Morgan County Baptist Association to hold a Senior Adult Banquet on Aug. 18 at New Hope Baptist Church
Sunday morning the attendance was good even though we had several members out due to reunions, sickness, outings and family needs. We just want everyone to know you are missed when you are not at church. The visitors were welcomed and we are thankful they choose our church to visit. We pray they were blessed and will allow God to direct their paths each day, as they are faithful to come and worship with as. Special music was by the men’s choir, “I love to tell the Story.” Another special was “This is just what Heaven means to me,” by Adele Shiver.
We welcomed Rev. and Mrs. Ron Long as they visited our church Sunday. They travel to many countries each year through missions reaching out to the people by training and equipping them to reach their own people for Christ. He said the message for all churches today to be aware, the devil will place people in the church to cause trouble. He also said the church as a whole was falling away from the truth. He said look to Jesus not people, preachers, etc. Jesus is the only way. Brother Long’s message, “Genuine Believer”, Jude 1: 2, 12. As a genuine believer who are we? We are called by the Holy Spirit of God, a sinner saved by grace, beloved by God. What we have is a relationship with God because we have mercy, peace of the spirit of God, troublemakers does not have peace within themselves and love because He first loved us and we demonstrate love one for another. As Christians in the churches we need to go out and reach the lost. We are representatives of the Lord Jesus Christ, King of Kings and Lord of Lords. There is nothing we can do to make Jesus love us anymore or any less.
Sunday night at 6 p.m. attendance was good in adults, youth and children. We did have visitors we thank God they came we pray they were blessed and encouraged by coming and will come be with us again. The Whosoever Will group brought the special singing. Brother Ron’s message, John 1, “Records Titles of Jesus Christ.” “Names of Jesus,” some people say The Word, Light of Men, Only begotten Son, Lamb of God, Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth, King of Israel and Son of God are just some of them. All scripture inspired by God. God will never undo what He has done.
The Morgan County Baptist Association Senior Adult Banquet will be held at 6:30p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at New Hope Baptist Church. Bring a covered dish.
Saturday the Brownwood Women’s Ministry met at the Brownwood Community building with eight attending. They were Kittie Mayfield, Millie McNair, Dot Stewart, Margie Ward, Brenda McAdams, Ellen Smith, Elaine McClure and Ellen Austin.
Those visiting James and Peggy Harper during the week were Joe Brown, Pastor Ron Swann, Beth Hill, Vicky Underwood, Jean Steinberg, Janice Lankford and L. A. McElroy. We ask everyone to keep praying for James.
Everyone remember items for August Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes are school supplies. We are using regular size shoeboxes.
Dot Stewart, Lisa Stewart, Kaylee Stewart and Mattie Stewart, Harold Whitlock and Patsy Whitlock attended the Spratlin Family Reunion Sunday, Aug. 12. They met all cousins, aunts and uncles. It was held in Good Hope. Everyone had a great time.
Rebekah Rachel and Zach Wood had supper Wednesday night with Margie Ward.
Tina Wilkerson visited Margie Ward Tuesday afternoon.
Old in Your Profession
Old housewives never die they just wash away.
Old janitors never die they just kick the bucket.
Old FBI agents never die they just get fed up.
Old cardiologist never die they just become disheartened.
Old baseball players never die they just strike out.
Old politicians never die they just become devoted.
Old clerks never die they just become defiled.
Old school principles never die they just lose their faculties.
Old teacher never die they just lose their class.
Old bus drivers never die they just lost their class
Old singers never die they just lost their tune
Old bankers never die they just lose their balance.
Old parade leaders never die they just float away.
Old bakers never die they just fail to rise.
Old nurses never die they just lose their pulse.
Old lawyers never die they just lose their will.
Old painters never die they just lose their color.
Old photographers never die they just never develop.
Old doctors never die they just lose their patients.
Old mailmen never die they just lose their zip.
Old accountants never die they just lose their figures.
Old telephone operators never die they just hang up.
Old carpenters never die they just lose their pound.
Old math teachers never die they just subtract.
Have a blessed day!
Printed in the August 16, 2012 edition