Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church news

Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church news

Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 6:02 pm
By: By P. Durwood Worley

Sunday was a gorgeous autumn day, and a glorious day to worship at the Hopewell C.P. Church located on the western side of the Sidonia community.

It was good to see Sandra and Gary Gardner in our services. It was Sandra’s birthday.

Roetta McCutchen was the pianist and Lonnie Hazlewood was our song leader. Tom McCutchen taught a great lesson about “Power Brokers” based on the incident recorded in Acts 8:4-24. 

It was good to have Mrs. Frances Mathis-Campbell in our morning worship service and at our fellowship meal.

Kathy Hull and her son, Mike, were our special guests from New York. They blessed us with special music and song.

We missed our regular attendees Larry and Tammy Morgan. Larry is to have a MRI on his right knee.

Bro. Worley’s scripture reading was from Acts 17:22-34. The title was “The Unknown God.” The message of the Apostle Paul on Mars Hill at Athens was that their unknown God is indeed the only true and living God. It speaks of the greatness of God, the goodness of God, and the grace of God. We can know him because of the risen Christ, the Son of God. He is a personal God that cares for us.

The pastor told an illustration related to God’s care for each of us: A man visiting a friend of his noticed a picture of Jesus in a frame on the wall. It seemed as though the eyes of Jesus were looking directly at him. That made him feel uncomfortable so he moved across the room, but it appeared those eyes were still looking straight at him. He asked his host, “Doesn’t that make you feel uncomfortable?” The host replied, “No, that picture tells me that Jesus loves me so much, He can’t keep His eyes off me!”

Bro. Worley concluded his sermon by singing part of a Vep Ellis song, “Do You Know My Jesus?” and also, a song by Geron Davis, “I’m Glad I Know Who Jesus Is.”

After the service, we proceeded to the fellowship hall for our Third Sunday fellowship meal.  Our cooks are second to none. After eating, some of the people over-heard the pastor saying in an adjoining area, “Father, forgive me for I have sinned.”

If any of you are not part of a worshiping community of faith, we at Hopewell give you a cordial invitation to come be a part of ours.


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