Brownwood News • Margie Ward
Worship in time of troubles
Sunday our attendance was good for the morning service. Glad some were well enough to be back with us today. Others continue to be out due to surgery and other illness. We were once again blessed to have visitors, thank you for coming and hope your week will be blessed and encouraged. We invite everyone that does not have a regular church home to come visit with us. Our special music Sunday was, “It’s Still the Cross,” by James Butler. The choir special, “When I survey the Wondrous Cross” and “O How He Loves You and Me.” Bro. Ron’s message, “How Do We Worship God in Time of Troubles?” Psalms 138. God created us to worship God in many ways, prayer, church attendance, tithes and offerings, worship Him in spirit and in truth, our lives are an act of worship. David worshiped God during troubles, the Lord is ever present, God full fills every promise, and we need to see things from God’s prospective. The Lord is to be worshiped by singing praises, in everything give thanks. Our essence of worship is humility, we need a lot of this in our country, homes and churches, when we are on our knees in prayer we stand the tallest before God. Some attributes of God is loving, kind, truth, He magnifies His Word above His name. God expects us to call upon Him everyday, we can’t survive alone. God promises to provide us boldness and strength. The Bible says, all the kings of the earth shall praise thee, giving thanks to God. Through uncertainty, trust in God, He is in control and will conquer whatever concerns you. God always gives us what we need.
Sunday night at 6 p.m. the attendance was good. Singing was by the congregation, The Who So Ever Will group and a special by Ronald Atkinson, “Blessed Assurance.” Bro. Ron’s message, "How to be an Over comer,” I John 5: 1-5 and many other scriptures. Victory overcome the world, we’re over comers because Jesus is an over comer.
Next Sunday afternoon, Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. we will have our regular quarterly conference at Brownwood. We urged all members to be present because we have important business to vote on.
Jan. 20, which is next Sunday, is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.
Those visiting Kittie Mayfield on Christmas Day were Marcia Brooks, William and Angie Brooks, Russell, Pam, Abbie and Carly Brooks.
It was good to have Kittie Mayfield back at church Sunday for both services. She has been out over a month due to sickness.
Thursday night Emma Vaughn celebrated her eighth birthday with a party at the home of her Grandma Peggy Harper. They enjoyed baby back ribs and chicken grilled out with all the trimmings and chocolate cake and ice cream for dessert. There were 24 to attend. Emma’s birthday was Friday, Jan.11.
Margie Ward visited Mary Jo Collins at The Mews in Social Circle Thursday afternoon.
Thanks go out from Kittie Mayfield to everyone for your prayers, phone calls and concerns shown when she had pneumonia at Christmas. A special thanks to Brownwood church family, library staff and to Ronnie and Miriam Shatterly, Tommie Shatterly and Norma Shatterly for all the care, shopping and food provided. God bless every one of you!
Margie Ward visited with the family of Peggy Harper Friday afternoon while she was undergoing knee replacement surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. I also visited with Peggy after surgery was over and she was moved into a room. Continue to pray for Peggy and the days ahead.
Thoughtful Solutions for Resolutions
Smile, it costs nothing but it is more valuable than gold.
Recognize that each person has individual worth no matter how he has failed.
Take time to listen to the very young and to the very old, they need your ears and your
Be kind. Too often people are more thoughtful of their pets than of their fellow human beings.
Admit you are wrong when you are. Accept criticism in a friendly manner and learn from each experience.
Honor your family, your friends, your associates, yourself by playing square with the world. There is no
substitute for the old-fashioned virtues that remind as new as tomorrow.
Do justly. Let no one condemn you for lack of character.
Obey the Golden Rule because you have a sound heart and a good soul.
Remember how precious babies are.
Printed in the January 17, 2013, edition.