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July 24, 2019 Page 3B R porter PASTOR'S CORNER by Rev. Seth Hoover O O ug. 4, 2019. It was supposed to be the day. We set the date over six months ago, built a Limeline around it, and have been diligently executing all the details. Everything was going according to the plan until it wasn't. You have experienced that before, right? Those times in life when you had hoped something would turn out a certain way; yet despite your best efforts it didn't. 'It is easy in those moments i to question God's presence why he is not answer- : ng your prayers. ' One of the men that was a first-hand witness of Jesus' life wrote about an encoun- Pastor ter in which two sisters came to Jesus, pleading -with him to help their brother who was gravely ill. qqais brother of theirs, Laza- rus, was one of Jesus' good friends. Every ounce of our human nature screams, "No brained Go help the man!" because ts humans we operate on such a limited, and therefore urgent, timeline. We want Shings done when we want and how we %ant. And when they do not play out ac- cording to our plans worry begins to set in and frustration builds like a small fire simmering in our chest. The man that recorded this account said that when Jesus heard that Laza- rus w. as on his deathbed, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. What?!? Who does that? By the time Jesus got around to visiting Lazarus he had been dead for several days, and his sisters were heartbroken. Can }rou imag- ine the anger and frustration and pain that these two sisters felt? They had cried out to God for help and he apparently snubbed them. Have you been there before? A time when life was apparently spiraling out of control and you cried out to God for help and there was no apparent relief. Or Seth O "1 O maybe you are there right now - your marriage is on the rocks, you are strug- gling to make ends meet, or someone close to you is sick. What I love about the story of Lazarus is that it shows that God's delays are Hoover not God's denials. Despite showing up days after Lazarus died, Jesus does the incredible. He doesn't heal him, but actually raises him from the dead. It was the move no one saw coming! It is a reminder that our set- backs are set-ups for God to do something great! Maybe that's what you need to hear right now - that God has not forgotten you. He sees you. He feels your pare. But he is not absent; he is simply setting things up to do the incredible in your life! Oh yeah, back to Aug. 4. We are start- ing a new church in Forsyth and have been renovating the space at the other end of the old Piggly Wiggly, aiming to open on August 4. Then the construc- tion delays started happening. Each time there was a delay, we were optimistic that we would catch up the next day. Over time the delays started to compound, and now we have officially moved our opening to Sept. 8. Disappointing? Yes. Frustrating? You Email church calendar news to Diane Gtidewe at by Mo~ay at 10 a.m. Church information is published free,of' charge as sp e pe rn|l . July 21-24 ladcea BalrdSt hokls Homecoming & Church, 5827 Highway 83, Culloden wtt celebrate its Laodicea Baptist Church, 101 Westbrooks Roaa. Forsyth invites everyone to its Homecoming & Revival Ser- vices beginning on Sunday, July 21 at t0 a.m. Revival Services Will be Monday, July 22-Wednesday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. each night. The guest speaker will be Rev. J. Barrion of Brown Chapel Baptist Church, Forsyth. Ev- eryone is welcome any night of the services. 192ndHom ng Rocky Mourn UMC has Sharon PrimitiVe Be i~tist July 24-26 New Ma(edonia Missionary eap has Revival New Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church 1510 Oxford Road Culloden will have Revival Wednesday, July 24-Friday, July 26 begin- ning at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The evangelist for the week will be Rev. LJ. London of the New Jerusalem Temple Bap- tist Church of Detroit, Mich. All are invited. 