Brownwood News • Margie Ward
Visiting Nurse Care during Sunday School hour
Sunday attendance was off. We have several members out sick or have family that are sick, some people are on vacation, some are in the summer slump. We pray all will be back in God’s house soon. We did welcome the visitors that came to be with us and hope they were blessed and encouraged by coming and will come to any of our services as God leads. Our special music was “My Jesus I Love Thee,” by Kittie Mayfield, Esther Atkinson and Pastor Ron with Betty Mullins at the piano.
During the Sunday school hour some went to Nurse Care to have Sunday service, singing and visitation with the residents there. Those going were Pastor Ron and Denise Swann, Ronald Atkinson, James Harold and Ellen Smith, Margie Ward and Kittie Mayfield. The residents out there really enjoy visitors that come in to see them. You may be the only one they see from the outside. Brother Ron’s message, “First and Last Recorded Words of Jesus,” Hebrews 10: 4-12, Psalms 40: 6-8, Revelations 22:20 and John 14: 1-3. The first recorded words of Jesus; “Lo, I come to do thy will O God” found in Hebrews 10 and Psalm 40: 6-8. These words have to do with salvation, being saved, He sought us out first. This is reconciliation. The last recorded words of Jesus; “Surely, I come quickly,” found in Revelations 22:20. These recorded words of Jesus means fast, moment and twinkling of an eye. Wants us to know He’s coming back and wants everyone to be ready to meet Him. This is glorification. Also the last promise Jesus made. I am coming again. We can believe the Bible, Jesus has given us many warning signs. Do we pay attention to them?
Sunday night at 6 p.m. attendance was good. Singing by the congregation and the Whosoever Will Group. Special music, “Oh How I Love Jesus,” by Ernest Holt. Brother Ron’s message, “Judgment Seat of Christ,” II Corinthians 5:10. Romans 8; Hebrews 12 and II Corinthians 4.
Next Saturday, July 28 a work day will be held at Brownwood Baptist beginning at 8 a.m. All men plan to be present. Thanks.
The Morgan County Baptist Association Brotherhood will meet at Brownwood Baptist Church Thursday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. The executive committee meets at 6:30 p.m.
The Operation Christmas Child items for August are school supplies.
Next Sunday morning, July 29, The Lord’s Supper will be served.
Brownwood Baptist Fifth Sunday night singing will be held July 29 at 6 p.m.
Mark your plans now to attend Brownwood’s 152 Homecoming service Sunday, Aug. 5 with family, friends, former pastors and members and any families that have relatives buried in the cemetery. Anyone that has pictures, albums or any old church-related personal documents or mementoes that we will share on a designated table then afterwards take them back home with you. After the noon meal plan to stay for the Memorial program in the sanctuary.
Looking ahead to Saturday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. the Women’s Ministry meeting will be held at the Brownwood Community Building.
James Harold and Ellen Smith visited Betty Bailey on Sunday afternoon at Morgan Memorial TCU.
As I sit here writing this I hear on the WMSL radio they’re predicting more rain. We thank God for all the rain we have been blessed with the past three or four weeks and we will thank Him for more when it is in His will to send it. I know the farmers need hay for the cattle this winter and the lakes and streams need it now. We all need it in many ways, God is so good!
A smile is mightier than a grin.
Smiles never go up in price nor down in value.
People all over the world smile in the same language.
You might as well laugh at yourself once in a while; everybody else does.
God gives us faces; we create our own expressions.
If there is a smile in your heart, your face will show it.
A smile is a wrinkle that shouldn’t be removed.
A smile is the whisper of a laugh.
When you crack a smile your personality improves.
Some people grin and bear it – others smile and change it.
Your smile is more important than anything else you wear.
If you want to spoil the day of a chronic grouch, give him a smile.
The whole world is a camera – smile please.
Laugh and the whole world laughs with you – frown and see who cares.
A smile adds face value.
A smile is a curve that can set a lot of things straight.
You will never offend a person by returning a smile.
No smile is as beautiful as the one that struggles through tears.
A cheerful countenance has a lot of face value.
Smile a while and give your frown a rest.
Pray Before You Vote!
Printed in the July 26, 2012 edition.