Happenings At Madison First Baptist ChurchJan 19th, 2012 | By Staff | Category: Church
By Nell Dobbs
May God help us do the things we should by telling oh His love, mercy, grace, and truth everywhere we go and doing what we can.
Beautiful flowers were place in church Sunday by Preacher Jake and Judy Phillips in honor of their twelfth wedding anniversary and we pray for their health and give thanks for the blessings they are to all of us in church and in the community.
The Worship Choir special was “Through it All” (on of my favorites) with a solo part by Lynne Hicks. Preacher Hicks again gave us much food for through in his message.
There are so many ill ones with a virus-Alex Agner, Carl Rushing, Jr., both in Madison Hospital. Charlie Wynn, very ill. Many with broken ankles-our niece Melissa Agner in Kingaport, Tenn. She slipped on the ice. Hettie Selman in Consulate Health with a broken ankle and broken wrist and not good at all.
Happy 93rd birthday to Gordon on the 18th also at Consulate. Eduma Smith with a broken ankle, Ruth Herndon and Norma Jean Hendry. Al and Gail Spurlock as both of them have been very ill.
Marjell often said when you lose your mother you lose your best friend. His died at 62 in 1963. We have two families in our church who have just lost theirs and we pray for them. The family of Faye Browning and Suzanne Peavy and all of their families. What precious memories they have, and we have. Marjell wrote this poem April 18, the night his mother died.
Soft rain in our life has
Now fallen and left our home
So lonely and dreary.
A gentle choice in Heaven was
Calling, “Welcome Home.”
Sad was your leaving, Mama.
A link in the family chain
Is now broken.
We’ll think not of soft words
And sweet phrases left
Please, burn a beacon or
Light a candle for me in
A window of your cabin built
By the Carpenter from Galilee.
Amen! And may we all so live that our family circle will be unbroken in Heaven.