Church News for Feb. 6, 2013

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First Baptist Owenton
There was such joy in our worship service this past Sunday. We give thanks to God for the blessing of fellowship with the saints.
Our pastor continued on the theme of family and preached on “Truths to Teach Every Toddler to Teen.” They must be taught respect for authority, elders, parents, property, children, nature and self. If parents are to claim the promise of Proverbs 22:6, they must carry out the responsibilities. Sunday evening our pastor preached on “Seeing the Unseen” from Hebrews 11:27.
The “All Pro Dad” program at the middle school got off to a great start. The next gathering will be on Feb. 27.
The forms and payments for the youth retreat are due by Feb. 13.
Our Valentine Banquet will be held Sunday at 6 p.m. We have a great evening of entertainment planned. The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday.
All choir members need to meet for practice this Sunday at 5 p.m. Trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) and our business meeting will be tonight at 6:45 p.m.
An invitation is extended to you to join us for a special celebration service this Sunday morning. We will have an official “note burning” service for the Family Life Center. The FLC Building Committee, Together We Build Committee and the trustees who served during the construction will be recognized.
Our special guest preacher for the service will be Dr. Paul Chitwood, who was serving as pastor when the church began the process of building.
Dr. Chitwood presently serves as the executive director for the Kentucky Baptist Convention. We would count it an honor to have you as our guest for these special services. See you Sunday.

Monterey Baptist
Rex Gibson blessed us with a message on why grace is so amazing Sunday. Join us for a message from Jeremy Warren this Sunday at 11 a.m.
The Family Valentine’s Party will be held Saturday at 6 p.m.
Children’s class and men’s Bible study are held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. The children will start working on some music for Easter. If your child needs a ride to church on Wednesday nights, please call Nick Carter at (502) 514-5400.
The next monthly planning meeting will be held Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Baptist
The snowy landscape made the drive to Pleasant Home extra special Sunday morning.  
“Somebody Bigger Than You and I” was our special in song by Carla Marston. Psalm 106:1-8 was the basis for Bro. Dale’s message, “For His Name’s Sake.”  For his name’s sake, he leads us into paths of righteousness, we have pardon from iniquity, he leads and guides us, helps us for the glory of his name and delivers us, deals with us, revives us and brings our souls out of trouble, and tells us to be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another even as Christ forgave us.
It was so good to see Nila Marksberry back with us Sunday morning.
Happy birthday to Judy Hetterman.
Please pray for Jerry Duncan, Glen Duke, Sadie Farmer, Anna Fightmaster, Diana Kozar, Patsy Fitzgerald, Scott Logdon, Bob Lancaster, Lanis Garnett, Logan Duke, Norma McDonald, Wilma Perkins, Carol Prather, Penny Smoot, Teresa Sharon, Joe Warren, Tom Marshall, Miss Lenora Kelly Olds, Miss Fannie Wilhoite, Susan Wheeler, Darrell Smith, the families of Carlene Roberts and Evelyn Bourne, our military men and women and their families, our leaders, and our great country.
Tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. is our weekly prayer meeting and Bible study.
Saturday at 6 p.m., we will have our Valentine Social. Bring a favorite food and your sweetheart or friend and come join the fun.
Directory pictures will be taken Feb. 26 and 27. Please contact Susan Burress for an appointment. Please bring in photos from church activities for the directory such as VBS, Creation Museum, special programs, and all church events. Please include names and dates of activities.

New Columbus Baptist
The message pastor Brad Vincent will present Sunday will be titled “The Hope of Heaven” and will cite Colossians 1:1-6 as text. When Paul writes to the Colossians, he praises them for their trust in Christ. Paul also explains that our only hope is stored up in Heaven.
He is emphasizing the security of the believer. Since we know our future destination and salvation is sure, we are free to live for Christ and love others. When you find yourself doubting or wavering in your faith, love or trust, remember your destination - Heaven. Join us Sunday to see if we have the same trust and hope.
Our annual Valentine Banquet is planned for 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15. This is a fun-time event when our adults serve the youth and children.
Our church roller skating outing to Charlie’s Rink near Cynthiana has been rescheduled to March 23, 2 to 4 p.m. Tommy Scott will have details later.

New Liberty Baptist
A very special thanks to the men who worked Saturday clearing the parking lot and sidewalks so that we could have services Sunday. Our crowd was small because of the inclement weather. The services were very intimate and spiritual.
Following our song service, Bro. Dwight delivered the message from Matthew 17:1-13 “The Transfiguration.”
The Transfiguration took place on a high mountain presumably Mount Hermon. Luke’s version states the Christ went there to pray. The personalities of this event were the Savior, A heavenly duet featuring Moses (representing the law) and Elijah (representing the prophets) and the earthly trio Peter, James and John. This climatic event resulted in the Father saying  “This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased, hear ye him.”
The Transfiguration was certainly life changing for the disciples. John wrote in his gospel “We beheld his glory the glory of the only begotten of the father.” Peter also reflected on the event in his second epistle.
From this inspiring message, we see Christ in his heavenly form. From this mountaintop experience, we learn that Christ came from the mountain to the valley that would eventually result in his death and resurrection. Thus, Christ lives as our savior (by his grace, he took our place). Christ lives as our Lord to whom we owe allegiance. Christ lives as our priest, who makes intercession for us. He lives as our captain, prince and leader giving us daily direction and he lives as our king reigning on the right hand of God. The overall message is that we as Christians are never to take a moment of our life for granted. Live abundantly, faithfully knowing that in Christ life has meaning and substance.
If you do not have a church, come visit with us at New Liberty Baptist.

Salem Baptist
We welcomed a good crowd Sunday morning.
Bro. Jared’s message was taken from John 8 and Mark 2, “Change Without Repentance is Fake.”
“Repent,” it’s hard – we can not have change without repentance. Turn away from that sin and never do it again.
Have a relationship with God and a foundation built on Jesus. Find peace in your soul.
It’s very hard to admit when we are wrong and we can’t forgive others if we have never been forgiven. So ask for forgiveness and seek God’s guidance in everything you do.
Happy birthday to Jerry Lankford, Ms. Carol, Mary Frances and Gladys and Shaun.
Come worship with us. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. and night service at 6 p.m.