The service started out with altar of prayer. The congregation sang “ Amazing Grace”. Rhonda Cawood & Debby Broom sang “I Bless Your Name”, the spirit started moving and people started filling the altars seeking the Lord’s help and guidance in their lives. The Choir sang “Bless His Holy Name” and Gwen Amberson sang “God Still Answers Prayer” with the choir assisting her. Evelyn Nelson sang “Look For Me At Jesus Feet”, Bro. Mark was asked to sing “Thank God for Grace” such a powerful song to reflect back on where God has brought you from. When we are feeling overwhelmed and discouraged we need to only look up and thank God for His grace cause without Him we would have been hopeless! We saw His grace in action as one young man confessed Christ as his Lord and Savior and joined our church for baptism.
Bro. Mark preached from Mark 6:34-44, titled “Oh My Goodness How Are We Going To Feed All These People”?
1) We feed them with the compassion of God. God loves us so we must love others, everyone good or bad just needs love. Is there someone in your life you would rather not be around? Just ask God to help you love them, Jesus saw the multitude as being sheep without a Shepherd and knew they needed love. We must see the lost the same way Jesus does.
2) We feed them with the provision of God. There were a lot of people numbering five thousand men plus family. There was very little food, five loaves and 2 fishes, but little is much when God is in it.
3) We feed them with the organization of God. He told them how to sit and He told them where to sit to be fed. We think it’s our job to tell people where to sit and how to sit, but we have no right to organize anything or anybody because without Jesus we are totally unorganized.
4) We feed them with the expectation of God. When Jesus told the disciples to feed them He knew already they would be filled. He knew the end result before it was done, He says in His word my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. He’s the same God Yesterday, today and forever amen.
Sunday night’s service was spirit filled from the moment it started. God touched lives as the altar was used again tonight by many while our choir sang praises unto our God. Bro. Mark preached from 1 Timothy 4:1-10 titled “ What does the Spirit say”?
1) Some shall depart from the faith.
2) Some need to be thankful
3) Some need to be sanctified
4) Some need to remember
5) Some need to exercise unto Godliness
Upcoming Events: Nov. 5th, WMU at 11:00am, Nov. 11th Children’s game and movie night 6 to 9pm, Nov. 20th Nursing home ministry, Nov. 27th church wide Thanksgiving lunch.
Happy Birthday wishes to the following: Myrtle Cross Oct. 31st, Mary Kay Nov. 2nd, Teagyn Blair Nov. 4th. We pray your special day is a blessed one.
Continue to pray for all those on our church prayer list there are many. The Watson family is going through a lot and really need our prayers. Robert Hamilton will have surgery on Oct.31st, Chris Gilbert will have surgery on Nov. 1st please keep these two in your prayers.
If you don’t have a church home please come visit us at Pathway Baptist. God bless each of you.
Charlotte McGuffey, Salem Baptist Church
Sunday was another good day at Salem. We were glad to have Rev. Bob Sampley preaching for us in the morning service. He brought another great message.
In the evening service, we had the gospel group 2 x 2 from Cleveland, Tennessee with us. We were blessed by their messages in song. We had a time of food and fellowship after the service.
The Team Kids carnival was a big success with candy, fun and food. The children and adults too had a good time. Lesia McDowell, Team Kids director, thanks all who helped with it in any way.
Continue to pray for cancer patients, Loma Hullender, Jack Leigh, Mary Eslinger, Randall Hale, Kay Rhymer and Dana Cornelison. Jack Leigh is to have surgery on Tuesday to have several stents in his heart. We especially remember him during this time.
We are glad that David Blevins, Chubb’s brother, is doing well following his triple by-pass surgery. Barbara Trew is still awaiting an appointment at Vanderbilt. Others have unspoken requests.
Those celebrating birthdays in November are Reba Dotson on the 7th, Steve Ensley on the 8th, Carrie Pierce on the 9th, Jewell Liner on the 14th, Margie Doss on the 25th, Autumn White and Madeline Ensley on the 29th. Mel and Charlotte McGuffey will celebrate their wedding anniversary on November 28.
Pastor Harold Howell has resigned as pastor at Catoosa Tabernacle after pastoring there over 45 years. He will be there until Christmas. Pray for them as they search for their next pastor.
Salem’s annual day of thanksgiving for what the Lord has done for us and specially for the Ronald Watts Memorial Building will be on Sunday, November 13. Everyone is invited to bring a covered dish and join with us.
The flags are to be put up in Ringgold on Friday, November 4 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Meet at the city property behind First Baptist Church if you can help. You will work with a crew - you will not be working alone. The more workers who turn out, the quicker and easier the job can be done. This is a good way of serving your community and honoring our veterans. Let’s support Mayor Joe Barger and the others who serve faithfully on this project.
The New Liberty Boys Quartet will have a benefit concert on November 8 at 6:30 p.m. at New Liberty Baptist Church. A love offering will be taken and the proceeds will be used for supplies for a mission trip by John Gaston and other teachers in the area. They will work with teachers there to bring them supplies and encourage them in their work. They also work with the children there and witness to them. Everyone is invited to the concert.
