By Margie Ward
Our Sunday morning attendance was good we did have some members out due to sickness and we missed them all. We hope they will all be well soon and back in church. We were blessed again this day with visitors present, so thankful to have them and we pray God blessed and encouraged each one by being with us today. We invite each and everyone to come and be with us again as God speaks to them to do so. Special music Sunday was, “Bow the Knee,” by James Butler with his wife Caitlin on the piano. Bro. Ron’s message, “Word of God,” II Timothy 3:16, Ephesians 6: 10-17 and other scriptures. The Bible, which is the word of God has been under attack since the Garden of Eden. Satan always cast doubts about the Word of God and Satan always tries to get Christians to doubt their salvation but in John 6: 37 it says if we come to Him He will in no wise cast out. Don’t let Satan discourage you. We believe our country is in the shape that it’s in today because we’ve gotten off the foundation of the Word of God. Every word Jesus said was the Word of God. In Psalm 119: 105- Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Hebrews 4:12. For the Word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword. God will not contradict himself. Satan is a liar but God is truth. Do we have love for God’s word today? “If you see a Bible falling apart it usually belongs to someone who isn’t.” We can renew our minds by getting into the word daily, memorizing scriptures, attending Sunday school and Wednesday night Bible Study. Our minds need renewing everyday with the Word of God.
Sunday at 5 p.m. we had quarterly conference, which lasted into the 6 p.m. hour. God’s business is important to be taken care of.
Saturday morning, July 27 at 8 a.m. the brotherhood men and boys will have breakfast and clean-up day at Brownwood. The ladies are also welcome.
On Thursday, Aug. 1 the Morgan County Baptist Association Brotherhood meeting will be held at Rutledge Baptist Church at 7 p.m. The executive committee meets at 6:30 p.m. All men are invited.
Sunday, Aug. 4 Homecoming will be held at Brownwood Baptist Church. After the worship hour a covered dish meal will be held in the Family Life Center. After the meal Terry Stutes and family will provide music and singing.
Saturday, Aug. 10 the Women’s Ministry will meet at the Brownwood Community building at 10 a.m. Please bring brunch food.
This month is fast getting away as well as the year. Items we are still collecting for Operation Christmas Child for July are flashlights, batteries, stickers, balloons, color book and sunglasses. We will have a new list next week for August. Thanks.
Rebekah and Rachel Wood have returned home after spending several days in Cincinnati, Ohio with their sister Sarah and her husband James. They had a wonderful time. Peggy Harper, Kaleigh Grubbs and Emma Vaughn spent Tuesday – Friday in the Smoky Mountains. They enjoyed some of the attractions shopped a little and really enjoyed just being together.
Rebekah, Rachel and Zach Wood spent Thursday night and Fright with Margie Ward.
Peggy Harper attended Lorene Almand’s birthday Saturday. Everyone had a good time. Peggy and Lorene have been best friends for 41 years.