Church News for Thursday, March 27By Staff Reports Published 10:43am Monday, April 7, 2014
Christ Independent Methodist Church
Sunday being the third Sunday of Lent, it was a pleasure to note the beautiful world around me on my way to church. I have never seen a spring as beautiful with blooming trees as this year.
Our congregational hymns were “My Savior’s Love,” Covered by the Blood” and “In the Cross of Christ I Glory.” These wonderful old hymns possess magic in that they never grow old because of repetition.
Dr. Mac Stinson’s sermon title was “The Woman at the Well.” His scripture was John 4:5-42.
“There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said unto her, “Give me to drink.” Then the woman said unto him, “How is it that thou, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” Jesus answered and said unto her, “If thou knowest the gift of God and who said of thee, ‘Give me to drink,’ he would have given thee living water. Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.’” (John 4:7, 9, 10, 14)
This story points out to us that segregation of races is not a modern situation. That condition was already in effect when Jesus walked on earth.
When you pray, remember David and Michelle Lutza, George Lutza, Katrina Brown, Annelle Smith, Bobby Varden, Sally Adams and those who will be traveling this week.
Sunday night, we will begin a new Bible study on “The 24 Hours that Changed the World,” a book by Adam Hamilton. This study is short and will end the last Sunday of Lent. Join us for the next three Sunday nights as we look at the hours before, during and after the death of Jesus.
We missed several people on Sunday who normally attend Sunday School: Horace Carden and Mary Ann, Dwight Sammons and Bebe, and all others.
Friendship Baptist Church
Our choir special was “Via Dolorosa” and Nathan Wilkerson and Dusty Dutton sang a duet.
Bro. Ken Daniel’s message was taken from Matthew 6:19-21 and titled “Remembering the Important Things of Life.” Don’t store up treasure on earth that will rust and moths will destroy or thieves will steal. We need to store up treasures in heaven. Where your treasures are, there your heart will be also. Start in your home. Put the Lord first in your home and keep him in all activities.
In the evening service, we worshipped with praise songs.
We welcome home our group who traveled to Lancaster, Penn. last week. They had a great time.
Prayer requests: Bruce White, the family of Sylvia Smitherman, our country, Vicki James, Gary Miller, Rachael Lowery, those traveling, Mr. Burl Vines, Gene Cost and unspoken requests.
March 30: The Lord’s Supper
April 20: The Easter musical drama, “Love Crucified Arose: Peter’s Story,” will be performed during the morning service.
May 3: The Friendship ladies luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. The theme is “Charity.” Door prizes will be awarded. The meal will consist of baked potatoes, salad and desserts. Proceeds will go toward WMY projects and a charity, which will be chosen based on the best table.