Church News for Thursday, June 20

Published 9:34 am Monday, June 24, 2013

Friendship Baptist Church

Bro. Dusty Dutton sang “How Great Thou Art” as our Call to Worship. Bro. Ken Daniel’s message was from Genesis 27:25-34, titled “A Father’s Blessing.” Bro. Dusty sang “A Father’s Hands.”

What is of value to fathers today, and is it worth passing on to your children? Fathers are to direct their children toward God, teach them to respect one another and instill in them a healthy work ethic. Fathers, leave your children a good name.

Happy Birthday to Camryn Wilkerson.

Prayer requests: Betty Jo Muncher, Gale Cleckler, Mark Canradi, Juanita Staggs, Wayne Wyatt, Janie Smitherman, VBS and those traveling.

Upcoming events:

June 28: Youth trip to Spring Valley Beach

June 30: Shrimp boil at 5 p.m.

July 22-26: Children’s camp at Shocco

Aug. 30-Sept. 2: Youth trip to Gulf Shores

Oct. 21-24: Celebrators trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Christ Independent Methodist Church

I take this opportunity to wish all fathers out there Happy Father’s Day. I hope each of you spent a wonderful day with families who love you, owe you so much and appreciate the opportunity to make this day special for you. Our lives are never the same without the fathers who gave us life.

Dr. Mac Stinson took his sermon from the book of Isaiah: When Romulus and Remus allegedly founded Rome in 723 B.C., Isaiah was a lad of about seven years of age. According to the Holy Bible, out knowledge of him is derived almost entirely from the book that bears his name. He was married and gave symbolic names to his sons. He worked exclusively in Jerusalem with kings and courts.

The book of Isaiah is one of Isaiah is one of four great collections of Hebrew prophesies. The others are Jeremiah, Ezekiel and the Minor Prophets. The prophet Isaiah received his call in the year that King Uzziah died, 740 B.C. He prophesied for approximately 40 years.

Isaiah regarded himself primarily as a prophet of judgment to come. Isaiah consistently counseled Ahoz and Hezekiah to trust in Jehovah and not to put their faith in foreign alliances.

The book which bears Isaiah’s name includes prophecies from many pens and many different periods. This is strikingly evident in the last great section and from different periods. Here, too, are to be found the great Messianic prophecies wherein hope for the salvation of Israel is to be found in a member of the royal house, a descendant of David.

The final compilation of this great book of prophesies is believed to be not earlier than the third century B.C.

Our prayer list: Dr. Mac and Glenda Stinson, Cindy McCavitt, Mary Ann Carden, Tania Dawson, Aiden parker, Charlie Hawkins, Judy Atkinson, our church members who are away at Beulah Camp.

Remember our military, our leaders, our country, church, community and each other.

Plan to attend our outdoor concert and BBQ on July 3 at the home of Dr. Phil and June Simms. Mountain Bible College men’s group will be providing the music. We will meet at 6 p.m. and the concert will follow the meal.

No Sunday evening worship service for the next two weeks. We will resume evening services and our study of David on June 30.

We so appreciate our pastor’s daughter, Anne, who attended out church on Sunday and played the piano in the absence of our regular pianist, who was away at Beulah Camp.

Have a blessed week. May God bless you.