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Tuesday morning we started out with our women’s prayer meeting. During Wednesday evening Bible study we had a good lesson. We have been studying on the book of Genesis. This week we learned about the ark, the flood, after the flood and God’s covenant with Noah.
Saturday night we held “Tag Team Preaching” at New Hope. We were blessed by the wonderful turn out of people. We had 70 people attend and 14 preachers. Next month it will be held at Dogwood Nazarene and all I have to say is don’t miss a blessing and attend.
During Sunday morning service we had 23 attend. We started out with our prayer requests and dismissed to Sunday school. The adults started at Luke 3:20 and studied on the baptism of Jesus and His geneology. The children have been learning about Jesus’ life. The kids sang us a couple of songs after Sunday school and then had their penny march. After we had our song service Bro. Scott delivered the morning message from Colossians 3:18-25 about the guidelines for the Christian family. This is the biblical guidelines for each member in a family unith which we should follow. It tells of the wive’s role, husbands and children’s role.
During evening service we had 20 attend services. We had opening prayer and song service. Bro. Mike delivered a special reading from Psalms 25. Bro. Scott delivered our evening message from Ephesians 4:1-16, “One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism for One Church.” Sometimes I think that we fail to realize that as Christians we have the same underlying and ultimate purpose to serve God the Father, Jesus the Son, and to win souls for the kingdom of Heaven. We are all of the church of God and what matters is that we are covered by the blood of Jesus. I may be wrong, and some may even get mad at me for saying so, but sometimes I feel that Denomination is Satan’s way of pitting those who should be loving to each other against each other, to cause bickering and disorder between God’s people. I pray that we in different denominations don’t let it take away from the assembling of our selves with the other saints. There will be but one Heaven that we all go to and I doubt we will be segregated into denominations there. The Nazarenes don’t have a different spirit than the Baptists, or the Pentecostal and so forth, it is one spirit – the Holy Spirit of God. I praise God and thank Him that He is able to move among us all and the same time wherever we are. Please don’t strive for acceptance of man, but for acceptance from God.
We know that it is revival season and we pray God is with you in spirit and truth and that His anointing flows through all the evangelists.
New Hope’s service times are women’s prayer group on Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday night Bible study at 7 p.m., Sunday school at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m. May the peace and love of Jesus be with you all.
After Sunday morning at New Hope Church Larry Ludwig and Sister Virginia Crank met with another sister, Ila Ludwig Stillings and her daughter, Kim Stamper. They visited the Fannon Cemetery where their grandparents on their mother’s (Iva Robertson Ludwig) side of the family is buried. They then traveled on to their dad’s side of the family, Bailey Ludwig, in Noble, MO. At Peter’s Cemetery. It was the first time we had all been together for a long time. We had a wonderful time together and had a beautiful day to go sightseeing.
We missed our other Sister, Aloma (Ludwig) Cummings being with us. Her husband was sick. She stayed and cared for him.
We also visited Ava Cemetery where our parents, Iva and Bailey Ludwig and three sister, Wilda Lloyd, Annette Caudill and Mary Caudill are buried. A niece, Rita Rogers and Joe Crank, all of Ava are also buried there.