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Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church news

Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2013 6:00 pm
By: By Durwood Worley

The precious old hymns selected and sung Sunday at Hopewell were worshipfully directed to the Lord. We opened with “Come, Thou Almighty King.” Prayers were made, and Gary Gardner read Daniel 6:25-28. Next we sang, “My Faith Looks Up to Thee.”

The first lesson in our new Sunday school quarterly was ”Better Days Ahead.” Our class leader was Tom McCutchen, a dedicated and gifted teacher.

“God Will Take Care of You” was the opening hymn in the 11 a.m. worship hour. After a time of addressing prayer concerns, pastoral prayer was made. Larry Morgan played and sang “The Old Rugged Cross.” The scripture lesson was Matthew 6:5-15 and I Corinthians 11:23-29.

The pastor then directed our attention to the Lord’s table that was prepared for the Sacrament of Holy Communion. He emphasized that the Lord’s Supper is one of the greatest means of evangelism. Through the proper observance of holy meal, all participants, Proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes again. 

Bro. Durwood administered the Lord’s Supper and then delivered a sermon titled, “The Prayer That Jesus Taught.” Jesus taught this prayer in response to a request his disciples had made. It is noteworthy that his disciples did not ask Jesus to teach them to sing, or to preach. They asked Him to teach them to pray, for without prayer, even preaching is cold, empty and without power. Gratitude was made for a song, “Did You Think to Pray?” written by Mary A. Kidder in 1876. The first notable thing about the Lord’s Prayer is that the prayer is directed our Heavenly Father whose love wants the best for His children.  The father also knows what is best for His children, and has the ability to meet their every need.

The closing hymn was “Jesus Paid it All.”

The Renaissance Bluegrass Band is to be in concert at Hopewell from 1:30-3 p.m. March.  We extend a cordial invitation to everyone. The band and singers are from Bethel University at McKenzie. They are really talented, and will greatly bless you.

The Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church will host the Sidonia Community area-wide Easter service at 7 a.m. March 31.


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