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Church service began at Red Bank with hymns being led by Gary Lirley. Brother Jerry Huff then gave the morning welcome to members and guests, and dismissed them to their Sunday school classes. The Children’s Church was full of excitement because they were anxious to practice their parts for the coming Christmas program that is set for the evening service on Dec. 18. Willene Adams gave a birthday, mission offering in celebration of her son, Robert Adams,’ birthday and her own birthday. Willene blessed the service by singing, “Life is Like a Mountain Railroad.” She also gave a testimony of her love for the Lord and how He had cared for her throughout her life. Several others in the congregation also stood up and gave their testimony too. The best, effectual witness for the Lord one can share with others is their own testimony.
Brother Les chose Matthew 14:13 as text for the morning sermon. Jesus, even though, He was grief stricken from the news that John the Baptist had been beheaded by the order of Herod the tetrarch, He still was moved with compassion for the great multitude that had followed Him on foot to a desert place where He had sought to be alone. In verse 14 it tells of Him healing their sick. He has that same compassion for anyone who will put their trust in Him; follow Him; live for Him, and do His will.
A bountiful Thanksgiving Dinner was enjoyed by all after the Sunday service. There were plenty of desserts too. Willene Adams surprised everyone with a beautiful birthday cake for three people that had birthdays on and around Thanksgiving Day. The names on the cake were for Robert Adams, Jerry Huff and Willene Adams. She said that people with birthdays near a holiday usually don’t get much attention so she wanted to make sure they did this time. That was very thoughtful of her. The food at the dinner was great, but the fellowship was even better.
Take care and have a great Thanksgiving Holiday.