By Nell Dobbs
Time changes. Time changes. God never changes. He promised the seasons and a new one is coming soon and with it all the beautiful leaves, flowers, growth, fruit and beauty.
Nothing is impossible with God for He can handle anything at anytime for anyone. Amen. “Through it all, we can depend upon Him for He knows all about us, He thinks about us, He calls us by name, and He’ll give us a new name on day.”
Our Dorcas Sunday School class thought it unusual to be studying the birth of Jesus at this time. Mary was troubled at first about the news Gabriel told her about having a baby – and especially not the usual way. And in the news today there are many unusual procedures going on concerning babies.
A very busy weekend is planned in anticipation of Preacher Gabriel Krell and family being with us, beginning tonight at 6:30 with pizza, then, on Saturday, at 1 p.m., an ice cream social. He will be our guest speaker in morning service on Sunday. Afterwards, we’ll have a covered dish lunch, with fried chicken provided by the church followed by a time of questions and answers. In night church, we’ll have a vote on whether he will become pastor or not.
Before Sunday School, there was a special breakfast for Kara Washington, with much of the expenses required for a mission trip to Mexico being received. Amen! And amen with prayers for the group going and may people come to know the Lord.
Geoff led music in Jim’s absence. Last week, he was the preacher. We are so blessed Robin, Josh and he are among us and love the Lord so. David Fries sang “The Bells are Ringing! He’s Alive” and we were happy to see Sharon and Danielle were back in church. Bern Smith, Deacon of the Week, prayed a touching offertory prayer and especially for all those affected by all the bad weather. Worship Choir sang “In Christ Alone.”
Preacher Gene Stokes again blessed us as he preached from Ecclesiastes 12. We know we will all die; therefore, the message is to be prepared. He is always such a blessing as he reminds us of God’s Way. How we appreciate the work Geraldine and he have done among us through the years. Amen.
Beautiful flowers were placed in loving memory of Maddox Jackson Page, infant son of Ernie and Jennifer Page, and grandson of Ernie and Marguerite Page.
Earnest prayers for the many, many ill ones – Jimmy Roebuck in Madison Hospital; Rudy Hamrick in an Orlando hospital; Will Rutherford not so good; W.C. Copeland not so good; Preacher and Mrs. Law as he’s not good; Peggy Drummond at Shands Cancer Center; Clifford Jackson, Cindy Brown’s sister, at North Regional; Lois Wainright’s granddaughter, Amber; Al Spurlock now home; Peggy Stokes’ mother at Shands Heart Center; Dr. John G. McCall, who had just called Sandra. I’d like to hear him preach and pray again.
Comfort Geneva Massey and Dorothy Hubble and families in the death of their sister and in the illness of both brothers.
May God help us not to miss out on His blessings because we fail to rejoice when He blesses others. Amen.