Church News for Thursday, Dec. 20By Staff Reports Published 9:30am Thursday, December 20, 2012
Bethsalem Baptist Church
Bro. Cleve Mallory opened our day of worship with baptism for Ashton Arnold, son of Chris and Amanda Arnold. Roy Martin welcomed everyone and gave ministry opportunities.
During the Call to Worship, the Music Makers sang “Happy Birthday, Jesus.” The soloist was Zoey Edwards. Special music was provided by the Celebration Choir, singing “Beautiful Baby” and “O, Come, O Come, Emmanuel.”
Bro. Phil preached from Luke 15:1-32: “I’ll Be Going Home For Christmas,” a great spiritual message. Remember that God never gives up on us.
In the evening service, our children performed. They were great. Thanks to everyone who helped.
Wednesday night family supper at 5:30 p.m., prayer meeting for adults, children’s choir and The Outlet for students.
Pray for Larry Willis, J.T. Glasscock, Charles Bryant, the Crawford family, Edwared Moore, Elridge Townsend, Juana Wright, Lillianna Thompson, Marshall Green, Hunter Moore, Linder Parker, Mack and Donna Tillery, Wesley Lamont, Joyce Leonard, Sid Griner, Roy Williams, Frankie Smith, Larry Willis, those facing cancer, our homebound, those in the nursing home and our pastor search committee.
Happy birthday this week to Mary Blackmon, Dacota Watkins, Laliah Benjamin, Brookie Bradberry, Diana Little, Tony Jones, Debbie Jones, Debra Mims, Stacy Cooper and Donnie Parker.
Bring your Lottie Moon offering and let’s meet our goal.
Come and worship with us on Sundays.
Mountain Springs Church
Services started on Sunday with Bro. Kenneth Moates leading the church in the following hymns: “This World is Not My Home,” “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem,” “Jesus is Coming Soon,” and “My Lord Keeps a Record.”
Bro. Roger Cleckler gave a devotion from John 12:27: When we don’t know what to do, we just need to pray and glorify God.
After Sunday school, Bro. Kenneth led the church in the hymn “When We all Get to Heaven,” and Debbie Barnett sang “I’ve Won.”
Bro. Tim Henry and his family were with us this Sunday. Bro. Tim preached from Psalms 42:1-5: Through the Word of God, you can beat discouragement. People get so hung up on the negative things in life that they forget about all the good God has done for them. We can beat discouragement by believing, expecting, accepting and triumphing.
In Sunday night’s service, the younger kids at Mountain Springs performed their Christmas musical. They did such a wonderful job and the people who came to watch were blessed.
Next Sunday night, Dec. 23, the older youth will perform their Christmas play at 5:30 p.m. Don’t forget that our other services are on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. Hope to see you there. Merry Christmas!