Thursday, March 10, 2005

Holly Springs News
By Henderson Milan

Hopewell No. 1 celebrates 137th anniversary

Marshall County Retired Education personnel will meet Fri., April 8, 1 p.m. at Dreamland. Mrs. Laverne Jones, president.

John Bostick celebrated his birthday recently. He is the principal of Ashland High School. We are wishing him many more happy birthdays.

Conference for the first half of the church year at Hopewell No. 1 will be Fri., April 8, 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Hopewell No. 1. Rev. Leroy James urges all members to attend.

Hopewell No. 1 will honor their pastor and wife the third Sunday in April.

Henderson Milan will go to Eye Tech Center on Tues., March 22.

We wish to extend our deepest sympathy and love to the families of the late Adella Peel and Parthinia Phillips Hopkins and other families who have lost loved ones.

Dr. Gifton Jones and the first lady of Jerusalem Baptist Church in Memphis attended the Presidential Inauguration in January. They also attended one of the balls. They saw Secretary of State Rice, Congressmen and Senators. Dr. Jones is formerly of Marshall County. He and his church were guests at the praise service at Hopewell during the month of January.

Worship service was held at Hopewell No. 1 Sun., March 6, 10 a.m. with Pastor James calling to worship. Missionary Ladies were in charge. Devotional service by the Missionary Society. Inspirational songs were provided. Scripture, Sis. Juliette Williams. Hymn, Sis. Easter Marion. Sis. Beautye DeBerry offered prayer. Sis. Mamie Byers led the Responsive Reading, Psalm 59:1-5. Beautiful music provided by choir. Announcements, Sis. Tina Zinn. Pastoral remarks. Benevolent, tithes and offering received by ushers and church officials. Sis. Vivian Crosby give the sick report. Curressia Walton gave the financial report. The Lord’s Supper was administered with Pastor James, Mayor Rev. Andre DeBerry and the board of deacons presiding. Hymn of the morning was “Amazing Grace.” Pastor James’ scripture was Luke 9:57-60, subject “Conditioning.” Hopewell’s first lady will organize a women’s ministry. Three adult women honored three women in the Bible during worship hour.

Hopewell No. 1 will celebrate their 137th anniversary Easter Sunday. Minister Regina Hardy will be our morning speaker. Dr. John W. Crittle will be our afternoon speaker. The public is invited to attend.

Morning worship was held at Samuel Chapel Church Sunday, March 6, 11 a.m. Call to worship by Pastor Davis. Scripture, Psalm 37-1. Devotion, deacons and congregation. Mission statement was read. Selection, choir soloist Sarah Hubbard. Pastoral prayer, selection choir, soloist Frances Strickland. Offering received by the ushers and officers and blessed by Minister Charles Norwood. Hymn of the morning, “Amazing Grace.” Pastor David Strickland, St. John 1:1-4, subject, Glory of God. The Lord’s Supper was administered with Pastor Davis and deacons presiding. Musicians Donald Thompson, keyboard, Ronald Tallie, guitar and Robert Tallie on the drums.

Hope to see you next week.


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