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Hello Folks. I’ve been waiting patiently for the beautiful fall colors to arrive, but so far change is yet in the future. I think we have experienced too much sunshine for the green chlorophyll pigments to fade out and let the leaves return to their natural colors. Perhaps some rainy, cloudy days will help them to change. As of right now, we are in great need for rain. Everything is very dry and some of the leaves seem to be turning to a brown color. It’s not too late though. A turn in the weather, in the next few days, could help the leaves to perform their magic and change into an array of beautiful colors for all to enjoy. No matter the outcome, remember to pray for rain to present its self in a sufficient abundance very soon.
Our Pastor was asked to preach at the morning, ten o’clock church service at the annual Glade Top Trail Festival. Our church allowed him that honor. Some of our members also decided to go and support him in that effort while the rest of us remained to hold regular service at Red Bank.
Brother Jake was on hand to lead the church music at Red Bank Sunday. He also presented this week’s church announcements. The fifth Sunday singing is just around the corner on October 31. Red Bank will be the host church for this special affair where several area churches come together to sing, testify, pray and be inspired by the wonderful special music presentations that each church brings. This service will begin at 6:00 p.m. A potluck fellowship meal will be held after the singing. Plan to be there and share this joyous occasion with us.
Red Bank is also participating in the, “Old Fashioned Camp Meeting and Revival” that is planned for November first through the fourteenth, as stated on the poster’s being distributed soon. Several area churches will each host two nights of the revival. Revival nights at Red Bank will be held on the eighth and ninth of November. All services will begin at 7:00 p.m. More information will be forth coming in this news column soon.
Brother Jerry Huff gave the morning welcome and introduction to the Sunday school lesson. A birthday offering was given by Jake Hampton. Jerry Maggard teamed up with Jake to sing, after Jerry sang a beautiful song. Jeane Huff also presented special music that put everyone in a worshipful mood. Gary Lirley gave a short devotional. Services were dismissed a little earlier than usual so that others could attend the Glade Top Trail Festival if they desired to.
Gary and Alice Lirley visited with Maxine Lirley Sunday. She and Gary shared books with each other that they had read. They are quite the book worms. Maxine and her sister, Willene Adams, have been practicing for the quizzing part of the Senior Olympics to be held soon at Mountain Grove. I’ve got a feeling that those two can easily win trophies in that category. There are several residents that are good at remembering trivia facts. Tommy Hawkins is one of them that I heard about.
That’s all the news I have for now. This is food for thought, “Jesus is God’s self spelled out in a language that we can understand.” (Author is unknown to me). Take care and pray, pray, pray for rain.