Church News for Thursday, March 14By Staff Reports Published 10:25am Thursday, March 14, 2013
Cedar Grove Church
We begin today’s news on a sad note: We lost one of our brother’s in Christ, Lance Bean, this past week. We send up his mother, Norma Bean, and the family, in prayer. He will surely be missed.
Other prayer concerns: our church family, pastors, those in nursing homes and hospitals, our country and its leaders, all spoken and unspoken requests.
Easter Drama: March 31 during the morning service
Homecoming: August 18 (mark the date for the third Sunday in August instead of the fourth Sunday). Guest will be Randy Perry with revival to follow March 19-21: “Hallelujah Shouting Time at Cedar Grove”
Special music by Chris Cleckley: “Crucified In Christ,” with a film showing a vivid portrayal of Christ’s torture, crucifixion and death. This shows us only some of what Jesus went through on the cross for us to have everlasting life, for which he paid the ultimate price. Thus, we are crucified in Christ, yet we still live.
Worship: Bro. Jeff gave the message, “The Stone,” from Matthew 21:33-44, Acts 4:1-12, Ephesians 2:19, 1 Peter 2:4 and Daniel 2:31-36,41-45.
Mountain Springs Church
Services started with Bro. Kenneth Moates leading the church in the following hymns: “Revive Us Again,” “Come and Dine,” “Something Got Hold of Me” and “Anywhere is Home.”
Bro. Roger Cleckler gave a devotion from Habakkuk 3:17-18: It’s not what you have that makes you happy, but who you know. When everything turns old to us, we can still rejoice in the Lord.
After Sunday School, Bro. Kenneth led the church in the hymn “There’s Power in the Blood” and Kellie Bice sang “Sustaining Grace.”
Bro. Heath Vines and his family were with us this Sunday. Bro. Heath preached from Acts 20:17-23. God will bless you if you are faithful to him. When you don’t hold anything back from God, he will not hold anything back from you.
Sunday night’s service began with Bro. Wayne Barnett leading the church in the hymns “Just a Little Talk With Jesus,” “Are You Washed in the Blood,” “Camping in Canaan’s Land” and “Heaven’s Jubilee.”
Bro. Kenneth Moates gave a devotion from Acts 20:35. What are we leaving this walk of life with? Are we striving to live like God every day, or live of this world?
Debbie Barnett sang “What a Wonderful Life,” and blessed the church with a great song.
Bro. Heath preached from Hebrews 10:23-25: Some are compromising in their faith. You will be held accountable for the way you have professed God. Be faithful to God because he is always faithful to you.
Don’t forget our service times: Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Hope to see you there!