By Nell Dobbs
God is great and greatly to be praised! Amen!
It is impossible to number our blessings though we are to give Him thanks and be like the one healed leper who turned back to thank Jesus. Thanksgiving has passed and now we turn to Christmas and give God thanks and praise for His greatest gift – Jesus!
We look forward to Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. for our Christmas cantata, Immanuel: Hope is Born with churchwide social following.
Happy 94th birthday was sung to Jargo Clark and then to Lois Wainright (95 on the 3rd) with beautiful flowers to her – their “Gangie” – from the Beasley, Putnal and McGriff families. Prayers for Jack Stewart on his 89th on the 1st and for his health and his family. Each of us has a birthday and we give God thanks for life!
Robert Stokes prayed a touching offertory prayer.
Worship choir sang a different version of “I Heard the Bells.”
How blessed we were to hear Ben Stewart speak of the Gideons, the history most interesting; how George Washington wanted to give every military person a Bible, but the Revolutionary War ended before he could do that; from the beginning and how God has blessed as His Word has been placed in so many places all over the world – 194 countries, in the military, hotels (every room), hospitals (every room), fifth grade classes (even though now limited), prisons, jails and He has promised His Word would not return to Him void. Amen!
Some have enjoyed the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Light Tour and there are two more tours planned. Teresa Gallegos drives the bus. Thanks.
Bless Alan and Gail Spurlock as they have a heart to handle the Food Drive, giving to those less fortunate.
“Tis the season for deer…!” Thankful no one has been hurt – Kathy McCollum hitting one Saturday night near Pinetta; my Nita near their home in Hampton, Ga.; and Lil Jess and me hitting one Halloween morning. My friend in Pennsylvania says 200 have been killed in the City of Philadelphia.
Continue giving thanks and prayers for the McCollums; for the family of another very special friend, Jane Simmons; for the Robin Braswell Hill family in the death of her aunt; for the family of Mrs. Joe Davenport. Continued prayers for our ill Preacher Law, still in the hospital. and his family and for all the many others.
Congratulations to Shellie and Joey Smith as Sawyer joined lil sister Evie on Nov. 30.
Very neat favors from Christine Blanton, thanking everyone for celebrating her 80th birthday in such a fantastic way.
Thankful for Sara Dene writing “Happenings” last week and the comments from many of you.
May we ever be led to be Jesus’ Hands, Feet, Voice! Amen!