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From area church services that were conducted Sunday, March 10th, 2013:

Gallatin Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Special prayers Kristina Brogan, Amanda Huffman, Jimmy Dale, Marlene Wilder, Bob Huffman. Sabbath School Lesson was “Stewardship and the Environment” led by Mary Alice Dalby.

Memory verse was Genesis 1:28. Scripture reading was from Mathew 8:28. Sermon was “Lord, Solve Our Problems, But Spare Our Pigs” on video by Pastor David Asscherick, pastor of the Sonora Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Troy, Michigan. Communion Services will be on March 16. Please come and participate in the services at 11 a.m. Prayers praise: Cathy Baker is out of the nursing home and back home with her son Tommy and Melissa Baker in Gallatin.

Olive Baptist

Brother David’s Sunday morning message was “Our Savior on Trial” from John 18. Sarah Ishmael’s children’s message was “Using the Name of Jesus” from Acts 19. We have started a new series on the Old Testament during Sunday evening Bible study.

Please sign up for breakfast items for Easter Sunday. Annie Armstrong offerings will be collected through the month of March. Next Sunday, we will hold a time of prayer and fellowship at 9 am. It is also Youth Sunday. Our deepest sympathy is extended to the Critten family.

Gallatin First Baptist

The Celebration Choir presented our call to worship “Hallelujah it is Finished.” Mariah Huston presented information on her mission opportunity. Macie McNeely presented the morning special music.

Bro. Thor Madsen presented the morning message from Romans 10, and Church in Conference was held during the Sunday evening service. AWANA and EPIC Youth will meet on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Keenagers met on Thursday, March 7, for lunch and Shelly Sims presented the program on her recent medical mission trip to Haiti. The Celebration Choir met for a noon luncheon and will meet again next Sunday for lunch. Community Choir practice was held at our church on Tuesday, March 12.

Gallatin Assembly of God

The adult Sunday School continued their study of Jesus in the gospel of John. Clyde Lint led the class referring to John 3:17. The lesson showed how Jesus, the son of God with supernatural knowledge, convinced a man that He was the messiah. The morning service singing and praise was led by Ralph Riley and band. All joined the band in contemporary worship.

The congregation agreed with Pastor Smith in praying for the many requests. There were several reports of answered prayer. We thanked the Lord for the rain. Dr. Ray Brewer, district superintendent, brought the message, “The Value of One.” The text was Mark 4:1-9 and 33-35. He portrayed how Jesus taught in parables and showed how Jesus set one free. After the morning service the congregation enjoyed a time of fellowship and food.

Altamont United Methodist

Girl Scout Sunday was observed by Briar Roll with lessons to respect herself and others, to respect authority and be a sister to every Girl Scout. Prelude and candle lighting was by Blythe Hunter. Mission moment was by James Wilson: “Brightening A Child’s World.” Bertie Stith gave the special reading, “Only the Decal on the Door.”

Scripture was from II Corinthians 5:16-21, “When Anyone is Joined in Christ, He is a New Being.” Pastor Marilyn’s message was “Hopeful Waiting.” Closing hymn was “Here I Am Lord.” Our sympathy to the family of John Lloyd.


Fairview opened services this morning with the reciting of the “Lord’s Prayer,” a brief devotional and three hymns before going to Sunday School classes. Adult class studied from Daniel 9:4-14, “Daniel’s Prayer.” The message was “Three More Days to Passover” from Luke 20:1-21:36.

Special prayer requests are for Wilkerson family, John Lloyd family, Jennifer Nold, Teresa Ott, Beth Holifield, Jeannie Harding and Roy Lance. Easter is coming soon, Fairview will have a Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. with breakfast following service.

Mary Immaculate

Our mass message this week was from the beginning of Luke. You can listen to Father Bob’s mass on our Mary Immaculate website www.maryimmaculategallatin.org. After mass we had a short business meeting with snacks and refreshments served. Stations of the Cross masses begin at 6 p.m. every Thursday evening through Lent. Mary Immaculate teen volunteers will be serving dinner to the homeless at the Morning Glory Cafe on March 19 in honor of Dick Smith’s birthday. If you would like to help serve, make a dessert or donate bbq sauce you can leave your donations in the Parish Hall by March 16 at 7 p.m. If you’d like to volunteer or donate please contact Teri Boyd at 660-605-0099.

We will have Palm Weaving Classes again this year for both parishes at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall on Saturday, March 16, at 9 a.m. A pot luck lunch at noon will be served with the entree provided by Father Bob. Mary Immaculate will have our Annual Fish Fry this year on Friday, March 22 from 5-8 p.m. Our Annual Auction will be held on August 3. More details to come. Everyone is welcome.

Those for whom prayers are requested: Pat Dors, Jackie Ehly, Cathy Marx, Tom Brand, Marsha Dotson, Ciara McCarthy, Heddie Wiles, Janet Jackson, Kevin Isom, Shuggy Valdez, Madison Occhipintom Sue Morris, Julia Shank and Norma Brant. Prayers for those serving in our Military: John Sanders III and Darin Hagen and Jaenette Loftin.

Pattonsburg and Heath UMC Charge

Bill Hendrix’ scripture was from Philippians 4:6-7, “Don’t Sweat the Small Things.” Easter Good Friday community services will be March 29 at 7 p.m. at the Pattonsburg Methodist Church. Everyone is invited to attend the services. Remember in prayer Virginia Hooten and the family of Marvin Searcy.

