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The Fall Festival event held at Red Bank Church, Saturday, was enjoyed by a lot of folks. The fried fish, the barbequed hamburgers and the hotdogs were superb. By the time all the foods brought by those that attended were set on the tables; we had a meal that one could only dream for. Big thanks go to some of our Christian friends from the High Lonesome area that furnished the meat and did the cooking. After everyone had finished eating, a large group of children that attended were treated to games and prizes that were set up all over the church house along with many that were outside games. Belinda Williams did a great job of setting up and coordinating all this great fun for the children. Several of our church members helped out by running the games. I got to help out with the dart game, and loved every minute of it. There was also a horseshoe game set up for the adults to enjoy. I think Jake was about to get the hang of how to throw those horseshoes by the time he had played several games.
It was good to see that Willene Adams and Maxine Lirley had ventured out on Saturday afternoon for all the festival festivities. They caught a ride with Jeane and Jerry Huff. Willene was so thrilled to get to visit with her grandsons, Dustin and Shawn Swearingen, and their families along with her daughter and son-in-law, Irene and Roger Swearingen who were all in attendance.
Those visiting with Pam Shell and Bill Holland last Friday were Les Hallmark and Gary and Alice Lirley.
Sunday was a beautiful day to worship the Lord. We had a good attendance of members and guest. Brother Jerry Huff gave the morning welcome. Brother Jake Hampton led the congregation in hymns. Our pastor called Gary Sunday morning and asked him to fill the pulpit for him because he was ill with a very bad cold and lots of congestion. Gary was willing to help, but was ever so happy when, out of the blue, our Director of Missions, Dr. Richard Wakefield and his wife, walked in the door. Gary asked him to bring the morning message, and he graciously accepted the invitation. When Gary introduced Dr. Wakefield he said, “Now folks, The Lord has provided us with a guest speaker this morning. Everyone should feel blessed because the difference in me or Dr. Wakefield speaking is like someone waiting for a ride in an ox cart and instead a limousine comes by to pick them up.” The Scripture text that Dr. Wakefield spoke from was Acts 5: 12-16 which answers the question, “What does God want His Church to be?” This Scripture reveals that when the body of the Church allow themselves to be led, in one accord, by the Holy Spirit of God, many will be added to the Kingdom of Heaven.
Red Bank’s evening Church services were dismissed so that everyone could attend the Fifth Sunday Singing held at the Goodhope General Baptist Church.
Take care and have a great weekend.