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PAGE 6 • THE FLORALA NEWS " WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 I Church ) Obituaries • Church Services ppenings ° ChurchActivities° Meetings "' BETHEL ASSEMBLY OF GOD % Members would like to invite everyone to their services: unday school 9:45 a.m.; morning worship 10:45 a.m.; eve- hing worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday service 6:30 p.m. The church !s located at 7417 Dorcas Rd 393, Laurel Hill, FL. Pastor is ;Jack Day. BIBLE STUDY : An informal Bible study is held each Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in the home of Stratton and Dinah .Colonna, 1156 St. Hwy. 85 in the Clear Springs Community. Everyone is invited. For infor- mation call 850-419-4362. CANEY CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH Caney Creek Baptist Church, welcomes you to join them Sunday morning at 10 a.m. for Sunday school, 11 a.m. wor- ship service, 5 p.m. evening service, Wednesday service 6 p.m. Located Hwy. 2 West DeFuniak Springs, FL. Interim pas- tor is Frank Mclntosh. + ,. CHILDREN'S HOME ASSEMBLY ;: Children's HomeAssembly. Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship at 11 a.m. Youth Service Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Pastor C.W. Pinner and church family welcomes all to their services. Church phone 850-834-5199. The church is located at 6974 Co. Hwy. 147, Laurel Hill, FL. DAMASCUS BAPTIST CHURCH Damascus Baptist Church extends an invitation to every- one to attend Sunday School 10 a.m. and church 11 a.m., dis- cipleship training 6 p.m. and evening worship 7 p.m. Wednes- day evenings 6 p.m. for Bible study and prayer meeting. The church is located on the Wing hwy. ENON BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Mark Perry and Enon Baptist Church extends an open invitation to everyone to attend worship services each Sunday. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m., ,and Sunday wor- ship service 11 a.m. A convention style gospel sing is held every fourth Friday of each month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The church is located on Cravey Bridge Road just off County Road 45 between Florala and Andalusia. For more information call (334)-222-7702 or • 334-488-1129. FIRST AFRICAN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH : First African Missionary Baptist Church, Florala. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship Service, 11 a.m. on 2nd and 4th Sundays. Wednesday night, Prayer, Praise and Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to worship. Pastor is Terrance D. Bulger. ; FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Laodicean Letters by William Barjames Lovers of Pleasure The The members of First Baptist Church and Pastor Char- lie Lennard invite everyone to join them in worship. Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Celebrative Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Evening Worship/Bible Study 6 p.m. Sunday (Bible Study and activities for everyone). Wednesday evening family dinner at 5:30 p.m. (request $2 donation/plate), service 6:30 p.m. in- cludes a time of Bible study and .activities for all ages. Staffed nursery provided for all services. Located at 23593 Fifth Av- enue, FIorala. Telephone 858-3234. Check out the website at www.fbcflorala.com. FLORALA CHURCH OF GOD Florala Church of.God presents a call to worship. New pas- tor, Bennie C. Day, Jr. Phone 334-493-6018. Sunday School 10 a.m.; Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship 5 p.m.; Wednesday night 7 p.m. 22564 8th Ave, Florala. LAKEWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Wendell Ard and cOngregation would like for you to join them in worship at Lakewood Baptist Church, 696 State- line Road. Sunday school 10 a.m., morning worship 11 a.m., youth services 5 p.m., evening service 6 p.m., Wednesday prayer service 7 p.m. LOCKHART BAPTIST CHURCH Lockhart Baptist Church located on Highway 55 in Lock- hart cordially invites you to worship. Sunday school 9:45 a.m., morning worship 11 a.m. discipleship training 5 p.m., evening worship 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer services 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Rev. John Bryan is pastor. NEW BETHEL AME New BethelA.M.E. in Florala and St. Matthews A.M.E. in Lock- hart, AL. Morning Worship Services are held at 11 a.m. at New Bethel A.M.E. on the 1st and 3rd Sundays and at St. Matthews A.M.E. on the 2rid and 4th Sundays. You are cordially invited to come and worship. