The parable of the prodigal son


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11 And he said, A certain man had two sons:
12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.
26 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
27 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.
28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.
29 And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
30 But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
32 It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.
— Luke 15:11-37 (KJV)

Thursday, June 25-Friday, June 26

6:30-8:30 p.m.: Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, 2153 Mt. Lebanon Road, Buffalo, holds Vacation Bible School. The theme is “Count Discovery.” Rev. Melvin Shelton, Pastor.

Sunday, June 28

10 a.m.: The Men of Corinth Baptist Church celebrates their annual Men’s Day Program. The theme this year is “Serving God Is For all The Right Reasons.” The speaker will be Deacon Attorney Donald Gist of Columbia. He is a former native of Jonesville and a member of the SC Bar Association. The public is invited to attend. Chairperson is Trustee Lonnie White. Rev. J.A. Calhoun, Pastor.

2 p.m.: Woodson Chapel Baptist Church holds their Annual Family and Friends Day program. Rev. Kenneth Wray, Pastor of Knuckles Chapel Baptist Church, Gaffney will be the speaker. The public is invited. Rev. Robert E. Collins, Pastor.

2 p.m.: Missionary Circle Bethel Baptist Church, 904 Pea Ridge Highway, Jonesville, sponsors a Women’s Day Program. The speaker will be Minister Heather Wilson of Mitchell Chapel Christian Church of Union. Everyone is invited. James E. Tilltonson, Pastor. Viola Rice, President.

6 p.m.: First Baptist Church, Union hosts the Carolina Christmas Spring Concert.

Sunday, July 5

5 p.m.: The 2015 “As We Worship” Concert is coming to Union at One Hope Performing Arts Theatre (The Union Square Cinema, 719 North Duncan Bypass). Those featured on the program include Union’s own New Reason, Kenny Smith, Shawny Wright, Tyler Pearson, Helen Jones and others. Admission is free. A love offering will be received.

Sunday, July 5-Friday, July 10

6-8:30 p.m.: Welcome Baptist Church, Monarch Highway, holds Vacation Bible School. The theme is “Camp Courageous.” There will be crafts, lessons, food, and fun time. If you need a ride please call the church at 427-3390 and leave a message.

Saturday, June 27

11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Morningside Baptist Outreach Ministry holds a giveaway of diapers and miscellaneous items. This will also be a family fun day with hot dogs and a bouncy house.

8-11 a.m.: New Emanuel Chapel holds a Community Outreach Ministry Giveaway. It will be held at the future site of New Emanuel Chapel Baptist Church which is located at 115 Eison Town Road in the Kelton Community. There will be various of items to choose from. Everything is free! At New Emanual our mottos is “We build Ministries by the power of God.” Dr. James L. Mason, Pastor.

Sunday, June 28

2:30 p.m.: Paradise AME Church holds Family and Friends Day. Bridget Goodwin will be the guest speaker. Rev. Terry Gillyard, Pastor.

Friday, July 17-Sunday, July 19

The Sims Chapel Baptist Church will be traveling to Nashville, Tenn. On Friday, July 17, 2015 and will return on Sunday, July 19, 2015. The cost to ride the bus is $ 70 per person and is non refundable. This will include two free breakfasts at the hotel. The cost for two nights at the hotel will be $265.12 (this includes tax).

We are looking forward to you joining us in this trip.

If you are interested in going, please contact:

Trustee Wanda Williams at wandawilliams@1322@att.net or 803-271-3210

Trustee Jesse Murphy at murphy21@ygail.com 803-694-4107

Trustee Lawrence Sligh at 1960@gmail.com or 803-271-4082

Trustee Lorendia Beasley at renda42@gmail.com or 864-466-6207

Bro. Michael Epps at 803-924-2295

Sis. Jasmine Gilliam

Sis. Janet Rice

Bro. Tommy Young

Let’s go and have some fun in the name of the Lord.

Sunday, July 19

6 p.m.: First Baptist Church, Union hosts a concert by Ronnie Lybrand.

Sunday, July 26

6 p.m.: First Baptist Church, Union host a concert by Monty Allen.

July 31

At Dark: First Baptist Church hosts a Drive-In Movie. Everyone is welcome.

Bible Study

Shiloh Outreach Baptist Church, 194 Maybinton Road, Whitmire, holds a Community Bible Study on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. All are welcome.

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