Church news for the week of Dec. 3, 2015

Published 4:14 pm Wednesday, January 6, 2016

New Salem Baptist Church

Worship at New Salem Baptist Church began at 11 a.m. with the adult choir singing “The Family of God”. J.C. Pierce led the congregation in singing, “Break Thou the Bread of Life”, while the adult choir sang “Something About That Name.” Our special music was “Without a Valley” which was sang by Pierce.

Pastor Larry Reeser read from Exodus 33:13-23. When you want something, how bad do you want it? What are you willing to do to get it? How willing are we to give God our best? God wants fire in his people, but most flames have gone out.

Too often we detour from God’s way and try to follow our own way, which can be like merging traffic on an interstate highway. If we do it correctly, we flow with the traffic but if we decide to make a left turn then a crash occurs.

Moses, even as great as he was, disobeyed God’s command and was denied entrance into the promise land.

The 5 p.m. service was the fifth Sunday night singing. The congregation opened the singing with “Victory in Jesus” by Bill Norrred. Matt Turner and MaKinley Turner both sang, while special guest Jimmy Hines and his wife Violet also sang and presented testimonies.

The youth of the church will serve a spaghetti lunch this Sunday after the morning service.

The church will be traveling to the Kingwood Church in Alabaster on Dec. 12 to see “The Gospel According to Scrooge.” We will leave the church at 5 p.m.

The adult choir has worked very hard in preparation for the Christmas Cantata, which will be Dec. 20 during the morning worship service. The children will present their program under the direction of Karen Reeser at the 5 p.m. service Dec. 20.

New Salem schedule of services: Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. followed by 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. worship services. Bible study and prayer meeting will take place Wednesday at 6 p.m, as we are presently studying the book of Revelation.

You are invited to join with us at any of our services, and if you need additional information call (205) 389-1102.

Submitted by Lucille Price Pierce