Church News for Thursday, Jan. 30

Published 10:59 am Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Mount Carmel No. 1

A large number of prayer warriors gathered in the prayer room Sunday morning to pray for our morning service and requests. We ask that you remember this time of prayer on Sunday morning and join our prayer group. It’s so good to hear of answered prayers and praise reports.

The choir opened the morning worship hour with “How Great Thou Art.”

We should think of Sunday as a special day given to us for praise and worship. Do we feel that close relationship with our Lord, or is it just another day?

Bro. Derrell’s sermon title was “How to Get Back on Track” from Genesis 13:1-4 about a man called Abraham. God blessed Abraham and made him and all he had a great nation. Abraham got off track with God. Where did Abram go wrong? When Abram got to the place God told him to make camp, Abram journeyed further south. A famine was in the land and Abram journeyed further south, but God did not direct him. Abram had gone away from the place of God’s blessings only to return unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning. It was where he had made the altar in the first place and called on the name of the Lord.

The congregation enjoyed our old-fashioned singing Sunday night. We were lead in these songs: ‘’I Love My Savior Too” and “God Put a Rainbow in the Sky.” Our special songs were sung by Charity Lockhart, Tammy Harmon and Stanley Higgins.

If you missed our service Sunday night, you missed a blessing. Wednesday night services were called off because of the weather and we asked each family to hold their own Bible study.

Pray for our church, our pastor and each other.

You are invited to a brunch at Jemison First Baptist Church on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. Dawn Smith Jordan will be the guest speaker.

Our youth attending the Winter Jam will be leaving the church on Sunday morning, Feb. 9. For more information, contact Geoffrey.

Pray for our new teachers and officers, and do not say things such as “I’m not qualified,” “I’m too old,” I’m already serving” or “I don’t have time” as an excuse not to serve. Pray about all these excuses and ask God to lead.

We welcome all of our visitors and hope you will come again. We look for all of our home members to be here for each service.

Have a blessed week.

Christ Independent Methodist Church

On this Sunday of unpredictable weather, we met for our morning worship service. In the absence of Laurel Lee Adams, we wish to thank Warren Sweeney for playing the piano in her place. We appreciate your service in the absence of our piano player.

Dr. Mac Stinson’s morning service title was “A Wake-Up Call.” His scripture was taken from Matthew 4:12-23:

“From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets and followed him.”

These men who Jesus called to preach did not attend a seminar or any training institution. All it took for them to change their vocation was an encounter with Jesus. Yes, it can and does happen today. Churches should represent more than social clubs. They are meant to be places where people meet and get to know God.

Members of our church owe Michelle Lutza a sincere word of appreciation for our new church directories, which she provided. They are very special and will be of great help to all church members.

More thanks to Warren Sweeney for his time and talent.

We will not have our Sunday night service this Sunday.

Mark your calendar for our Valentine’s dinner on Feb. 9 at 5 p.m.

Continue to pray for Annelle Smith Katrina Brown, Kelly Parker, Dwight Sammons, Holly’s sister and brother, Bobby Varden, Mary Ann Carden and all in need.

Praise God for his Word and the freedom to read it. Have a blessed week.