Union Grove/ Steele News

By BRENDA BOBBITT,

Mitch Johnson grows record watermelons

Union Grove UMC will be hosting our Annual Fall Revival beginning September 23 through September 26.  Sunday Revival Service will start at 1:00 p.m. and the speaker will be Pastor Hopkins of New Bethel MBC.  Nightly service will start at 7 p.m. each night with a different speaker Pastor Angelo Riley of Ebenezer MBC, Pastor Shirley Wilder of Lynch Chapel UMC, Pastor Marcus Thompson of Mountain Ridge UMC and Pastor James of Truevine MBC respectively.  Our Pastor, EJ Shepard will be speaking at Middlebrook UMC in Jackson on August 25 on the beginning of their revival.

Brother Mitch Johnson has done it again.  He has raised 3 watermelons this year ranging from 70 lbs to 65 lbs.

A prayer for today from Pastor Mann:  Thank you for a new day. Thank You that Your compassion is renewed every morning. Great is Your faithfulness and Your steadfast love, O Lord!

I don’t know what all is going to happen today, and how much I’ll get done, but You do.

So I give this day to You.

Fill me with Your Holy Spirit, Father. Energize me for Your work,  because You know how tired these bones are. Awaken me to the wonder of Your salvation, and quicken my spirit to the reality of Your work in my life.

Lord, sometimes my mind is filled with all kinds of thoughts. Holy Spirit, come and hover over my mind like You hovered over the waters at creation and speak order out of the chaos! Help me to keep striving and to trust that You will give me all I need today to do the work You’ve given me to do.

You will be faithful to complete the good work You’ve started, and as I step out into my day, I declare Your sovereignty over every area of my life. I entrust myself to You and ask that You use me however You see fit.

This day is Yours. My body is Yours. My mind is Yours. Everything I am is Yours.

May You be pleased with me today.

Amen