Center from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Activities will include a hayride, cakewalk and face painting. Also, on Oct. 6 at 5 p.m., there will be a hot dog and hamburger fundraising event held at the church. Please make plans to support the children in these events. Oct. 21 has been designated as Pastor’s Appreciation Day and Founder’s Day. This will be a day for the men to dress in their overalls and women to wear their long dresses with bonnets and aprons. We will have lunch following the morning service. During the evening service at 5 p.m. on Oct. 21, there will be an ordination service for Chad Foshee.
Please continue to remember our sick and shut-ins in your prayers. Our list this week includes Danny Childress, Cecil Franklin, Robert Childress, Elladene Mims and Minnie Childress. If you do not have a church family, you are always welcome to worship with us at Mt. Carmel.
Mountain Springs Church
Services started with Bro. Kenneth Moates leading the church in the following hymns: “Glory to His Name,” “Jesus Is Coming Soon,” “Living By Faith” and “I Want to Be Ready to Meet Him.”
Bro. Roger Cleckler gave the devotion from Psalms 34:1. It’s so easy for us to complain, but we need to be thankful for what we have and bless the Lord.
After Sunday School, Bro. Kenneth led the church in the hymn “I Feel Like Traveling On” and Bro. Roger Cleckler sang “Blessed Be the Name of the Lord.”
We were glad to have Bro. Heath Vines and his family with us this morning. Bro. Heath preached from Psalms 40:17. The Lord doesn’t need us for his plan to be carried out, but he desires for us to be with him. If you’re discouraged, you shouldn’t worry because God is thinking about you.
Sunday night started our annual revival. We are thankful for what God has in store for us this week during our revival.
Remember our service times: Sunday at 9:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Hope to see you there!