Sugar Creek News • Mae Buice
Loving the weather
It seems the weather is a favorite topic of mine. Is today (Monday) not a beautiful day the Lord has given us?
This weekend has been beautiful, but soon...
Services were good for both morning and night with us on Sunday. In the morning service Butch spoke to us from Acts 2:22-24, telling us about the inaugural address on the birth of the church. He gave us three absolute facts about the resurrection that Peter made.
1. Whom God hath raised up.
2. Having loosed the pains of death.
3. How it's impossible to hold Him–He hath power over death. There is life after death.
At Sunday night service the sermon was taken from 1st Thessalonians 4:13-18, about being reunited. When we see death we see it as a separation. Those who have no salvation will find no hope.
Pastor Appreciation was observed with gifts for Butch and Cindy. Most of you know that Butch is an avid Georgia Tech fan. His gifts were given in a huge Georgia Bulldog gift bag. He took the joke well, as only Butch can do. He loves Little Debbie cakes of any kind. He received a box of the chocolate rolls and gift cards.
On Saturday night our last quarterly singing of the year was held, and as Sandy said, I did threaten in my column that it would be the last one unless it was well supported. And I'm so glad to report that it was supported with a good crowd to enjoy the Glorybound Quartet, especially us older ones really enjoyed the older hymns.
All was good. Thank you, Bob Reese, and your group for making our Saturday night a special time. We thoroughly enjoyed having you with us. And yes, I probably will continue with our quarterly singings. Thank you to all that supported us on this night.
I don't like to talk politics, but let me stress how important it is to you and me and to our nation that we all go out and vote, whether you vote early as we chose to do or on that important November date. We don't know what or where our future in America is headed.
We were saddened to hear of the home-going of Diane Busbee, the mother of our deacon, David Busbee. We send our love and deepest sympathy to them at this sad time. Her services will be held on Thursday at Cowan and Caldwell Funeral Home in Covington. Our sympathy to each member of her family and loved ones. Prayer meeting on Wednesday night will be canceled and all who could will go to visitation at the funeral home.
Our band was in Tennessee on Friday and Saturday, one concert in Memphis and another in Nashville. They came back telling of wonderful services. I don't have any other info to give at this time.
Alice Waddell and Casandra Waddell took part in the race and other activities on Saturday given in honor of Jack's brother-in-law, Roger, with a benefit for him, as he's praying for a kidney transplant soon. There is a website should you like to make a donation: www.AngelsForRoger.com. This is certainly for a good cause. Jack and Jennette are such a great couple and have worked continuously for this cause.
Morris Stancill will be with the Clarke Kesler gang this Thursday night at the Nicholson Amphitheater, under the water tower.
If the weather holds good, we do plan to attend.
We continue to have long prayer lists. Just recently Thomas Ghann was in the hospital; prayers for him and his wife Shirley, O.L. Jordan, Virgil Bumgarner, Mary Jackson, Mike Walker, Jessie and Lou Comans, Charles Johnson, Roger Bottoms, Don Patterson and Alvin Walker, this is naming just a few. And the new converts in our church.
Remember the deadline for the Christmas shoe boxes is next Sunday.
Happy birthday to Lance Smith on the 30. Anniversary blessings to Becky and Ricky Stovall on the 23.
Special birthday blessings to my cousin, Aletia Dupree Moon (yes, she is a relative to Natalie) today, the 22, and to our great friend and gospel singer, Frankie Cleveland on the 24.
Let me add a little something about Aletia. She has written and published a great cookbook, as she comes from a long line of great cooks, including my Aunt Vivian, her mother-in-law, and I happened to just turn our television on to "Atlanta Live," channel 57, last week, and there she was, giving her testimony and telling about her cookbook and saying she has begun work on another one. If I am correct the title is "Deliciously Southern." Watch for it on the shelves on your favorite bookstore, including Barnes and Noble. Pam, she lives in your area and you've probably eaten at her parents' restaurant in Calhoun.
"The key is, that Jesus does want to speak to us, to you, today. In your own language, just as a friend would speak. We simply need to take the time to listen."
So until next week, may the Lord bless you real good.
Printed in the October 25, 2012 edition