Union Springs News • Wille Ann Johnson
Thankful for the rain showers
Saturday our Nursing Home Ministry went beautifully. The weather also continued to give us showers of rain. Thank you Lord. Mother Rebecca Hubbard presided; Mother Willie Ann Johnson had prayer; Mother Rainwater read the scripture; Mother Elizabeth offered words of comfort; Deacon Carl Sims sang a song; Evangelist Stokes delivered The Word; and two of the residents sang songs. Praise God to all of those who helped out Saturday. I had a talk with the Lord on my way down there to let the service be what He would have it to be and it came out great. Thank you Lord.
We send condolences to our Deacon Orenthal Sanders in the death of his grandfather. Also wish a speedy recovery to my dad Elder Willie Oliver who is home and doing great at this writing.
The grass is so green from the rain and continues to grow keeping me on the lawn mower often, which I don’t mind. I enjoy cutting the grass and looking over it afterward seeing how nice it looks.
Sunday our Mass Choir came out full of the Holy Spirit. It was like the day of Pentecost. What a time we had and to make it even better Pastor T. came on board full of the spirit. As usual he had one of the most powerful sermons from Psalm 121: 1-8, text “Sometimes you have to encourage yourself.” Praise God. I don’t wait for others to encourage me I look in the mirror and talk to myself. It’s all right to get encouragement from others but there are times you need to do it to yourself. Thank you Pastor T. from a word on high.
Congratulations to Little Laylan Grace for a job well done for her chanter group.
If you are looking for a church family to worship with we invite you to the Springs where strangers meet friends and sinners meet Christ. We welcome you to Bible study every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m., Sunday school every Sunday at 9 a.m. and morning worship at 10 a.m.
Continue to read Psalm 121 and mediate on it. It’s one of my favorite scriptures.
Keep all the sick, shut-ins and bereaved in your prayers.
Thought for today: "The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever," Psalm 121:1-8.
Printed in the August 23, 2012 edition