Community Easter celebration at Brownwood Baptist well attended
By Margie Ward
On Sunday morning a good attendance, visitors were present and we pray they will always receive a blessing by coming and will come to any of our services as God leads. The choir special was “He is Risen,” special music was by Connie Cottrell, “Arise, my Love.” Bro. Ron brought the Easter message then the Lord’s Supper was observed.
On Sunday night at 6 p.m. a good attendance present for the beginning service of our revival. Special music, “Driving Nails” and “Rise Again,” by Denny Pickett. Rev. Ronnie Barnes message, “Reasons to Rejoice,” Phil. 4 and other scriptures.
The beautiful Easter lilies in the sanctuary today were placed in memory of Doug Grubbs by his family.
The Morgan County Associational Vacation Bible School Clinics will be held at Brownwood Baptist Church Thursday night, April 10, 7 to 8:30 p.m. or Saturday morning, April 12 at 10 a.m. – 12 noon. All VBS workers need to plan to attend. Mark your calendars.
On Saturday morning the Caring for Our Community Easter celebration was well attended at Brownwood Baptist. The Easter message was presented by Peggy Harper along with Patsy Pickett. The children enjoyed the egg hunt finding over 1,000 eggs with the help of adults with the smaller children. Prizes were given and everyone present enjoyed a hot dog, chips, fruit and drink lunch. Thanks to all that came and made this day possible. We also Thank Centennial for all the advertising they did to help all of us with the flyers, newspaper ads, etc.
On Thursday night Kittie Mayfield, Margie Ward, Patrick Alligood, Vernon Mullins and Pastor Ron Swann attended the Spring Evangelism meeting at Centennial Baptist Church.
Debbie Robinson visited Margie Ward on Wednesday afternoon.
Those visiting Jodie Harrison and Ann Harrison during the week were Patricia and David Woodruff and Kathy Hensley enjoyed lunch with them on Sunday. Others visiting were Lizzie Mae Harper, Janice Cronic, Margie Ward and Jerry Studdard.
Julie and Billy Phillips, Sonny, Mary, Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel and Zach Wood had lunch on Sunday with Margie Ward.
Sonny, Mary, Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel and Zach Wood visited Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rice in Jefferson Sunday afternoon.
Julie Phillips and Ansley Shultz visited Laurene Hopkins in Athens Sunday.
Lord, Prop Us Up
Every time I am asked to pray, I think of the old deacon who always prayed, Lord, prop us up on our leanin’ side.’
After hearing him pray that prayer many times, someone asked him why he prayed that prayer so fervently.
He answered, ‘Well sir, you see, it’s like this . . . I got an old barn out back. It’s been there a long time, it’s withstood a lot of weather, it’s gone through a lot of storms, and it’s stood for many years. It’s still standing, but one day I noticed it was leaning to one side a bit. So I went and got some pine poles and propped it up on its leaning side so it wouldn’t fall.
Then I got to thinking bout that and how much I was like that old barn. I been around a long time, I’ve withstood a lot of life’s storms, I’ve withstood a lot of bad weather in life, I’ve withstood a lot of hard times, and I’m still standing too. But I find myself leaning to one side from time to time, so I like to ask the Lord to prop us up on our leaning side, ‘cause I figure a lot of us get to leaning, at times.’
Sometime we get to leaning toward anger, leaning toward bitterness, leaning toward hatred, leaning toward cussing, leaning toward a lot of things that we shouldn’t, so we need to pray, ‘Lord, prop us up on our leaning side,’ so we will stand straight and tall again, to glorify the Lord.