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Church News for Thursday, March 14

Published 10:25am Thursday, March 14, 2013

Calvary Independent Baptist Church

We want to thank everyone for attending services this weekend. Sunday morning’s service included a message from John 4:19-26 on true worship of The Father. True worship begins with a true relationship. Do you know him as your father and have a personal relationship with him?

Sunday night’s service included a message from 1 Samuel on the life of Hannah. Bro. Kevin Shaw explained that only God could give Hannah what she really needed to fulfill her life-long desires. A Christian life is the most fulfilling life anyone can have. The Lord, Jesus Christ came to give us life, and to give it more abundantly.

We pray your life is fulfilling, and we would love to have you visit 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.

Christ Independent Methodist Church

On this perfect Sabbath Day, it was a pleasure to observe the blooming trees along the way.

Our first hymn today was “This Is My Father’s World,” followed by “On the Cross of Calvary” and “Calvary Covers It All.”

Dr. Mac Stinson’s sermon title was “When We Feel Lost.” His scripture was taken from Luke 15-1:3,11-32 and relates the story “The Prodigal Son.” Ironically Luke died at the age of seventy-four, without a wife or children. Few stories are as well-known, well-loved or more hated than this story. Depending on which of the three main characters you chose to relate to will determine whether you admire or abhor this story of a man and his two sons.

I have heard this story many times in my life, and I have always found my sympathy to belong to the same character. You have the same privilege to choose yours. In observing this story being played out in my own extended family and others, my sympathy and choice has never wavered.

When you pray, remember Dr. Mac Stinson, his mother, Opal Miller, Dell Moody, Tania Dawson, Cindy McCavitt, Kelly Parker, Bobbie Sammons, Judy Atkinson, Betty Cofer and all others known to the Great Physician. Remember our military, their families, our country, neighborhood, church and each other.

If you wish to place a lily in the sanctuary in memory or honor of someone for Easter Sunday, please see Laurel Lee.

March 16 is Youth Saturday.

We appreciate our visitors, and cordially invite you back any time.

Have a blessed week.

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