Church News 5-12-22

Posted 5/12/22

Calhoun UMCWelcome to the Good News from Calhoun United Methodist. We were pleased to gather in fellowship and love, to praise the Lord with church family. We ring the church bell at 9:45 to call the …

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Calhoun UMC
Welcome to the Good News from Calhoun United Methodist. We were pleased to gather in fellowship and love, to praise the Lord with church family. We ring the church bell at 9:45 to call the "flock" to
10:00 worship. Our service is live-streamed for face book.
Our Sympathy and Christian love are extended to the family and friends of Dorothy (Maxwell) Williamson, and Charles Antwiler who passed into the arms of Jesus recently. Others on our prayer list: Wanita (Eckhoff) Antwiler, Iris Pinkston and family, Linda Alford, Betty and Hal Ross, Helen Reynolds, and Dave Burson. We continue to pray for the Ukrainian people and their fight for freedom, the lost, lonely and the least in this country. We always lift up our military and their families, our country and our leaders.
Joys to celebrate: Our first taste of sunshine for sometime was refreshing for all. We are most thankful for all the ladies who influenced our lives whether they were moms or not. Happy Mother's Day is just a small token of our appreciation. Verna Walters sang "How Beautiful Heaven Must Be," for special music. Our "Thanks to Verna for sharing her talent. Martha Hibbs and daughter Betty were ushers this morning. Verna's guest were Granddaughter Jera and husband Mike; great granddaughters Tory, and Elizabeth. We are pleased to know that Iris, Linda, and Helen are recovering nicely from health issues. We share Monica Robinson's joy on her new job. Friday, May 13th will be Harvesters, we appreciate all who volunteer their help with this project.
We are always pleased to have guests for worship, come dressed as you are comfortable. Be prepared to receive a blessing for your effort, and we will be blessed by your presence.
Clinton Church
of the Nazarene
Our poem today was called: The promise of My Heart. Is your heart promised to and in tune with our Savior?
The Pastor's message was: Open Eyes and Burning Hearts. Luke 24:31 & 32 was the scripture used to illustrate the message.
What if Jesus came to your house! Would you welcome him? Are you opening your sanctuary, your home and letting Christ Jesus reign in your home, sharing his love with all who enter in? Jesus opened the eyes of the faithful and they responded with awe and adoration. We believe in Christ our Savior. Now we are free from sin-Free indeed!
We thank each person who came to worship here today. We invite you to come and join us also. See you in church!
First Baptist
On this Mother's Day Sm1day, Kevin Griffey, Worship Pastor, led the congregation in prayers of gratitude, faitl1fulness & surrender. Pastor Randy Shipman recognized &
congratulated Russel & Sharon Hendrick in celebration of their 40th Wedding Anniversary & also congratulated David & Kathy Wilson for their 43 years of marriage. The Scripture for the morning services was Psalm 23 & Johnl 0:22-30. Using Matthew 20:20-28 we were reminded of the Bible story where the mom who requested a favor from Jesus but her sons were answered instead of her. Moms always want the best for their children but sometimes get confused. We can't choose our mom but we should always honor them & reflect Jesus in our life.
Michaela Allen, FBC Children Pastor extends the invitation to the children of the Clinton community to participate in this years Vacation Bible School. It begins 27 June & goes thru the 31st of June. Call the church for more information.
For all our homebound in the Clinton area, you can hear our worship service every Sunday morning & 10:00 AM on on KDKD@95.3 Radio. We also invite those in the Clinton area who don't have a church home to join us in worship of our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ.
We invite families to "Celebrate Recovery", A 12- step program that provides people the resources & relationships to help recover from life's hurts, habits, & hang-ups for those who are struggling with past or current dysfunctions. Meeting is every Tuesday at FBC on N. Vansant Road, beginning with a free meal at 5:30 PM, large group@
6:30PM & small group@ 7:30.
For 1nore information telephone the church office at 660-885-2211 or contact at our web site @www.firstbaptistclinton.church Worship Service can be heard on KDKD,@ 95:3 Sunday, 10:AM
First Presbyterian
We gathered on a beautiful morning to worship our loving and nurturing God and honor our mothers. God, like our mothers, knows us intimately, loves us unconditionally and teaches us the way we should go. Using 2 Timothy 1: 1-7 as her biblical text, Rev. Nancy Gillard delivered the message I Believe in a Christian Home. Our anthem was “Precious Memories”.
There are currently over 100 garments completed for the Girls in Africa project. Our talented sewers continue to create these adorable summery dresses. Later this month the project will come to an end and the garments will be packed up and mailed. Remember to check them out in our foyer to see just what the ladies have created. These little dresses will bring a smile to your face as you picture a child wearing them.