Don’t forget to set your clock’s back one hour on Saturday night as we have the fall time change.
Margie Stringer, North Whitfield Baptist
Sunday was youth day and Bro. Jim Luffman preached in both services.
The youth did a lot of good singing. Their leaders really work hard with them.
Our grandson, Todd Poteet, will be preaching on this Sunday starting off our revival. Our revival will go through Wednesday night with two or three preachers each night.
Continue praying for our sick people. Carolyn Ray had surgery last week. Norma Headrick is still awfully weak.
Our grandson, Harley, came up Saturday for a short visit and brought his boys. Little Harley is four and it was little Noah’s birthday and he was two. Harly is supposed to deploy to Afghanistan in April.
Eddie Dale are doing a lot better. If they don’t try to work to hard and get plenty of rest and eat right they make it pretty good.
Continue praying for Jerry Clark, Edna Allen, Leroy and Melissa Andrews, Annie Mae and Jackie Terry, Jerry Dean and so many more.
We had a few birthdays, Chris Clark, Anita Thomason, Gregg Shell and Stacy Bennett-29th.
My cousin, Evelyn McNeese, came to the festival Saturday night and we got to eat together and talked a lot. Nancy came in and sat with us.
Emma Jo Davis, Pleasant Valley Baptist Church
Everyone remember this weekend is the time to set your clocks back. I heard that some “smart” clocks have already changed.
We were glad to have Bro. Steve and Gail Gregory with us in the Sunday evening service. They are missionaries with Rock of Ages Ministry. Pray for their need of a new printing press.
We have been blessed with several visitors in our services lately. We pray that they enjoyed the service and was blessed. We would love to see them in every service.
The kids had a great time at the Freedom Farm on Saturday. I didn’t hear how many went on the trip. Thanks to all the ones that helped with this, the teachers and the ones that helped with the cost for the children.
Everyone stayed after the service Sunday evening for the time of fellowship for our Pastor and family. We are thankful to have them with us. I hope everyone let them know that we do appreciate them.
Norma Headrick is back in the hospital also Louise Clark, please pray for them. Evelyn Shoemake is still having problems with her heart out of rhythm. Neno Denton is not doing well. Leon Brown is having some health problems. He was to have cataract surgery this week but they have cancelled that for now. Please pray for him and Emma Lou. She is still in pain from her case of Shingles. She can’t understand why she is still hurting.
We send condolences to the Waters family in the death of Jannelle. She was such a sweet and loving lady. Her funeral was on Saturday at the First Baptist Church.
I was so glad to see they have another steeple to replace the one that was torn off by the tornado. It just didn’t look right with out it. We lost too many of our older things in Ringgold to that tornado as it is.
Others on our prayer list this week are: Ellie Pitts, Lula Petty, Denise Pitts, Faye Robinson, Arthur and Dorothy Longwith, Ralph and Norma Carpenter, Betty Pitts, Elsie Disheroon, Donna Woods, Edna Allen, Bernice Orr, Junior and Ida Land, Tommy and Rena Eddington, Roger Hill, Dorothy Cumbee, our missionaries, our military and our Country.
Happy Birthday wishes to John Bryson, November 3. Lynette Petty Waggoner, November 5.
Jim Smith, Solid Rock Community Church
Do you know what one of my favorite things about God is? Even though He’s eternal, and even though He sees the end from the beginning, He’s right here with you in this moment. We serve a God who is always present. He’s not distant, uncaring or uninvolved, and He’s ready for you to “jump in” and go deeper into the plan He has for your life. I meet a lot of people who have faith for their future. They truly believe one day God is going to do something great in their lives. Unfortunately, too many of them have difficulty believing their one day — for something supernatural from God — can be today. God loves you and wants to see you “jump in” and go deeper into the plan He has for your life. In Psalm 118:24–25, David declared, “This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Lord, I pray, send now prosperity” (NKJV). David expected great things from God and wasn’t afraid to ask for them right away. You can do the same. God wants you to trust Him so much that you’re willing to ask like David did….with expectancy for today. Not in the past, not in the future, but right now in the present. I know you believe God has done great things. And I know you believe God will do great things. But I ask you, do you believe God is doing great things right now..today? I want you to have an expectation in your heart, an anticipation that something great is going to happen to you today. It’s a “jump in” attitude, one that says I want all you have for me and when you do, every day is filled with possibility and promise. I encourage you, “Today is your day.” Set aside everything that’s holding you back so you can jump into what God has for you in this hour. It will take courage, strength and faith to keep this attitude alive in your heart. I assure you that God will provide for you and answer your heart’s desire. Remember today is your day to receive God’s favor! Our church is located at 301 Wilder Road, Chickamauga GA 30707. Call 423.503.0821 for Directions to our Church or if you have questions regarding our doctrine of Faith. Our church is Non-denominational. Our service times are Sunday Sch 9:45 am; Sun Morn Worship 11 am; Mid-week Bible Study 6:30 pm. Pastor Jim Smith has over 11 years of being a senior pastor. P.S. If any of you have biblical questions OR in need of FREE counseling on MARRIAGE, PARENTING, FINANCES, ANGER ISSUES , PORNOGRAPHY…simply email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org