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,r--m----~ ~-,r,r-r--~ ~iv -~,F--,r.-lr--.v~ PAGE 6 THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017 Obituaries Church Services Church Activities Meetings CHILDREN'S HOME ASSEMBLY Children's Home As- sembly of God Church invites all to join for Wednesday night prayer service 7-8 p.m., Community Bible Study each Thursday evening from 7-8 p.m., and Sun- day morning worship, 11 a.m. The church is located at 6974 Co. Hwy. 147 West, Laurel Hill, FL. Call for addi- tional information 850- 834-5199. CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST OF FLORALA The Church of God In Christ of Florala in- vites you to worship every Tuesday 7 p.m. for prayer service and Bible study. Sunday school 9:30 am. Morn- ing worship 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend all services. Pastor, Elder JIC. Rodgers. CLEAR SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH Rev. John Knopes, pastor and congrega- tion of Clear Springs Baptist Church invites all to worship, fellow- ship and celebrate God's presence. Sun- day morning Bible study classes, 9:45 a.m., Worship Service, 11 a.m., Bible study 5 p.m.; Wednesday prayer service 6:30 p.m. Clear Springs Baptist Church is lo- cated at 1284 Highway 85 N. DONALD GEORGE PETERS August 22, 1957- September 28, 2017 Donald George Peters, age 60, of DeFuniak Springs, FL, passed away September 28, 2017. He was born August 22, 1957 in Dayton, OH to Johnny Franklin Peters and Vernell Miller Peters. Donald worked his entire life in the construction industry until ill health forced his retirement. He was an avid fisher- man and spent countless hours in the lakes and ponds of Northwest Flori- " tt i ar/dS6uthAla'b/ iiia. Iti' his spare time, Donald was often found on the back roads riding and visiting family and friends. His sweet smile and loving ways will be truly missed He was preceded in death by daughter, Donna Mi- chelle Peters; father, Johnny Franklin Peters; and mother, Vernell Miller Peters. Survivors include wife, Wilma King Peters of DeFuniak Springs; daughter, Mary Peters of Val- rico, FL; sons, Donald Mathew Peters of Panama City, FL, Kevin King and wife, Rebecca, of Abbev- ille, LA; brothers, Stan Peters and wife, Debra, Bo Peters and wife, Louise, and Robert Peters; sister, Joy Peters; and 6 grandsons. He relished being their" Da" and "Pa Pa". Memorial services for Donald Peters were held 3 p.m., Saturday, September 30 from Evans Fu- neral Home with Jonathan Shepard officiating. Join in remembering Donald Peters by visiting a memorial at evansfuneralhomeal.com. Through this site share thoughts and fond memories with the family. One of the most irritating, aggravating, frustrating - and yet stimulating - questions is - "Why?" It angers parents and annoys teach- ers. It disturbs moments of quiet reflection when we think we have the answers to "every- thing" then we realize we don't. It bothers us deeply when we are asked "why" did you do this or "why" did you do that. It Seems to be planted deep within the brains of children to make us defensive or angry or even feel stu- pid. But "Why" is an important question. It can force us to look at what we have done or what we ate about to do. It can, in all reality, keep us from doing wrong or encourage us to do what is right. David addresses the "Why" question quite frequently. In Psalm 86, however, he makes an observation and then answers it with "why." He wrote, "I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify Your name for- ever." Then he adds the why for us: "For great is Your love toward me; You have delivered me from the depths of the grave." "Praise" and "glorify" are a most important part of our worship. When we look at these two verses together, we find an important reason to remind us why we worship God: it is because of His love and mercy. We may not know what he is referring to when He said that "God delivered me from the depths of the grave." And perhaps that's good. What's don't mat- ter - God does/There are many days when we feel we are about to be "buried alive." Then, God delivers us. It's time to worship. Visit us at: SowerMinistries.org ntl t t t EMMANUEL APOSTOLIC CHURCH Emmanuel Apostol- ic Church, 1815 Ninth Street, Florala invites all to worship. Ser- vice times are Sunday 10:30 a.m; Wednesday 7 p.m.; Youth service first and third Friday 7 p.m. Sunday School and nursery on Sunday mornings. For information ca11- 850-225-774 or 850- 333-5479. FAITH DELIVERANCE APOSTOLIC CHURCH Pastor Belcher and the Faith Deliverance Apostolic Church fam- ily invites you to come and worship the Lord with them in spirit and in truth. (St. John 4:23= 24). Sunday - 9:45 a.m. prayer, Sunday school - 10 a.m,, morning ser- vice - 11:15 a.m., 2nd Sunday night - 6 p,m., Wednesday Bible class - 7 p.m. and children's church - 7 p.m. Bishop Nathaniel Belcher is pastor. The church is located at 28 Kickapoo Street, Lockhart, AL. For more information call the church at (334) 858-7328 or home phone at 858-7203. FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD First Assembly of God services are Sun- day school 9:45 a.m., Children'sChurch 10:45 a.m., morning worSt i 10:45 a.m., and eve- ning worship at 6 p.m. Teen choir/drama prac- tice is held Monday at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. along with Teens On Track, Kids For Christ and Adult Bible Study. Joy Fellowship last Tuesday night of each month at 6 p.m Nurs- ery provided. Pastor is Brother Ray Bundy. Everyone welcomed and invited to attend all services. Anyone who needs a ride, call 858- 6357/858-6435. FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH The members of First Lutheran Church warmly invite you to worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Then stay for refreshments and Adult Bible Study and children's Sunday School. Pastor, Rev- erend James Yonkers, speaks from the Gos- pel each Sunday of Jesus' love for each of us. Known through- out the community as a friendly and serving church that welcomes newcomers. The church is Iocat- a.m. Morning Worship; 6 p.m. Evening