By Nell Dobbs
“Without Him, I’d surely fail
Without Him, I would be drifting
Like a ship without a sail.”
Sung as our new Hymn of Commitment
How blessed we were for a delightful morning service as the Awana Cubbies under Gina Rutherford, Patsy Davis, Leigh McNutt, Lori Newman, and Stacey Newsome sang and acted out three songs, including their Cubbie song, “This Little Light of Mine” and “I’m in the King’s Army.”
for Jim able to be back leading music after knee surgery, and for their thanks for prayers, food, cards, love and for Mark filling in for him
for all the songs we sing,
for Deacon Doug Finney saying the offertory prayer,
for beautiful flowers by Bill Brown in honor of Cindy’s and Mary Alicc’s birthdays on April 26 and April 29,
for the Worship Choir special “I Must Tell Jesus,” which was our mother’s favorite song (I think), though she never sang. On May 5, 1989, 10 days before she would have been 88, she died at Hilda’s and Jimmy’s in Decatur, Ga. Some years earlier, Marjell had written this poem for her, saying it well:
Little Angels’ Britches
I pray when called that I’ll be led
And may in glory stand;
A crown of thorns upon my head
A needle in my hand.
I never learned to sing or play
So let no harp be mine;
Through life until my dying day
Plain sewing is my line.
And so accustomed to the end
Of applying useful stitches
I’ll be content if asked to mend
The Little Angel’s Britches
Marjell Dobbs for Nell’s Mother, 1974
Preacher Law’s message was about “The Lord’s Supper.” Jesus’ last week was very busy as He preached and taught. The time of Passover came and Jesus told Peter and John to prepare it. They did. At the right time, He sat down with the Twelve and said, “With desire, I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer” and He took bread, broke it, gave it to them and also the cup and said, “As oft as you do this, do it in remembrance of me.”
As believers, we have Open Communion which means any believe is welcome to partake. This belief had not always been held.
As believers, we are to live as Jesus commanded us, to love Him with our whole heart, mind, body, soul and our neighbor as ourselves and use our gift or gifts we’ve been given to help the poor and needy and tell of His great love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness as long as we live.
We’re praying for and preparing for Work Day on May 19 at the pastorium for our new preacher.
We’re praying for Kristen Parks and her group as they share the love of God with people in Haiti and appreciate her big “Thank You” for all support received.
SAM had as their guest speaker on May 2, Joe Boyles, who is very active in the community and for 10 years has written the “National Security” column in The Madison County Carrier.
Pray for all sad ones – Dr. Patacxil and his family in the sudden death of his wife – and all others I don’t know about. Also, we pray for all the ill ones, the very ill ones and ask Your Will to be done in their lives. Amen!