150 is the final total of donated cans of soup for the Samaritan Center pantry shelves. Families all over Henry County will be enjoying your donations. Thank you to all who contributed.
There is plenty of room for you in the Tai Chi classes held here Monday and Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am in our fellowship hall. The class lasts for approximately one hour. Come join in the fun.
Weekly ZOOM Bible Study is Wednesday at 11:30 am. Please contact the church office and the link will be sent to you if you are interested in participating.. Rev. Nancy guides this weekly study.
You are invited to join us in worship each week. If unable to attend in person, please find us online at: You tube Nancy Gillard, fpcclintonmo.com or Facebook First Presbyterian Clinton MO. Sunday sermons, worshipful music, church updates and prayer times are available there. Our Sunday service is also broadcast on FM radio 87.9 at 10:30 am.
Golden Valley Christian
There was an article published a number of years ago entitled “Ten Ways to Kill a Church.” The following five still apply: 1) Don’t come. Of course, that definitely would kill a church; the church’s job is to bring people to God. 2) Only show up when you feel like it. God expects faithfulness; no business can continue if it only has part-time customers, and that includes churches. 3) Find fault with everything. Constant complainers seem to find problems, but they never solve anything; this causes chaos in all things. 4) Do nothing more than absolutely necessary. It takes work to keep any organization flourishing; it is said, ten percent of the people do ninety percent of the work. 5) Get angry when things don’t go your way. Opinions matter, but cooperation matters more; in life, we do not get our way in all things, and a church is no different. We should examine ourselves to see if we fall into one of these categories (Romans 8:28).
GVCC celebrated Mother’s Day last Sunday, with each lady receiving a small gift. Deena Rosado blessed us with a couple of inspiring readings. We are collecting gallon-sized cans of baked beans and boxes of instant potatoes for the West Central Christian Service Camp in La Monte. This Sunday, May 15th, there will be a Children’s Ministry meeting for all; please plan to attend this meeting after the morning worship service.
Bro Elmer’s message came from Chapter 3, in the book of Daniel. During the Israelites’ captivity in Babylon, King Nebuchadnezzar made a huge image of gold and ordered all to worship it, or be thrown into a blazing furnace. The three young captives, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, refused to worship this idol, telling the king that their God would save them, and even if He did not, they would not worship idols. This made the king furious, and he ordered the furnace to be heated seven times hotter, and then the three were bound and thrown into the blazing inferno, with the heat even killing the soldiers who threw them in. When the king looked into the furnace, he saw a fourth person walking in the fire with the three, protecting them. After exiting the fire, without even a hair on their heads singed, the king praised the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and promoted them (Daniel 3:30). Faith in God saved these men; faith in God is still just as essential today. Without faith, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6).
Golden Valley Christian Church meets at 611 South Third Street in Clinton. Sunday School classes begin at 9:30 AM, and the morning worship service is at 10:30. Our interim minister is Elmer Fuller, and our website is www.goldenvalleycc.org, where you will also find links to access our Facebook page and YouTube sermons. We are happy to invite you to attend our services, where you will always receive a warm welcome.
Mt. Calvary
Apostolic Pentecostal
“Your Hallelujah”
Scriptures: Jeremiah 29:11-14, Philippians 1:6, Philippians 4:8-9, 1 Corinthians 15:1-7.
Jeremiah 29:11-14 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive. (KJV)
Hallelujah is a shout of praise or gratitude to God. You have to have a relationship with God because when you die it is too late. Our souls are at stake. We have to live the gospel not just preach it. We have to live our Hallelujah.
As an older generation it is up to us to testify to the younger people what God has done for us. God has to show each of us who he is to us. We have to make our call and election sure. We have to know we can go to God when trouble is all around us.
Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. (KJV)
Philippians 4:8-9 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. (KJV)
Men and women of God taught us what we needed to do to be saved. When we believe, our life will reflect it. Those people who go down the rabbit hole keep digging deeper and deeper with no regrets.
However, we have a right and a duty to tell people about God. We should want to live our life for God. It is a blessing to see what God does for someone else, if he will do it for them he will do it for us.
There are times when we have to be able to pray on the spot because God places people in our path who believe in the power of prayer, and we can’t always wait until we get home. There are distractions that can get in the way of that prayer.
The hallelujah has to be personal. Don’t fall for the “Once saved, always saved” thought. That is a lie from the pits of hell. No one knows how they will leave this earth. We have to make our call and election sure.
You have to ask for forgiveness to get it right. You have to forgive others if you want God to forgive you. God will do a work in you and make you new from who you used to be because your heart and mindset changes towards him.
