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Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church news

Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church news

Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2012 6:00 pm
By: By P. Durwood Worley

Sunday school and the morning worship service were edifying to all that attended.

Tom and Roetta McCutchen were on vacation in Pennsylvania.

Tammy Morgan was out of town on her job, but Larry was present. Tammy sent a wonderful card of appreciation that Bro. Durwood read to the congregation. 

Jim Washburn taught a great lesson titled, “Erasing the Boundary Line” based on the scripture in Acts 8:26-39.

Aaron Staulcup from Ridgley was a surprise visitor for both the class and worship service. Until his early teens, he had lived in the Sidonia area and was known as Guy Staulcup. His visit was a blessing to all.

It was good to have Gary and Kim Baker, and Gary and Sandra Gardener’s daughter and granddaughter in the morning worship service.            

We had a really good song service with Lonnie Hazlewood leading and Kevin Hazlewood playing the piano. For our special music, Larry Morgan played and sang “In the Garden.” Bro. Durwood played his guitar and was accompanied by Larry in singing “Who Am I?” Aaron Staulcup blessed us with words of inspiration and played a medley of songs on his harmonica. 

The pastor read from Mark 10:46-52 and preached, “When Jesus Stood Still.” In Joshua there is an account where, at the command of a man, the sun stool still; but in the scripture lesson, we find a man that caused God, who made the sun to stand still. That man was Bartimaeus, a blind beggar who cried for mercy. Jesus was passing through Jericho on his way to Jerusalem to fulfill his mission that would provide salvation to all who believe. Nothing could stop him or even cause him to pause – not Herod, not Satan, not the Pharisees, not his disciples, not even his own mother. But one helpless beggar crying for mercy stopped the Son of God in his tracks. Jesus called the beggar to come to him. He obeyed and “immediately he received his sight. It was only fitting that we concluded the service by singing, “Amazing Grace.”

I close with two announcements: Sunday the Sidonia community will have its annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the fire station and the other is of utmost importance – National Election Day will be Tuesday. I want to encourage every registered citizen to be sure and vote. God Bless America.