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Today's Features

  • Flo Parker beautifully sang “Your Sins Are Forgiven” acappella. Bro. Dale’s message from Psalm 37 helped us understand that when life gets so hard that you think you may lose your mind, remember that laughter is a good medicine; take comfort in things that last, like relationships with others, and not in material things; and control your anger.
    Happy anniversary to Roy and Nila Marksberry. They have had 47 years of wedded bliss.
    Please pray for these dear ones: Kim Furnish, David Furnish, Linda Haydon, Rebekah Gaines, and Mary Joan Mefford.

  • Our men’s prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. Saturday. Bring a friend and come for good food and fellowship.
    Meeting the Needs Ministry is in dire need of personal hygiene items. Boxes for donated items are located in the MBC back foyer. Our next night to work at Meeting the Needs is from 6 to 8 Feb. 24.
    Pastor Tony Watkins continued his sermon series entitled “Family Affairs.” Other topics to be covered include: 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.

  • Gratz Baptist

    Brother Lewis Adams gave a hair-standing message from God about the roads we choose.
    God gave us two roads — the straight and narrow road or the curvy road — for us to take.
    When you feel like you hit rock bottom, remember that Jesus said knock and the door shall open.
    We get so wrapped up in life that we forget to listen to our hearts, to what God is telling us to do. He provides for us. It may not always be what you want, but thank him for what he gives you.
    We had 10 people move their letter and join the church and four baptisms. Gratz is growing.

  • The Rev. Dann’s message was “Growing Like Weeds” on Sunday. He challenged us with the question, “Is our faith still growing like weeds, is it still active?” The choir sang a beautiful melody led by Berna Tanksley; and during the “Time for Young Disciples,” the children learned how easy it is to be successful when you have God’s help.

  • Bro. John’s message was on “Planking Ahead,” John 14:1-3. Jesus said he prepared us a place and will come back to get us. We need to plan for our trip. Jesus will come in the blink of an eye. The dead will rise first, then the saved will rise in the air to meet him. We pack for a trip now — when Jesus comes we don’t need anything but ourselves. We need to change our currency for heavenly currency. We need to help others. We need to use our gifts for the Lord and store accounts in Heaven. We need a ticket to travel here — our trip to Heaven is free, paid by Jesus on the cross.

  • A dedication service was recently held for Aiden and Arron Gullion. They were accompanied by Bro. Jared, Meagan and Bro. Matthew Gullion.

  • Last month, a man I know had surgery on his hand, the second surgery on the same hand.
    After the first surgery his hand had lost quite a bit of feeling. On the one hand (no pun intended), that meant it didn’t hurt any more. But on the other, no feeling meant he couldn’t do his job, which requires using both hands and all his fingers.
    After the second surgery his hand was still numb, which was a huge disappointment for him. But then during the middle of the night it started hurting. His wife told me he was happy for the pain because that meant he could feel again.

  • Carter Allen Patton was born Nov. 15, 2010. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.
    Parents are Sarah Ayres and Stanley Patton. Grandparents are Jeff and Beckie Ayres, Curt and Bonnie Patton, and Linda Jump.

  • Sawyer Allen Welch was born at 10:59 a.m. Dec. 17, 2010, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
    He is the son of Allen and Kari Welch of Frankfort.
    He was 21 inches long and weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces.
    He is welcomed to the world by his sister, Shelby Allison Welch, 7.
    Sawyer Allen is the maternal grandson of Richard and Susan Hampton of Owenton and the paternal grandson of Patty Welch of Carrollton.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Ottis Smith of Owenton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Smith, to Joshua Walton, son  of the late Sgt. Todd M. Walton of Saginaw, Mich.
    The wedding is planned for Oct. 15, 2011.
    Invitations will be sent to guests.