RELIGION COLUMN: St. James church will celebrate anniversaryBy Staff Reports Published 9:19pm Thursday, November 15, 2012
By Emily Agee
“The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward. Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins: let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer” (Psalm 19: 7–14).
Thought for the week: Home
“Home is where the heart is, you have often heard it said. Home is where the songbirds sing their sweetest, overhead. Home is like the rainbow’s end that beckons in the blue. Home is where your brightest dreams take root and all come true. And yet it’s more than just a place where people sleep and eat. A home that’s real has something indefinable and sweet. It may be just a cottage or a castle with a dome, but if God dwells within its walls it really is a home.”
St. James Community Church in Jemison will celebrate its 12th anniversary of the Rev. and Mrs. Elbert Simon as pastor on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Darryl Moore, pastor of the Second Baptist Church in Selma, will be the guest speaker. All ministers and churches are invited.
Worship service at Holly Grove Baptist Church in Jemison began with praise service of songs and prayer. The scripture was read by Bro. Wayne Mitchell. Songs sung: “One More Time,” “Trust In The Light” and “Because of Who You Are.” The morning message was brought by Bro. Wayne Mitchell. His theme: Do you love God? If you love me, keep my commandments. God does not change. The book of Romans introduced Paul to Rome’s church. Do you have complete trust in God? Do you walk after the spirit or flesh? All things work together for them that love God. They are fitted into a plan according to his plan and purpose. God can turn what Satan meant for bad into good. Do you trust him? Do you remember how he brought you out? Press toward the mark that is Christ Jesus. Jesus is the son of God, standing on the right hand of God, making intersections for all of us. God has work for you to do. You were saved for a purpose. Tell others how God brought you out, for God brought you out of sin to save your soul. Benediction by Pastor Dukes.
Our sympathy goes out to the family of Mrs. Sadie Daniel in their time of bereavement. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. at the New Convert Baptist Church in Maplesville. Agee Brothers Funeral Home directing.
On our sick list this week, we ask you to remember in your prayers: Lee Anna Worthey, Sam and Vivian Hicks, Harold Frazier, Latora Allison, Evelyn Austin, Roberta Lee, Rena Dickerson and Dorothy Sims. May God heal, strengthen and keep them in His care is our prayer.
–Emily Agee is a religion columnist for The Clanton Advertiser. Her column appears each Thursday.