Brownwood Easter Egg Hunt slated for Saturday, April 4
By: Margie Ward
Sunday morning attendance seemed to be down. I know of several people who are out sick or have sick family members. Our prayers are they will all be well soon and back in church. We were blessed to have some visitors today, hope they received a blessing by coming and being with us and will come again soon. After the opening prayer and announcements was congregational singing, “He keeps me singing,” and “Wonderful Words of Life.” Special music was “Day Star” by Denny and Patsy Pickett. Bro. Ron’s message, “Bless the Lord,” Psalm 103: 1-5, we’re to bless the Lord with mind, emotion and will, we’re to honor and glory Him, bless His holy name, everyone will bow before Him, tongues will confess He is Lord, God is able to do all, heal all our sickness. He can also heal your soul, we all need a spiritual healing, and by His stripes we are healed. Our life line is the cross. When we are set free we wear a crown of loving kindness and compassion, people in the world need loving kindness and compassion, gives new desire, life, are you there in your life? After the message the Lord’s Supper was observed.
Sunday night at 6 p.m. Bro. Ron brought the message, “Filling of the Spirit,” Eph. 5: 17-21 and other scriptures. It is important to walk in the spirit; something was done about our sin nature at the cross. Holy Spirit is always leading us, He never ask us to do anything contrary to the Word of God.
The Women’s Ministry Group will meet next Saturday, March 28 at 10 a.m. in the Family Life Center at Brownwood. Please bring your favorite brunch dish.
Brownwood Clothes Closet will be open next Saturday, March 28, 9am - 12Noon.
Brownwood’s Fifth Sunday night singing will be held Sunday, March 29 at 6 p.m.
On Saturday, April 4 our children’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Hot dogs and chips will be provided for lunch. Everyone is asked to begin bringing eggs filled with candy to the church, a basket is available in the foyer.
On Thursday night those from Brownwood attending the Spring Evangelism Conference were Denny and Patsy Pickett, Margie Ward, Peggy Harper, Kittie Mayfield, Lovie McGiboney, Vernon Mullins, Terry, Dedi, Abigail and Rebecca Moss and Pastor Ron Swann.
Josie Yvonne Bohannon was born to Gary and Courtney Bohannon on March 16, weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces. She is the granddaughter of Ken and Laura Bohannon of Rutledge and great granddaughter of Frank and Betty Bohannon, also of Rutledge.
The Fifth Annual Ladies Conference will be held Saturday, May 16 at Centennial Baptist Church. The theme is “UN-EXPECTED.” The speaker will be Dianne Parker, a member of Monticello Baptist Church. The music will be by “SISTERS.” They travel all over the country and their magic on stage in combination with incredible songs and amazing harmonies is absolutely unstoppable. For more information call (706) 557-2120 or e-mail email@example.com.
Julie Phillips wants to thank everyone for all the food, prayers, calls, cards, emails and all other acts of kindness shown during this difficult surgery recovery. She did go back to Emory last Friday for her first post-op appointment and she got really good news. The pathology report showed that there was no evidence that the malignancy had spread outside the kidney. We praise God for that! The doctors said that the cancer was Stage 3, but because it was contained to the kidney it would not be necessary for any further treatments at this time. She will have to follow-up often though, but what a blessing! Words cannot express the thankfulness and joy we feel and your prayers helped! Thanks again and continue to lift Julie and Billy up.
Those visiting Julie and Billy Phillips during the week were Margie Ward, Rev. and Mrs. Wilburn Hill, Joe and Doris Nelms, Laurene Hopkins, Alice Cheatham, Ralph Dobbins, Peggy Rigsby, Phil Crowe, Marvin and Gerry Hammonds, Sara Dickson and Rachel Wood.
If nothing changes – nothing changes.
Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut that held its ground.
In life, what sometimes appears to be the end is really a beginning.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
The best minute you spend is the one you invest in someone else.
The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose.
It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb that’s where the fruit is.
Love is not a feeling; it’s a behavior.
Printed in the January 26, 2009 edition.