Our Faith

April 23, 2014

Minister’s Message

Jim Mou, pastor Romney Assembly of God

Jim Mou, pastor
Romney Assembly of God

National Day of Prayer May 1

The Romney Christian Ministerial Association extends a cordial invitation to all the county/community leaders and the great people of Hampshire County to attend and celebrate the National Day of Prayer at the Hampshire County Courthouse steps. The date and meeting time is Thursday, May 1, 12-12:30 p.m. This years’ theme is “One Voice, United in Prayer,” with scripture reference Romans 15:6: “So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The keynote speaker for the prayer ceremony is the Rev. Dale Myers. The ministers of the Romney Ministerial will lead in intercessory prayer for President Barack Obama, government leaders, the nation, military, educational system and needs of the community.

The association thanks the county commissioners for their support by signing the Proclamation for Prayer declaring Thursday, May 1, a day of prayer throughout Hampshire County. A copy of the Proclamation for Prayer will be published in the Hampshire Review. You are encouraged to read it and let it serve as a resource in guiding you in your time of prayer on National Day of Prayer. The Bible states, “I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. Matthew 18:19 NLT

 The prayer of agreement is a most powerful tool in the hands of those who possess a heart for prayer. Prayer honors God, acknowledges his being, exalts his power, adores his providence, secures his aid. –E. M. Bounds

Prayer is not the least we can do; it is the most.  –John Blanchard

May all agree together in petitioning God to continue to shed his grace and favor on America. God bless America.

The National Day of Prayer (NDP) is an annual event established by an act of congress, which encourages Americans to pray for the nation, its people and its leaders. The NDP Task force concentrates on the need to pray for those in leadership on all levels of national, church and educational areas of influence. In 2014, the NDP will be observed on Thursday, May 1.

Days of prayer have been called for since 1775, when the Continental Congress designated a time for prayer in forming a new nation. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln called for such a day. Officially the NDP was established as an annual event by an act of Congress in 1952 and was signed into law by President Truman. The law was amended in 1988 and signed by President Ronald Regan, establishing the NDP as the first Thursday of May each year.


Church Notes - Week of  4-23-14

Healing service at St. Stephen’s tomorrow
The public is invited to participate in a Christian Healing service at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church based upon the International Order of St. Luke the physician to be led by Ms. Candy Ponchak on Thursday, April 24 at 5 p.m.  Prayers and intercessions of healing and/or thanksgiving are welcome for yourself or others.  St. Stephen’s is located on Main St. in Romney.

Romney UMC contemporary service Saturdays
The Romney First United Methodist Church is holding a new contemporary Christian service every Saturday. Coffee will be served in the library at 5:30 p.m. and the service will begin at 6 p.m. There will be contemporary music and various speakers. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more info., call the church at 304-822-3023.

Oak Grove Brethren Church holding revival
The Oak Grove Brethren Church in Levels will be holding a revival nightly at 6:30 p.m. April 27 through April 30. There will be different speakers and singers nightly. Everyone is welcome.

National Day of Prayer observed May 1
The Romney Christian Ministerial Association invites the public to join with them to observe the National Day of Prayer. The group will meet on the steps of the Hampshire County Courthouse on Thursday, May 1, from noon to 12:30 p.m. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Dale Myers. Everyone welcome.

The Netcasters performing free concert May 3
The public is invited to a free concert performed by The Netcasters on Saturday, May 3, from 4 to 5:15 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. The music will be a mix of gospel and contemporary Christian, as well as some “songs of yesteryear” and some “sing-a-long” favorites. St. Stephen’s is located on Main St. in Romney.

Augusta spring fellowship service May 4
Augusta Community Spring Fellowship Service, sponsored by the Augusta Community Church Women United, will be held Sunday, May 4, at Mt. Zion Methodist Church. There will be a covered dish meal at 1:30 p.m. and a program at 3 p.m. The theme is “God is Not Dead/He’s Surely Alive.” The community choir and local churches will be participating with special music. An offering will be collected and will go to Catholic Charities WV to be used for the local community. Everyone is welcome.


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