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Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church news

Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church news

Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2012 6:00 pm
By: By P. Durwood Worley

Sunday was another great day in the Lord at Hopewell C. P. Church and the Sidonia Community. Tom and Roetta were back from their vacation. They cut it short due to Hurricane Sandy approaching the east coast. Tom taught a wonderful lesson. He shared about their visit in Lancaster County, PA with the Amish. Roetta was our pianist. 

It was a blessing to have Mrs. Hazel Gardner and her daughter, Jessica from Memphis, with us in Sunday school and morning worship.

Also present was Tempie Gardner. Congratulations to Tempie, and all the Martin Middle School Cheerleaders who were winners at the cheerleading competition in Collierville last week. This qualified them for the national finals.

Also, present with us for the morning service were Roetta’s grandson, Eli, and Tempie’s friend Amanda.

It was also great to have Lorrie and Jordan back with us. I sure hope I have not overlooked anyone.  I may not mention those that are always faithful to be in attendance, but I want them to know they are surely appreciated.

We missed Kevin Hazlewood who was unable to be with us due to sickness.

Larry Morgan blessed us by playing and singing, “Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me.”

Something very unique was that the fiancée of Bro. Worley, Maria Salas, sang “El Shaddai” live from the Philippines over the phone. We all were truly blessed.

The pastor’s sermon was, “What’s in a Name?” 

After the benediction, most all of us went to the Sidonia Volunteer Fire Station, and gathered with the many friends of the community, and beyond, for the annual Thanksgiving meal. It was an outstanding meal, to say the least.

I apologize for hurriedly writing and submitting the church news. The past few days have been hectic. Yet, it is comforting to know that God is with us. He is our YAHWEH Shammah, The Lord that is present.

Our prayers go out to the many victims of Storm Sandy, the family of Frances (Hughey) Wilson, and to Tammy Morgan’s son Blake and his wife Whitney who lost their clothes, and a few other items including their pet dogs that perished in a fire that destroyed the home that they were in the process of moving from.

Bro. Durwood will be away on a short vacation Sunday, but there will be a special worship service with singing and a devotional message by one of our outstanding laypersons. It will be Veterans’ Day. You might be contemplating how you could honor our Veterans. I suggest a good way would be to be  in church somewhere.