Church Activities

I Had Real Work to Do

The weekly post is delayed because I was called into service to lay down rubber molding. Charge Conference is coming in November. Christian Heights will have a fresh coat of paint to greet all the visitors.

Compare this photo from a week earlier with this one I took yesterday.

Sunday Worship

They Brought to Him All Who Were Sick


Sermon: “Kind Hands” (Marion Brown)

Mark 1:29-39 (NET)

1:29 Now as soon as they left the synagogue, they entered Simon and Andrew’s house, with James and John. 1:30 Simon’s mother-in-law was lying down, sick with a fever, so they spoke to Jesus at once about her. 1:31 He came and raised her up by gently taking her hand. Then the fever left her and she began to serve them. 1:32 When it was evening, after sunset, they brought to him all who were sick and demon-possessed. 1:33 The whole town gathered by the door. 1:34 So he healed many who were sick with various diseases and drove out many demons. But he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.

1:35 Then Jesus got up early in the morning when it was still very dark, departed, and went out to a deserted place, and there he spent time in prayer. 1:36 Simon and his companions searched for him. 1:37 When they found him, they said, “Everyone is looking for you.” 1:38 He replied, “Let us go elsewhere, into the surrounding villages, so that I can preach there too. For that is what I came out here to do.” 1:39 So he went into all of Galilee preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons.


Added Peggy Lewis (illness)
Added Family of Michael Peltier

The church Basement sale ended yesterday (Saturday). The sale raised about $1,200.

Sunday Worship

Be Self-Controlled in All Things

MP3: sermon-s.litchfield-Oct17-2010

Today, was Laity Sunday this means the congregation took the lead in the worship service.

Sermon: It’s Our Time to Shine (Sherry Litchfield)

2 Timothy 3:14 – 4:5 (NET)

3:14 You, however, must continue in the things you have learned and are confident about. You know who taught you 3:15 and how from infancy you have known the holy writings, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 3:16 Every scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 3:17 that the person dedicated to God may be capable and equipped for every good work.

Charge to Timothy Repeated

4:1 I solemnly charge you before God and Christ Jesus, who is going to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 4:2 Preach the message, be ready whether it is convenient or not, reprove, rebuke, exhort with complete patience and instruction. 4:3 For there will be a time when people will not tolerate sound teaching. Instead, following their own desires, they will accumulate teachers for themselves, because they have an insatiable curiosity to hear new things. 4:4 And they will turn away from hearing the truth, but on the other hand they will turn aside to myths. 4:5 You, however, be self-controlled in all things, endure hardship, do an evangelist’s work, fulfill your ministry.


Added Cadle Asberry (knee surgery recovery)

Lou, Ms. Sturgill, and Rev. Marion are seen standing at the bulletin board. The church is considering repainting the basement. The sign-up sheets are there for people to vote their favorite color.

Vote your favorite color
Sunday Worship


Today is October 10, 2010 also known as 10-10-10. It probably means something but don’t ask me what it is.

Rev. Marion is out of town due to her husband preaching at his home church. She will return next week meanwhile Chuck Dickerson filled-in during Marion’s absence.

Mr. Chuck Dickerson

The fall Basement Sale is approaching quickly. The church is asking for items to donate and volunteers to price items and help on the day of the sale. October 22-23, Fri – Sat, 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM.


Added Rosanne Tynes (breast cancer)
Added Donna Shepherd
Added Lucretia Ricks
Added Roger Hunter
Added Ronnie Lindsay
Added Patsy and O.L.’s Son (tests/surgery)

Sunday Worship

World Communion Sunday 2010

MP3: psalm23-Oct3-2010

October 3rd is World Communion Sunday. Psalm 23 was read in three different languages to mark the occasion. Tim read Psalm 23 in English. Maggie did the French reading. Amber read the verses in Spanish.

1The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.


There were no new additions to the prayer list this week. New prayer concerns can be sent to feedback at christianheightsumc dot org or leave a comment below.

The flowers placed in the sanctuary today were given in memory of Beverly Rogers by Mary Susan and Don Fisherman and family.

…we also served potluck in the basement after worship.