Church news for the week of April 12, 2015

Published 9:53 am Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bethsalem Baptist Church

On Sunday morning, Bro. Justin welcomed everyone and gave ministry opportunities; then we watched a video about VBS, which is planned for June 8-12 (begin planning for it).

Bro. Justin’s message “God’s Holy People” was taken from Ephesians 1:1-14, in which God explains that he will be God to everyone.

Pray for Brenda Hurd, Tom Brown, Wendell Hand, Paul Price, Stephanie Hinton, Tyler Abboutt, Jacob Browder, Lowell Strock, Chad Nix, Cecilla Crabbe, Wayne Cobb, Randon Thompson, Caleb Hilyer, Jonathan Lambrick, Alden Moore, Chuck Green, David Boozer, Justin and Peter Daugherty, Jennifer Whatley, Chris Greenleaf, Marie Ratliff, Patsy Burnett, Myra Burnett, Charles Bryant, Allen Rice, Debra Jones, our country and its leaders, our shut-ins, the homebound, assisted living and nursing home residents, and those facing cancer.

Submitted by Elvie Patterson

Mt. Carmel No. 1 Baptist Church

Our Sunday morning service started with a very special event, which was the baptism of Elijah Warren. It is always a blessing to know there is another soul saved and on the road to heaven. As a new Christian, Elijah needs our prayers and support.

Following the baptism, Bro. Terry Smith brought a message about baptism from Matthew 28:18-20. In these verses, we find that Christ commissioned us to go, teach and baptize. When you read the words Christ spoke to the thief on the cross, you see that baptism is not essential to being in heaven with Christ. Even though there is no saving power in the act of baptism, it should be the desire of each new Christian to follow the example of baptism that Christ gave us.

Baptism is a symbol of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. Christian baptism is an outward expression that shows the world there has been a change made inside of you. This change can only happen when through faith you have accepted God’s gift of saving grace. Without accepting Christ as your Savior, you are just a wet sinner.

On Sunday evening, we continued our study on other religions.

Our Relay For Life campaign is still in progress. Please bring all your aluminum cans by April 19. Also, all personal donations need to be given to Frances Higgins by April 19.

We still have several people who are in need of your prayers. This list includes Jennifer Watley, Kaye Franklin, Tammy Harmon, Jenny Hayes, Elladene Mims, Christy Lowery, Faye Franklin, Leona Liveoak, Carol Luker, Kathy Farris and Gladys Franklin.

Submitted by Louise Liveoak