From the pastor’s pen



2018 is now behind us.  2019 is before us.  2019 is an untrodden road.  We have not traveled this way before.  It will provide its uncertainties, surprises, unknown paths and moments of happiness.  2019 can be truly a Happy New Year if we consider the following Resolution.

Just One Request

Dear Master for this coming year
Just one request I bring.
I do not pray for happiness
Or any earthly thing.
I do not ask to understand
The way Thou leads me,
But this I ask,  Teach me to do
The thing that pleases Thee.
I want to know thy guiding voice,
To walk with Thee each day.
A happy year will be
If I am seeking just to do
The thing that pleases Thee.

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If we adhere to this request, 2019 will be a New and Happy New Year!


Happy New Year!!!


Yours in God’s Service,

Pastor James H. Cantrell

Pastor, Zion Baptist Church


Thanks for your cards, donations, and gifts for Christmas.  The many acts of love were greatly appreciated.

Pastor James H. & Carol B. Cantrell