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Mae Buice

Mae Buice

New Apostles in Concert Sept. 14 at Sugar Creek Baptist Church, at the corner of Greensboro Highway (278) and Sugar Creek Church Road, 6 p.m. The public is invited.

By Mae Buice

Wow! Already September 2013. Where has this year gone? Seems only yesterday we were having a Jan. 1st wedding here. Now, only a few more weeks until the Christmas season. And today, Labor Day, I pray each of you will have a safe and happy last summer weekend of 2013.

On Sunday we still had a great crowd even with those away for the weekend and our sick members. It is so good to look out at the congregation from where I am and see those with happy and smiling faces. Thank you, Lord, for sending visitors our way.

Butch read to us from Luke 18. He spoke to us on three lessons of unrighteous prayer life. Do you think your prayer life is as good as it should be? Do you ever say, “Lord, what can I do for you?” Or do you think everything should lean your way and what He does for you? This is hard to realize in today’s world when it seems everything should revolve around me, you, everyone, but our Lord.

Our “buckets” have again been placed in the front for your small change donations toward the building fund. Seems there is always a need and times are harder now. Money is not so easy to come by. But we believe God is blessing.

We send our love and sympathy to the family of Patsy Greene in the recent death of her brother in law in Nashville.

Again, we express love and sympathy to the Vanwhy family, so many lives have been touched.

We just last week heard that Judy Cottrell is sick. We have so many with serious illnesses. Members, please call someone in the church family when you have something happen that we need to know of, pray for, visit. We do pray that she is on her way to a complete recovery and I am so sorry that we did not know.

Our next ladies’ meeting will be Sept. 9th and don’t forget your items for our Military Project. Writing paper, envelopes, pens, chapstick and baby wipes. Bring these to the next meeting.

I am happy to announce that the New Apostles will be with us for our first quarterly singing this year. Sept. 14th at 6 p.m. Mark your calendars. These four young men sang one night during our revival and we are looking forward to having them. You will receive a blessing. This Thursday night at Nicholson Amphitheater Straitway will be Clarke’s special guest. Now that will be a good one. And as I’ve just talked with Clarke, he and his family were just crossing the Chattahoochee River in Helen. Bet they had a nice Labor Day weekend.

Thank you, Elizabeth, for the pears. I think I am well-fixed for the next year. Hard work but worth it when you taste these delicious preserves.

I am in the process of planning two reunions to be held this month. As we don’t have our big Buice reunion here anymore, we are planning just a cousins’ reunion on Sept. 12. There are only nine first cousins left in the Buice/Hix family and we hope to see each one and their spouse on that day. Another reunion is my annual Snellville High School  class reunion. That comes up the last of the month and I still do not have my letters mailed out.

It’s good to look out and see David and Elizabeth Lyle next door. I like to see the action and wish they lived here year-round.

I want to send special birthday blessings to my great-grandson Bailey, who will turn nine years on the 6th. Also to Charles Johnson on the 6th, Darline Price on the 9th, and Lisa Allen on the 10th.

So until next week, may the Lord bless you real good.

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