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A Deliverance Ministries

Regular services are prayer on Mondays at 6 p.m., Bible study on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., and morning worship is every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. 318-368-2634.

Antioch Baptist

Weekly service times are: Sunday – Sunday school, 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Wednesday – 6:30 p.m.

The church is located at 3501 Louisiana 828 in Farmerville. 368-3591.

Bethel Temple Pentecostal Church

2144 Hwy 33 North, Marion,

Sunday school 11:00 A.M

Worship Service 12:00 P.M

Phone 318-608-6766

Blooming Grove Baptist

Blooming Grove Baptist Church, where the Rev. Lester C. Sims is pastor, is located at 702 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. in Farmerville.

Dean Baptist

Dean Baptist Church is having one service on Sunday mornings, 9am. Speakers are set-up outside if you prefer to stay in your vehicle, can tune into the radio from your vehicle. Prayer and Bible study Wednesday night, 6:30 pm

Please be in prayer for: Summer Lum, Chris Finklea, Roweena Patterson, Renita Thomas, Janie Scarborough, Judy Smith, Kaitlyn Rhodes, Bessie Mae Ray, Brent Franklin, Jerry Brantley, Annie Brantley, Connie Cole, Leroy Cole, Juanita Rhodes, Dewey Rhodes, Buster Wisecarver, Joe Brantley, and Bonnie Brantley.

Special prayers for our country and President. The devil is hard at work.

Evergreen Baptist Church

For more information call (318) 285-9484.

Farmerville United Methodist Church

All are welcome here

Rev. Hank Hamilton, officiating

INVITATION: Sunday mornings at 11am on Facebook: https:// www.facebook.com/ hank.hamilton.12

OR… come to either of our services: 9:30 or 11am. PLEASE CALL to RESERVE your Sunday Service seat. (318) 368- 3840 301 Anthony Street

Social Distancing observed – Masks required – Hand Sanitizer provide

INVITATION: Communion Sunday, 9-6-2020. Please bring your own elements as we are following Covid-19 protocols. You may bring bread or crackers – juice of any kind or even water. Jesus used bread and wine to symbolize His time on earth, teaching, healing, saving. He asks us, as we partake of these holy sacraments, to keep Him fresh in our minds and in our hearts.

The impact of participating in this holy ritual – the impact of ‘visualizing’ His teachings, His redeeming sacrifice, His love for all mankind can be powerful. Let us carry Communion Sunday on through the week, the weeks, the months and years. If we “Remember Jesus” at every turn in our lives, we will be far more calm, sympathetic, empathic, productive and loving.

“Commune” with Jesus daily. He wants to be an essential part of our everyday lives. And in these days of dealing with both the Coronavirus and hurricane Laura; we must surely be re-evaluating what is essential in our lives. Let Jesus guide your thoughts, your words and your deeds.

On this Sunday let us (as told in Luke 22:19-20) take the Communion elements AND GIVE THANKS for the new covenant forged between us and Jesus. ‘In remembrance’/’remember’ was mentioned than once in scripture, but Jesus gave a deeper meaning to the words. Belief in God had not only freed the Jews from physical slavery, but they (and all mankind) were offered, through Jesus, spiritual freedom. His love will see us through!

First Baptist Farmerville

Bro. Kurt’s message, “Focused on Prayer,” is based on Philippians 4:4-7. “4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. 5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (King James Version)

The Apostle Paul is closing out his letter to the Church. Both are going through persecution and struggles. Throughout his letter, he has emphasized, over and over, living with joy. He tells them to rejoice! Be gentle and controlled. Trust the Lord. And pray – giving thanks and making your requests. Then God’s Word tells us if we do this, peace will be in our life.

Prayer is something so simple - yet SO powerful. In fact, it may seem too easy, and we sometimes don’t take its power seriously. Maybe we’re looking for something dramatic to take place, for someone to do or say something to restore peace in our lives. Maybe we are looking to the wrong things or the wrong people.

Church, look to God. With faith and trust in Him, joining ourselves in the work of God through prayer, we realize we don’t have to “fix it”, God can! We are to go before the Lord in prayer for healing, for peace, for making decisions, concerning an enemy, for opportunity, for salvation, for strength, for patience. Go before the Lord in prayer with requests for yourself and others.

Even when life is hard, and everything around us seems to be falling apart, we have a God of all power and control watching over our lives! In a time when it is very hard to trust anything today, we can be thankful that we can trust God!

Focus on God through prayer and be persistent. “And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” There is peace in Jesus, even in the storm.

