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Ephesians 4:27, “ Neither give place to the devil” was Pastor Benny Dewitt’s message Sunday with scripture from Proverbs 1:20-33. It was a very good message with good congregational singing.
I came home and hurriedly fixed lunch and went back for afternoon services at the nursing home. Sis. Betty Hesterlee brought the afternoon service with scripture about Mary and Martha and asked which one was we more like. Were we a Martha or a Mary? Most of us were a little of each. Sis. Loretta Dewitt led us in some good old songs. Sis. Carlene played the piano for us. We especially enjoyed some specials from the patients there.
We are having some beautiful weather to start off our spring weather. I enjoyed the ride to Seymour this morning for my water aerobics class. I wish I could go every day. The grass and trees are sure turning green and tulip trees are in full bloom. I didn’t go but once to aerobics last week, we had a full week of funerals. I first went to Sis. Edna Linder’s funeral and took food to the Assembly Church for the dinner. Then Sis. Norma Frye had passed away and we had church dinner and went to her funeral Friday morning. Sis. Betty Hesterlee did a wonderful sermon for her. We will all miss Sis. Norma and we appreciate friends and family for helping with all the food that was brought in. Our basement was full of friends and family. We appreciate Sis. Olive Roy for helping Sis. Betty with the services. Sis. Freeda Holt did a great job preaching Sis. Edna’s funeral. We appreciate the good singing, also.
Bro. Loy Heinlein, a member of Faith Rock for many years and served faithfully as a deacon in the church will be missed by family and friends. Our prayers will be with Sis. Jean, Gayla and boys and for the hard weeks ahead. We appreciate the kind words of Bro. Darrell Hesterlee and Bro. Roger McCullough at the funeral.
Jerry and I enjoyed our trip to Oldfield Saturday night. They had an early show with the group the “Blonde And The Gray”. The four ladies did a wonderful job. Sis. Cindy Smith from here sings with that group. The regulars then sang at 7 p.m. The building was full of music lovers and many from Ava were there.
We had a special guest preacher Sunday night, Sis. Debbie McCathie, she’s been one of our regulars for some time and we appreciate her and her family.
I visited some by phone with Sis. Betty today and she said Sis. Mary Mason and her mother, Sis. Charlotte Brown, visited them one evening and Bro. Gene Sharp stopped by for a nice visit.
We sure have lots to pray about, our service people oversees, what’s happening in Libya and all the devastation in Japan. Sometimes I can’t comprehend the things going on in our world.
I want to mention the Fourth Sunday Singing will be this Sunday the 27th at 2 p.m. We are looking forward to all the good music and fellowship will all the churches that come out. We are having soup and sandwiches after Sunday morning service if anyone wants to come earlier, you are welcome for lunch. We are dismissing the 6 p.m. service Sunday evening. I will miss having Sis. Loretta preach and sing as she usually does Sunday night, but I’m sure she’ll be ready to preach the following Sunday night. Happy 21st birthday to Michael Young.