Church News for Thursday, Nov. 14

Published 2:31 pm Thursday, December 26, 2013

Victory Chapel Church

Victory Chapel Church located at 2665 County Road 81 in Clanton will hold a large yard sale in the church basement Nov. 22-23 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be Christmas items, like-new items, winter clothing, numerous household items, furniture, dolls and more. Sale will be held rain or shine. For more information, call (205) 299-1010 or (205) 294-4784.

Christ Independent Methodist Church

With our Veteran’s holiday near at hand, our congregational songs were chosen accordingly as follows: “America the Beautiful,” “My Country ‘tis if Thee” and “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come.”

Dr. Mac Stinson’s sermon title was “But Wait! There’s More.” His scripture selection was Luke 20:27-38: Teacher,” they said, “Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman and died childless. The second and then the third married her, and in the same way the seven died, leaving no children. Finally, the woman died too. Now then, at the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?”

Quite a question, But that’s beside the point. “God is not the God of the dead,” said Jesus, “but of the living; for to him, all are alive.” When our hearts are heavy at the graveside of a loved one, Jesus is saying to us, “But wait; there’s more!”

This is the most important good news that humanity has ever received. Everything else pales in significance. Death has been defeated: “O death where is your victory? Where is your sting?” Most people fear death; nothing is more human. Life is so precious; who would ever want to leave it? No wonder people fear death.

When you pray, remember Dr. Mac Stinson and his son, Mary Ann Carden, Faye Gerald, Roy Lauter, Annelle Smith and all others known to our Lord in need of prayer.

Lord, we ask a special blessing for all living veterans who have served their country, and leave us precious memories for all veterans who have passed away.

Our Harvest Supper will be next Saturday, Nov. 16. The service will begin at 5 p.m. with supper to follow at 5:30 p.m. Invite others to join us for this special time.

In lieu of our usual Sunday night service, we held a business meeting to attend to church affairs. Dr. Mac Stinson and Dwight Sammons were in charge.

If you have no church home, we invite you to come and worship with us.

Have a blessed week.