“Fathers are wonderful people”
By Margie Ward
I am still not able to attend church; I’m doing a lot better and can get out some with someone else doing the driving. I still have to follow doctor’s orders; he gave me a list of do’s and don’ts. I am sure listening to him, will help me more than anything else. I’ve always said if you’re not going to do what the doctor says you’re wasting his time and your money going to him anyway, so you might as well not go.
Saying all that brings me to the notes that Kittie Mayfield made for me about church.
On Sunday morning the attendance was good with visitors present; we always welcome them and pray they received a blessing by coming and will come again soon as God leads. The call to worship was “Sweet Hour of Prayer.” Special music was “You Were There,” by Connie Cottrell. Bro. Ron’s message, “Our Position in Christ,” Ephesians 3: 14-21. Twelve times the word spirit appears in the book of Ephesians. When we are saved the spirit of God dwells in us. He said He would never leave us or forsake us. Paul prayed for the church at Ephesus that they would remain true to Christ. Today Christians with the true Spirit of Christ will uphold and encourage each other in the faith. We can be discouraged by bad news, disasters and world events, but God is greater than all of this and we are to trust Him with our lives completely. If we really love Jesus we will rejoice in our hearts. When things go wrong look up to Him. God is able, He has promised to do for us more than we even ask.
On Sunday night at 6 p.m. Vacation Bible School began with a good crowd of children and adults attending.
Last Tuesday night the G.R.O.W training was put into practice, the report to me was it was an awesome evening.
Next Saturday morning a bake sale will be held at the Post Office Square in Madison, 9 a.m. until everything is sold. This is being sponsored by the Women’s Ministry of Brownwood Baptist.
Keep in mind and prayers the “Annual God and Country Day,” Sunday, June 29, 11 a.m. at Brownwood Baptist Church.
On Sunday evening, June 29 at 6 p.m. will be fifth Sunday night singing at Brownwood.
The Brownwood Clothes Closet is open every second and fourth Saturday’s, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Come on out for any extra clothes you or someone you know might could use. We have plenty of them and they’re free.
My brother-in-law, Lawrence Wood of Watkinsville passed away on Tuesday afternoon at his home. Julie and Billy Phillips visited with the family on Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Among those visiting Margie Ward during the week were Ellen Smith, Julie and Billy Phillips, Carol Ward, Kittie Mayfield, Sonny, Mary, Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel and Zach Wood, Susan Segrest, Shelby Segrest, Toy and Barbara Sims.
On Sunday Julie and Billy Phillips, Sonny, Mary, Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel and Zach Wood enjoyed a Pizza lunch at the home of Margie Ward for Rachel’s fourth birthday celebration.
Mrs. Naomi Self passed away at Athens Regional Medical Center Thursday night. Memorial service to be announced.
Just want to remind everyone that Centennial Baptist Church will be having their Vacation Bible School beginning June 15 through 19 each evening at 5:45. The commencement and musical will be on June 20 at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “Outrigger Island.” Join them for an Island-Hoppin’ good time! There are classes for three-year-olds through adults. You can find out more by calling the church at 706-557-2120, or by registering your little ones online at www.centennialbaptist.org.