December 16, 2011
We receive many showers of blessings and one blessing was the rain Sunday night, which we really needed.
Blessings for our cousin Alex Agner’s 91st birthday celebration at Barbara Memorial, with 27 present, with both daughters, Helen Frances, of Utah, and Mary of South Carolina; four brothers, three sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins; one brother was not able to attend.
We are thankful for a praise report about Ansley Beggs Rogers, and for Mike Woods being in church and being prayed for. Preacher Manning Hicks also did praying for his many health needs, as requested by Preacher Gene Stokes. Again, what a wonderful timely message about “The Cost of Christmas.” After he welcomed many guests, his message was like our Christmas musical, “Hope Is Born, Emmanuel.”
Thanks to Jim for the beauty of it and all those who had a part in it. God is good and gave His greatest gift, as a baby who grew to be a man, lived, died, rose again, intercedes for us and will come again for us, whether dead or alive, to be with Him forever. Amen!
We are thankful for Jim who welcomed someone brand new in church. He welcomed precious tiny Sawyer Smith with his parents, Joey and Shellie.
Pray for Preacher Law who is returning to the hospital again, because he is very ill.
We had beautiful flowers Sunday in memory of Mark Quick by his Aunt Betty Nabors of Montgomery, Alabama.
Please pray for John Mack Smith as he graduates this night with a degree in Criminal Justice from FSU and prayers for him to find the right job.
Prayers also need to go to Will Rutherford, who is recovering from back surgery, and for his family, Jacob Bembry and his recovery, and for all needy families.
Prayers for the family of Steve Bevan, Wayne Williams and Jane Simmons and for the family of the woman that was killed by a pit bull.
May we forever rejoice, meet needs as we can, and give thanks for God’s love, grace and mercy! Amen!