Church News for Thursday, Nov. 22By Staff Reports Published 8:20pm Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Friendship Baptist Church
Our call to worship was “Thank you Lord.” Our choir special was, “I Could Sing of Your Love,” with special parts by Lauren Conradi, Ty Moore and Dusty Sutton.
Bro. Ken’s message was from 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18 and the title was, “What Happened to Thanksgiving.”
Always be joyful, always pray, and give thanks for this is God’s will.
In the evening service Bro. Ken’s message was from Romans 13:1-7, titled “Where do God and Country Meet?”
Bro. Ken discussed Christian obedience to the government.
Nov. 24- Youth mission trip, food for friends, meet at the church at 4:15 a.m.
Nov. 25- Hanging the Green
Dec. 2-9 Week of Prayer
Dec. 9 Lottie Moon Blitz goal $800
Dec. 11 Ladies Christmas Pajama Party at Regeana’s at 6:15 p.m.
Dec. 16 Christmas Cantata at 10 a.m.
Feb. 27 Guatemala Medical Mission Trip
Happy birthday to Richard Barton, Wayne Wyatt, Jane Cleckler, Mary Foshee and Robina Gonzales.
Prayer requests: Coggins family, local hospital situation, Juanita Staggs, Charles Adams, Joseph Massey, (staff Sgt.) Epinoso and Murphy Jones.
Mt. Carmel No.1
“Thank You Lord for Your Blessings on Me,” “Grace, Grace, God’s Grace” and “Count Your Blessings” are some songs our choir blessed our congregation with this beautiful fall Sunday before Thanksgiving day.
Our children’s sermon in the sack was a lesson about the “Five Kernels of Corn,” 1. God loves us; 2. God provides for our needs; 3. Friends God has given us; 4. The people that God has given us is who loves us; 5. God hears our prayers. Our heavenly father has given us a beautiful gift of children. Our prayer is for God to help us to teach them how to discover God’s calling in their lives. Jeremiah 29: 11-13.
Bro. Derrel’s message for today was titled “Church on Fire,” Acts 4: 31-33. Paul said the church belongs to the people. When they were assembled and prayed, they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and great grace was upon them all. The fire goes out when the pastor and the people are not filled with the power from on high. It is a spiritual matter, and it is what is inside your heart that matters. Thanksgiving is a time of thanks and praise to the Lord.
Sunday night was a great time in the house of the Lord. Bro. Derrell gave a message of the manifest reasons for Thanksgiving, Psalm 107: 8, 15, 21 and 31. Take time to read all of these scriptures and give thanks, just as we did Sunday night for the bountiful meal and the great fellowship every church member, visitor and friend enjoyed following our evening services.
Hatley Nursing Home gifts are being collected for the residents to buy Christmas presents for their families. The date is Nov. 30. Please have a part in this project.
“The Gospel According to Scrooge,” a play, will be presented on Dec. 7 at Kingwood Church. We plan a church trip to see this play. All that would like to go please let Bro. Derrell know. Admission is free. We have many standing in need of prayer on our church prayer list. Please remember and lift them up to Jesus in your prayers. We are thankful for prayers that our church family have had answered this week. We thank the Lord for answering our prayers.