Church News for Thursday, Sept. 5By Staff Reports Published 11:56am Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Cedar Grove Church
To God Be the Glory!
We are proud to announce the birth of Cody and Rachel Hubbard’s baby, Brynlee Kate. Born Aug. 13, she weighed 6 lbs., 7oz. and was 19 and one half inches long. Also, Matt and Sarah Hubbard’s baby, McKinley Hope, was born Aug. 15, weighing 7lbs., and was 19 and one half inches long.
I would like to share that we had an amazing worship service today, a very humbling, highly energized service, and we are praying for many more.
Pastor Carroll led our music service today and did a good job.
Bro. Jeff Carroll’s message came from Job:1-5 and was titled “God Will Not Put More on You Than You Can Bear.” We all know the story of Job: Satan came to Lord and asked him from where he had come. Satan said he had been walking to and fro on the earth. The Lord then asked him if he considered his servant Job, that there was none like him on the earth. He was blameless and upright, one who feared God and shunned evil. Satan said, “Does he not fear you? You have put a hedge around him and blessed all that he has touched, but if you took all that away, he would curse you to your face.” God then gave Job over to Satan, but Satan was not allowed to kill him.
Job, at Satan’s hand, first lost his entire family, his servants, then his crops, cattle and all that he had. Still, Job did not curse God. Next, Job came down with all manner of illnesses, but still did not curse God—his wife even told him to curse God and die. Job held fast to his faith in God through all this and God restored to him life, with more than he had at the beginning of his trial and tribulation with Satan. We cannot just worship God and have faith in him during the good times; true faith manifests itself in times of trials and tribulation and through storms of all types.
Beginning next Sunday night, we will begin work on “God’s New Vision for Cedar Grove Ministry.”
Choir practice will be at 4:30 p.m., Prayer Warrior service to follow.
Pastor Jeff Carroll will begin teaching “Strategies for Winning Souls to Christ.” This series is about getting involved in spreading the gospel for Jesus and going out into the highways and byways to tell others about Jesus.
The youth of our church will be a huge part of this new ministry as well. We want the nation as a whole, not just the county and state, to know they are in our prayers. We, as a church under the direction of the Lord, want to become more aggressive in going about God’s work. In other words, God is challenging us to get out of our comfort zones, seek his guidance and get about doing his work because time is running out. All are welcome and encouraged to become a part in this ministry.
Sunday service begins at 9:45 a.m. for Sunday school, worship begins at 11 a.m., Wednesday service begins at 7 p.m. and Friday prayer service begins at 7 p.m.
Prayer concerns: Janet Wyatt, Bro. Billy, Patricia Cofer, Chris Cleckley, our pastor, our church and new ministry outreach and Bro. Heath and his family. Matt and Sarah Hubbard’s baby, McKinley Hope, is in the hospital and in much need of prayer. Please pray for their family, as well.
Love to all. God bless and have a great week.
Mountain Springs Church
Services started with Bro. Kenneth Moates leading the church in the following hymns: “Send the Light,” “Heavenly Sunlight,” “Getting Ready to Leave This World” and “I Want to Be Ready to Meet Him.”
Bro. Don gave a devotion from Philippians 4:3: Even though we all have different talents and abilities, we are all fellow laborers for Christ.
After Sunday school, Bro. Kenneth led the church in the hymn “Joy Unspeakable” and Sherrie Williams sang “The Life Boat.”
Bro. Don preached from 1 Corinthians 10:12: We need to take heed of the devil because he is not our friend, to sin because it is a destructive force and to ourselves because we are weak.
Sunday night’s service began with Bro. Kenneth leading the church in the hymns “A New Name in Glory,” “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow” and “I Want to Be Ready to Meet Him.”
Bro. Kenneth gave a devotion from James 4:6-8: God has done everything he can for us and we need to submit ourselves to him. If we focus on him daily we will have a pure heart.
Bro. Don preached from Mark 6:45-52: In the midst of our troubles and trials, we are not alone. God gives us what we need, when we need it.
Our Homecoming will be Sunday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. with special guests, the Mike and Kelly Bowling Family and Canaanland. The morning message will be brought by Bro. Heath Vines. We hope everyone can come and enjoy a great time in the Lord.
Our Community Revival will begin Sunday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. at Mountain Springs Church, speaker will be Rev. Tim Scott. On Monday, Sept. 16, the service will be held at 7 p.m. at New Hope, speaker will be the Rev. Jerry Cleckler; Tuesday’s service will be held at 7 p.m. at Old Macedonia, speaker will be the Rev. Donald Vanderslice; Wednesday’s service will be held at 7 p.m. at Cane Creek, speaker will be the Rev. Gerald Stamps and Thursday’s service will be held at 7 p.m. at Mt. Bethel, speaker will be the Rev. Ausin Ball.