By Anthony Phelps Sr.
Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.
Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.
All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear; which among them hath declared these things? The Lord hath loved him: he will do his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans.
I, even I, have spoken; yea, I have called him: I have brought him, and he shall make his way prosperous.
Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me.
NAACP monthly meeting
The Richmond/Madison County Branch of the NAACP meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 302 Francis Street, Richmond.
Revival at Liberty Chapel
Liberty Chapel Church, 464 Three Forks Road, Richmond, will be in revival, Oct. 1-5, 7 p.m., Evangelist Wayne House will bring the message each evening. “Everyone is welcome to come and worship with us,” said pastor Roy Jackson.
Every Thursday, from noon to 3 p.m., Saint Paul AME Church, 437 Francis St., Richmond, serves a free lunch to all who come.
“This is an ongoing, weekly ministry to serve the hungry, the homeless and feed anyone who walks in our doors,” says Pastor William R.T. Hale.
Abundant Life Ministries starts Sunday
Abundant Life Ministries, 1705 Irvine Road, will be having their fall revival, starting Sept. 30, at 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct.r 1,- 5 starting at 7 p.m. and Oct. 7-10 starting at 7 p.m. There will be a different speaker each night. The host pastor is Edwin Lainhart, for more details, call625-1755 or 625-5366 thank you everyone is welcome to come.
Mt. Pleasant Rally
Mt. Pleasant Church, Kirksville, will hold a rally Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. Dinner will be served. Rally guest will be David L. Ravicee of Winburn Drive Baptist Church, Lexington.
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Until next week
May the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ stay fresh in your mind and in your heart. Until we meet again, may God bless you.