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Hello to everyone again. Are you ready for the Thanksgiving holiday? I finally bought my turkey and a few other fixens, as they say. By the time we attend all the Thanksgiving meals we’re invited to, we will probably feel like stuffed turkeys. I guess that’s why turkey doesn’t get on my grocery list for quite a while. Speaking of Thanksgiving meals, Red Bank has planned their special meal for Sunday, Nov. 21. A program of singing is planned for the afternoon. There will be no evening church service that Sunday. Come, bring a covered dish of your favorite food and enjoy this special day of worship and fellowship with us.
Congratulations go to Krista Wilson and John Weaver who were joined together in Holy Matrimony on Sat., Nov. 13. The wedding was held at the Red Bank Church with Malon Smucker officiating.
Church attendance was fairly low last Sunday. That seems to always happen during deer season. I hope all the hunters got their deer this week. There is a lot of venison meat that will go to feed those families that need help with their grocery bills. I think we’ve all been in that position at least once in our lives. Those hunters that donate their deer are to be commended. There are many food collections available that we all can all donate canned goods along with other fresh foods to help out with.
Brother Jake Hampton began the morning church service at Red Bank by leading the congregation in hymns. Brother Jerry Huff gave the morning welcome. Jeane Huff provided special music.
Brother Les chose the chapter of Ephesians as Scriptural text for the morning sermon. This chapter records the efforts of the Apostle Paul to defend the fact that Salvation through faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ was for the Jews and Gentiles alike. In Ephesians 3: 1 Paul wrote, “ For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:–” God had revealed to Paul that, as he states in verse 6, “ That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:” In Galatians 3: 28-29 Paul wrote, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise.” We know that Paul was persecuted for bravely preaching this revelation that God had made known to him.
Brother Les reminded us of words in a song that should mean the world to each of us who has put our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God: “I’m so glad that I’m a part of the family of God, washed in his goodness and bathed in his love.”
God is sooo good. Take care and stay well. The ole flu bug is out and about ya know.