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We have had some really great specials the last two weeks: Choir-”I Never Shall Forget the Day”; Tammi Housley-”Yes, Always, He Knows What’s Best For Me”; Tammi, Virginia Housley, and Sharon Renfrow-”I was Down on My Knees”; and today Sharon Renfrow- “Oh, the Glorious Things He Has Done.”
Mike Housley has been leading the congregation in Christmas songs. Last Sunday night, Bro. Leonard Rogers was our speaker. Sandy Housley was the teacher in Children’s Church today. This week, we delivered a huge carload of items to the Wright Co. Children’s Home from the churches’ Helping Hands Program.
Adam Housley had a birthday on Dec. 3, and Shelby Equevilley has a birthday Dec. 9.
Recent additions to the prayer list: Lucille Dean, Max Malone, Ricky Serghides, Travis Watkins, Jerry Haskew, Kenneth Coonts, Dwight Smith, Mountain Grove Christian Academy, churches without pastors; and Ricki Gaddis.
Upcoming Events: Dec. 11- Sunday, 11 a.m., Christmas Program, Potluck, group church picture, and family photos by Jimmie Marler. Bernice Price is directing the play.
Friday night Helen Batten hosted a Christmas party for the ladies of the church in the parsonage. Secret Sister gifts were exchanged, and they had lots of yummy food to eat.
Some of the ladies baked cookies for the Cookie Walk and Home Tour for the Mtn. Grove Christian Academy fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 3.
Bro. Rick’s sermon today was from John 1 and Matthew 3. He stated, “We have been on a 50 years’ vacation from God; it is now time to do God’s business.” He told of many positive things about the Lord in his life. He said, “I am truly blessed!” People need to hear all of us say it. When we see a beautiful sunset or a beautiful day, we need to say, “Look what the Lord hath done, let us rejoice and be glad.”
He also gave many examples about children who are little ladies and gentlemen with good manners. They have been taught these important manners from the very beginning. He ended his sermon by stating, “We all need to stand up for what is right.”
Mark your calendars for next Sunday, Dec. 11, Christmas Program and Potluck Dinner. Come as early as 10 a.m. Questions: Please call Bro. Rick Batten at 683-5657 or 250-0918; Shelby Housley 746-4743 or Shelby Moore 746-4751.