Brownwood News • Margie Ward
Brownwood’s 152nd Homecoming set for Aug. 5
Sunday morning attendance was good. We missed the members that were out for various reasons. Some were back today from vacations and sickness. Visitors were present and they are beginning to seem like regular members. That’s okay we’re glad you choose to worship with us. We pray you all were blessed and will have a better week by being in our service Sunday. Our doors and hearts are always open to you.
The choir’s special was, “Because He Lives.” Before the message Brother Ron asked the congregation to turn to Responsive Reading, “Cross, Suffering and Death” in the back of the Hymnal from Isaiah 53: 1-8. Bro. Ron’s message “Communion” using many scriptures, Romans, II Corinthians, I Peter, Isaiah. 53, Revelations and Hebrews. The Lord’s Table requires right attitude, lives, right to have fellowship with Jesus and one another. Communion is for those who know Jesus as Savior. Can’t take communion without knowing the love of God. It was God who put His son on the cross. Remember and focus on what Jesus did for us. He left heaven to be born in human body for us because poor that we could become rich He bore our sins on the cross, He willingly took our lace on Calvary, gave His blood for our redemption, conquered death and ascended back to heaven to make intercession for us forever. After the message the Lord’s Supper was observed. After that we sang, “Give thanks with a grateful Heart.” Brother Ron then shared with us that one of the young girls Emma Vaughn in our church came to him wanted to be saved after ministering and talking to her she prayed and asked Jesus to come into her heart. With open arms everyone welcomed her into our church family. Baptism will be held for Emma Vaughn next Sunday, Aug. 5 during the morning worship.
Sunday night at 6 p.m. we had our fifth Sunday night singing.
Brownwood’s 152nd Homecoming will be Sunday, Aug. 5. After the morning service a meal will be held in the Family Life Center. At 2 p.m. a Memorial Program will be held in the sanctuary remembering those family members and friends buried in the Brownwood Cemetery. A table will be set up in the sanctuary for any pictures anyone may want to bring of their loved ones to share. Rev. James Ashe will be the guest speaker for this program.
The Morgan County Baptist Association Brotherhood meeting will be held Thursday, Aug. 2, at Brownwood Baptist Church at 7 p.m. The executive committee will meet at 6:30p.m. All men plan to attend.
The Operation Christmas Child items for August are school supplies.
Jim and Debbie Grubbs from Rockmart visited James and Peggy Harper Saturday.
Margie Ward visited Betty Bailey and others Saturday at Morgan Memorial TCU.
L. A. McElroy and Janice Lankford from Eatonton visited James and Peggy Harper Saturday.
Julie and Billy Phillips, Sonny, Mary, Rebekah, Rachel and Zach Wood enjoyed dinner Sunday with Margie Ward. We celebrated Rebekah’s 18th birthday, which was July 26.
Joe Brown, Ronald Atkinson and Ellen Austin visited James and Peggy Harper during the week.
Brian Grubbs of Cedar Bluff, Ala. visited Peggy and James Harper Saturday.
Sammie, Christy and Carter Brown and Emma Vaughn had supper with Peggy and James Harper Thursday night.
You can turn any care into prayer anywhere.
Pray is one four-letter word you can use anywhere.
Prayer is measured by its depth, not its length.
Overheard in a prayer meeting: “Lord, I talk too much.”
Prayer is the place where burdens change shoulders,
Prayer is asking for rain, and faith is carrying the umbrella.
There is no time lost in waiting if you are waiting on the Lord.
God is easier to talk to than most people.
A praying man will never be a useless man.
Prayer is the pause that empowers.
Productive prayer requires earnestness, not eloquence.
Don’t expect a million dollar answer to a five-cent prayer.
Prayer is the mortar that holds our house together.
Prayer is a time of exposure of the soul to God,
Anything worth worrying about is worth praying about.
While prayer ascends God’s mercy descends.
God does not measure our prayers – He weighs them.
Strength in prayer is better than length in prayer.
The kindness of Christ is best developed in the darkness of prayer.
Courage is fear that has prayed through.
Prayer doesn’t need proof – it needs practice.
Things begun in prayer usually end in power.
Some tears are liquid prayers.
Prayer need no be long when faith is strong.
Pray for our schools as they begin a new year.
Printed in the August 2, 2012 edition.