Pattonsburg Baptist

Bro. Dan’s message was “What’s My Motivation?” from John 12:1-11. TeamKID will meet after school Wednesday and business meeting will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at 8 a.m. the Ladies Book Study group will meet to discuss chapter four of “These are the Generations.” Desserts are needed for the PHS Alumni Basketball Tournament benefit for Jeff Bowland on Saturday and may be brought to the school that afternoon.

Cookie ladies will deliver cookies to the Daviess County Nursing and Rehab Center Monday at 9 a.m. The Annie Armstrong Easter offering will be collected during March.

Prayer concerns: Jeff Bowland, Steve Wilson, Max Conover, Danny Cornett, Skyler Leeper, Loretta Newby, Peggy Sperry, Susie (Latrenda Snider’s mother), Norma Crone, Butch and Kathy Mikes, Jeremy Clay, Cheryl, Zoe Turner, Emily Creasey, Bertha Parker, Larry and Jill Crabtree, Dalton Clemons, Loren Clay, pastor at Fairport Baptist, Virgil Miller, Jerry and Sharon DeWitt, Bo Pickering, Jo Booth, Tom Thompson, Sue Meadows, Don Cook, Kathleen Roloson, the family of Scott Plowman, Linda Maloney, Nancy West and the family of Marvin Searcy.

Gallatin First Christian

Elder Junior Stith gave the message “Know When to Say When” based on Psalm 23 and Matthew 10:39-42. Candy Hughes gave the children’s message. Additions to the Prayer Wheel include the family of Kenneth Marshall, the family of Willie Tull, the family of Patt Tolen, Linda McVicker, Jenny Clevenger. Please see the Sunday bulletin for a complete list of those currently on our Prayer Wheel. Sunday services are at 8:20 a.m. and 10:50 a.m.; Sunday school begins at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.  Stickin’ with Jesus practice meets Sunday evenings at 5:30 p.m., Men’s Bible Study meets Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. and Youth Groups meet every second Sunday of the month at 6:00 p.m.  Visit our website:  www.gallatinmofcc.org, and also join us on Facebook: Gallatin First Christian Church!

Gallatin Methodist

The message by Mark Morehouse was “Proclaiming the Kingdom” based on Luke 10: 25-37. Special music for the service was provided by the quartet of Chad Robertson, Coby Brogan, EJ Owings, and Anna Millsap. Chad provided a solo on his clarinet.

March is the month for Meals on Wheels delivery. Please remember your dates to deliver. March 13 at 7 p.m. is the monthly board meeting with the Centennial committee meeting at 6:30.

March 16 at 9 a.m. the men will do some painting at the church. Please volunteer. The UMW will meet the same day at 2 p.m. to visit at the care center. Lenten Bible study is continuing Sunday nights with Pastor Mark beginning at 6 p.m.

Mark your calendars for the 100th celebration of our Methodist Church building on Sunday, April 7, at 11 a.m. worship with a dinner following. The community is invited to attend. Special music, speakers and guests will be part of the service. A dinner will follow in the fellowship hall. Prayer Concerns: Maxine Prothero, Joe Snyder, Glen Kimberlin, Mark Morehouse and the family of Patt Tolen.

Lake Viking

Sunday was a very busy day at the Lake Viking Church. The day began with Sunday School at 9 a.m. The worship service began at 10 a.m. with a good crowd in attendance. Pastor Robert Nelson’s sermon was “To Jerusalem” from Isaiah 50:5-7, Luke 9:51-56, Matthew 16:21, Matthew 20:17-19, Isaiah 53:1-12, Hebrews 12:2-3 and Luke 24:25-26. The special music this week was provided by The Dysart Family of Macon. Following the worship service there was a potluck dinner and following the dinner The Dysart Family put on a concert. This family of seven makes beautiful music together. DeWain Dysart, the father, has given up his pastorate in order for the family to devote their time to a full-time music ministry. It was our pleasure to have them at Lake Viking Church.

We are happy to announce the return of the “Master’s Praise” vocal group from St. James on March 24 at 1 p.m. This a capella group will thrill you with their music. Mark your calendar and plan to attend this concert. Once again there will be a potluck dinner following the morning worship service with the concert following the dinner. This promises to be a concert you won’t forget.

The Ladies Bible Study Group will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, there will be a Fellowship Dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday with Youth Group and Adult Bible Study following the dinner.

Lake Viking Church is an interdenominational church located just outside the main entrance to Lake Viking. Our church is growing and we would like for you to be a part of this growth.

With Easter fast approaching this would be a good time to announce the Community Good Friday Service at the Gallatin Christian Church on Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. Lake Viking Church will also have and Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. March 31 with a biscuit and gravy breakfast to follow the sunrise service for those in attendance. Come out to Lake Viking Church and join us as we worship the Risen Lord.

Pattonsburg Christian

Pastor Terry Oliphant’s sermon“Preparing for Easter” was based on Matthew 21:1-11. The children and teen’s classes will be practicing for their Easter program which will be presented on March 24. Please remember in prayer: Jim Everly, Norman Crone, Larry and Jill Crabtree, Judy Henry, Diane Rouner, Mildred Hulet, Jeff Bowland, Linda Maloney, Monique Palmer, Edd and Peggy Short, Milly Waddell, Cindy Gault, Lorene Clay, Tim Gault, Kathleen Roloson, Dawna Haffecke, Emily Creasey, Gina Myers, Ted Caldwell, Cathy Henderson, Jeanne Oliphant, Beth Hollifield, Don Harris, Connie Werling. Out sympathy is extended to the family of Marvin Searcy.

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