Union Springs News • Willie Ann Johnson
Remembering Rutledge columnist
The community was saddened by the death of one of Rutledge's long-time neighbors, Lois Harper. I attended her beautiful home-going service on Saturday. I visited her on Thursday afternoon and the Lord called her home on that evening. When God said go don’t put if off for another time just go. I am so thankful I did go. Betty, remember God never makes a mistake; it was her time to go to be with Him continue to trust God. You were there for your mother almost everyday when she was doing okay. When you saw her failing in health you were there everyday.
Sunday the weather was overcast. We have had many spring-like days. We will have some cold days real soon. I hope so it will seem like Christmas if we have some cold days. We have to accept what God gives and no need to complain because everything is in His hand whether we like it or not. He is the reason for the season. Sunday Minister Worrell took charge of the service due to Pastor T. letting the Ministerial group do the service while he sat back and enjoyed the service. Minister Worrell’s text came from Luke 4:16-20, text, “To Set Free.” Have you seen some people who are wounded in their spirit? Sometime our faith is not strong enough or we refuse to take steps of action toward our on healing. Sometime we are wounded as a result of sin although God forgives. God gives us what is best but often it is not until we look back that we understand God’s actions. If you want to be set free get rid of some of that stuff you are carrying around in your heart and you will be set free. Continue to come to Sunday School Bible study and worship. Your break through is listening to the Word of God and obeying them. Praise the Lord.
Don’t forget our church events for the coming week: Saturday, Dec. 15, Nursing Home Ministry.
Sunday, Dec. 23 at 3 p.m., Ordinance of Deacons.
Union Springs Baptist Church presents its first Give Love at Christmas 2012 Pageant. This special event will benefit several families who are in need this Christmas. We hope to add a little love to someone’s Christmas this year. There will be a lot of Christmas carols and music shared to help get you in the Christmas spirit. Contestants will be judged on dress wear, performance and question. Everyone is invited to come and share in this Christmas event. This pageant will take place at Union Springs Baptist Church in Rutledge, December 15, at 6 p.m. 1400 West Main Street. For more information contact Kathy Hubbard or Sheila Sanders at 706-557-9830.
Keep all the sick, shut-ins and the bereaved in your prayers.
Thought for the Week: “Be even more blessed are all who hear the Word of God and put it into practice.”
Printed in the December 13, 2012 edition