Church News for Thursday, Oct. 3By Staff Reports Published 11:31am Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Mt. Carmel No. 1
Sunday was a gorgeous day with a hint of fall in the air, and a day full of reasons to sing praises to the Lord.
Our worship service got off to a good start by welcoming a new member to our family of God. We thank God for Jude Eden Brand, son of Casey and Lillie and little brother of Case. God bless you and your family.
We are so thankful for our church and church family. We ask all those who will to meet with us in the prayer room on Sunday morning for a few moments of prayer for our church services and Bro. Darrell’s message. Bro. Derrell took his sermon from Psalms 60:1-4 with a sermon titled “Raising Up Your Banner.” God, thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee. We are proud to raise our banner of loyalty to Christ.
The banner of love: Love one another with a pure fervent love from your heart. Jesus loved us so fervently that he went to he cross for you and me. Be ye therefore followers of God as dear children. Follow the Lord and not the world.
The banner of good works: Works will not take you to heaven, but when you become a child of God, you will desire to work for the Lord. Reach out to those who need a helping hand or a word of encouragement. Be not conformed to this world but to God. Be all you can be for God.
The presence of the Lord was in our evening service. After our songs of praise, we had a testimony worship hour. There was one testimony after another. Our service was closed with many coming to the altar for closing prayer.
Both lunch and the evening meal was served to the ladies of our church as a prize for winning the Bible reading contest this quarter.
The Prime-Timers lunch on Thursday of last week enjoyed by several members. We welcomed and enjoyed the singing of the Gene Lowery Trio, as well as the lunch and fellowship. Watch for the October date for the next Prime-Timers meeting.
It’s time to pray: Oct. 2 was a day to pray for Alabama and across America. Prayer is how you talk to God and Bible reading is how God talks to you.
This week, remember to pray for George Campbell as he goes for surgery on Oct. 7; Mary Maudlin; Debbie young; unspoken requests; and our church family. Pray thanking God for all our blessing and answering our prayers.