During the transition to normalcy, we will continue to offer multiple opportunities to worship together. For more information, visit our website, www.fbcfarmerville. com or our Facebook page. Our address is 400 North Main, Farmerville; phone 318.368-3848.

First Baptist Church — Marion

In the 60’s a magazine cover said “God Is Dead.” As the world spins in chaos some may wonder if that is true. At FBC Marion there is manifold evidence that God is alive,

Jesus lives and the Holy Spirit continues to work. Ask Michael Thomas, Dustin Andrews, Shep Towns or Sawyer Towns if Jesus still saves. Three great weeks of baptizing and watching God work in the midst of all Satan is trying to do shouts “God Is Not Dead.” Bro. Bubba preached today from II Samuel 10. David and his people were vastly outnumbered for battle. Surely they must have felt as Christians today do looking at what seemed to be a hopeless situation. They didn’t know whether they would be temporarily defeated or whether God would amazingly deliver them. Listen to what they said in II Samuel 10:12, “Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God; and the Lord do that which seemeth Him good.” Our purpose as Christians is to be courageous and live like warriors in the Army of God and leave the results to Him. Take heart fellow Christians, “He’s got the whole world in His hands.”

Catch FBC Marion on our Facebook page, you tube or Bayou Cable.

PRAY FOR EACH OTHER, OUR CHURCH, OUR NATION, AND OUR LEADERS.

Haile Church of Christ

Webster defines “legalism” as a strict, literal or excessive conforming to the law or to a religious or moral code. The definitions of “liberalism” include the freedom of restraint and licentiousness. Legalist may charge those with views of the Scripture less rigid than their own as liberalists. On the other hand, those with a more lenient view of Scripture may accuse those with stricter views as being legalists. Is there a “weigh station” or “happy medium” between legalism and liberalism? There is, and it is grace! Grace instructs through the written word (Titus 2:11-12), and a theme throughout the New Testament is to abide within the doctrine of Christ, pay close attention to doctrine and expose strange or false doctrines (2 John 9-11; 1 Timothy 4:16; Hebrews 13:9, etc.). Grace is not licentiousness (Jude 4), and prohibits taking liberty with God’s word. A precise pattern for obeying the gospel, worship and every aspect of Christ’s teaching is revealed (Romans 6:17-18; John 4:24; Philippians 3:17). Striving to follow Christ’s teachings as closely as possible isn’t legalism, unless one depends on their own ability to life perfectly. Since all sin and fall short (Romans 3:23), earning one’s salvation through merit is impossible. If one obeys all of Christ’s commands, they remain “an unworthy servant” (Luke 17:10). Why? Because of sin!! Grace provides a remedy; but only for those who “walk in the light” and do not practice sin (1 John 1:5-9; 3:9). “Walking in the light” doesn’t allow legalism or liberalism. Grace teaches that faith that comes from God’s word is essential (Hebrews 11:6) and an acceptable faith is an obedient faith (James 2:14-26) with total reliance on Christ’s blood for pardon.

Bible study: Sundays 9:30 a.m.; 6 p.m.; Wednesdays 7 p.m.

Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church

10078 Hwy 15, Farmerville LA

Bro. Dan Hall, Pastor

Bro. Paul Paschal, Associate Pastor

News by: Donna Holman

Schedule of Services Sunday School 10:00am

Worship Service 11:00am

Sunday Evening 6:00 pm

Wed. Bible Study 6:00pm

A Welcoming Home To All!

Wed. Bible Study, Aug. 26, Bro. Dan’s message was from The Book Of Ruth, Chapter 2. Ruth has left her country of Moab to stay with Naomi and care for her. Ruth went out to glean corn on a part of the field belonging to Boaz. Boaz took favor with Ruth because he had heard all that she had done for her mother in law. Ruth went out expecting to be treated badly because she was a Moabitish and not of Naomi’s country but instead she found favor from Boaz who told her to always glean from his fields alongside the maidens there.

(23) So she kept fast by the maidens of Boaz to glean unto the end of barley harvest and of wheat harvest; and dwelt with her mother in law.

Because of the electric and water outage services were canceled for Sunday, Aug. 30. We pray that services will continue as scheduled on Wednesday, Sep. 2.

September 12 LMBC will be having a Church Yard sale from 7 am-12 pm. We will also have hamburger plate lunches for $8 each. All proceeds are to be used for our building fund.

LMBC still has cookbooks for sale. The cost is $15 each with 300 great recipes. To order one call

Donna at (318) 548- 2699. Proceeds from this sale is also for LMBC building fund.

