Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church news

Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church news

Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2012 6:00 pm
By: By P. Durwood Worley

I apologize for no news from Hopewell CPC since the first week in November. I was on vacation the second Sunday of the month.  However, I was informed of a wonderful service in which Tom McCutchen gave witness about his faith journey.

While on vacation, I attended the River of Life Church in Smyrna and heard Tonya (Goodman) Sykes, the daughter of the late Rusty Goodman sang, “Look For Me for I Will Be There Too.”  It was a song that had been written by her dad.

On the third Sunday I was back home. Our class lesson was about “Helping One Another.” Tom was the teacher. He engaged class members in a lively discussion.

We missed Shirley Washburn, who was visiting her daughter Julie and family in Memphis. Also missing were Larry and Tammy Morgan, who were holding an event at Legends to benefit Beau Reynolds of Bradford.

During the morning worship service the pastor sang “Thank You Lord, for Your Blessings on Me.” His sermon was, “Give Thanks,” from 1 Chronicles 16:34 and Psalms 136:1. He concluded his message by leading the congregation in singing “Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart.”

Our Thanksgiving meal was in the fellowship hall. The women had decorated it for the season. To select one particular dish would be unwise because everything was so good, but I will risk saying I made several return trips to the table for fish that had been cooked by Gary Gardner.

On the evening of Nov. 16, the Community Thanksgiving Service was at the Sidonia Assembly of God Church. Churches that participated were: Victory Baptist, Mt. Vernon Methodist, Sidonia Baptist, Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian, Beech Grove Independent, Alamo Baptist and the Sidonia Assembly of God. Special music was by Mr. and Mrs. David from Victory Baptist and Keith Hayes of the host church. Bro. Fields, the pastor of Alamo Baptist, was the preacher. His sermon was about “Why People are Unthankful.”

I will close by giving a brief report on this past Sunday. Lonnie Hazlewood taught the adult class lesson titled, “Spread the News.”  In the worship service, Larry Morgan sang “To God Be the Glory” and “How Great Thou Art.”  The pastor read from John 14:1-6 titled, “The Father’s House.” The good news is that Jesus has gone to prepare a place there for us.  He gave the promise that He will return to take us to that eternal abode.   Are you ready?  If not, why not?

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