Church News for May 4, 2011

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Elk Lick Baptist
Tod Woodyard, Lashanda Fitzgerald and Bonnie Woodyard sang “Drinking From My Saucer.” Tod Woodyard and children sang “I Was There When It Happened.”
Bro. Scotty McDowell is our pastor for revival. His sermon was on St. John 5:1-9 -- “Wilt Thou Be Made Whole?”
We will remain the same until the pain of change is less than the pain of staying the same. Jesus is never changing. Bethesda means “The House of Mercy.” Our building where we worship is a house of mercy. Jesus asks you, “wilt thou be made whole?” He can heal both body and soul.
We had two Sundays to be made whole in Jesus Christ. Praise you, Lord, thank you for your son, Jesus.
Tonight will be our last night of revival. Please come at 7 p.m.
Keep in prayer the sick, shut-ins, missionaries, military, special prayer list, unsaved family and friends and families who lost loved ones.

First Baptist
Excitement is in the air. The remodeling in the education wing has enhanced our time together for Bible study and fellowship.
The recent salvation of several youth and an adult has brought great joy.
Several of the WMU ladies attended the WMU retreat and are motivated to keep up their good work.
The Young at Heart meets at 10 a.m. today and they are focusing on “Last Things” and presently dealing with the “Rapture of the Church.”
This past Sunday was a wonderful day in the Lord. Our pastor reminded us of God’s presence and purposes even in this time of chaos. Sunday night we came face to face with the “Unveiled Jesus” in Revelation 1:1. What a Savior. This Sunday our pastor will be focusing on the theme of “Mothers.” Services will be for all ages at 6:45 p.m. tonight. See you Sunday.

Monterey Baptist
Bro. Tony’s message this past Sunday was titled “What Would You Do With Jesus?” This question makes you stop and think and encourages you to declare every day that Jesus is Lord of your life. Each day we have to choose to let Jesus lead us.
Wednesday night activities will resume its regular schedule. There will be classes for preschool, K-5, youth/young adults and men. If you are interested in leading a study Wednesday night, please let Tony know.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday. This is an excellent time for good food and fellowship.
There will be a New Member’s Class held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Let Tony know if you plan to attend.
Our annual baby dedication will be held Mother’s Day, Sunday. This is a special service that you won’t want to miss.
Our next service night at Meeting the Needs is from 6-8 p.m. May 26.
There is a vacancy at the church for the VBS Director. If you are interested in coordinating VBS for our church, please contact Patti or Tony as soon as possible to begin the planning process.
During the Lenten season, people had Prayer Pals. This didn’t require any work — just to pray for your prayer pal daily. If you have a story you’d especially like to share about the experience of having a prayer pal and how that made a difference in your life, please let Tony or Patti know so that we may be sure to include it in the service.
The items collected during our Lenten season were put to good use. Last Wednesday night, members of our church ranging in ages from 4-84 came together and filled about 350 backpack bags for the students at our schools. This means that we supplied one weekend’s worth of food for our kids. Thank you, church, for having a caring and giving heart.

Mount Pleasant Baptist
It sounded like everyone was having a good time chatting Sunday morning before worship service at Mount Pleasant.
Breann Bond sweetly sang “Your Hands.”
“When Jesus Shows Up” was Bro. Dale’s message from John 20:19-23. When Jesus shows up, He will bring you peace, give you a new prospective on life, give you new purpose, and give you new power through the Holy Spirit.
Happy birthday to David Furnish, Vickie VonBokern, Linda Adkins, little master Jack Myers, Doris Dawson, Tim Jacobs, and Eugene Winkle.
Remember that Thursday is the “National Day of Prayer.”
Please pray for baby Jonathan McNay, Doris Dawson, Isaiah Columbia, the Mulberry family, Roy Prather, Lisa McKinney, the tornado victims, and the wet/dry issue.
Tonight at 7 p.m., will have a prayer meeting and Bible study.
Sunday is Mother’s Day.
Check out our church’s Facebook page that Barry Winkle set up.

New Columbus Baptist
Sunday afternoon our church fellowship hall was filled with well-wishers celebrating the 40th wedding anniversary of Carl and Sue Henage at a reception given by their children.
Also this afternoon, we started organizing our vacation Bible school planned for June 13-17 with the commencement scheduled for June 19. We are planning classes for all age groups and can always use more helpers in every area as we experience a “Big Apple Adventure.”
The New Columbus Community 4-H Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Our project will be soda-can wren houses.
For his Mother’s Day message titled “Momma’s Faith,” pastor Brad Vincent will use 2 Kings 4:8-37.
The Shunammite woman is a picture of faith. We should look at her example and pray that God gives us that kind of faith. The apostle Paul tells us in Ephesians 2:8 that faith is a gift that is not from ourselves. Sunday, we’ll look at this mother who was given the gift of faith.

New Liberty Baptist

On Sunday morning, the congregation was called to worship with scripture reading from Hebrews 12 by Keneta Wolfenbarger followed by the choir singing the chorus from “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.”
What a blessing we had Sunday with Jake Rider bringing the morning message on the Ten Commandments from the book of Exodus. The Ten Commandments are relevant to life today and should be considered a bridge and not a gap in spiritual guidance.
Our Women On Mission attended the retreat last weekend at Camp Cedarmore. Many thanks to Joy Roberts and Michelle Bess for sharing the book “Life Unhindered.” We researched those in the Bible who were unhindered in their Christian Life, who were faithful and obedient to God. What a wonderful time of worship we had together as ladies.
If you are without a church home, we invite you to worship with us at New Liberty. Our Sunday School is at 10 a.m. with worship at 11 a.m.

Old Cedar Baptist
Sunday, God moved in a glorious way. It was a time of awesome praise and worship as God poured his spirit out on us.
We were indeed blessed to have Marcy Brooks in charge of our morning services. It was wonderful for her to share her gift of music and testimony. We pray that God will keep on blessing her as much as she has blessed us. Remember that sometimes God has to bring you through things and not around them to get you to where He wants you to go.
Sunday nights at 6 p.m. is our New Beginnings praise the Lord practice.
At 6 p.m. Wednesday night, we’ll have a business meeting.
Remember in prayer this week: Ed Giles, Tommy Kemper, Lou Ann Tupts, Joyce Claxon, Bill Karsner, Jo Ann Threet, the people of Alabama, Matthew Kinder, the family of Gene Giles and the rest on our extended prayer list.

Pleasant Ridge Baptist
The Rev. Wotier’s message, “The Price for Following the Lord,” was taken from John 21:17-19. Peter chooses to follow Jesus. To follow Jesus we need to give up some things. We must change our lives and our lifestyle. We need to pay the price, to follow Him. Take responsibility to change your life. Take your faith to a higher level.
The Deacon of the Month is Morgan Chandler.
Tonight will be business/prayer meeting at 7. Our goal for the Annie Armstrong Easter offering is $2,000. Our emphasis for Meeting of the Needs Ministry is deodorant. We work at Meeting the Needs the third Thursday at 6 p.m. each month. Our goal for Relay for Life is $3,500. The annual fish fry is May 14. Pictures are needed for the 175th Anniversary slide show.
We extend Christian sympathy to the families of Barbara Renfro, William Young Sr. and Reba Wilhoite. Please pray for the People in Japan, Autumn Adkins, Glen Dunavent, Josh Shields, Bish Bishop, Norm Smith, Mike Anderson, Betty Keith and all on the extended prayer list.