Church News for Thursday, March 28

Published 9:46 am Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Bethsalem Church

Cleve Mallory opened our day of worship with ministry opportunities and welcoming. The congregation sang these great songs: “Make Us One,” “All the Earth Will Sing Your Praises” and “Let’s Just Praise the Lord.”

Annie Armstrong Mission Moment emphasis is “What Ever it Takes.” Let’s reach our goal next Sunday.

Special music by The Celebration Choir: “You Are Lord of All”

The message by Bro. Phil was from Romans 1:18 titled “For I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel, The Purpose of the Cross, Never Cover the Cross and The Power of the Tool.”

In the evening service, we observed the Living Last Supper. Thanks to all the men who took part in this dramatic portrayal of Jesus’ last supper with his disciples. In this, we partake of the Lord’s Supper and prepare our hearts for Passion Week, celebrating The Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Wednesday service: 6:30 p.m., prayer meeting For adults, Team Kids for children, and Student’s Outlet.

Happy Birthday this week To Abigail Powell, Braxton Jones, Brianna Moore, Carol Kelley, Aubrey Walls, Reagan Crawford, Gary Wayne Ledbetter, Sharion Williams and Lewis Andrews.

Pray for Allison Kelley, Renee Wingard, Hunter Moore, Charles Brant, Sid Griner, Elaine Hayes, Allen Rice, Lillianna Thompson, Randal Moore, Rena Wingard, Rhanda Edwards, Kay Ray, Regina Bush, Bryanda Hill, Harold Pierce, Belda Coburn, Rhonda Williamson, Elridge Townsend, Libby Ousley, Ellen Seals, Brent Wright, J.T. Glasscock, Chase Cobern, Steve McGowan, Joe Sexton, Victoria Beasley, Clyde Hughes, the Chancellor family, Randy Bryant, Edward Moore, the Crawford family, the Chandler family and our pastor search committee.

We were proud to have Mrs. Belda Coburn join our church.

Easter egg hunt on March 30 at 11 a.m. Mrs. Haley Wright in charge.

Come and worship with us on Sundays.

Christ Independent Methodist Church

On Palm Sunday, commemorating Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, the beautiful potted palms beside our pulpit greeted us as we arrived at church.

After our opening hymns, Dr. Mac Stinson began his sermon “Unwanted,” using scripture from Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 and Luke 19:28:40. Dr. Stinson proceeded thus:

“Is there any emotion more devastating than feeling unwanted and rejected, especially by those who are supposed to love you? Jesus knew what that was like. His own people rejected him, one who was closest to him betrayed him, another denied him, and, when he needed them most, almost all of his friends turned their backs on him. He knew what is was like to have those who once showered him with praise reject him, even shouting, ‘Crucify him!’”

As Jesus and his followers proceeded toward the Upper Room, where the last meal was to be served, people spread their cloaks in his pathway. They also waved palm branches and spread the branches before Jesus as he entered the city. These events occurred before Jesus was arrested, tried and crucified on Calvary’s cross.

Remember to pray for Dr. Stinson and his mother, Opal Miller, Judy Atkinson and all who are, or will be, traveling. Pray for our country, our leaders, our community, our church and each other.