The Fruits Of Sonlight

Easter: Maunday Thursday service at Dawson Springs UMC at 6PM, April 17.
Good Friday service at Christian Heights UMC at 6PM, April 18.
Guarding of the Tomb Prayer vigil begins 6PM Friday, April 18 – 6AM Sunday, April 20.
On Easter Sunday there will be potluck breakfast at 10:30 after the morning worship.

Spring Basement Sale: 6AM to Noon, Friday – Saturday, May 2 – 3.

Sermon: Let Your Light Shine (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Mar30-2014

Ephesians 5:8-14 (NET)

 5:8 for you were at one time darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of the light – 5:9 for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness, and truth – 5:10 trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. 5:11 Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 5:12 For the things they do in secret are shameful even to mention. 5:13 But all things being exposed by the light are made evident. 5:14 For everything made evident is light, and for this reason it says:

“Awake, O sleeper!
Rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you!”

Prayers

Added Families of CCHS accident victims
Added Bridgestone man
Added Lady at First UMC with cancer
Added Betty Randalls

Scarcely For A Righteous Man Will One Choose To Die

Spring Basement Sale: May 2nd – 3rd, Fri – Sat

Sermon: We Are Pardoned and Free (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Mar24-2014

Romans 5:1-8 (NET)

5:1 Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 5:2 through whom we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of God’s glory. 5:3 Not only this, but we also rejoice in sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 5:4 and endurance, character, and character, hope. 5:5 And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

5:6 For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 5:7 (For rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person perhaps someone might possibly dare to die.) 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Prayers

Added Loraine Overby
Added Trevor Lafay
Added Don Brummett (in Hospital)
Added Harold Robinson (lung cancer)
Added Patsy Willis (surgery recovery)

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Born of Water and Spirit

Church Basement Sale: May 2nd – 3rd, Fri – Sat

Sermon: Let’s Change The Light Bulbs (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Mar16-2014

John 3:1-8 (NET)

3:1 Now a certain man, a Pharisee named Nicodemus, who was a member of the Jewish ruling council, 3:2 came to Jesus at night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs that you do unless God is with him.” 3:3 Jesus replied, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 3:4 Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter his mother’s womb and be born a second time, can he?”

3:5 Jesus answered, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born of water and spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 3:6 What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. 3:7 Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must all be born from above.’ 3:8 The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

Prayers

Added Daisy Boggess (housing issues)
Added Nancy Gilbert (housing issues)
Added Families and passengers of missing Malaysia flight
Added Tony Gresham (stroke)
Added Family of Jim Adams
Added Edna Guthrie (hospitalized)

Jesus Ate Nothing And Was Very Hungry

Sermon: Understand God’s Nature For Your Life (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Mar9-2014

Luke 4:1-13 (NET)

4:9 Then the devil brought him to Jerusalem, had him stand on the highest point of the temple, and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, 4:10 for it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you, to protect you,’ 4:11 and ‘with their hands they will lift you up, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” 4:12 Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘You are not to put the Lord your God to the test.’” 4:13 So when the devil had completed every temptation, he departed from him until a more opportune time.

Prayers

Added Family of Roxie Mount
Added Cayce Winters
Added Ilene Mock

Fellowship and Pancakes

Worship was cut short today to stay ahead of the ice storm spreading across the area. After worship we celebrated Don Brake coming back to church after leaving the hospital.

Prayers

Added Family of Aaron Epley
Added Doreen P’pool (tests in Nashville)
Added Emma Fleming (strep throat)

They Won’t Listen Even If Someone Rises From The Dead

Lent Begins March 5th. March 2nd will be first Sunday. Time to bring canned goods for the Salvation Army.

Sermon: The Masterpiece (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Feb23-2014

Luke 16: 19-24 (NET)

16:19 “There was a rich man who dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 16:20 But at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus whose body was covered with sores, 16:21 who longed to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. In addition, the dogs came and licked his sores.

16:22 “Now the poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 16:23 And in hell, as he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far off with Lazarus at his side. 16:24 So he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in anguish in this fire.’

Prayers

Added Roberta’s husband (heart problems)
Added Bobby Rogers (kidney stone)
Added Family of Mary Turner
Added Ed Lawrence (melanoma surgery)

Matching Wardrobe
Matching Wardrobe

Last of All And Servant of All

Sermon: Greatest in the Kingdom (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Feb16-2014

Mark 9:30-37 (NET)

9:33 Then they came to Capernaum. After Jesus was inside the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” 9:34 But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest. 9:35 After he sat down, he called the twelve and said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” 9:36 He took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them, 9:37 “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”

Prayers

Added Family of Mike Cooksey (fatal car accident)
Added Family of Sue King
Added Judy Budias (sinus surgery)
Added Family of Cary Oatts
Added Gilbert
Added Donnie (cancer)
Updated Family  of Cappy Pool
Added Family of Linda Jones

The Shepherd Searches For His Lost Sheep

Sermon: All We Like Sheep (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Feb2-2014

Luke 15: 3-7 (NET)

15:3 So Jesus told them this parable: 15:4 “Which one of you, if he has a hundred sheep and loses one of them, would not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go look for the one that is lost until he finds it? 15:5 Then when he has found it, he places it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 15:6 Returning home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, telling them, ‘Rejoice with me, because I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 15:7 I tell you, in the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need to repent.

Prayers

Added Family of Maurice Jenkins
Added Kassie Smith (age 8, kidney disease)
Added Cindy White
Added Cappy Pool (not doing well)

 

Cast Your Burdens On Him

This Sunday, February 2, will be the week to donate canned food for the Salvation Army.

Sermon: Burdens and Bondage (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Jan26-2014

Matthew 11: 28-30 (NET)

11:28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 11:29 Take my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 11:30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and my load is not hard to carry.”

John 8: 31-32 (NET)

8:31 Then Jesus said to those Judeans who had believed him, “If you continue to follow my teaching, you are really my disciples 8:32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Prayers

Added Maurice Jenkins (fast growing tumor)
Added Mary Lee Clark (stroke)
Added Jean Stuart (thyroid surgery)
Added Family of Dorothy Mitchell
Added Colin Stooksberry (complications from flu)
Added Family of Linda Jones
Updated Don Brake PTL!

brunch Jan26-2014

Living Stones To Build God’s Temple

Sermon: The Goodness of God (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Jan19-2014

1 Peter 2:4-10 (NET)

2:4 So as you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but chosen and priceless in God’s sight, 2:5 you yourselves, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood and to offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 2:6 For it says in scripture, “Look,I lay in Zion a stone, a chosen and priceless cornerstone, and whoever believes in him will never be put to shame.” 2:7 So you who believe see his value, but for those who do not believe, the stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone, 2:8 and a stumbling-stone and a rock to trip over. They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do. 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 2:10 You once were not a people, but now you are God’s people. You were shown no mercy, but now you have received mercy.

Prayers

Added Don Brake (going on Dialysis)
Added Tammy Laffoon
Added Family of Larry Higgins
Added Family of Justin Johnson
Added Carole Goode (hip replacement)
Added Jerry Storie (stroke)

Brunch
Brunch