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The Rev. Rodney Brown to preach revival

“And in that day thou shalt say, ‘O Lord, I will praise thee though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me. Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord God is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.’ And in that day shall ye say, ‘Praise the Lord, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted. Sing unto the Lord; for he hath done excellent things: that is known in all the earth. Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee’” (Isaiah 12:1-6).

Thought for the week: “A Friend Indeed”

“Each day I venture on my way to face the problems of the day, and find that I am not alone, as God’s love and grace have shown. All that I need do I ask for His help with each hard task to find I have a Friend indeed, as He helps me to succeed. He steers me at a steady pace through life’s sometimes hectic race, helping me to not be blind to the needs of all mankind. Though sometimes I’m unaware that His presence lingers there, I’m certain by the close of day that His love had come my way.”

Revival services will be held at Hopewell Baptist Church in Clanton beginning Wednesday, July 23 and lasting through Friday, July 25. Services begin nightly at 7. The Rev. Rodney Brown, pastor of The Greater Miracle Temple Church in Maylene, will be the guest minister. Special prayer service will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Guest churches and their pastors include Holly Grove Baptist Church in Jemison, Union Baptist Church in Thorsby and Big Spring Baptist Church in Verbena. The Rev. Larry Sailes is pastor. All churches and choirs are invited.

On our sick list this week we ask you to remember in your prayers: Luther Lee, Queen Worthey, Sam and Vivian Hicks, Joseph McCall, Linda Clay and Mattie Nix. May God heal, strengthen and keep them in His care is our prayer.