Church News for Thursday, May 8By Staff Reports Published 10:02am Monday, May 12, 2014
Christ Independent Methodist Church
On a perfect Sunday morning, it was a real joy driving to church and admiring the blooming flowers along the way.
Our service began with the congregational singing of three popular old hymns: “To God Be the Glory,” We Bring the Sacrifice” and Come, Thou Fount.”
Dr. Mac Stinson’s service was based on Luke 34:13-35. His title was “Distracted by Disappointment.” In these passages, Jesus appears to two disciples on the way to Emmanus.
“And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. And he said unto them, ‘What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?’ And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, ‘Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?’ And he said unto them, ‘What things?’ And they said unto him, ‘Concerning Jesus of Nazareth.’”
It was no coincidence that these two men became aware of Christ’s presence when they broke bread. “This is my body that was broken for you,” they heard the Master say. People have discovered Christ in their midst for over 2000 years every time the bread is broken and the cup is shared in Holy Communion as we experienced that sacrament on Sunday.
Continue to pray for June Sims, Mary Ann Carden, Laurel Lee Adams, Bobby Varden, Kelly Parker and all others in special need.
We will have a yard sale on June 7. The money raised will go to our Community Fund to help others in need. We would love to put in the sale anything that you want to get rid of. For information, call Michelle Lutza.
We invite you to visit and worship with us of you have no home church.
Friendship Baptist Church
Our choir special was “Listen to the Hammer Ring.”
Bro. Ken Daniel’s message was from Acts. His title was “Proclaiming the Gospel.” You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you.
In the evening service, we finished our study in Revelation about a new heaven, a new earth and the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our ladies luncheon was wonderful. Twelve charities were represented.
June 6-7: Brotherhood fishing trip and ladies trip the beach.
June 16-20: VBS from 5:45-8:30 p.m. each evening, with commencement on Sunday June 22.
August 7-10: Longest Yard Sale trip.
There will be a children’s camp at Shocco Springs for children who have completed grades 3-6. The cost is $200. Counselors are needed.
Happy birthday to J.C. Pierce and Susan Davis.
Prayer requests are for Missy Carroll, Charles Funderburk, Clarence Evans’ family, Karen Seagriff, Darian Smitherman, Megan Littleton, Gloria Banks, Larry Joe Kirkland and unspoken requests.