Church News for Thursday, March 7By Staff Reports Published 9:00am Thursday, March 7, 2013
Mountain Springs Church
Services started on Sunday with Bro. Kenneth Moates leading the church in the following hymns: “Joy Unspeakable,” “The Old Gospel Ship,” “I’ll Have A New Life” and “This World is Not My Home.”
Bro. Roger Cleckler gave a devotion from Philippians 3:13-14: We need to forget the things of the past and just keep our eyes on the prize of where we’re going.
After Sunday school, Bro. Kenneth led the church in the hymn “When We All Get to Heaven” and Sheri Moates sang “I Believe.”
Bro. Heath Vines was with us for the morning service. Bro. Heath preached from John 14:1-7. It doesn’t matter how close you get to God, you will still have trouble. We need to hold onto God because he is the truth.
Sunday night’s service began with Bro. Kenneth leading the church in the hymns “Just A Little Talk with Jesus,” “Jesus Is Coming Soon,” and “Where Milk and Honey Flows.”
Bro. Kenneth gave the devotion from the Book of John: We should look back on our life and be able to see how God has blessed us.
Sam Ross and Debbie Barnett sang “He’ll See You Through,” and blessed the church with a wonderful song.
Bro. John Pullen and his wife were with us tonight. Bro. John preached from 1 Peter 1:1-8. We should get excited about going to church. We should be thrilled because of the blessed hope he gives us, the Word, the blood he shed and the free gift of salvation.
Don’t forget our services on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Mount Carmel No. 1 Baptist Church
It was a great Sunday in the house of the Lord. We were blessed to have several visitors attend the morning service. We extend a hearty welcome to anyone that would like to join us.
Our service began with a Sunday School lesson from God’s word reminding us that it is what comes from within us that defiles us, not what enters into our bodies.
Our worship hour began with congregational songs, a choir special and Lilly Brand singing “Lord, Please Forgive Me.” Bro. Derrell’s message, based on Jeremiah 8:20-22 and Luke 16:19-22,31, was titled “Something Worse than Going to Hell.” Knowing that hell is a place of torment, do we have enough care and concern for others that we are willing to take the responsibility of showing them the way to escape going to this awful place? For us to do nothing to try turning them from the path of destruction is a very dangerous and costly thing.
On Sunday evening, we enjoyed a time of singing and testimonies. We had some congregational songs and several specials. Those singing specials were Lilly Brand, Casey Brand, Tammie Jones, Charity Lockhart, Rebeka Jones and Derrell Jones. Geoffrey Lockhart played the guitar for some of the specials. It is a great thing to see people using their talents in the worship of God.
Upcoming events at the church include a bridal shower for Abby Braswell and Geoffrey Lockhart. Their wedding will be on March 30 at 4 p.m. at Mount Carmel.
On March 13-14 from 2-9 p.m. each day, pictures will be taken at the church for an updated church directory. All members are encouraged to take part.
We ask that you please say a special prayer for Mrs. Sarah Scott. At the time of this writing she is in Shelby Baptist Medical Center recovering from surgery. Also on our prayer list is Jacob Jones, Elladene Mims, Ruthie Jean Giles, Charles Liveoak, and the family of Irene Smitherman.
If you don’t have a special place of worship, you are always welcome to join us.
Calvary Independent Baptist Church
We want to thank everyone for attending services this weekend. Sunday morning’s service included a message from John 4:11-26 about the gift of God that keeps on giving. God’s gift of eternal life is not just for the future, but for living a new life in Christ now.
Sunday night’s service included Bro. Matthew Brasher’s message from Genesis 37 on the bad things that happened to Joseph and how God brought good things from even the bad circumstances.
We want to invite you to visit with us for any of our services. 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.