By Margie Ward
Sunday morning attendance was good; we still have some out for different reasons. We pray each and everyone will be back soon. We again had visitors present. We appreciate them coming and hope they received encouragement and help for the week ahead to go through whatever comes their way. We never know from, day to day what we will have to face. One thing we do know God already knows and He will be there for all. Nothing takes Him by surprise.
The Call to Worship was, “He will make me glad.” Bro. Ron welcomed evryone and had the opening prayer. the choir’s special was, “He has a Great Name.” Other special music was, “The Solid Rock,” by the men’s group; Pastor Ron, Vernon Mullins, Toy Sims, Joe Brown and Ronald Atkinson with Kittie Mayfield at the piano. Bro. Ron’s message, “Are you happy today?” Psalm 32. What does it take to make us happy?
David was happy because his sins were forgiven. He knew his transgressions went beyond boundaries, he was missing the mark. David had physical efforts on life the Holy Spirit of God chastises’ his children. It had emotional toll on him, had guilt he couldn’t shake. Spiritually we have to ask ourselves where we are. David was happy when he acknowledged his sins and confessed to the Lord, happy when God forgives guilt of his sins. When we come before God we need to be specific with Him about our needs. God forgives all sin, we serve an all seeing, all knowing and loving God. We can’t realize our sins are forgiven; we are ready to take communion. After the message the Lord’s Supper was observed.
Sunday night at 6 p.m. we had our fifth Sunday night singing. We all enjoy this, we sing congregational hymns that are chosen by different members, some we sing often, others not so often. Those providing special music were Caitlin Butler on the piano and Jonathan Swann on the trumpet. James Butler, Ronald Atkinson, Caitlin Butler and Kittie Mayfield sang specials or played piano musicals. Before closing we had a time of thanking God for His many blessings. Bro. Ron read Psalm 85 and had the closing prayer.
Brownwood’s Revival begins next Sunday morning, Oct. 6 with Rev. Al Butler as guest speaker. He is the father of our music director James Butler. Rev. Butler is the pastor of Fort. Sonia Baptist Church in Elberton. Times for Revival are Sunday 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday – Wednesday evening will be at 7 p.m. everyone is invited and a nursery will be provided.
Saturday, Oct. 12 the Women’s Ministry will meet at the Brownwood Community building at 10 a.m. All ladies are invited to come and bring brunch food of your choice.
October items for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are hats, gloves, scarves, mittens, earmuffs and hard candy. Remember we are using standard size shoeboxes. Peggy Harper and the Kids on a Mission are working on this project and we appreciate them for getting this together and all the work that goes into it.
Saturday afternoon James Harold and Ellen Smith, Sara Jones, Margie Ward, Peggy Harper, Dot Stewart, John and Brenda McAdams, Sue Gilstrap, Toy and Barbara Sims traveled to Redd House at Jefferson for supper together.
Thursday afternoon Rev. Ron Swann, James Butler, Margie Ward and Bob Bumgarner were among those attending the Morgan County Baptist Association Annual Fall meeting at Buckhead Baptist Church.
Julie and Billy Phillips, Sonny, Mary, Rebekah, Rachel and Zach Wood had dinner Sunday with Margie Ward. We celebrated Sonny’s birthday, which was Friday.
Glad to report Billy came home from the hospital Wednesday after receiving a pace maker on Monday.
Laughter, if it comes from the heart is a heavenly thing.
Keep your happiness in circulation.
God often digs the wells of joy with the spade of sorrow.
The trouble with happiness is that it can’t buy money.
Make it your business to be happy and your business will be happy.
Happiness is not where you live but how you live.
The real secret to success is to be happy when you really aren’t.
Cheerfulness oils the machinery of life.
The city of happiness is in the state of mind.
The truest expression of Christianity is not a sigh but a song.
Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.
A smile will go a long way but you must start it on its journey.
Too busy to be happy? Then you are too busy to enjoy life.
Happiness depends on happenings; joy depends on Jesus.
Laughter is a mini-vacation.
Make one person happy each day even if it’s yourself.
Have you ever found any happiness in doing a mean thing?
Some Christians give the impression they were baptized in vinegar.
The roots of happiness grow deepest in the soil of service.
Joy is multiplied when you share it.
Out of dismay and disappointment comes a lasting joy.
Joy is not in things, it is in us.