God is a jealous God. He will not give his glory to another. He wants all of you, not a portion of you. Live for God, do not lose your soul. If we ask God, he will make that change in us. We will love that person we once had an ought with. Heed what has been taught to you because it is worth it.
God Bless.
Mt. Zion UMC
The message, “Unpack Your Bags’, was brought by our guest, Jerry Johannigmeier. References were from Joshua 1:1-2, and Romans 8:38-39. God has done the creating and he has assigned us to do the “up-keep”’. God had basically told Josjua that it was time for him to “unpack his bags” and get on with the task God had set up for him—leading the Hebrew people across the flooded Jordan river and into the promised land on the other side.
Jerry told the story of a man named Jimmy who had been rescued from life on the streets and invited into the home of a loving couple. But he lived in fear that they would someday kick him out—therefore, he never unpacked his bags until the couple convinced him he would never be kicked out. They wanted him to “unpack his bags” and enjoy the freedom of their loving home.
Sometimes we don’t “unpack our bags” and allow ourselves to bask in God’s love and Grace, but God wants us to get through the wilderness and get to work! God is in control, and when he tells us to unpack our bags and get busy, we can rely on him to lead us through the waters of our trials and troubles. What God is telling us is to trust him—to trust that he will lead us. The smallest of steps can provide the greatest of miracles. A little faith can bring the soul to heaven but heaven brings great faith to the soul.
After crossing the Jordan, the Israelites looked back from where they had crossed. Let us look back from the other side of the Cross and embrace what Jesus did for us and what God continues to do for us every day—helping us cross the rivers of our trials, bringing us to the other side. Amen!
Save Our World Ministries
Mothers Day services began with our favorite new tradition of the congregation lining the sanctuary walls hand in hand and singing "I need You To Survive" to one another.
After praise music Pastor pointed out that the music was to reaffirm our faith that we should expect a miracle in our lives. God to change us into who we need to be FOR Him.
To best serve and work for him. Our problems begin when we won't listen, don't like change in our lives, or just don't trust him. What would happen if we just said YES!
Sister Leslie Brown gave the message from Genesis Ch 16 and 21. In Ch16 we read the story of Hagar,a bonservant or slave to Sarai (Sara). She was the first to be visited by an angel of God as she fled from Sara when she knew she had conceived Abrams (Abraham) son and despised her mistress. The angel found her and told her to go back as the Lord will "multiply your descendants exceedingly". God will find us and keep us no matter where we are. When we are distressed and at our wits end He shows up. Abraham became a father at 86 years of age, how long was his distress and Sara's distress?
In Ch 21 the Lord visited Sara and did as he promised. "For Sara conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him". God is a promise keeper. No matter your age, hold tight to the dreams and vision God gave you. You can't do this by yourself, rely on God's word. He is THE Promise Keeper!
MENS DAY at Artesian Park on 5-21, 11-2. All men and their sons are welcome. Food, beverages and fellowship provided!
Office hours 10-2 at 208 West Jefferson
Call us at 660-885-5550
Bible study Mondays at 6:30 at our offices.
Seasons of Service Outreach Ministries rides and community support. Also our ATAP Program (All Things Are Possible) mens transitional living program.
Valley Center United
We give thanks for all of our mothers; they are loved. We miss those mothers who have passed, but remain in our hearts.
Saturday morning, Valley Center made over 20 gallons of ice cream to be sold at the Lowry City 150th celebration. Proceeds will support our youth to attend church camp. We used our White Mountain freezers, which are over 100 years old, to make the ice cream!
On May 22nd, our church will be taking up a special offering to send in support for the people of the Ukraine. This year is our 150th year that our church was organized. We have been challenged for all of us to give $150 and food to the St. Clair County Food Bank, with a completion goal of September. We always donate food during each year, but this will be an additional opportunity to give in conjunction with our celebration. This has been a particularly hard year for the food bank and their supplies are low.
We continue to pray and send our love to Lauren Denison and Karen Lasswell's family. We pray for love and peace for all.
We talk about this monumental event when Jesus was lifted up from the dead, but do we really understand or live the Resurrection?
Jesus' actions made it clear that he was the Messiah. All the signs were there; he gave sight to the blind, fed the thousands and brought life to the dead. Sometimes there was still confusion, but his actions proved, even more than any words could have, that he had the power to do all of these things.
Our own actions can speak louder than words as well. They can reveal to others who we are and what we believe. We want to be that person that helps those in need and makes a difference in others lives. In this world there are many non-believers. We can show them that there is a God and he loves us and forgives us. Actions do speak louder than words.
We need to live in the power and glory of the Resurrection every day. It will change everything.

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