Church News for Thursday, July 25

Published 10:04 am Thursday, August 8, 2013

Friendship Baptist Church

Our call to worship was “Lord Send a Revival.”

Our choir special was, “These are the days of Elijah.”

Bro. Ken’s message was from 2 Kings 2:1-14, titled, The Concern of Settling Down. Elijah Divides the Jordan.

Are you a Christian in the world or of the world?

Our youth and adults who went to Give Kids, the world mission trip, shared their experiences during the evening service. This is a place where a child with a life-threatening illness can go with their families. It is a small amusement park with homes for the families and food places, run by volunteers.

We had a going away dinner for Bro. Ken and Susan’s daughter, Megan. Megan will leave to go teach in Japan.

July 26: Adult Sunday school outing to Full Moon and bowling at 6 p.m.

July 28: Orientation for those interested in First Place, a healthy eating program that includes a biblical perspective in eating healthy and exercise.

July 28: Give share at 4 p.m.

Sept. 7: Workday at the church. Please plan to help to prepare for homecoming.

Sept. 8: Homecoming, Bro. Wil Thomas and Tommy Wilkes will bring our message and Summit Trace will be singing.

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

Happy birthdays: Brittany Jones Hicks, Ken Daniel and Nathan Wilkerson.

Prayer requests: Charles Funderburk, Austin Holsenback, Herbert Price Jr., Rita Lawrence, Megan Daniel, unspoken.

Mount Carmel No. 1

Our Sunday worship began with songs of praise, followed by prayer.

Sunday is a special day given to us for praise and worship.

The choir opened the morning worship hour singing, “Sweet Holy Spirit.”

People came to the altar for prayer and the Holy Spirit was upon the congregation—what a blessing.

Sunday morning we were proud to have several visitors with us and always welcome them to come again. We had a surprise as Bro. Derrell introduced Matt Mims to bring our morning message. Reading from Luke 18:15-17, “Faith like a Child,” was the title of his message.

Matt gave his testimony and spoke of his fourth year as a councilman at “kids camp.”

It is a joy to see kids lift their hands up in praise to the Lord.

Kids have a heart to learn.

Jesus said, “Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.” How much time are you willing to give for a hearing from God and from God’s word?

During Sunday evening service, Bro. John Dennis led the youth in singing two beautiful praise songs, “I Could Sing of His Love Forever” and “The Voice of Truth.”

Bro. Derrell’s message was taken from Amos 5:18-20, “Are You Ready?” We make the statement, “I wish the Lord would come back.” We know not what we say for the day of the Lord is darkness and not light.

“Are you ready?” We flee one danger and run into another. The book of Amos teaches, “woe unto you that desire the day of the Lord! To what end is it for you? The day of the Lord is darkness and not light.”

Ask yourself again, am I ready?

We invite you to come this Sunday July 28 at 10 a.m. to celebrate homecoming with us at Mt. Carmel No. 1.

The guest singers will be “To the End” from Sylacauga.

Bro. Larry Patterson will bring the morning message.

Lunch will be served following the service. We will be looking for you.

Remember our prayer time on Sunday mornings following Sunday School. Meet in the prayer room.

Our prayer list for the week includes: Lou Liveoak, Barbara and Winston Liveoak, Jacob Jones; Vickie Edwards family, our church family and Bro. Derrell.

Thank you for your prayers. We will look for you Sunday.