Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church news
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012 6:00 pm
In our lives there are events that create “Precious Memories.” It truly is amazing the way our Lord orchestrates these special events. God definitely conducted our gathering at Hopewell Sunday. Most likely, those present will never forget it.
Our regular Sunday school superintendent, Gary Gardener, was unable to be with us, so Jimmy Washburn, led us into our classes. Gary was suffering with back pain from a recent fall. We prayed for Gary, Kevin Hazelwood, and others in need.
Bro. Durwood played the piano, while Lonnie Hazlewood led the congregation in a couple of great hymns. Tom McCutchen taught another great lesson about “Justice.”
It was good to have Dr. Bob Hathcock and his wife, Lynda, as our guests in Sunday school and the morning worship hours.
Lonnie and Minnie Hazlewood left during the latter part of our Sunday school time to go to Alamo Baptist Church to witness their great-grandchild’s dedication. They returned in time to hear the message of our Gideon speaker.
Larry Morgan played the piano and Bro. Durwood led the congregation in singing “Victory in Jesus.” Larry sang “I Bowed on My Knees and Cried Holy,” and Durwood sang, “It Is Well with My Soul.”
Following the music and a time of prayer, our Gideon speaker was introduced. Dr. Bob Hathcock delivered a most inspiring message about how God had used Gideon-placed Bibles to win lost souls to Christ throughout the world. A special offering was received for the Gideons.
After the benediction, we gathered in the fellowship hall for our third Sunday fellowship meal. The food was delicious and the fellowship was wonderful.
With our spiritual cups filled to overflowing, we departed. However, the pastor remembered he had been invited to hear some featured singers at the Sidonia Assembly of God Church homecoming. They were the Ward Family, some Bluegrass Gospel singers from Columbia.