Along with Valentines, remember those in need of prayer this week

By LEORA CHAPMAN,

Good morning/evening to all our readers and friends.

A happy birthday goes out to Deacon Ronnie Johnson on Feb. 12. May he be blessed with many more.

Prayers are extended to all the sick and shut-ins. Our prayer list includes Sammie Curry, Samual Hillie, Oliver J. Hillie, Charles Johnson, Nita F. Hughes, Tyyonna McCalphia, Marsha McMillian, James C. Johnson, Frank Norman Jr., Donna Burton, Ralph Jordan, Rev. R.D. Evans, Marie Evans, Ronald D. Watkins, Essie L. Robinson, Bertiel Evans, Hailey Thompson, Lisa Cunningham, Victor Cunningham, Jessie (Bo) Harris, Lois Evans, Gloria Robinson, Joanne Webster, Billie W. Wash, Angus Robinson, Ree Boyde, Deacon L.E. Johnson and Bernell Chapman.

Prayers go out to our nursing home residents: Nellie Norman and Carolyn Watson at James T. Champion of Meridian; Ms. Bobbie J. Clayborn at The Oaks of Meridian; and Mary F. Myers at Hilltop Manor of Union.

“The power of prayer, welcome to Pleasant Grove MB Church of Newton, where the Rev. Michael Pickens is the pastor.” On Sunday, Pastor Pickens’ message was “The Danger of Immaturity or Falling Away,” taken from Hebrews 5:11 and 6:3. Pastor Pickens and the Pleasant Grove Church family invites all to Sunday School each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.

We send out our sympathies to the Hickory United Methodist Church family in the demise of Ms. Anna M. McKee. Ms. Anna was buried on Sunday, Feb. 11.

Pastor Anthony Robinson and the St. John MB Church family welcome all to Sunday School each Sunday at 9 a.m. and worship at 10:15 a.m. St. John’s sick list includes Bertha Bender, Frankie L. Evans, Annie Rogers, Regina Bender and Xavie Walker.

Pastor Hale and Bro. Brand invite all to the Hickory Devotion each Saturday at 9 a.m. Larry Fielder, Bernice Bowden, Florine Bowden, Mr. Tommie Nichols, Mother Bonnie Ellis and Barbara Coleman are on the Hickory sick list.

Thanks to God for His love today, yesterday and always.

We pray for our city, county, state, U.S. governing officials and our military, stateside and abroad.

For your news, contact Leora Watkins Chapman at 601-683-3516. Address: P.O. Box 473, Newton, MS 39345.