478-294- 192nd Homecoming on Sunday, July 28 with services starting at 11 a,m,] Lunch tn the fellowship will follow the morning service. All are invited. R ky ist Church, 1387 Highway 4] South, Barnesvtlte will: ha~ Homecoming Celebration at 11 a.m on Sunday, Aug 4. speaker will be Pastor Cldi'e~e E. Thrower Jr. Annual :Revival will begin Monday, Aug. 5 with services at 7:30 p.m. nightly July 28-31 through Wedn~, Aug, Z ~1'~1~ ~ ~ The speaker for Monday will Itomecomi & Revival be Rev. Rufus J. Whatley, Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Piney Grove Baptist Church, Forsyth; the speaker Tue@ 98 Joe Chambers Road, will be Rev. Henry D. Leonard Forsyth invites everyone to Homecoming services on Sunday, July 28 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Carter Watts and St. Mark Baptist Church of Macon as special guests. Revival will begin Monday- Wednesday, July 29-31 at 7 p.m. nightly. Monday special guests wilt be Rev. Gordon and Mt. Airy Baptist Church: Tuesday special guests will be Rev. Barrion and Brown's Chapel Baptist Church Wednesday spec al guests will be Rev. Proctor and St. James Baptist Church. Sc, Wrtghts Grove Baptist Church, Forsvth; the Wednesday will ae Rev. bnnie B. Fletcher, Orange Grove Baptist Church, Culloden. hassle& Revival St.'Peter's Rock Bapti4 Church's annual Homecoming service will be on Aug. 4 at 11 a.m, A three-day Revival will start Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. nigNJy with Rev. Tracey Bridges Sr. of South River Baptist Church as July 28, July 31-Aug. 2 guest speaker. St Peter% Rock 966t. Rev. Rubs J. Whatley Spdnghill e~pl~ h~s is located at 10496 ~ 8Z is pastor Juliefle. For more infor~ion, conrad Ruth MiddJebrook at July 24-26, 28 St. Phillip AJ .E. holds Summer Revival St. Phitlip A.M.E, Church Fam- ily, 36 Old Fort Volley Road, Redding Road, Jutiette will have Homecoming Service 478 986-5269. Aug. 4-9 bet. But, we are excited about what God Cutloden wifl hold its Three July 31-Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Mt Giead Baptst Chu(ch, isdoing because it is beyond what we Night Annual Summer Revival nightly Paster John W Carter 2~ Baxankte Road Forsvth had planned! There is an old saying that on Wednesday-Friday, July s Lead Servant M n ster Jen- Annual Homec~ing i~';ice " I have seen proven true time and time 24-26at7:30 p.m. nightly, niter L. Carter isRevivalist. will be Sunday. Aug. 4that The guest preacher will be ll a.m. Homecoming revval again: God is rarely early, never late, and Rev. Dexter A Jordan, pastor July 29-Aug. 2 service will be held nightly always right on time! of Center Hill Baptist Church ~ ~l~l}t~ Monday-FT@ ~ ~.c~ at in Macon Attire for ~ . ' "'.""r : ' 7:30 r,m ~ e'va~ st w tt Seth Hoover is the executive pastor of week is casual and comfort- 110111 mg E Re,town Momentum Christian Church, North Lee able, including Hbmecoming. Bethel Thomaston " Street, Forsyth. The Pastor's Corner isThe Homecoming Service is bat. Pleasant Baptist Church " spun sored by the Monroe County Min- Sunday, July 28 at 2 p.m. 863 Piedmont Road Barnes- Aug. 4, 7-9 The speaker will be Rev. ville invites everyone to its isterial Association, which meets on the Robert Chatman pastor of anniversary Homecoming second Thursday of each month at 8:30 the Forslyth Circuit, All are Revival from Monday July a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, welcome on any night. 29-Friday, ~g. 2 at 7:30 417 N. Frontage Road, Forsyth. p.m. nightly. The revivalists Hanson July 26-27 will ~: Monday Rev. T.O~ Church. 