Memorial Day, motorcycles and more
By Lois Harper
The motorcyclists have just passed going to Madison. I walked down Nunnally Street to see them pass. There seemed to be hundreds, and riding in memoriam for those who died in all wars in battle to keep us free. We are still at war and God willing our military units will be brought home soon by our leaders.
As Francis Scott Key waited to see if our flag had fallen in invasion in a boat, he wrote the words to our national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner.
Our troops through leaving everything and serving our country in this war are keeping us safe and Old Glory is still waving voluntarily.
May this verse of scripture taken from Thessalonians 4 and Revelations 21: 4 be a comort to those whose sons, husbands, daughters died in battle.
We believe that Jesus died and rose again believing that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in Him.
Most Friday nights there will be country musicians playing at the bandstand so check to see if the banner is displayed or call Ed Hogan at 706-557-9021 to see.
We regret that Haley Hart injured her leg. May it soon heal.
Tony Hensler is recuperating at home after surgery in the VA Hospital last week.
A late happy birthday goes out to Carl Sims.
Congratulations to Val and Roy Holland, May 28.
A goodly number of neighbors enjoyed a cookout at Steve and Gerann Blanton’s residence in Social Circle Saturday afternoon. I did not get everyone’s name. All veterans were recognized.
Beverly Bailey enjoyed daughter Krisandra and babies visiting her during the weekend.
Baptist Church Notes
Our morning service was in memoriam for those who died in battle. The service opened with tribute under the direction of Col. Steve Blanton. The flag color guard was brought down the church aisle. Then the rite of a folded flag emphasizing one from a slain soldier’s casket was passed and saluted as veterans of our church lined up, passing the flag down the line as Steve read an account of how many have died for our country in all wars in solemn honor.
The choir’s special was a patriotic medley.
Wayne’s sermon was taken from John 6: 37 was on God’s invitation to us to commune with Him, leaving no stone unturned as to what God wants us to do. As Christians we need to see those around us need rescuing before giving up. We need to let the Holy Spirit come in and guide. My words cannot tell of his total, dynamic sermon. Come hear him in person. Our doors are open so come on in.
We reverently observed the Lord’s Supper.
Sunday night was our family night supper and a goodly attendance enjoyed the always abundant good eating.
Preparations are being made for Vacation Bible School.
Closing with this thought for the week – Jesus said I am the resurrection and the life, he that believeth in me, though he were dead yet shall he live, and whosoever believeth in me shall never die.