Union Springs News • T. Adrienne Terrell
The Springs celebrates Pastor’s ninth anniversary
Greetings from The Springs and we just celebrated our great pastor’s ninth anniversary! Wow! What a wonderful day it was.
Pastor W. J. Reid gave Sunday’s message and as usual it was very timely and fitting for such a wonderful occasion. He referenced several passages, which revealed the nature and duties of a pastor.
He told the church that whoever is great among us should be our pastor. Now most people know that The Springs motto is “Book, Chapter, Verse” and Pastor Reid pulled that point from Matthew 20:26 where it states, “But whoever will be great among you let him be your minister.” In turn he also told us that the chief among us should be our servant too. Pastor Terrell exemplifies both of these qualities. He definitely is a great shepherd for his flock as he serves each member of the congregation. These words describe Pastor Terrell’s devotion to the Word and his dedication to each and every USBC member.
Luke 4: 18-19, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor; He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovering of the sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” God sent Pastor Robert Terrell to The Springs in this capacity and we say, “Amen.”
The special presentations that the church made to Pastor Terrell were two new pulpit chairs. Taking my cue from the smile on his face the one that was specifically made for him seemed to suit him just fine.
Willie Ann Johnson told you that I would give you details on Youth Week, so here goes. The main focus for the week was on effective witnessing and preparing for Youth Day. At the end of the week the church took over 90 people to Tennessee for fun and sun at Wilderness at the Smoky Resort. I was informed by a reliable source that The Springs completely took over the third floor there and that the facility was very welcoming to our group.
At this time I want to send well wishes to two very special men in the community. Eric Hamilton and Dr. Mark Wilson are both leaving Morgan County High School and although I see it as a tremendous loss for the school I know that they both are journeying into new and exciting opportunities. I believe that The Springs would join me in thanking them for all of their support to the community and may they continue receiving many blessings from the Lord.
As I close as usual I must add my two cents worth to Pastor Terrell’s special day. You may think that I state glowing accolades about Pastor Terrell and Sister Toni because they are my brother and sister. It goes much, much deeper. The Lord sent my husband Anthony and me to Union Springs several years ago and that move has made all the difference in the world. I routinely lift up Pastor and Sister Toni in prayer and thank God that I have the opportunity to worship under this covering.
As I entered into the sanctuary my focus was on the moods and attitudes of those in the building from before the service began until it ended. Spirits were high. Smiles were in abundance. The Spirit of the Lord reigned! Bless the Lord for sending Pastor Terrell to us to continuously, “Preach the acceptable word of the Lord.” Glory Be To God!
Printed in the June 28, 2012 edition