Brownwood News • Margie Ward
Fifty attend Family Night
Attendance was good Sunday for worship service. We had several members out due to medical problems, virus, flu or whatever is going around we all pray they will be up, out and about soon and back at church on Sunday. We welcomed all the visitors that were with us and hope they will have a blessed week by coming and being with us and will come anytime we have service. The choir’s special was, “I’d rather have Jesus.” Other special music was, “When it’s my Time,” by Peggy Harper. Bro. Ron’s message, “Paul’s Goal,” Philippians 3: 1-14. Paul understood what living by laws and customs were all about then he realized all that had nothing to do with Christ Jesus, so he put everything aside so he could have Jesus; he knew he couldn’t worship God apart from Him, Paul was not satisfied when he was in Christ and he wanted to know Him better, he became devoted to the cause of Christ, he made a decision to forget the past and learn to focus on the future. He said, culture and methods change but the Word of God never fails or changes. Paul’s goal was v.10, “That I may know Him,” he said his life was all about Christ; he was determined to press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. We have to press on when the pressure is on and keep on keeping on for the cause of Christ.
Sunday night at 6 p.m. attendance was good. Bro. Ron’s message, “Trials and Faith,” James 1: 1-8. James was writing a letter to the Jewish Christians scattered every where, telling them when they had trials and problems to count it all joy because He loves us, God works in us before He works through us. In trials we need wisdom and we ask God in faith without doubting. God wants us to always trust Him.
Saturday night between 40-50 people enjoyed the church-wide family night meal at Brownwood Family Life Center. All in attendance enjoyed the fellowship and the wonderful meal prepared by Ellen Smith and Stacy Lanier. Thank you.
Peggy Harper announced Sunday morning that the Kids on a Mission are beginning to collect items for Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. Now is a good time to buy gloves, scarves, caps, etc.
Margie Ward visited James Harold and Ellen Smith Wednesday afternoon.
This week these thoughts are from a book my daughter gave me for Valentine with other things. The book is called 365 Senior Moments You’d Rather Forget by Karen O’Conner.
Baking a special pie for a neighbor who moved out the week before.
Depositing your to-do list in the ATM slot instead of a check.
Preparing a delicious chicken casserole but forgetting to add the chicken.
Putting your tithing check into the basket at church and forgetting to transfer the money into your bank account.
Polishing your furniture with liquid soap.
Stirring coffee beans instead of chocolate chips into the cookie dough.
Decorating for Christmas and then realizing the next holiday is Thanksgiving.
Frosting a home-baked cake with sour cream instead of whipped cream.
Sending in a credit card payment when your balance is zero.
Lathering your face with antifungal cream instead of shaving cream.
Testing the smoke alarm by toasting bread on the highest setting.
Setting a pot of coffee to brew but forgetting to add the water.
Rolling on Biofreeze pain medication instead of deodorant.
Mistaking chocolate syrup for barbecue sauce when preparing pork ribs.
Hope these will bring a smile to your day!
Printed in the February 21 edition.