Happenings At First Baptist ChurchFeb 16th, 2012 | By Submitted | Category: Church
By Nell Dobbs
God is good all the time and may we give Him thanks for His goodness, grace and mercy! He has loved us with His undying love and has granted us the joy and blessing of living in this good land. Selecting the right leaders is one of the most important decisions we make. God did not want His people to have a king but finally gave in to them. We are to be fair and just and honest.
Beautiful flowers were placed in honor of Letha Hicks in celebration of her birthday by her family. They all have been such blessings.
We love doing motions with “Love Lifted Me.” Todd Gordon gave a touching offertory prayer. Worship Choir sang “Walk Like Jesus.”
What blessings for all of us that Preacher Law was granted God’s healing and strength to be back in the pulpit. He gave us the message and purpose of the Lord’s Supper and then we partook.
We were so blessed to have heard the six Ark Singers on Wednesday night and enjoyed their telling briefly of their lives and the ministry they are in and we pray souls for their hire. Their last song was “Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,” and “oh, the joy of a newborn baby.”
There’s been another loss in our church, Mrs. Rosalie Russell. We give thanks for a life well-lived and pray comfort for her family. We give thanks for Mrs. Sally Johnson and the faith to come back so soon and also Kathy McCollum, who did likewise. Pray for Kay Browning in the loss of her sister and for the family of Mavis Buchanan and for Cathryn Carver’s family and all other sad ones.
Prayers for healing of the many ill ones. Peggy Drummond to be at Shands a week; Tommy Greene, home from Shands; Melvin Agner, home a week Monday from shoulder surgery and finally able to lie down; George and Barbara Whittle with so much illness in their family and a death. I saw him at Dr. Schindler’s office one day. Geneva Massey and Dorothy Hubble and their brothers and sisters; Epp Richardson; Rudy Hamrick; C.D. Agner (our brother) and all others with viruses.
So very happy to see sisters Floree Williams and Mary Bell in the same day – friends of old!
Congratulations to Susanne (Sanders) Griffin on her recent honor. Sweet and smart as always.
What a wonderful Friendship Banquet Sunday night, hosted by the young people who were perfect waiters and waitresses. Many thanks to the chef, Teresa Rutherford and to Beth and Jim Carey. (We love you and thank you.)
An invitation to attend the Pine Tree Quilters Brunch and Quilt Show on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:15 Our daily prayer under Mrs. Mary Davis in fifth grade.