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We are all loving this beautiful fall weather and hope it will last awhile longer. My hummingbirds have left to fly south so I’m sure cold weather will be coming before long. The Glade Top Trail picnic is this coming Sunday and I’ve seen it pretty cold and windy up there a few times, hopefully not Sunday. My sister in Mtn. Grove called and asked if we wanted to go with them Sunday. I told her we planned to drive thru, but not Sunday, as I go to church Sunday and don’t have time to do both that day.
We had good services yesterday. Bro. Fleetwood taught from Jonah titled, “God’s Compassion Revealed.” Jonah was a self-righteous prophet who wasn’t willing to forgive the wicked people of Ninevah even after they had repented and turned from their wickedness. God forgives after we repent of sin, but sometime we humans don’t forgive as were instructed to do. We are told to forgive others or we won’t be forgiven. Pastor Dewitt preached Sunday morning titling his message, “The Old Paths Where Is The Good Way.” His message was from Jeremiah 6:16 and others. He brings us some very good messages. Our specials were by Sis. Lena Hutchison and Ariel Conrad. We enjoyed their singing. We were glad to have Bro. Michael Young for services. He’s a student at C of O and usually has to go to church there on Sunday and he also works at the big restaurant there as you go in to the college. He seems to be liking school there real well.
I want to wish Sis. Wanda Ray a happy birthday coming soon and hope she has a good one. My daughter, Teresa Gloyd is also having a birthday the 23rd and I suppose we will go down or she will come up here.
Sis. Dewitt preached Sunday night and her message was from Rev. 1:3-4 and others. Her sermon was titled, “the Church Is The Only Light In This World.” Telling us that we need to tell Jesus every day that we love Him and to read His word every day. If we truly love Him, we need to pray, fast and read His words to us. We get to know what God desires for each of us.
This was in our Sunday church bulletin by Sis. Carlene Willis. To make it possible for everyone to attend church next Sunday we are going to have a special “No Excuse Sunday.” Cots will be placed in the vestibule of the church for those who say that Sunday is the only day they can sleep in. We will have steel helmets for those who say the roof of the church will cave in if they ever come into the church. Blankets will be furnished for those who say that the church is too cold and the air conditioner will be turned on for those who think it’s too hot. We will have hearing aids for those who say that the preachers preach too softly and cotton for those who say they preach too loud. Score cards will be available for those who wish to list the hypocrits present. Some relatives will be in attendance for those who wish to go visiting on Sunday. There will be a delicious dinner served in the church hall for those who can’t go to church and cook dinner too. One part of the yard will be devoted to trees and grass for those who like to seek God in nature. Finally, the sanctuary will be decorated with both Christmas poinsettias and Easter lilies for those who have never seen the church without them. Now is there any reason why you cannot attend church next Sunday?
We plan to be making baby quilts for babies in need this week and next. We appreciate the ones giving us material for them and the other quilts also. We have enjoyed doing them. We also enjoyed the service Sunday the 2nd at the nursing home. We all sang and our pastor spoke and I got to visit a little while with Goldie Miller and Ray and Leah Lee and others I know.