Come join LMBC’s Church family, worship with us and hear the word of God. You will always be welcome here!

All our prayers to all who have been affected by the hurricane! May God be with each and everyone as they try to recover from the devastation that was caused to so many!

Liberty Missionary Baptist Church – Spearsville

We are still studying the book of Amos, where he tells of God’s judgment and compassion. We need to follow Amos in intercessory prayer for others and in obeying the Lord’s commands rather than persons – even those in leadership roles. We need to remain faithful to God as we face opposition in our time.

Bro. Brandon brought the message Sunday night and challenged us to be the witnesses God expects us to be. We had our monthly fellowship afterwards.

We have had several out sick and want them to know they are in our prayers and that we miss them.

We have Sunday School at 10; worship service at 11; evening service at 5:30; and Wednesday night Bible Study at 6. We invite you to come study God’s Word and fellowship with us as we keep pressing on for Jesus.

We invite others to come worship with us.

Mt. Tabor Baptist

Hwy. 2

Farmerville, LA

318-368-9039

Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Service is at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study is at 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Night Bible Study is at 6:30 p.m.

Please feel free to call us if you have any questions regarding Mt. Tabor or would just like additional information.

My Father’s House

My Father’s House Teach one to be one. Jesus was with the disciples for three years. He was with them 40 days before going to heaven. If you have read Acts 1 and 2 you would know this. The promise of God was given to Jesus and the promise was fulfilled. The Holy Spirit came upon the disciples and the preaching began. Jesus had made it clear that there would be false teachers. Jesus said also, the way is narrow that leads to life and few find it. T12B1 will make disciples of Jesus, disciples of Jesus get to know God. In Matthew 5 Jesus opened his mouth telling them about the kingdom of heaven. The faithful disciples will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. In Matthew 6, Jesus gave instructions on how to get something from God our father. The disciples learned from the teacher for God to forgive, one must forgive according to Jesus. Jesus taught the disciples about the eye. He told them about log and specks. He mentioned hypocrites. In verses 6 and 7 Jesus explains the law and the prophets. Jesus told them about trees and how to recognize them. Have you read his words beware of false prophets, they will come to you in sheep clothing. Don’t forget this. Join Joseph at My Father’s House at 4774 Highway 151 Downsville, La 71234. For more information call or text 318-620-9293.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, for His kindness endures forever. 1Chronicles 16:34

Regular Mass times are 7 p.m. on Saturdays (Spanish dominant) and 9 a.m. Sundays (English dominant.) First Wednesday each month Mass – 6 p.m.

The church is located at 600 E. Water St. in Farmerville. For more information, please call 368-9239.

Pleasant Grove Baptist - Downsville

Pleasant Grove, where the Rev. Lethon Hay is pastor, is located at 365 Pleasant Grove Rd. in Downsville.

Rocky Branch Baptist Church

Pastor: Terry Mims

From Acts 11:19-30 – Barnabas (Encourager). When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord. For he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord.

Words are a powerful tool. Negative people will influence us to feel negative. We all need a “Barnabas” in our lives. When Saul (later Paul) began his ministry and the disciples were afraid of him, Barnabas was the one who testified of Saul’s conversion.

Barnabas never sought glory for himself, but reached out to encourage others. He never wrote a book in the Bible, but he encouraged Paul, who wrote the most books in the New Testament. He encouraged others, like Mark, who went on to write the book of Mark. Mark began the missionary journeys only to leave them at some point. Paul got upset Mark, but Barnabas took him and they continued in the ministry apart from Paul. Later Mark returned to Paul and Paul considered him “profitable” in the ministry. Largely because Barnabas contin

ued to encourage Mark. We too can be encouragers, not by what we do but by what we encourage others to do. People behind the scenes are the ones who keep things going. We should continue to serve the Lord, however He calls us, until He calls us Home.

“He said, “I’m thinkin’ ‘bout home”. Thinkin’ ‘bout going home. Dreamin’ ‘bout leavin’ here, ready to be movin’ on. It won’t be long before the sun goes down and I’ll be gone. But until then, I’ll be thinkin’ ‘bout home.

Church Services: Worship 10:00 a.m.; Wednesday service – 6:30 p.m.

Zion Community Outreach Ministries

Zion Community Outreach Ministries is located at 606 Bernice St. in Farmerville.

Every Friday night there is a Fifth Quarter for all area youth.

And every Thursday at 10 a.m., we have fun for seniors.

Come and join us for activities and fellowship.