Church News for Thursday, Feb. 7By Staff Reports Published 9:25am Thursday, February 7, 2013
Calvary Independent Baptist Church
We want to thank everyone for attending services this weekend.
Sunday morning’s service included a message from John 3:16-21 on God’s love and what it shows us. God has an amazing love for mankind, yet it seems so many love sin more than they love God.
Sunday night’s service included Bro. Kevin Shaw preaching a message from Matthew, Mark, the Psalms and other passages about trusting in the Lord and giving him the praise he deserves for all the good things he has given us.
We will have a baptismal service on Feb. 20 at the end of the 10 a.m. worship service. If you are not attending church services elsewhere, we would love to see you at Calvary Independent Baptist Church this Sunday. We are located south of Clanton, just past Dollar General, off U.S. 31 on Fulmer Drive. Sunday school: 9 a.m., Children’s Church and adult worship service: 10 a.m., Sunday evening service: 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday service: 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Oscar Mims at 205-755-9399.
Mount Carmel No. 1
It was such a blessing to have a wonderful day of worship and fellowship in the house of the Lord this past Sunday. We enjoyed a great fellowship lunch with our church family and friends. We also hosted a kitchen pounding for Linda and Wayne Cummings, as they will soon be moving into their remodeled home following a house fire. We pray God’s blessings on their new home.
The youth of our church will host a Valentine’s banquet on Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. for all who would like to attend. They have worked very hard and are looking forward to this event. Please make plans to attend, support our youth and let them know how much you appreciate them and their hard work.
Exodus 3:5 relates to Moses and the Burning Bush. The Lord said to Moses, “Take off your shoes; you are standing on holy ground.” Using this reference, Bro. Derrell taught the children a lesson in obedience, to both the Lord and their parents.
Our message for Sunday morning titled “Profession Without Possession” came from Titus 1:16. The scripture reads: “They profess that they know God, but in works, they deny him.” Unfaithful members are professions, not possessions. If you have no comfort in your everyday living, you are a profession, not a possession, of the word of God. Study your Bible daily.
Sunday evening’s message was titled “Ready for Service” from Isaiah 6:8. Isaiah said, “Here am I; send me.” God told Isaiah to ‘go and tell the people.’ Are we like Isaiah, or do we want to know what’s in it for us? When are we ready for service? When we are converted to God and commissioned by him. The harvest is truly great, but the laborers are few. Luke 10:2
When was the last time you and your family had a professional portrait taken? Our church is working on a new church directory, and we want you to be a part of it. There will be a sign-up sheet in the church foyer this Sunday. Poraits will be made on two dates: Wednesday, March 13 from 2-9 p.m. and Thursday, March 14 from 2-9 p.m. We need you in order to make our new family album complete.
Please remember choir practice each Sunday at 4 p.m. We want you in the choir. Currently, we are practicing for our Easter program. Please join with us and sing praises to the Lord.
Breakfast at Supper for deacons, pastors and wives will be held on Friday, Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Thorsby.
Garrett Dennis and Randy Hall will be baptized this Sunday. Please remember these young men when you pray.
We have many standing in the need of prayer on our church prayer list. Please remember them in your prayers this week. We thank the Lord for the prayers of our church family that have been answered.
Please join us as we celebrate the Lord Jesus in praise and worship.