Starting your column this week I want to thank God for a beautiful day on Saturday. The weather was perfect for a yard sale. Next I want to thank everyone that came and made the day a success. I got to see a lot of people that I hadn’t seen in a while, then others that came I see on a regular basis around town or at church. Also I want to thank my friends, neighbors and family for all they did helping me get this yard sale together.

I will have to say these yard sales are a lot of work for many days and nights before and after the event. It was a good day and everyone seemed to enjoy taking and carrying on a conversation with others whether they knew them or not. Again, thanks to all that came and all that helped me in any way getting this together. I thank God for all of you and for all He has done. Sunday morning attendance was down, we know of some on vacations, some not feeling well. We hope to see everyone back soon. Visitors were present, we’re always glad to have them.

As they continue to come and be with us. We pray they will be blessed and encouraged. The call to worship was “There’s something about that Name.” Bro. Ron made announcements and welcome. Vernon Mullins was deacon of the week and opened with prayer. The choir special was “Let me Touch Him.” Other special music was by James Butler, “It Is No Secret.” Bro. Ron’s message “Christ Crucified” using many scriptures. Jesus hanging on the cross, we can see His love and pardon. He said Father forgive them for they know not what they do.” Love and forgiveness goes hand in hand. The cross is a place of prayer. Jesus prayed on the cross, had love for His enemies, which sent Him to the cross. He had love for family and friends.

Bearing the weight of sinners, past, present and future was sacrifice on the cross. It was a painful and physical sacrifice. Death on the cross, no one took Jesus’ life on the cross. He gave His life for us, had to be a living sacrifice. The finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross was when He cried out “It is Finished.” He went through all this where we can go to heaven when we die. While we were yet sinners Christ died for us. If we had just committed one sin it put Jesus on the cross.

After the message The Lord’s Supper was observed. The beautiful flowers in the sanctuary today in memory of Ray Harper by his family. Sunday night at 6 p.m. attendance was good. Bro. Ron’s study was on “Ten Reasons why you should love your church”!!! 1.It glorifies God! 2.It shows faithfulness to the scripture! 3.It is a great witness to the world! 4.It unifies the Body of Christ! 5.It creates an atmosphere of vibrant and meaningful worship! 6.It brings proper and rightful edification! 7.It promotes genuine care and concern among the Body of Christ! 8.

It fosters church growth! 9.It breeds excitement! 10.It puts focus where it belongs! Thursday night July 10 at 7 p.m. all VBS workers of Brownwood will meet to finalize plans for the One Day Vacation Bible School. Saturday, July 12 Brownwood Baptist will have a One Day Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., ages Pre-K – Kindergarten, grades 1-3 and grades 4 and 5. Commencement will be Sunday morning, July 13 at 11 a.m. The theme is “Growing in Jesus.” Jerry and Brenda Studdard visited Ann Harrison Tuesday morning.

Doris Wheeler and Patty Wheeler Muns from Harlem spent the day with Ann. Conner Harper spent Monday night and Tuesday with Ann Harrison. Betty Bailey, Lovie and Bryan McGiboney visited Margie Ward during the week. Emma Vaughn and Carter Brown hosted a cookout at their home Friday, July 4.

The festivities included games, swimming and fun fellowship. There were 15 in attendance. Conner Harper spent Wednesday and Thursday with Ann Harrison. Carrie Knight visited Margie Ward Friday evening. Patricia, David, Joseph and Natalie Woodruff of Covington had supper Friday night with Ann Harrison. They all went to Buckhead to see the fireworks. Kathy Hensley had supper also with Ann Harrison and others on Friday night but did not go to the fireworks.