By Nell Dobbs
Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. For it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
As we think of many things, “our mission is to be under submission” – quoting someone – to God’s will and way for us and to tell of His mercy, truth and grace to everyone so that none can say of the children of men, nobody ever the story has told.”
Preacher’s message from Ezra 10:1-6, “Be of good courage, and do it!” Don’t just talk about what needs to be done, just do it. We‘re taught by the wise man Solomon, that whatever our hands find to do, do it with our might, for we shall not pass this way again. He also read a timely poem about “Friends,” but the friend never ever told him about Jesus, the Greatest Friend. May we not be guilty…Amen!
All week I continued thinking about Preacher’s message last week about our church and how we need to be in much prayer as to how to reach out and bring people back and to bring new people in! Amen! Help us to do that so that no one feels that no one cares for his soul.
Gorgeous arrangement was placed in church Sunday for Buck’s 76th birthday (not 70th) by Betty Driggers and family. God has been gracious to both Buck and Betty for better health and healing! Amen!
Teasing, of course, but Jim could barely do his job for holding “the prettiest granddaughter in the world.”
“Not so!” came a comment from the crowd.
Beth and he were so excited to have her here, along with her mother and dad. Bern Smith gave a very moving offertory prayer, and Worship Choir sang “Be Still and Know.”
Remember the Season of Prayer and the Maguire State mission Offering all month. Senior Adult Choir resumed their ministry to one nursing home on Tuesday.
Senior Adult Ministry began Wednesday with a cover dish lunch/meeting with Robin Hill, guest speaker. May God bless her especially in her new position – Principal at Lee!
AWANA began Wednesday Night with a Kickoff party at 5:30 p.m. Earnest prayer for this ministry, all who work, all children as they learn the Bible. I read an announcement wrong and Li’l Jess enjoyed Fellowship’s Kickoff Wednesday night.
We pray for the youth and all involved as they attend “Rock the Universe” in Orlando Sept. 9-11.
Death has come among us again – to the young and the old and we’re sad, but may those “left behind” seek comfort from the One who knows all about us. There are many ill among us! We’re very thankful Roger McCollum’s trouble wasn’t so bad and that they’ll truly be blessed living a long good life in their new home! Amen!
Bless Suzanne Peavey, still in Madison Hospital; for Juanita Ragans who had been there; for Elma Waldrep, who had also been there; for Julia Waldrep, with a long recovery road ahead; for Jimmy and Princess Roebuck (and their Teresa) that their strength will be sufficient for their days; for the Gene Coleman’s and his recovery (and for their wonderful neighbor Jeannette Mitchell, and friend, and to all of us who know her – a good friend); for Tommy Greene and his new problems; for George and Estelle Osborne and the love from their family – had a very good talk with Edward Sapp about many things. Oad and he are special friends and have been a long time; for Caron Holton, bad hurt and cannot work for some weeks; Louise Strickland, much improved, and all others!
May the Lord bless us one and all! Amen.