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Elk Lick Baptist

Bro. John’s sermon was Psalm 119:2, “Blessed are they that keep his testimonies and seek him with the whole heart.”
We, as Christians, who have accepted God should be starving for God’s word. Some claim to know God’s word, but their actions show otherwise.
Special music was performed by Bonnie Woodyard singing “He’ll Roll You Over the Tide;”  and Louise Johnson singing “Life’s Railway to Heaven.”
Prayer concerns: healing of the sick, shut-ins, missionaries, military. Special prayer list includes: unsaved family and friends; and families who have lost loved-ones. Thank-you, Lord, for answered and unanswered prayers.
Business meeting is next Sunday. Wednesday night prayer meeting is at 6:30. Sunday School is 10 a.m. and service is at 11 a.m. Sunday night service is at 5.

Epoch Fellowship

We have heard many questions surrounding Epoch Fellowship and The Wild Goose Café.
To answer some of the basics: Epoch Fellowship is the church body of believers that will oversee the operation of the Wild Goose Café and will finance it, until it can operate on its own.
The café is expected to be open to the public approximately three afternoons/evenings a week. The café space will also be available to individuals and groups for rental.
We at Epoch have been so blessed with a downtown location and feel like it would be negligent if we didn’t open it up during the week to be used by the community to allow people a place to connect to each other and to Christ. Any income exceeding that needed to operate the café will be given back to the community in donations to community groups and individual families in need.
Come see what we’re doing at Epoch Fellowship. Service is held at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday at The Wild Goose Cafe, 159 W. Seminary Street.

Monterey Baptist

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) will be held at the Wild Goose Café on West Seminary Street in Owenton. FPU classes begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, and will continue each Monday night through April 18. Contact Patti Clark for more information.
Meeting the Needs Ministry is in dire need of personal hygiene items. Boxes are located in the MBC back foyer for donated items.
Pastor Tony Watkins continued his sermon series entitled “Family Affairs.” This past week he spoke on “Why Families Are Important,” a sermon that defined roles for all types of families. Other topics to be covered include resolving conflict in your marriage; the importance of fathers to the family; the mother-child relationship; living life in the fast lane; and “breaking brats.” Please join us as we look at what the Bible says about growing healthy families.

Mount Pleasant Baptist

A special thanks goes to David and Joe Furnish for clearing the church parking lot of snow and ice. It was so nice to not have to worry about slipping and falling.
Everyone who visited Bro. Dale and Linda in their home for their annual open house had good food and good fellowship Saturday night.
Barry Winkle sang “I’d Rather Have Jesus” for our special in song. Barry shared with us how good it was to see Josh Snell home from Afghanistan.
“The Spiritual Stages of a Christian’s Life” was the title of Bro. Dale’s sermon from I John 2:12-14. There is the baby stage where you want to be waited on, burped, and pacified. The child stage is where you want your way all the time. The youth stage is where you often make quick and unwise choices in life and are very impatient. The adult stage is when you have known Him from the beginning and you are strong, the Word of God abides in you and you have overcome the wicked one. You strive to live a holy life.
Happy anniversary to Rodney and Brenda Smith. Happy birthday to Brian Callaghan and Wanda Ivey.
Please pray for these dear ones: Miss Lenora Kelly Olds, Kim Furnish, Doris Dawson, Isaiah Columbia, Arletta Howard, Frank McDonald, Stacy Otto, the Manuel Smith family, and the families of Mariola Garnett, Bro. Bob Lowe, Donald Martin, Marvin Ogden, Jimmy Wainscott, and Darryl Chappell, and the victims of the Arizona shooting.
At 7 p.m. tonight, we will have a prayer meeting and devotional.
At 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19, we will have a fellowship meal and business Meeting. At 6 p.m. Jan. 22, we will host a family fellowship night; and at 6 p.m. Jan. 30 , we will host Singspiration.

