Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church news
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013 6:00 pm
I was unable to report on the last two Sundays in December. Therefore, I will endeavor to provide an update since my last report and conclude with a report on the first Sunday in
Bro. Durwood Worley and Maria Salas were united in Holy Matrimony on Saturday, Dec. 22. Rev. Franklin Gardner officiated. Roetta McCutchen was the matron for the bride and Aaron Staulcup was the patron for the groom. Larry Morgan provide beautiful wedding music and Tammy Morgan did the photography. The Hopewell C.P. women were hostesses for the reception. Special guests were Craig and Rizza Worley from Murfreesboro.
The Sunday service prior to Christmas was informal, but very heart warming. Bro. Durwood and Sis. Maria sang, “Give Thanks, With a Grateful Heart.” Larry and Tammy Morgan sang, “Away in a Manger” with Larry accompanying with a vintage 1914 acoustic Gibson guitar. The pastor read Galatians 4:4-5. He preached, “Why There’s a Christmas day” and sang, “C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S.”
Pastor Worley was unable to be in church the last Sunday in December due to an acute sinus infection. Several more were sick and also missed church. Therefore, services on the first Sunday of 2013 were very special to those able to be present. Attendance was up, yet some were still unable to attend due to sicknesses or other obligations.
With Roetta McCutchen playing the piano, Lonnie Hazlewood led the congregation is singing, “Rescue the Perishing” and “There Shall Be Showers of Blessings.” Tom McCutchen taught our lesson titled, “Motives and Messages.” Class discussion was very stimulating.
In the morning worship service, the congregation sang, “Trust and Obey.” Kevin Hazlewood played a special number on the piano, Larry Morgan sung, “I’m Gonna Walk That Milky White Way, One of These Days.” Bro. Durwood and Maria Worley sung, “How About Your Heart.”
Bro. Durwood read Proverbs 4:20-27. He preached about, “The Grace of God and the Heart of Man.” When one gives one’s heart to God, God returns the favor with a spiritual heart transplant.
The service concludes with the Sacrament of Holy Communion. We all departed with our spiritual cups full and over-flowing.