service and 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer meeting. Phone 850-834-2984. Pastor is Rev. Joe Christian. FREEDOM WAY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH Pastor G.L. Powell and members of the Freedom Way Fel- lowship Church invite everyone to their ser- vices. Sunday worship 2 p.m., Tuesday Bible study 7 p.m. 22437 Washington Avenue. Call 850-398-3053 for information. JESUS IS THE ANSWER Jesus is the Answer, Hwy. 85 (behind Clear Springs) invites all to attend worship servic- es. Thursday 7 p.m.; Sunday School 2 p.m'., church 3 p.m. Pastor is Sady and Evelyn Per- cated between Florala and Opp off of Hwyl 331. Go north from FIo- rain approximately 10 miles, turn left on New Hope Rd. (CR 20), 1 mile on left. Call (334) 493-7489, for information. Sunday School at 10 a.m. and Morning Worship at 11 a.m. PAXTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD Paxton Assembly of God, located at 676 Co. Highway 147 (Webster Lane) invites every- one to attend services: Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; worship service 11:00 a.m.; women's ministries 5:30 p.m.; evening worship 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. Pastor is Rev. Ronald Sexton. PRODIGAL NEW BEGINNING FELLOWSHIP & saud, English/Spanish WORSHIP CENTER speaking, 1st SundayThe Prodigal New of each month commu-Beginning Fellowship nion and prayer for the sick at 2 p.m. LAKEWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Wendell Ard and congregation would like for you to join them in worship at Lakewood Baptist Church, 696 Stateline Road. Sunday Chil- dren's Church 10:30 a.m., Sunday school 10:30 a.m., morning and Worship Center. Church service every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 12 noon at the Carver Community Center on Martin Luther King Street, Florala. James A. Corbitt is the Pastor. This is a nondenomi- nation church. You are welcome to come as you are and Jesus will be there!!! RED OAK BAPTIST 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. 2rid Sunday after Sunday School there is a series of bible classes (sub- ject: The Apostle Doc- trine). (3rd Sunday reg- ular order of service) (4) Sunday morning after Sundays School a bible class is held (sub- ject: Making the Most of your Christian Life). Located on Martin Lu- ther King, Jr. Street. UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES Fiorala First United Methodist Church, 1310 5th Street, FIo- rain. Members cordial- ly invite you to Sunday School at 10 a.m. Wor- ship Services at 11 a.m. (nursery ' provided). Weekly Bible Study is offered Wednesday evenings in the Fel- lowship Hall with sup- per at 6 p.m. followed by Bible study at 6:30 p.m. The church also has a Devotional Time at the Florala Health & Rehab LLC at 9 a.m. each Thursday in their dining hall. Hopewell United Methodist Church, 987 Gomillion Road, FIo- rain (8.5 miles west on CR 4, then left 8/10's worship 10:30 a.m., evening service 7 p.m., Wednesday Ad01t Sun- day School 7 p.m. LOCKHART BAPTIST CHURCH Lockhart Baptist Church located on Highway 55 in Lockhart cordially invites you to worship. Sunday school 10 a.m., morning wor- ship 11 a.m., Disciple- ship training 5:00 p.m., evening worship 6 p.m. John Bryan is pastor. Wednesday night Team KID program begins September 6 at 6 pm. Register Sat- urday, August 26 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the church. Program is for 4 years old through 8th grade and Youth group will be 9th-12th grad- ers. Call 334-858-7451 for more information. MACEDONIA MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Macedonia Mis- sionary Baptist Church members in Lockhart along with Rev. W.M. Daniels, pastor invite all to attend services. Sunday school 9:30 a.m., morning wor- ship (1st and 3rd Sun- Red Oak Baptist of a mile on Gomil- :"c ngrega{[0;r te : tfie libn'': Rd.' 04 "i'5 i'les public to worship. Sun- day School 10 a.m., worship service 11 a.m., evening worship 5 p.m., and Wednes- day service 7 p.m. The church is located at 13667 AL Hwy. 55, rio- rain. sIXTH AVENUE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 'Members of Sixth Avenue Missionary Baptist Church invite all to attend services as follows: Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Bible Study Wednesday 7 p.m., Sunday service is on the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 11 AM. The church is located at 22507 Sixth Avenue between 7th and 8th Streets. Church phone: 334-858-8432. For fur- ther information call 858-5330. ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Members of St. John Missionary Bap- tist Church where Rev. west of Laurel Hill on New Ebenezer Road). Worship services 9 a.m. Sunday morning with Sunday School at 10:20 a.m. follow- ing a short fellowship time. Fifth Sundays, members join Florala First UMC for worship at 11 a.m. Everyone is cordially invited to wor- ship. For further informa- tion call 850-382-3108 or 850-652-4474. VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH Victory Baptist Church 7453 US Hwy 331 N, located in Lib- erty community 7 miles north of Hwy. 90. Rob- ert Lunsford is pastor. Every visitor is an hon- ored guest. The church exalts Christ and pro- motes old fashioned family values. Sunday school at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. Wor- ship Service, Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. and Wednesday at 6 p.m.. Call 850-206-0871. Send your ed on Route 331 very near the Florida line Wednesday Bible study : : : to (24213 5th Avenue) in and prayer meeting 6 Florala. Call 334-858- p.m. For additional in- 3515 for more specific formation call 334-858- The Florala News directions. 6427. 1155 Fifth Street days) 11 a.m.; Tuesday night mission 4p.m.; CHURCH NEWS FLORALA BIBLE METHODIST CHURCH Florala Bible Meth- odist Church located at Christian Life Village. Services 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH The congregation of New Hope Baptist Church would like to invite the entire sur- rounding communities to the church. It is Io- Florala, AL 36442 E-mail: 'v . floralanews@fmrpomt.net or fax: 858'3786