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Hartselle Enquirer

New Center News

Do you ever feel sorry for yourself? Seems that everything is going in the wrong direction and you don’t know how to change things? In 2 Corinthians 4:8-10, Paul reminds us that even though we think we are at the end of our rope, we are never at the end of hope. God never abandons us. We can have eternal life because He has already won the victory over death. Even like Paul we face trials and stressful situations. We often find ourselves placing our focus on our pain rather than allowing God to demonstrate his power and presence through us. As children of God no matter what happens to us in this life we have the blessed hope and assurance of eternal life where all of suffering will end. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; (9) we are perplexed, but not in despair; a persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; (10) always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

Christian love and sympathy is extended to: the family and friends of Sarah Jackson, to Bertha Hill and Gail Hopper in the loss of their daughter and sister, Dorrise Hill Edmunson, to Michael and Casey Briggs in the loss of Casey’s grandfather, Rudy Henley of Tennessee and to Chip Spicer in the loss of his dad, Marline Stavely of Erin, Tenn. Mary God continue to comfort you in the days ahead that only He can do.

Happy Anniversary wishes to: Lynn and Royce Goree on March 28; Mark and Marshell Carlson on April 1; Tyler and Rachel Hale, Frankie and Teresa Lackey, Garrett and Nicole Sutton on April 2; Doug and Lorene Oden on April 4 and Tom and Linda McAbee on April 5.

Happy birthday to: Callie Myres and Charlene Smith on March 30; Chris Borden, Rusher Clemons, Ben Darby and Carl Wells on March 31; Zadie Collins, Raegan Jenkins, Brylee Bishop, Jonathan Blankenship and Amanda White on April 1; Holly Ogle and Sandra Raper on April 2; April Childers, Jennifer Graham and Michelle Thorton on April 3 and Lynn Morgan, Steven Jansen and Kyle Merritt on April 4; Tani Buckner, David Cain and Donna Morgan on April 5.

There will be a Children’s Easter Egg Hunt Sat., April 18 at 4 p.m. at New Center Baptist Church. Everyone will meet in the sanctuary and each child should bring 6 candy filled eggs.

New Center Baptist Church announces Community Choir Cantata “Amazing Love, How Can It Be” on Sun., April 9 at 7 a.m. New Center Baptist and Gum Springs Baptist will meet at Bethlehem Baptist and Bro. Anthony Patterson, pastor of Gum Springs Baptist will be speaking. There will be no evening service at New Center.

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