60 Moreland Ave Pictured at the Grand Opening fellowship meal of Forsyth New Life Mission are, left to right, Will Davis, Reporter Publisher; Tyrone Harris, Pastor of Hour of Prayer Pente- costal Church; Eddie Harris, Forsyth Chief of Police; Aubrey Duncan, Pastor of New Life / ission of Seventh-day Adventist; John Strickland, Pastor of Wimbish Road Seventh-day dventist Church; Betty Harris, wife of Pastor Harris; Forsyth Mayor Eric Wilson: Angela :lohnson, Ministry of Reconciliation. b m t J ki e 0 ' The Forsyth New Life Mission of Seventh-day Adventists held a Grand Opening at North Frontage Road on Saturday, July 13. The mission is an outreach ministry of Wimbush Road Seventh-day Adventist Church of the Georgia Cumberland Confer- ence in Macon. Services will be every Saturday from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m with praise and .testimony from 10:35-10:55 a.m. and sabbath school from 9:15-10:30 a.m. Pastor Aubrey Duncan invites all to attend. For more information, visit https://forsythmission.adventist- on Friday and Saturday nights, July 26 and 27 starting at 6 p.m. The theme is "Put on the Full Armor Of God." Calling alt men to war- night; Friday, Rev. T. Bridges ship and fellowship with us! of South River Baptist of Great speakers both nights, Jackson. live music, and good food, sanctuaryjuliette. July 27 Rws New L'~ 3147 Hwy 83 North Forsyth Mission has Back to invited. Grace Fellowship Sdlool Gh !way Forsyth New Life Seventh-day Adventist Mission will have a Back to School Giveaway on Saturday, July 27 beginning at 1 p.m. at 281 S. Frontage Road. Forsyth. Free school supplies wit/be given to the first 50 students who come including pencils, crayons and notebooks For more informa- tion call 404-322-5683. Liberty Bapti has Church, 186 Coltege Drive, Barnesvifle and Rev. Willie J. Colbert invite everyone to invites everyone to Home- Homecoming and Revival. coming & Revival Services HomecOming will ~ Sun@, beginning on Sunday Aug. Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. Pastor Col~rt 4 at 11 a.m. Revival set themessage. Rev. vices witJ start Monday, Johnny Sanders and the Great- Aug. 5- Wednesday Aug. er St. James AM.E. Church 7 at 7:30 p.m. nightly: The family wilt be guests at 2 p,m guest sloeaker will be Rev. Revival wilt begin on Wednes- Demonstray Head, pastor of Faith Tabernacle ED.H.C of Jackson, All are welcome. day night, Aug. 7 at 7.'30 p,m and continue Thursday and Fri- day nights. Guests will be Rev. Arthur Gordon and the New Bethel Baptist Church family from Macon. Dress code for seniors luncheon ing and Revival services. Aug 9 & Bingo The homecoming message on Sunday, Aug. 4 will be Enjoy worship, music Liberty Baptist Church. 3043 brought by Pastor Paul Wafts 81Yc~l~J ~he ~ High Falls Road, Jackson wilt Sr. ai the regular tl a.m. set- w~jly host a seniors luncheon and vice. Revival services wilt be"Unplug & Worship" wlll be Bingo contest at 11 a.m Sat- Aug. 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. nightly, Friday, Aug. 9 from 8 p.m.-12 urday, July 2Z Food & drinks with three dynamite speak- midnight. Unplug, relax, worship. will be provided. To qualify ers for the week: Monday, watch a movie ~ the Once to win prizes the Women's Missionary Union is asking for a finger food item and/or a cleaning supply item dona- tion. For further information. contact Brenda Crowe at 478-972-0730. Homecoming&Revival the week is casual. Eve neis Midway Baptist Church, welcome. For more information. Highway 4t, Smarr invites call 478-993-5580, everyone to its Homecom- July 28 Sharon Primitive Baptist celebrates "Servicing Each Family With Equal Respect" Aug. 5 Pastor Carter Watts and the St. Mark Baptist Church of Macon will be the special guests. Pastor David Blalock and the Mr. Pleasant Baptist Church of Barnesville wilt be bringing the word on Tuesday, Aug. 6. and on Wednesday, Aug. 7 Revival will climax with Pastor T.J. Head and the Laodicea Baptist Church of Forsyth. Upon a Time Weddings venue, 807 Thorpe Road, Musetla: Admission is free: concessions wilt be available br sale. Bring a chair or blanket for movie seating. Enioy WR Naz Worship Band. Rev. Quinton Jones will speak after the band sings and before the movie. For more information visit the Once upon a lime Weddings Facebeok page. Boarding Bathing Medical Managemei t Wellness & I rcvcntive Aflcr Hrs, & Erne enc) 60 S. Jackson Sl. Forsy h, GA 478-994-4986 Voted 2014 Veterinadan by readers of the Reporter t