Church News for Thursday, May 16By Staff Reports Published 10:43am Monday, June 3, 2013
Calvary Independent Baptist Church
We want to say a special thanks to all the mothers for their love and commitment to God and their families.
Sunday morning’s service included a message from 2 Timothy 1:1-6 about a mother’s influence and how much mothers impact the lives of others. A godly mother or grandmother not only impacts the lives of her own children, but other children as well. A mother of sincere genuine faith can very well cause many children to grow up having the same genuine faith. Wouldn’t it be great to see our nation turn back to a genuine love for God and one another?
Sunday night’s service included a message from 2 Kings 13:14-19 about the devil’s tool of discouragement. As Christians, we know by the word of God that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us; yet we sometimes live defeated lives, not because Christ fails us, or is weak, but because the ole devil can get us to focus on ourselves, rather than on the power we have through Christ. We hope that you have power over sin and discouragement, and have a life of victory in the Lord, Jesus Christ. We invite you to come visit with us for any of our services. If you do not have a church family, we hope you will consider visiting with us this coming Sunday. We are located in South Clanton, 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.
Vacation Bible School will begin with registration on Sunday, June 2 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. It will continue June 3-7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Oscar Mims at 205-755-9399.
Cedar Grove Church
We missed those who were unable to attend worship, and we pray all is well. We are proud of all who came out today; we appreciate all the visitors we had and welcome them back.
Special music by Sam Price: “I Am Drinking From My Saucer Because My Cup Has Overflowed.” We can all attest to this. God is so good! Bro. Sam did a great job.
Our worship hour was a little different on this Mother’s Day. Sister Amelia sang “Jesus Is Alive and Well.” She did an awesome job, as always.
We had a drawing for Mother’s Day. Mrs. Norma Bean won a prize, Missy Price won the next prize and Patricia Cofer won the grand prize.
All the mothers stood up front and sang “Jesus Loves Me,” just as we have always sung it to our children. This was an honor. Bro. Jeff then gave everyone the opportunity to give a testimony in honor of our mothers and grandmothers. This was a very moving part of the service, as well. We all know our mothers love us unconditionally, no matter what, and as powerful and wonderful as that is, even a mother’s love cannot compare to the love Jesus has for each and every one of us. Let’s all stand up and shout praises to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
Homecoming will be Aug. 18. (Mark the date for the third Sunday in August instead of the fourth.) Guest will be Bro. Randy Perry. Revival to follow Aug. 19-21.
Prayer concerns: Janet Wyatt, Billy Wyatt, Gary Hubbard and Mrs. Diane Patterson’s family (Diane’s brother-in-law passed away this weekend). Remember the spoken and unspoken requests.
God Bless. Have a great week!