A lesson in what Labor Day means: “Labor Day is a holiday honoring working people”

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Margie Ward

Margie Ward

By Margie Ward

Today being the first Sunday in September I was in the nursery at church therefore I do not have any news from the morning service. This being Labor Day weekend someone said to me just write about Labor Day. I got out the World Book Encyclopedia and it said Labor Day is a holiday honoring working people. It is observed as a legal holiday on the first Monday in September throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Labor organizations sponsor various celebrations but for most people it is a day of rest and recreation. It also has become a symbol of the end of summer. In 1881 Peter J. McGuire, founder of United Brotherhood of Carpenters suggested a national holiday to honor the countries working people. In September 1882 workers staged the first Labor Day parade in New York City. Organized labor then campaigned to make the day a national holiday. In 1887 Oregon became the first state to make Labor Day a legal holiday. President Grover Cleveland signed a bill in 1894 making Labor Day a legal holiday. –Elizabeth Hough Sechrist

I thought this was interesting. Labor Day honors the millions of workers employed by U.S. Industries. It shows a picture of a 1956 postage stamp that commemorated the holiday. U.S. Postage 3 cents, this was by Ewing Galloway: Wide World.

Wednesday night, August 28 we had the kick-off for the upcoming AWANA year. Everyone enjoyed cookies and ice cream and ministering to the children and just being with the group.

This Wednesday night, Sept. 4, AWANAs will begin at 6:45-8 p.m. for classes. Our prayers are for each child, the teachers, as well as the helpers pray this will be a good year for all.

Operation Christmas Child shoebox items for September are toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, solid deodorant, wash cloths and soap. We are using standard size shoe boxes only, this way each child will get same size box. Thanks to everyone for your help. God will bless you.

Margie Ward visited Ernest Ward during the week. Glad to report at last visit he was feeling much better. Thanks for your prayers.

Margie Ward visited Mary Jo Collins at the Mews in Social Circle Saturday afternoon. Continue to keep her in your prayer each day. Thanks!

Sunday night at 6 p.m. we had a called conference. After this we finished the service with singing favorite hymns.

Look ahead to Sept. 26: the Morgan County Baptist Association Annual Fall meeting will be held at Buckhead Baptist Church at 4 p.m.


God calls men when they are busy; Satan when they are idle.

The Christian cannot afford the luxury of loafing.

Indifference and laziness are the devil’s chief tools against Christians.

The hardest work one can do is to do nothing.

God promises no loaves to the loafer.

One thing for sure – you’ll never stumble on anything while sitting down.

The lazy person speaks much about yesterday and tomorrow.

Fill a place – not just space.

A hen is the only thing that can lay around and produce.

Rip Van Winkle is the only man to become famous while he slept.

By the time you reach your station in life the train has left.

You cannot leave footprints in the sands of time while sitting down.

If you insist on standing still stand aside; others may be going somewhere.

Sleeping saints serve Satan.

It takes an honest man to tell whether he’s tired or just lazy.

The road to success is marked with many tempting parking places.

Some people are like blisters – they never show up until the work is done.

Pray for all in Authority!

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