I’m sorry that I failed to put Ernie Thrasher’s news in last week. Ernie and Theresa Thrasher kept Luke and Emily Wilkins’ children for a few days while Luke and Emily traveled to Pennsylvania. They had a special invitation to attend the nursing school graduation of one of Luke’s Marine buddies who was also Luke’s best man when he married. That gave Ernie and Theresa special time with the grandkids! That’s great!
The McRee family had a reunion this weekend. The Billy McRee family from Florida came, as well as relatives from here and there. Nine stayed with Buddy and Jean Phillips.
The Swords United Methodist Church had good attendance on Sunday.
Jennie and Jamie Winters from Tennessee will come for a visit this week to see her parents, Rassey and Edna Smith, and the rest of the family.
We had a windstorm one afternoon last week that just blew up suddenly. Small limbs from the trees blew off. I was sending prayers upward. When it was over with, some tin from the old chicken house was blown up. My husband’s tractor shelter was damaged. There was nothing major at all. Thanks to God! We had three inches of rain in two different rains, but we are still dry.
We send happy birthday greetings to Polly Knox and Benita Watkins on July 17! Happy anniversary to Bobby and Janie Burn-Garner on July 13!
It’s been six months since my accident and I’m to get a small article into the newspaper; so much has happened during this time, but I’ll not be able to bring all this out in my short article. First of all I send my heartfelt thanks to my church family and friends for calls, cards, flowers, food, but most of all for your prayers for my recovery. I am not 100 percent yet, but I pray that within the next six months I can actually write again. Thanks to Shondia Evans for filling in for me on the piano and to all the others on other jobs,
As I mentioned, so much has gone on that would be of interest. Lou and Russ have baptized about 16 new converts and we praise God for this, but in the end we have lost our beloved Lou as our faithful pastor due to his health. We pray for both he and Jessie and for restored health. Derek Jenkins is back with us as our pastor and we pray our church will continue to grow in God’s grace and power.
Beginning Wednesday, August 12 our children’s programs will resume along with prayer meeting at 7 p.m. We are looking forward to this night; then don’t forget our Homecoming on Sunday, July 26 beginning at 10 a.m. with special musical guest, the Midnight Praise. We are all looking forward to this date and we invite all members, past members and friends to this special event of the church year. Quote: Since 1806 Sugar Creek Baptist Church has for His people. If you feel so led to come and be a part of God’s work and labor of love here at this vineyard, our arms and our doors are open. Always remember our sick and pray for our church family.
Until next week, may the Lord bless you real good.
The summer heat bothers everyone in my family more than it bothers me. When the air conditioning is set at a temperature that is comfortable for them I have to put on additional clothing to be comfortable.
The heat has been terrific
And summer has just arrived.
I am exceedingly thankful
That I have easily survived.
These days, the older I become,
Colder and colder I seem to get,
Summer heat does not bother me
But winter cold, I cannot forget.
I frequently remember, as a child,
Warming at a downstairs fireplace
And then dashing upstairs to bed.
That was always a chilly race.
Oh, that old feather mattress
With cold and clammy sheets
So often made me wish for
Summer and its daily heats.
I must hasten to confess
The mattress was a blessing.
When you got it warmed up
It was soft and caressing.
Getting up in the morning
Was an adventuresome feat.
Getting dressed in the cold
Made me wish for summer heat.
Today’s heating and air conditioning
Put those tribulations in the past,
Yet memories of those olden days
Are now cherished and they last.
We give all the praise and honor to God for all the visitors we had on Sunday. Deacon Walter Brown, one of our deacons ended their family reunion by worshipping with the Springs church family. We had a packed house and we welcome you back where strangers meet friends and sinners meet Christ. We hope you received a blessing by coming our way. Thank You, Lord.
Many of our members are on vacation expecting to be back this week. The deacons went ministering on Saturday with the absence of our pastor, who had another engagement. We thank God for our deacons.
Condolences go out to my Dad who lost another sister this past week. Remember Dad, God never makes a mistake.
Our pastor is bringing us some powerful sermons. On Sunday his text came from 2 Samuel 4: 4, “Wait your time but stay in line.” In Pastor T’s message he mentioned as young people, sometimes we can’t wait to get to be an adult. They will hurry up and try to be an adult before their time and know they are not old enough to do some of the things they are doing. They get out there and get crippled for life. There are some things they are not ready to stand for and that’s when you need to wait your time but stay in line. Be a child and a teenager as long as you can and act your age. Continue to read 2 Samuel 4 and you will get the message. Praise God.
Thanks for the veggies; you know who you are.
Bill Davis is now at home following several weeks at Morgan Memorial Hospital TCU.
Glenda Nelms spent a few days in Athens Regional Hospital this past week. She is now at home recuperating.
Charles and Jerry Giles and Ina Wallace spent the weekend in Acworth with Jason and Yvonne Grant and their two sons, Joshua and Jeremy.
In a benefit performance for Madison Presbyterian Church’s Free Lunch Fridays program, musicians David Boardman, Sally Boardman and Kim Neidlinger (assisted by Dr. Vince Campbell) will be in concert on Friday, July 24 at 7 p.m. at Madison Presbyterian Church. The performance features a variety of selections of music from a Beethoven sonata to “The Girl from Ipanema.” An offering to benefit the Free Lunch Fridays program will be taken. For more information contact Becky Carson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday morning our attendance was good even though some of our regular members were absent for different reasons. I hope all is well and everyone will be back next Sunday. We did have some visitors and we are always glad to have them, hope they were blessed and encourage by coming and will be with us again as God leads. Special music, “At Calvary,” by Denny Pickett, Pastor Ron Swann, Margie Ward and Betty Mullins. The song of worship, “How Great Is our God,” by the Praise Team. Bro. Ron’s message: “Three Unconditional Promises Jesus made to His Disciples,” John 15: 26, Matt. 16: 13-18, John 14: 1-3 and other scriptures. These promises were not based on the disciples behavior, anything they were doing, had done or going to do. (1) “I will send my Spirit.” Jesus is all about the truth, church would not be here if it were not for the Holy Spirit. Believe God is at work in this world today, Pray for America. (2) “I will build my church,” and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Jesus has a way of building His church, using the gospel in and through us, using one person at a time. He said, His church, not ours, we’ve been called out, and there is a battle to be won. Storms came to the disciples and to us God took care of them and He will take care of us. We must believe in God to always be there in time of troubles; (3) “I will come again,” nothing or no one will stop Him from coming back, there are better days ahead for those who have accepted Jesus as their Savior, there are many religions but only one way to heaven and that is through Jesus Christ, God’s Son.
On Sunday afternoon the ones that I know of that went to NurseCare for singing and visitation were Denny and Patsy Pickett, James Harold Smith, Betty Mullins, Esther Atkinson, Kittie Mayfield and Wendy Penn.