Brownwood News • Margie Ward
Breakfast to be served Oct. 20
Sunday morning our attendance was down; our prayers are that everyone will be back next week. I haven’t heard of any sickness so we pray all are okay. We did have some visitors and so glad to have them. We hope they will continue to come and be with us. They are always a blessing to us. We welcome them anytime God leads them our way and hope they are blessed by coming. Special music was, “Ship Ahoy,” by Pastor Ron.
Bro. Ron’s message, “Paul’s Prayer for Ephesus,” Ephesians 1: 15-23, and other scriptures. Paul prayed because he had heard of the faith the people had in Christ Jesus in the church at Ephesus. He heard of their love for one another, others whoever they were or whatever the need, he prayed with thanksgiving and petition to God, asked God to do something for them and someone else. The prayer Paul prayed for Ephesus we can pray for our church. Paul prayed to the God of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Father of Glory. We share the same prayer and glory. Paul was not the only one praying. Over in Colossians Epaphras also was praying and Jesus continues to pray for all of us. Paul prayed the church of Ephesus would have spirit of wisdom and revelation in knowledge of God, the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Know hope of His calling is salvation to praise and glory of God; know riches of the glory of His inheritance. We may have surpassing greatness of His power; we have power to do what God calls us to do. Church, we’re the fullness of him that filleth all in all.
Next Saturday morning, Oct. 13, the Brownwood Woman’s Ministry meeting will be held at the home of Barbara Sims at 10 a.m. It will be a Garden Brunch so please bring food. All ladies are invited.
Saturday, Oct. 20, the Brownwood Youth are sponsoring an “All-You-Can-Eat Pancake and Sausage Breakfast,” 5-11 a.m.–tickets are $6. All proceeds go to youth events.
Saturday, Oct. 27, Brownwood will have their Fall Missions Festival at the Family Life Center. Games for the kids, cake walk, Trunk-or-Treat and much more. We will also have our annual church picnic time. Time will be announced next week.
Operation Christmas Child items for October are gloves, scarves, hats, earmuffs, small blankets and hard candy. The shoeboxes will be packed in November and taken to the Presbyterian Church in Madison.
Margie Ward visited Ernest Ward Wednesday afternoon.
Many of us visited with the family and friends of Eurtis Hamilton at A.E. Carter Funeral Home Sunday night. Our Christian sympathy goes out to her family during this time. We know they will trust God for their needs in the days, weeks and months ahead.
I visited my sister Alice Cheatham at Family Life Enrichment on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. She is feeling a lot better every time I see her and hopeful she will get to go home soon. Thanks again for all your prayers and concerns.
Arguments never settle things, but prayer changes things.
Nothing makes us love our enemies as much as praying for them.
A small boy asked his parents, “I’m going to pray now – do you need anything?”
An important part of praying is a willingness to be a part of the answer.
When it seems hardest to pray, we should pray the hardest
Prayerless pews make powerless pulpits
No one is poor who can by prayer open the storehouse of God.
God not only prompts the asking – he also provides the answer.
We lie to God in prayer if we don’t rely on God after prayer.
Prayer must mean something to us if it is to mean anything to God.
If a care is too small to be made into a prayer, it is too small to be made into a burden.
God hears the heart without words but never words without heart.
A short prayer will reach heaven if you don’t live far away.
A church stays on its feet when its members get on their knees.
Never take on more work than you have time to pray about.
When life knocks you to your knees, you are then in the best position to pray.
Pray for our nation!
Printed in the October 11, 2012