December 22 – Caney came together singing praises to the Lord. Bro. Jack Essary welcomed everyone to Sunday school. He took prayer requests and praise reports. Sis. Janice Lafferty led in prayer. Jack read Gal. 4:1-7 for our devotion, “Because of His birth, we are heirs with Christ.”
After a good Sunday school lesson Happy Birthday was sung to Tracy Shipley. Happy Anniversary was sung to Hi and Doris Lambeth. God bless them all. Maddie Shipley sang while offering was received.
Praise and Worship began with testimonies from Tracy Shipley, Jeff Shipley, Vanessa Mills and Melba Austin. We then proceeded with congregational singing. Special music was by Melissa Harmon. Pastor Bill Austin spoke this morning from Luke 2:1-14. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was peace around the world and in every heart Jesus was prophesied years before His birth and He came. His return has been prophesied for years but He will return. Are we watching and waiting? Ready for His return? It was a great Christmas message to us.
Sunday evening service began with congregational singing. Bro. Jeff Shipley took charge of the service by giving prayer requests and praise reports. We have many concerns and blessings. We are thankful God hears and answers. Bro. Jack Essary led in prayer. Testimonies were given from Bill Austin and Janice Lafferty. Bro. Jim Lafferty was our speaker Sunday evening. He spoke from Romans 2:3-4 and Hebrews 6:4-12. It is harder to do the wrong thing than to do right. We all need to watch what we do and repent. When we fail to do right, we receive blessings when we try to follow Christ. God remembers all the good works that we do. It was a good message from the word.