Published 1:06 pm Friday, September 21, 2018

By Scena Ann Petrey

Sophie Cornett played the piano and sang a special Sunday, Sept. 16. “How Great Is Our God” reminded us that God is great and can and will handle everything for us.

All kids ages K – 6th grade are working on their Christmas musical each Sunday during worship service. The name of their musical is “The Secret of Snowflake County.”

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The adult choir began working on their Christmas musical and will practice each Sunday evening at 6 p.m. Their musical is “Hope Has Hands”, and Bro. Jerry Hampton is leading it.

The youth will be attending the Winter Xtreme Conference Dec. 29-31 in Gatlinburg, Tenn. You can reserve your spot now with a $50 deposit.

The AIM Pregnancy Center annual dinner will be Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset. Let Bro. Kyle know if you want to attend.

Bro. Kyle will be leading a MasterLife group on Sunday afternoons from 5-6 p.m. starting on Oct. 14 and ending on Nov. 18. This study enables believers to make Christ Master and to master life by developing a personal, lifelong, and obedient relationship with Him. The cost of the workbook is $10 and should be paid by Sept. 30.

Bro. Kyle has begun a sermon series on Thessalonians: Finding with his sermon Sunday entitled “Prayer and the Presence of God.” Paul began this church in Thessalonica with Silas, but when they had to leave too early, Paul sent Timothy to check on the church. A church is a gathering of believers in the Lord, Jesus Christ, and the church unites believers.

Paul stressed that three things should be in all believers: faith, enduring hope, and love. Prayer is extremely important in the life of a believer. How else can we communicate with our heavenly Father! However, praying in the presence of God is no small thing. God is omnipresent – able to be present everywhere at once. God also has a manifest presence that is not for all people at all times.

To explain this concept, Bro. Kyle not only mentioned the tabernacle, but also showed a small clip that explained the importance of the tabernacle. The movable tabernacle the Israelites carried throughout the wilderness to Canaan, had three main areas: the courtyard, the holy place, and the Holy of Holies. This third part was set aside, and the priests could only enter into this curtained area one time a year. God dwelled there and lived among His people.

Upon Jesus’ death, the curtain separating the Holy of Holies was torn and destroyed. We now have direct access to God through our High Priest, Jesus.

We extend sympathy and prayers to Billie Sullivan whose mother Della Edwards of London passed away last week.

Dates to remember: Sept. 29 – Doug Anderson concert at Lincoln County High School at 6 p.m.

Thought for the week: “Don’t focus on who let you down; appreciate who lifted you up. Don’t focus on who darkened your days; appreciate who brightened them.”