By Nell Dobbs
“Let us give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.” Psalm 118. “In everything give thanks.” We learned Psalm 100 in sixth grade with Miss Louise Watson. Verses 5 and 6 say, “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courses with praise; be thankful unto him and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations.”
We sing, “God is good. God is so good all the time.” Let us be aware of needs of others and help as we can. There are so many needs of all kinds. We receive so many blessings. God’s love, grace, mercy, His promises and provisions on earth and in Heaven, forgiveness, faith, fellowship, food, friends, family, freedom, safety, seasons, the Bible; for all men and women of faith today and of old; thinking of Mr. and Mrs. Van H. Priest and the beautiful flowers given in loving memory of them by their family, only Jargo Clark in attendance these days and their love for the Lord; our church, community and businesses.
A special dedication of the hundred plus Christmas shoeboxes by Judy Phillips and the poem she read, written by Vernelle B. Allen, “Blessings in a Shoe Box.”
The Veterans’ Day program at Pinetta was fantastic and a special thanks to everyone involved. Recognition was given in our church to those who served and then to the families of those who served with prayers for those now serving. Ricky Henderson, in the offertory prayer, also prayed for protection for all now serving and expressed thanks for them.
Preacher Law’s morning message was from the book to the left of Revelation – an easy way to find Jude, which is not een one chapter. We are to keep ourselves in the loved of God; be concerned about everyone; seek out through Sunday School, through deacons, through following, be an encourager and be fishers of men. God love us all so much.
The Harvest Festival Saturday from noon-3 p.m. was really fun and greatly enjoyed by many. Thanks to all involved. The baby shower for Shellie and Joey Smith was good Sunday.
Bless the Quick family in the sudden death of Mark, who was young and our youngest brother Lew’s friend’s family in Cantonment. Lew too his friend to the eye doctor and ten feet from the door, he fell and died seven hours later. Lew’s friend was 77.
Bless all the other sad ones. Bless all the ill ones and families. Roger McCollum is now home under Hospice care; Jane Simmons is in ICU at South Georgia Medical Center; and our niece, Virginia Denman in Arizona.
On Sunday, Nov. 20, there will be a churchwide Thanksgiving dinner.
We thank God for guiding us and providing for us. Amen and amen!