Announcements & Upcoming Events
Sunday Nov. 17th 9:30
Announcements / Birthdays / Anniversaries
*Call to Worship Something Beautiful No. 394
Something beautiful, something good;
all my confusion he understood;
all I had to offer him was brokenness and strife,
but he made something beautiful of my life.
*Greeting in the Name and Love of Christ
*Return to Worship in song: Something Beautiful
*Hymn The Old Rugged Cross No. 504
*Affirmation of Faith: Apostles’ Creed (on back)
*Gloria Patri No. 70
Prayer Concerns / Lord’s Prayer
*Hymn Sweet Hour of Prayer No. 496
Tithes and Offerings
*Doxology No. 95
Count Your Blessings No. 68
I Will Sing The Wondrous Story No. 22
Revive Us Again No. 17
Scripture: Genesis 37:1-11
Message: “The Dreamer” Rev. Elaine Brown
*Closing Hymn Since Jesus Came Into My Heart
Monday, November 18th, 6:00 PM UMW Meeting
Tuesday, November 19th, 12:00 Noon, Men’s Lunch
Sunday, November 24th, 11:00 Thanksgiving Service with lunch to follow in the fellowship hall.
Sunday, December 1st, Service at 9:30 AM with Holy Communion and Hanging of the Greens, with lunch to follow in the fellowship hall.
Family of Tom Cook, Henslee Davis, Joyce Whatley, Lucy Jones, Wayne Hubbard, Evie Enfinger, Jackie Asher, Tammy Powell, Ron Thompson, Judy Holloway, Family of William Powell, Jack and Judy Davis, Stallion Sasser, Aniah Blanchard, Robert Barner, Cheryl Yawn, David Peacock, and Mark & Holley Brown.
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The Murphy’s Chapel Church community
Ongoing Needs - Unspoken Requests
Murphys Chapel United Methodist Church
According to records passed to us by our ancestors, the actual beginning of Murphys Chapel was in the home of Robert A. Murphy about 1855. Very soon there was not space enough in the Murphy's home, so he petitioned the Ala. Conference for a preacher and meetings were moved to a brush arbor.
On 12/16/1859 a two-acre plot of land was purchased, and a log building was erected by slaves. It had a dirt floor and a large fireplace for heat. In 1860 Mr. Murphy died and other leaders moved away but Murphys Chapel remained flourishing in the service of the Lord and growing in membership. Later the log building burned, and a frame building was erected. There were two front doors; one
for men and one for women.
In 1890 a dispute caused the building of another church, Brooks Chapel. Both churches were active until 1950, a period of 60 years. By this time both churches had lost members and were beginning to discuss consolidation. Because of the cemetery Murphys Chapel was chosen to become the surviving church.
In 1951 the old frame building was torn away, and a brick building was erected. By the time this building was debt-free, the congregation was dreaming of a fellowship room. In June 1972 Pugh Davis, J.W. Coston and J.G. Townsend arranged for the building of a fellowship room with kitchen area and bathroom. In 1988 Pugh Davis gave land and a parsonage was built. Very soon the fellowship room was growing too small, so once again a loving united effort was exhibited, and the fellowship room was extended to triple the original size, with two more bathrooms.
It would seem God has been present in this little Rural
Methodist church during the last 145 years. Submitted by: Virginia Peacock, Rt. 6, Troy, AL 36081
Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
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9315 County Rd 7708, Troy, Alabama 36081