Church News for Thursday, Nov. 22By Staff Reports Published 8:20pm Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Calvary Independent Baptist Church
Calvary Independent Baptist Church wants to thank everyone who attended services this weekend. The Sunday morning service included a message from one of our missionaries from the book of Amos and other passages that are very applicable to our nation today. We as a body of believers in Christ should be united in purpose and under the guidance of one head. That head is Christ himself. At Calvary we strive in being a body of Christians gathering together to exhort one another in worshipping and serving our great God and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Sunday evening’s service included a really great song service, a short devotional message from 1 Corinthians 15: 58 and then a fellowship meal downstairs. If you are not presently attending services regularly we would love to have you be a part of any of our services. We are located south of Clanton just past Dollar General right off Highway 31 on Fulmer Drive. Sunday School is at 9 a.m., children’s church and adult worship services at 10 a.m., Sunday evening services at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday night services at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, call Pastor Oscar Mims at (205) 755-9399.
Services started Sunday with Bro. Kenneth Moates leading the church in the following hymns: “I’ll Be Listening,” “I Would not be Denied,” “This World is not My Home” and “Where the Soul Never Dies.”
Bro. Roger Cleckler gave a devotion from Psalms 139: 7-12. God is our GPS. Wherever we go, he will always be there watching out for us.
After Sunday School, Bro. Kenneth led the church in the hymn, “Oh, How I Love Jesus,” and Kandice Cleckler sang, “He Knows My Name.”
Bro. Heath Vines and his family were with us this morning. Bro. Heath preached from Acts 4: 1-21 when we share the word of God, he will move and bless us. When people look at us they should see Christ working in our lives. What kind of stand are you making for God?
Sunday night’s service started with Bro. Kenneth leading the church in the hymns, “Come Unto Me,” “Feel My Way With Love,” “I Never Shall Forget the Day” and “Inside the Gate.”
Bro. Sam Ross gave a devotion from John 8: 12-47. God should be the light of our lives. Who are we campaigning for?
Our former pastor Bro. Donald Vanderslice and his wife Mrs. Florence were with us Sunday night. We had such a powerful service that Bro. Don didn’t get to preach his entire message. We were so glad they were able to come back and be with us again. We also want to thank Bro. Heath and his family for coming this morning. They are all a blessing to each and every one of us. Don’t forget our services are Sunday at 9:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Jackson Chapel Church
“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise be thankful to him and bless his name.” Psalm 100: 4.
Bro. Gary Fant got the morning worship service started off with “He Set Me Free” and “I Love to Tell the Story.” Bro. Gary Fant blessed us with a beautiful song titled, “I Call It Home.” Bro. Dennis’ text came from Ephesians 3: 14-19 where we as Christians need to stop and recognize what a great God we really serve. God blesses us so much and we don’t even take the time to stop and tell him thank you. We need to always strive to be where God is, and we need to humble ourselves before God and live for him every day so when things happen in our lives, we want to have to run to an altar and get ourselves right before we can pray for whatever has happened in our lives. The service ended with several coming to pray.
Bro. Gary Fant got the evening service started with, “I Am Blessed,” “Where Could I Go,” and “Won’t it be Wonderful There.” Bro. Dennis Smith blessed us with “Help is on the Way.”
Bro. Dennis’ text came from Acts 16: 16-25, we as Christians need to stay in the word of God because there are things that Satan uses to try and distract us from the things of God. We can be in the perfect will of God and still have to face some of the greatest trials in our lives, but when we go through these trials and come out of the other side, we will be stronger than we were before. There are reasons why we go through things because after we go through trials that come our way, we are always made stronger.
Happy birthday to Matthew Pate.
Happy 25th Anniversary to David and Stacy Mitchell.
Prayer requests: LeAnn Thompson, the Garris family, James and Marie Johnson, the Rhodes family, Betty Maddox, Betty Mims, Cindy Eiland, our lost loved ones, James Smith and our service men and women.
We are located at 4020 Yellow Leaf Road in Clanton. Our service times are Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m., Sunday evening worship at 6 p.m. and Wednesday evening bible study at 7 p.m.