Egg sandwiches, “Treasure Island”
When we ate with Mama and Daddy last Sunday, she had homemade vegetable soup and sandwiches. One choice of sandwich was egg salad that is Daddy's favorite and he also does the making of the egg salad. There is a story about the egg salad and I was going to tell it last week, but the bikers appearing on the scene overrode that story!
Daddy said that the first egg salad he ever had was in the Navy. When the war was over and he was waiting to be discharged and get sent home, they sent him to Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay area of California. He said that Treasure Island was a manmade island that was built for the Worlds Fair in 1939-1940. It had buildings on this island that were 100 feet tall and 100 feet wide, but when WWII started, it was used by the US Navy as a training site for sailors. They turned all those buildings into barracks for the soldier boys and classrooms for training purposes. Daddy said when he was there, that there were around 20,000 sailors waiting to be sent home. He said that the chow line was long, long. You could start lining up for breakfast at 7:00 in the morning and sometimes you didn't get up the line to get breakfast until 11:00 that morning. Daddy said that there was a PX there on the base where you could buy sandwiches and such. He thought to himself that he would just do that instead of standing forever in that line. He did and he said you could buy yourself an egg salad sandwich for 10 cents and he could be in and out in no time instead of standing in that long line. He says he reckons that is the first time he ever had an egg salad sandwich, and he is still eating them today! Daddy can figure out anything!
Bro. Ron speaks of Paul and Christ
Weather: “Sunday was actually hot”
We are having spring like weather; Saturday was actually hot. Enjoy it while we can because we could be in for some more winter days. Remember it is still winter which started December 21 it hasn’t been a month yet.
Sunday we had a packed house and the Spirit was very high. We give thanks and glory to God for His Holy Spirit to abide in our prayer warriors and our church family.
Our new deacons that were ordained on last fourth Sunday led us in a powerful devotion. Their teaching and training was showing the results. Thank you Lord! Our Minister of Music Dr. Kathy Hubbard is doing a great job with our choirs. Some who thought they could not lead a song is doing it now with the help of the Lord and Dr. Hubbard. Keep up the good work.
My pastor and spiritual leader came forward with a powerful message taken from II Timothy 4: 14-18. Topic “Forgiveness.” My pastor’s version is to give up my right to hurt you for hurting me. Forgiveness doesn’t mean forgetting it when someone has done you wrong. You can forgive but it is not easy what they did to you was still wrong. You can release it to God. We must cast our fears on God. Remember you are not a doormat because you are a Christian. Some think they can come to you and say anything after you have been saved and you are not to say anything back to them. Don’t be a door mat release it to God and let him take care of them. Forgiveness is not an excuse it was wrong what you said or did. You have got to admit when you are wrong for what happened that’s when the healing of forgiveness begins. Paul said the Lord will stand by you don’t worry about what they do to you. Know that the Lord is for you. Praise God! Thank you pastor for such a great sermon from the Lord.
Keep all sick, shut-ins and bereaved in your thoughts and prayers.
Heat making the flowers bloom
Summer in the middle of January? Can you believe this weather? My yellow bells are blooming and if it keeps on, my daffodils will be in full bloom. Ain't natural. We do need some cold weather but this sure has been nice. I pray all of you are enjoying the beginning of 2013. So far, so good here.
Sunday was a beautiful day, mostly short sleeves, no coats. Sunday night I actually think the air was turned on. Oh well. Will we pay for this later on?
Talking to a good crowd with several visitors, Butch took his message from John 4:1-23 following good singing by our newly formed choir. Sunday night, Psalm 3, "The song of confidence in God," was the title of his sermon.
We were glad to have the Wilsons visiting from Tignall and visitors from Newborn, then on Sunday night we were glad to have the Ronny Hightower family with us. I know I left out some visitors, but I failed to get other names. Thank you for coming and we hope you received a blessing.
Against the Downpour sang at Summit Church on Sunday morning where they helped to lead in the worship hour.
Chelsea Stacy is honored to hear that she had made the Dean's List for the Fall Semester. In the three semesters she's been at Toccoa Falls College she has made the Dean's List twice and Honor Roll once. Congrats, Chelsea.
“God cares for you, and so do we!”
It is such a blessing serving as the associate pastor of Centennial Baptist Church! I remember when I came to Centennial in 1986; we were running about 65 people in Sunday school, my children were babies and my hair was black. It was very apparent to me then, as it is today, that the people of Centennial had a burden to see the communities around them come to know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Today my children are all grown up and my hair is grey and sharing the Gospel is still the mission of Centennial Baptist Church.
Centennial was founded in 1876 under a brush arbor. Land was given by Jeff Mosley for a church, cemetery and schoolhouse. I praise God for the men and women who saw the need for this ministry 137 years ago.
Today Centennial is a very strong witness for the Gospel, supporting mission and evangelism efforts in our community, state, nation and around the world through the Southern Baptist Convention’s Cooperative Program and other local mission opportunities. Come and join us as we continue to lift high the cross of Calvary and proclaim the goodness of our God and Savior. Service times are Sunday school at 9:15 a.m., morning worship at 10:30 a.m. and evening worship at 6:30 p.m.
We have a great men’s event called the “Sportsman’s Night Out” coming up on Feb. 21 at the Heritage Park in Madison. Professional Bass Fisherman Jimmy Houston will be speaking to men as we enjoy a barbecue pork dinner. Tickets for this event can be purchased online at www.centennialbaptist.org/sportsmannightout or at the church after any service at the welcome center.
Centennial Baptist Church is located at 5321 Brownwood Rd., Rutledge, GA 30663. Contact the church at www.centennialbaptist.org or 706-557-2120.
Printed in the January 17, 2013, edition.
You never know who will drop in on Hwy. 441
If we didn't know any better you would think that spring had come! But... we do know better. Walking around in the yard this week I found that the bridal spirea and the forsythia were almost in full bud and some branches even had a sparse bloom or two. Bulbs are also beginning to shoot up. Winter is not near over, but it is good to have a break.