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Fred Boyett and the congregation of the New Hope Baptist Church would like to invite the entire surrounding com- munities to the church. It is located between Florala and Opp off of Hwy. 331. Go north from Florala approximately 10 miles, turn left on New Hope Rd. Call 334-493-7439 for information. Sunday School 10 a.m. and Morning Worship 11 a.m. Call 334-493-7489 for information. NORTH CREEK APOSTOLIC Pastor JimmyWatson and church would like to invite ev- eryone to the North Creek Apostolic Lighthouse Church for Tuesday night prayer at 7:00, Thursday night worship at 6:30, Sunday School at 9:45, Sundayworship service at 11:00 and Sunday evening worship at 3:00. Come expecting a move of God. For more info or for a ride, call Pastor Watson at 334-858-3025. PAXTON ASSEMBL( OF GOD Paxton Assembly of God, located at 359 Highway 147 (Webster Lane) invites everyone to attend services: Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; worship service 11:00 a.m.; women's minis- Obituary EMMA NELSON Emma Nelson, age 78, passed awayWednesday, August 25, 2010 in West Palm Beach, FL. She was born in Covington County, AL, the daughter of the late Elige H. Musselwhite and Annie Lawrence Mussel- white. A resident of Florala In Loving Memory Terry Lynn Mitchell 3/8/55 - 9/3/09 Just a Memory Away I'm no longer by your side, but there's no need to weep; I've left sweet recollections I'm hoping you will keep. Eternal joy and memories stay in our hearts forever, Strengthening our special bond that parting cannot sever. Now it's time to journey on, so let your faith be strong, For I am in a better place... I'm home where I belong. And if times of loneliness bring sorrow and dismay, Don't despair, for I am there... Just a memory away. she retired from Franklin Ferguson Company. She was a faithful and loyal member of the F!orala Church of God. Survivors are son, Lar- ry D. Ellis and wife, De- nise; and granddaughters, Keri Armand and Lisa Armand; great-grandson, Travis McHugh, all of Loxa- hatchee, FL; step-sons, Wil- liam T. (Sonny) Nelson and wife, Cindy, of Fairfield, CA, Lamar Nelson and wife, Nita, of Citronelle, AL; step- daughters, Joyce Catrett of Alex City, AL, Peggy Pooley and husband, Stuart, of Bagdad, FL, Barbara Sell- ers and husband, Jerry, of Bonifay, FL; 13 step-grand- children and 13 step-great- grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband, G.W. Nelson; daughter, Teresa Ellis; parents, Elige H. and Annie Musselwhite; step- daughter, Debbie Nelson; sisters, Florence Harrel- son, Ella Truman and Alma Cumbie. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 31 at the Florala Church of God with Reverend Eugene Tru- man officiating. Interment followed in the New Hope Cemetery. tries 5:30 p.m.; evening worship 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. Pastor is Rev. Ronald Sexton. PAXTON BAPTIST CHURCH The membership of Paxton Baptist invites everyone to hear the Word and worship God each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. for Sunday School; morning worship 11 a.m. and evening wor- ship at 6 p.m. Wednesday service at 6:30 p.m., including adult prayer meeting, youth praise and worship and children Bible times. Located downtown Paxton on US 331. Pastor is Rev. John H. Lovelady II1. For more info contact 850-834-2718 dur- ing normal business hours. PHILLIP CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH Phillip Chapel Baptist Church will be having their annual Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, August 22, 2010. Sun- .day School at 11 a.m. Service at 12 p.m. The speaker of the hour will be Rev. A.D. Bell, Jr., pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Florala. Phillip Chapel is located on County Rd. 4 where Rev. Jonas Rogers is the pastor. All are welcome. Lunch will be served. RED OAK BAPTIST Red Oak Baptist, Pastor Eugene Meadows and congrega- tion invite the public to worship. Sunday School 10 a.m., wor- ship service 11 a.m., evening worship 5 p.m., and Wednesday service 7 p.m. The church is located at 13667 AL Hwy. 55, Florala. SIXTH AVENUE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Come to the Sixth Avenue Missionary Baptist Church where "Church is not a habit, it is an experience." Bring your bibles and read along as Rev. Ernest L. Powell, with clarity and passion, explains the Word 'of God. Sing along with the soul-stirring Sixth Avenue Gospel choirs. Services are as fol- lows: Sunday school: 9:45 a.m.; worship service 2nd and 4th Sundays at 11 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday 6 p.m Located at 22507 Sixth Avenue right next to the Sixth Avenue Cleaners. Church phone: 334-858-8432. For further informa- tion call 858-5330. SMYRNA BAPTIST CHURCH Smyrna Baptist Church is the place to be for those hun- gry to learn about the Lord Jesus Christ. Every Sunday morn- ing, Sunday night and Wednesday night, Pastor Randy Holtz teaches about the Savior and helps members understand the word of God. God has promised that He and His word will be forever. That is a very comforting thought and in this day and age knowing about the Lord can give one true peace. The Books of the Bible are studied each Wednesday night with discussion questions. Sunday morning different areas of the Bible are studied. Hours: Sunday school 9:45 a.m., church 10:45 a.m., night 5 p.m., Wednesday 7 p:m ......... ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Members of St. John Missionary Baptist Church where Rev. A.D. Bell Jr. has been pastor for 31 years invite you to worship each Sunday. Sunday school 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. regular order of service. Wednesday Bible class 7 p.m. 2nd Sunday after Sunday School there is a series of bible classes (subject: The Apostle Doctrine). (3rd Sunday regular order of service) (4) Sunday morning after Sundays School a bible class is held (subject: Making the Most of your Christian Life). Located on Martin Luther King, Jr. Street. TRINITY MISSION When life gets you down, there is a God who cares. God has all power, wisdom, and answers. Trinity Mission enjoys serving God, and invites you to attend church services. Sun- day school 10 a.m., worship service 11 a.m., and Wednesday prayer service 6 p.m. The church is located on Hwy. 331, 2 miles south of Paxton. Call 834-4077. FROM THE PEN OF PASTOR NATHANIEL BELCHER "THE WORD OF GOD" The word of God will work mightly for you if you read the word, believe the word, and obey the word. 'TC-herefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. But he ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he behold- eth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed on his deed." James 1:21-25 "Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes." Deuter- onomy 11:18 Obey the word, and watch God honor His word. DEACON EMERITUS TITLE GIVEN- Hubert An- derson and Grant Rhodes were honored by First Baptist Church Florala on 'Sunday when they were recognized as Deacon Emeritus. The title Deacon Emeritus is intended to recognize long and distinguished service through the church in the capacity of Deacon as well as service to the church through a number of other responsibilities and positions of service. FBC is proud to have two such men in their midst/ he pleasures of this life last only a short time and then disappear, but the pleasures of God are eternal. Paul foretold through the Holy Spirit that in the last days people would love the pleasures of this world more than God (2 Timothy 3:4). On any given Sunday you will find people following the desires of their heart and gratifying their sensual pleasures. Try finding an empty seat at a NASCAR race or professional/college football game. As a matter of fact, try finding a empty parking space at the lake. Sporting events, car races, movies, lakes and ballgames all produce a full house on Sunday while many of our churches have a multitude of empty pews. The thing that people set their heart upon is the thing they do and talk about the most. The heart set on the flesh loves the things of the flesh while the heart set on God loves the things of God. The problem is, there are more people living to satisfy the desires of the flesh (sinful nature) than there are people who truly love the things of God. Sometimes we must make a choice. Like Moses who reached a point in his life where, as the Bible says, he had come to years (about 40 years old) he refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosing to suffer affliction with the people of God than enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season (short time). When Moses turned his faith toward God he thought nothing of refusing a position as Pharaoh of Egypt. Because he was adopted by the daughter of Pharaoh and had been raised and trained in the Egyptian court, he was in line for the throne. Moses made a choice that would change the world. He traded the temporal for the eternal. He determined the reproach of Christ was greater than the throne of Egypt. "God is to be loved above all; but a carnal mind, full of enmity against Him any thing before Him, especially carnal pleasures." Matthew Henry Everyone must make a choice to accept the things of God or reject Him. There is no middle ground. Holding on to sensual pleasures in the heart will put out the fire of God. It will extinguish all love and sense of God in our life. If the love of God is not in us, we cannot love the world around us. And if we don't love the people around us, we will not carry out the great commission given by our Lord, and those people we refused to love will die in their sins and we will be accountable for their blood. And last of all (as with Israel) the church that lives for carnal pleasure awaits judgment. "Now I will inform you what I am about to do to my vineyard: I will remove its hedge and turn it into pasture, I will break its wall and allow animals to graze there. I will make it a wasteland; no one will prune its vines or hoe its ground, and thorns and briers will grow there. I will order the clouds not to drop any rain on it." Isaiah 5:5-6 (NET) IS this a picture of your church? Jesus told the Laodicean church that He knew their works and they were neither cold or hot. And because they were lukewarm, He was going to vomit them out of His mouth. Friends, don't take lightly His warning! The Spirit says, "They are clouds without water carded about by the wind, trees whose fruit withers, without fruit twice dead and plucked up by the roots."