Sugar Creek News
By Mae Buice
No matter what happens Heaven will be your home if you are saved. Using this as beginning words, Lou’s sermon on Sunday was title "Two Funerals", the funeral of the rich man who lacked Jesus Christ and salvation and Lazarus, the poor beggar man who had it all because he had the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Taking his scripture from Luke 16:19-31 and Mark 9:42, saying that it is better to have a millstone around your neck and be cast into the sea than to offend a child of God and be tossed into hell to burn forever more. That will not be the finale, the worst is yet to come. Among our visitors was Don Davis. He is always ready to sing, and this time he chose a song he had written called "Someday His Loving Face I Will See". Lou sang his ever popular, much requested, "Changing Houses". Then to top it all off Wendy Paterson came forth at the invitation and said "I’m Ready," and with tears streaming down her face, she turned her life over to the Lord. We will observe baptismal services Sunday night, April 6th.
Sunday night we had a great time with our fourth Sunday night congregational singing. Kim and Rusty did an exceptional job on a couple of songs, especially, "This World is Not My Home", and Rita had her banjo. She and Lou took turns playing.
The beautiful flowers were placed last week in loving memory of Kim Johnson’s mother, Kathy Jones.
Our Christian love and sympathy are sent out to Bonnie and John Gardner. Bonnie’s mother, Louise Goodard of Stone Mountain recently passed away.
We had a first time visitor on Sunday, little Malcom Vanwhy, who is six months old and the son of Justin and Christy Vanwhy and the prou
d grandson of Vicky and Jerry Vanwhy. Jerry acted the proud grandfather and Aunt Jeanna and Uncle James. Malcom is the great-grandson of Bud Malcom.
Carolyn Gaylor visited with us for the day last week. She and I visited with Jeri. Carolyn is my first cousin, and we’ve been best friends forever. She’s from Auburn.
Sunday will be our Fifth Sunday youth and kids day. That means the kids are in charge of the services up to the worship hour. Tyler Ward will be stepping into Tommy’s shoes for this day as choir director. After the service there is a church wide cookout. You are invited to come visit and take part and be one of our family. In fact, I encourage you, if you are without a church home to visit with us.
We went up to Jefferson on Saturday for a benefit singing for a little seven-year-old girl who has to have a heart transplant. Her name is Miranda Kelly; she has a pacemaker she received when she was but a few months old. She was born with her heart on the wrong side and turned backwards, and with only one valve and two chambers. There is a trust fund set up for her through the Regions Bank. If you would like to help this little girl, go to any Regions Bank, tell them it is for Miranda Kelly. Those participating in the benefit were The Old Time Sound of Praise, The Journeymen, Sound of Grace, One Way, Calvin Johnson and the Family Reunion and Quickened.
I’m expecting my friend Glyn Shackelford from Spartanburg to visit a few days this week.
Birthday blessings to Becky Jenkins on the 27th, Cindy Jordan on the 31st, and Maudie Jordan on April 1st. Belated birthday wishes for our friend Eric Ekstrom, who celebrated the 24th. Special anniversary wishes for Joan and Pete Ekstrom on the 25th.
Next week the ladies will eat at Crowe