Sugar Creek News
By Mae Buice
Attendance was good at Sugar Creek on Sunday morning. Lou instructed us to keep front yard salvation instead of back yard religion. See Matthew 7, Numbers 23 and 1stTimothy 4. His text was titled, By Their Fruits You Shall Know Them. This sermon was directed more to our young people but was good for all of us. He talked to us about the content of today’s music, movies and other entertainment, how to choose ways to keep away from profanity, drugs, etc. We have Jesus to lean on.
Again last Sunday, Blayne’s class, the Young Adults, won the banner for more attendance. Congratulations, Blayne and members!
Next Sunday will be our regular fourth Sunday night singing. We are enjoying these nights with our own church talent. So many of us are trying out our voices and enjoy doing just that, plus having others join in with us. Lynda, Joe and Clinton, we’ll be looking for you again.
Fifth Sunday is rolling around again and that means Youth Day. The Youth are in charge of Sunday school and the worship service except for the sermon. It’s great to see our young people asking to help and take control of these days. These are our future leaders in the church and are we proud of them? YES we are. After services we will have a cookout if the weather permits. Why don’t you visit with us if you don’t have a home church?
The owner of the class ring that was found on our church grounds showed up last Wednesday night. I was really glad to be able to give Lynda Palmer’s ring to her. She was able to identify the school and the initials engraved on the inside.
Bill and Mildred Lyle went down near Savannah to visit with Eddie, their son. Eddie
lives in Hinesville, not too far from Savannah! Do you think they had in mind to celebrate St. Patty’s Day in Savannah? No, I guess not.
For the interest of our neighbors here in the Blue Springs area, George Harper lost his fight with cancer late last year. His wife was down for a few hours last week, and it was great to see that she is doing well, but just talking with her I can tell her grief is still great. Our love and sincerest of prayers for you and the family Genelle.
We were so glad to have Chuck Arwood from Charlotte, N.C., one of our grandsons, with us a couple of days this weekend. He, along with a friend, Rebecca from the Loganville area, visited with us and attended the singing at Brownwood Baptist to hear the Sunny South Quartet and Lance Alexander . And the food afterwards. Thank you for the delicious food that’s always available after these monthly singings. Several from Sugar Creek always attend and enjoy the entertainment and fellowship.
Do you realize that the first day of spring is Friday! Some of our flowers, shrubs and trees are budding out. Have you seen a robin-red-breast? I’ve always heard that when you see a robin that’s a sure sign of spring. Let’s just hope it’s here, this has been a long hard winter.
Happy anniversary blessings to Becky and Derek Jenkins, who celebrated yesterday the 19th. Happy birthday to Andy Simmons, Rita Harrington and Jake Riffle on the 21st and to Betty Walker on the 22nd.
Yesterday we ate at Ye Olde Colonial. Next week is our regular Pizza Hut lunch. Join us if you can.
If you heave news in the Blue Springs community or the church family please give me a call.
Until next time may God bless you real good!
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FROM NOW ON
© 8/2002, E. Wayne Hix, Madison
From now on, Lord, I want to be a light to guide the lost.
My example filled with love, for Jesus paid the cost.
From now on, Lord, I want to feel your closeness day by day.
And help those who don’t know you, be filled with you this way.
From now on Lord, I want to do the things you’d have me do
In following Your will, Lord, and leading others to You.
From now on, Lord, ‘till time has ceased and eternity has begun,
My mission is to save the lost through Jesus Christ, your Son.