Church News for Thursday, Sept. 5By Staff Reports Published 11:56am Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Rocky Mount United Methodist Church
We hope everyone had a good Labor Day holiday and a good week to follow the great start.
Sunday’s worship service began with scripture from Luke 14:1, 7-14. In this scripture, Jesus teaches a lesson in humility, a lesson we should all read and practice. As Bro. Phil began his sermon, he relayed many interesting facts about General Robert E. Lee, the War Between the States, Arlington National Cemetery and how all these tied together for a great lesson in humility. In this lesson, we also got to make a mental image of Bro. Phil as a United States Air Force Chaplain in his ceremonial uniform, looking at the seating chart for important events to see where he was to sit. We should learn to check our proper places and be willing to give others their just rewards.
We are not a hotel for saints, but a hospital for sinners. Invite everyone to church with you; don’t just look for those you feel could sit at the head table. “Call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee; for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.”
Rocky Mount invites you to come join us. Statistics show that less than 20 percent of the population attends church on a regular basis. Are you one of the 80 percent who do not have a church home? Join us. We are a small church where you will not be anonymous. We will recognize you and appreciate you.
Bethsalem Baptist Church
Bro. Cleve Mallory opened our service by recognizing those with birthdays and anniversaries, Bro. Bobby welcomed everyone and gave ministry opportunities and Bro. Cleve directed the singing.
The Celebration Choir sang “Even in the Valley,” with Emily Edwards as soloist.
Bro. Bobby preached from Revelation 2:18-29: “Thyatira: Temptation to Compromise.”
Wednesday events: Family supper at 5:30 p.m., service at 6:30 p.m., prayer meeting for adults, Team Kids for children and Student’s Outlet.
Happy birthday to Janice Gray, Mike Williams, Lynn Cox, Stevie Yeargan, Keith Kelley, Rhonda Gray, Eddie Chavers and Jay Pierce.
Happy anniversary to Charles and Gladys Bryant, 58 years; Stevie and Janice Gray, 29 years; Mike & Sharion Williams, 32 years; Scott and Christy Harmon, 10 years.
Pray for our Pastor Search Committee, Hunter Moore, Charles Bryant, Nina Goode, Marie Smith, Sid Griner, the Hunt family’s adoption, Tyler Barnes, George and Diane Williams, Harold Patterson, Elridge Cullum, Becky Jackson, our country, Jennifer and Brandon Teel, Patricia English, Sandra Campbell, our shut-ins, those facing cancer, the Crawford family, Roben Cobern, Jimmy Headley, Billy Joe and Diane Sanders, Patricia English, Eldridge Townsend, Rebecca Martin, Johnny Kelley, Pete Burnett, Nell Williams and Elizabeth Rice.
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