New Columbus Baptist

Pastor Brad Vincent will not be with us for the next two Sundays. While on a medical missions trip to Haiti, Bro. Brad will be taking God’s word to folks who are willing to listen in that impoverished country. Our pulpit will be filled Sunday morning by Bro. Matthew David, and he will be telling us how God is working in Ethiopia from his recent experiences there on a mission trip. Jed Davis will be providing the evening worship.
Sunday night following the evening worship, Tommy Scott will be leading the start of Bible Drill practices for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders.
For those folks interested, many from our church are planning a snow-tubing trip to Perfect North Slopes in Indiana on Jan. 22. They will leave the church at 3 p.m. A sign-up sheet is available in the fellowship hall and “Bubby” Young has details.

Old Cedar Baptist

It may have been cold and bitter Sunday but our hearts were warm and filled with the holy spirit.
Bro. James’ sermon was titled “Has Your Faith Withered?” taken from Mark 4.
Jesus offers us peace, purpose, joy and healing. A life with Jesus is full no matter how long we’ve walked with him. We are always discovering new blessings. He encourages us to make him our rock and redeemer, our Savior and friend. As we rest in his love we experience joy, we bring joy to his heart as well.
As you reflect on the New Year, lay hold of his many blessings and let your heart be filled with praise.
Sunday night, we have Bible study at 6 p.m., along with soup and sandwiches. Come join us, your heart will be blessed.
Wednesday night prayer meeting is at 6 p.m.
Jan. 23, following the morning service, there will be a baby shower and potluck for Matt and Jessica.
Remember in prayer this week Katie Ann, Dee Wedding, Rastus McDonald, Lou Ann Tupts, Tommy Kemper, Larry House, Mrs. Rick Sparks, David and Barbara New, the family of Mary Ola Garnett and the rest on our extended prayer list.

Owenton First United Methodist

Bro. Andy’s sermon, “Big,” came from John 1:1-4. Jesus wants to be our friend if we’ll let Him. Several families participated in Game Night and Potluck on Jan. 1. Everyone enjoyed the fellowship and good food. We’ll have another Game Night and Potluck Feb. 5, weather permitting. 
Thanks to everyone who helped take down the Christmas decorations Thursday evening. Have a great week.

Pleasant Ridge Baptist

The Rev. Wotier’s message, “What’s in Your Basket?” was taken from John 6:1-15. The most valuable lessons we learned did not come from a textbook or a classroom, but from the school of “hard knocks” and “watching people.” In this passage, we need to sit back and read about the miracle, “The Feeding of the Five Thousand.” Learn from the actions of Jesus’ helpers. The “crowd” was described as a “great multitude.” A boy gave Jesus two fish and five loaves of bread. Jesus thanked God for the food and was able to serve the crowd with food to spare. Nothing is insignificant when placed in God’s hand.
We welcome Norma, Kody, and Kerrick Meyer by profession of faith and Vanessa Humphries by letter. Kyle McDanell was ordained Sunday at Goshen Baptist Church in Hardinsburg.
The deacon of the month is Danny Jacobs.
Tonight will be Bible study/prayer meeting at 7 p.m. The WMU is sponsoring a collection of laundry detergent, dish detergent and shampoo for the Meeting of the Needs Ministry.  
On Sunday, we’ll be having a baby shower for Cassandra and Ivory Chandler — it’s a girl. On Jan. 30, there will be a baby shower for Amy and Blake Robertson — it’s a girl.
We extend Christian sympathy to the families of Harvey Arnold, Bro. Bob Lowe, Jimmy Wainscott, Marvin Ogden, Lydia Cox, Mary Ola Garnett and Joann Wiley. Please pray for Rex Benson, Josh Shields, Bill Young Sr., Dudley Gullion, Flo Ransdell, Pat Gibson, Glen Dunavent, Patty Hamilton and all on the extended prayer list.

Salem Baptist

Michael welcomed everyone Sunday morning and read the prayer and praise list.
We were blessed with wonderful song and music from Lashonda Fitzgerald and Todd Woodyard. What a blessing to serve the Lord with your talents.
Bro. Jared’s message from James 1:1-3; Phillippians 4:19; John 16:33 — there is comfort in a big God. Don’t limit God. He parted the Red Sea. He can do anything if we only let Him. We can face the storms of life with Jesus by our side. What a friend we have in Jesus. James 1-2, “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptation. John 16:33, “These things I have spoken to you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer: I have overcome the world.” Ask Jesus into your life, ask Him for strength and wisdom. Come worship with us at Salem.