Helping one another

Published 9:57 pm Thursday, October 28, 2010

By Emily Agee

“In the Lord put I my trust:  how say ye to my soul, flee as a bird to your mountain?  For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow, upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.  If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?  The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord’s throne is in heaven:  his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.  The Lord trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth” (Psalms 11:1-5).

Thought for the week: “Caring”

“Those who believe you must be “kin” to care are really missing a lot.  For we are all related in this world, whether we like it or not.  In life, there are two choices:  To be as caring as we can — or we can ignore the world outside, turning our backs on man.  Whatever we decide for ourselves is strictly our decision to make.  But sooner or later, we all learn it is better to give than to take.”

Willie Keyhea will preach his first sermon at New Jerusalem Temple Church in Clanton  on Sunday, Oct. 31 at 3:30 p.m.  The Rev. Kenny Peoples is pastor.  Everyone is invited.

Worship service at Holly Grove Baptist Church in Jemison began with praise service of prayer, scripture sung songs led by Jennifer Peoples and Julias Lowery.  The scripture was read by Charles Arrington with prayer by Pastor Dukes and Carl Singleterry.  Songs sung:  “Glory Hallelujah,” “We Worship You” and “Because of Who You Are I Give You Praise.”

The morning message was given by Pastor Dukes.  His theme:  “Helping One Another.”  We struggle because we don’t know what help is.  Help is both spiritual and physical.  We must know how to apply it.  The Church should not struggle to help somebody; spiritual folks want to help (not church folks.)  Spiritual folks restore in the spirit of meekness.  Speak positive things to others.  Encourage them, stop pointing out the wrongs.  Learn to give people another chance. Share each other’s troubles.  Do what God says do. Don’t respond to what you see.  Witness for Jesus.  Respond when he speaks.  The service concluded with remarks by Pastor Dukes.

Our sympathy goes out to the family of Mr. Willie Hudson in their time of bereavement.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. at Agee Brothers Funeral Home Chapel.  Agee Brothers Funeral Home directing.

On our sick list this week we ask you to remember in your prayers:  Robert Spence, Clarence Dixon, Joseph McCall, Stanley Frazier, Sam and Vivian Hicks and Margaret Cooper. May God heal, strengthen and keep them in His care is our prayer.