Church News for Thursday, Feb. 28By Staff Reports Published 7:03pm Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Mount Carmel No. 1
Our day of worship began with songs of praise, followed by prayer. The choir opened the morning worship hour with “Rock of Ages.” Sunday is a special day given to us for praise and worship.
A tape measure and a measuring cup were used to teach the children from the “Sermon in a Sack.” A certain man lay by a pool in Bethesda, which means “house of mercy.” He told Jesus that when the waters were stirred, another had stepped down in front of him. The impotent man said, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool.” Jesus said, “Wilt thou be made whole? Rise, take up thy bed and walk.”
Bro. Derrel’s evening message, “Satan’s Fishing Trip,” was taken from Luke 4:1-13. We are called to be fishers of men. When does the devil tempt you most? When you feel near to God and your spirit is high, or when you feel the love from your friends and loved ones. Satan tempts you most when when you are weak, sick, have finanical problems, or you doubt your relationship with God. Satan puts doubt into our lives just as he tempted Jesus when he said, If thou be the Son of God…” We can’t even walk without Jesus, for it is written, “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shall thou serve.”
Sunday morning, we enjoyed our prayer breakfast, “Praying for Alabama.” Bro. Derrell gave the devotion from 2 Chronicles 7:14. We enjoyed a good breakfast and fellowship with our church family, then dismissed with circle prayer.
A new church directory is in the making. Pictures will be made March 13-14 from 2-9 p.m. Please select your time from the sign-up sheets. Everyone is encouraged to take part.
VBS clinic to be held at Mout Carmel No. 1 on March 19 at 7 p.m. Please make plans to attend. Our VBS will be June 23-28. If you would like to work, please contact Crystal Warren.
We extend our prayers and sympathy to the Cluck and Jones families in the loss of Mason Cluck. Our sympathy to Mrs. EllaDene Mims’ family in the loss of her daughter, Mary Sue Poore.
We are thankful for all of our prayer warriors as they pray daily for our sick and shut-ins. May God heal, strengthen and keep them in his care.