Expecting God’s Help (EGH) and the Rogersville Chamber of Commerce are planning a “Thanksgiving @ Christmas” program after the annual Rogersville Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 6th. Plans are for the program to start approximately 5:30pm and be over around 6:15pm. The Rogersville Middle School & Bulls Gap Middle School Bands, Rogersville Middle School Chorus, Cherokee High School Chorale and the Hasson Street Christian Church Choir will be participating and providing the content of the program along with a few individual talents. After the program, cider and cookies will be served on the Town Square, site of the program.
“Our group has been planning this for several months now. We felt that we had done so many prayer walks and rallies asking for God to help us that now was an appropriate time to have an event where we just thank God for all he has done for us, for all he continues to provide for us and for what he has planned for us in the future” organizer Dr. Blaine Jones said. “What better time to come together and ‘thank’ God than between Thanksgiving and Christmas – the time we celebrate the birth of His Son and Our Savior, Jesus Christ” said EGH member Sue Thomas. “We are planning a program with music, songs and a candlelight service to celebrate and thank God for the most awesome gift of all and to thank Him for all he does for us” stated Elizabeth Lewis, another EGH planner.
The annual Rogersville Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade will kick things off at 4pm as it progresses through historic downtown Rogersville from the east end of town. Lineup for the parade will take place at the East Rogersville Baptist Church/First Community Bank parking lots just off of Main Street. For more parade information call the Chamber office at 423-272- 2186. “We plan to incorporate the annual lighting of the Christmas Tree on Town Square along with this program” said Chamber Director, Nancy Barker. “We are happy to participate with Expecting God’s Help to have a full Christmas program in downtown Rogersville” she continued. “As always, we want to remind you that many businesses will be staying open late for the event and we want to encourage and thank you for shopping at home”. There will be traditional Christmas carols that the audience can participate in. The Rogersville Review will provide their annual Christmas Carol songbooks for the event. “I am working on getting local churches to help me prepare enough cookies and hot cider to serve to attendees” said Alice Snodgrass of the EGH group. Other EGH members who have been instrumental in the planning are Pastor Rip Noble, Stony McLain and Pastor Andy Willis. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved to the Rogersville 1st Baptist Church on Washington Street in Rogersville, just off of Main Street. Everyone in the community is asked to come to the Parade and then stay and participate in the “Thanksgiving @ Christmas” program that follows. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on and enjoy the start of another Christmas season in Rogersville.
Here is some info on the upcoming TN Day of Prayer Over Students sponsored by First Priority Blue Ridge. Expecting God's Help fully endorses this effort even though we held our School Prayer Walk this past Sunday!
As we all know, you can never pray about anything too much!
Here are some times of planned School Prayer on Sunday, August 10th:
3pm Volunteer High School
4pm Cherokee High School
5:30pm Rogersville Middle School
|2014 Tn day of prayer over students
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in ...
On Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 from 2-4pm, Expecting God's Help will be coordinating the 3rd Annual "Hawkins County School Prayer Walk". We are asking everyone to go to the school that their child attends (or in the case you have no children currently in school, go to the nearest school) and pray over that school for the upcoming year. Suggested Prayer topics are in the attached picture. You can download a copy of this to use at the school and then print it from your computer once downloaded by right clicking & saving to your computer. Those who are not physically able to attend a local school are asked to pray in their homes during the same time frame. Our children and their schools need God by their side!
Make plans now to attend this community wide Patriotic Prayer Service. Please share this info with anyone you can!