“It’s only a few days till the old ground hog wakes up”
Happy Monday morning wish to you and not so much like long John weather. The sun is shining and sure lifts winter blabs.
Robins were seen in my neighbor’s yard last week and it’s only a few days till the old ground hog wakes up either staying up or going back to bed. Sure hopes it stays up.
The cold snap we had triggered memories of my high school days, long ago only county students rode the busses. It was nice good weather walk ing but when it got cold it was and hanging around.
This was one way before girls were allowed to wear jeans to schools. Having a new long coat, warm shoes and socks didn’t help the legs where they left off. During one of these extreme icy times, going to school one day, my legs were frozen, trying to climb three sets of steps to reach the school house door numbness made the climb so difficult, felling like I was going to fall backwards. You can imagine how good finally opening the door and the warmth rushing out, sure was welcome. I know there are lots of people families with Maysville and may have gone to school there. The school is gone now and houses have been built back in there and a nursing home where my sister stayed for a while. I’m grateful women can wear jeans now and this old long in the tooth person isn’t freezing no more going out.
Helen Brown isn’t able to be out much. Buddy said she was about the same at church yesterday.
We’re hoping Holland Adams will be able to come home from Newton County Hospital soon. He was carried there Sunday after becoming ill at church.
Kaye Evans came home from the Madison Rehab last week only to be carried to Newton County a few hours later in an emergency.
Condolences go out to Marie Stancil and twin brother Bob, sister Linda Bratcher in the death of their mother recently.
Heartfelt prayers go out to the Kinchen’s family in the death of their little six-year-old daughter Taylor. A beautiful little angel in Heaven now.
We’re happy Carolyn Wood is on the mend and out and about now. We love you kid.
Tommy Garrison was carried to Athens Hospital during the weekend. I don’t know if he has returned home or not.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Joshua Ghann on the 30 and Dianne Hensler the 31.
Happy anniversary wishes to Will and Jennifer Peterson, very late January 24, missing getting a bulletin last week at church.
Wayne Ghann and Rodney Allgood have returned from Jamaica preaching and building while there.
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It was great to be back in God’s house again in fellowship in Sunday school and morning service. We have a new class, the Couples’ Class, and it is going well.
It was Senior Day in the choir and the cross was emphasized. The call to worship was “Without Him, I could do nothing” and special music was, “There’s room at the cross for you.” Congregational singing was “At the Cross,” and “The Old Rugged Cross,” “He Lifted Me,” invitation hymn “Blessed Assurance.”
Wayne’s sermon taken from Luke was on the cross also, as Jesus was hanging there between the two thieves. One mocking in unbelief and the other believing Jesus was the Messiah, being in Paradise with Christ at death.
Wayne reported what he and Rodney did in Jamaica as a plumber he did plumbing and preaching while Rodney mixed concrete and handled cement blocks, reporting that people were saved.
We were happy to receive Spencer Greenway for salvation and baptism.
We have a special event coming February 17 for Pastor Appreciation Day. “The Homeland Boys” will be here singing and lunch will be served in the fellowship hall. Don’t forget this important event, covered dish event.
We enjoyed family night supper again resuming from over the holidays.
February 9 the Adult Valentine banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m., $5 is asked to provide meat and other foods will be supplied by the ladies. All proceeds over the cost of the meat will be given to the church.
Also February 9 cleanup day for the upstairs, two men needed to move heavy things to place a closet storage cabinet. Br4eakfast at 8:30 a.m. help appreciated.
Thought for the week – There’s one thing for sure there wasn’t room in the inn when Jesus was born but there’s plenty of room at the cross when He died taking our sins upon His self, paying our sin debt in full. We don’t have to do anything but come seeking Him in our hearts and life.
Have a good week.