By Margie Ward
Attendance on Sunday morning for worship service was good with visitors present. We missed our regular members that were out because of jobs, sickness, traveling etc.
Praying they all will be back soon. We are thankful for visitors that continue to come each week, our prayer is they receive a blessing by coming and will come back as God leads. Our doors and hearts are always open to you.
The call to worship, “We shall behold Him.” The choir’s special was, “Mansion over the hilltop.” Other special in song was “Sheltered in the arms of God,” by James Butler and Pastor Ron with Caitlin at the piano.
Bro. Ron’s message, “Being Faithful in our Unity,” Ephesians 3:20-4:6 and other verses. We need to understand the ability we have in maintaining unity, people can be together with no unity. We can choose if we’re going to be in unity.
God is in perfect unity with Himself, He is able and has all power and will help all that seek Him. God deserves glory. It’s not us it’s Him.
Our attitude, mind set should be to want to serve one another with love, focusing our values on lost people, walk in manner worthy of what we believe, have humility, this helps us see our littleness, have humble opinion of ones self.
Where there is pride, Satan’s there, have gentleness; power under control maintaining unity, have patience in difficulties of life, endure others imperfection. Show tolerance, love while helping others, tell them we’re in this together, have peace, work at it, be aware God is able to do more than we think. Sunday night at 6 p.m. attendance was good.
Bro. Ron’s message was, “Basics For Maintaining Unity,” Ephesians 4. Unity means state of being united; oneness, agreement.
The basic needed is one body, the body of Christ, one spirit, one hope, one Lord, one secure faith, one God absolute in power over all, through all and in all.
God has purpose and plan for church to be like Christ, evangelize the lost and be one in Him. Sunday, Jan. 19 is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Looking ahead to February 6 the Morgan County Baptist Association Brotherhood Supper will be held at Centennial Baptist Church at 7 p.m.
The Association Executive Committee meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Sonny, Mary, Rebekah, Rachel and Zach Wood and Hannah Mays had dinner Sunday with Margie Ward. James Harold and Ellen Smith and Margie Ward visited Florine Ward at Chaplinwood Nursing Facility Sunday afternoon.
As we all know it’s the time of year for windy, cold, icy, wet changeable weather, as for the most part we stay in catching up with things we need to do or our eyes focused on TV weather wondering what will happen next.
Well there are some people that has to be out in all kinds of weather taking care of down trees, power lines etc, whatever happens they have to go day or night. Out here we are on Walton EMC. A couple of weeks ago our power went off three different times.
I don’t know where the problem was but the power was off less than an hour, the next time was longer. I was on the phone and I heard a loud noise and the power went off.
I went to the front window the whole place lit up, debris was all over the road. Walton EMC was out there with two trucks, the men immediately got up the debris, cars were slowing down, some turned around, a dead tree had fallen over the power line causing the outage, help also came from Morgan County to help if needed.
Power was off somewhere around an hour and a half. I went to bed around 11, the wind was really blowing, well again later the power went out and Walton EMC was still in the area so within an hour power was on again.
I just want to say they do a very good job and we are blessed to have them take care of us. I would also say to property owners if you have trees on power lines that could cause power outages, let the power company cut them away, sure will save power outages later for a lot of people, maybe you. Thank you!