Church News for Thursday, April 17

Published 8:18 pm Thursday, April 24, 2014

Friendship Baptist Church

Our choir special was “He is Alive,” with a special solo part by Dusty Dutton.

Bro. Ken’s message was titled “Were You There?” An innocent man was put to death for us.

In the evening service, members of the medical mission team who went to Guatemala shared photos and stories from their trip.

Prayer requests: Leigh McKee, Bambi McIlvenna, Debbie McIlvenna, E.J. Headley, Charles Funderburk, Susan Davis, Lauren Deavers, Sherry Cleckler Easterling’s family, Mr. and Mrs. Dobbs, Vickie James, Joey Stewart, Gary Miller and several unspoken requests.

Upcoming events:

Sew for Fun meets each Tuesday at 9 a.m.

April 19: Children’s Easter egg hunt at 11:30 a.m.

April 20: Easter musical drama “Love Crucified, Arose: Peter’s Story” at 10 a.m.

April 27: Crickett Lee in concert at 10 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church.

May 3: Friendship ladies luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. The theme is “Charity.”

May 4: R.A. recognition

June 6-7: Brotherhood fishing trip and ladies beach trip

June 16-20: VBS from 6-8:30 p.m. each night

Old Macedonia Baptist Church

Well folks, what a wonderful Palm Sunday had by all down on the river at Old Macedonia this weekend! And Pastor Wilson was indeed on fire for the Lord, asking the congregation if we were preparing a way for the Lord as the disciples did on Palm Sunday for our Lord Jesus Christ.

This continued on Sunday night with Pastor Wilson encouraging everyone to fill our spiritual needs as surely as we do our physical ones. And let me tell you that when he threw the church’s back door open, that ol’ devil jumped out faster than a frog in a frying pan, knowing that in the end everything that takes a breath shall praise the Lord!

Services were preceded by Sunday school, with lessons from Samuel 9:6-8. Sunday school was followed by heart-touching testimonials and everyone giving thanks to the Lord for his blessings.

Folks, our little church is growing well, with the left-side pew members finally outnumbering their counterparts, but that was certainly alright with us and we invite you to come join our growth at Old Macedonia.

Prayer requests were received. There was some beautiful singing, which included Bro. Eddie playing the guitar and Jagger playing the piano, along with some toe-tapping, foot-stomping, soul-stirring songs by the choir as well as some of our little ones.

Pastor Wilson requested a congregational hug and song that inspired one and all. Sister Elaine Smitherman touched my heart with her singing of “You’re Still God.” All of our prayers go out to her with her medical procedure that is scheduled for this week.

Bro. Kenneth Smitherman gave me the “chicken skin” with his rendition of “Beluah Land.” “Lighthouse Song” by Brian Jones followed, which made everyone feel that God was certainly moving amongst us.

Brothers and sisters, different faiths may divide us but death will certainly unite us. Sister Tiny let us all know that with the song she and her sister sang that went right along with Pastor Wilson’s message asking us to put our spiritual health in front of all else.

Friends, upcoming events include a Gideon visit on May 27 and a homecoming on May 18 that is guaranteed to be a Holy Spirit magnet. A singing is scheduled for next week and a workday for grass cutting is scheduled for this Saturday morning.

Folks, if you don’t have a home church, or if you just need a change, please come visit us at Old Macedonia “down on the river.” I have a feeling that Pastor Wilson just might offer you a bowl of banana pudding. Everyone else please remember that kindness is a language the blind can see and the deaf can hear. There is no promise of tomorrow; today is the day of salvation.

Come see us at Old Macedonia; we’ll treat you so many ways, you’ll have to like one of ‘em!