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Its spring and time for spring cleaning. That’s what I’ve been doing for the past two days. I didn’t get to do much of the needed cleaning last year so I have to overcome two years of dirt and grime that stuck to all our windows and inside window coverings. I got a lot of cleaning done today. And, ohhh, ohhh, ohhh, I’m feeling it this evening! I’m sure there are many other folks like us that are trying to get some work done before the weather changes. Gary mowed the lawn yesterday for the first time this year. He’s been busy getting his mower ready and doing other clean up chores around the place.
One day last week, Gary and I stopped in to visit with his mother, Maxine Lirley. While we were there, Jeane Huff came to pick up Maxine’s laundry. She sat down to visit with all of us for a few minutes. We all got to talking and laughing about things we used to do and how we lived without all the conveniences that we have today. We really had a good time visiting. Maxine’s room mates probably thought we were all pretty nutty. Well, we are sometimes when we feel like it.
Brother Jake began the morning services at Red Bank Church by leading the congregation in hymns. Brother Jerry gave a warm welcome to everyone. Brother Les announced that the church plans to have what they used to call, “dinner on the grounds,” on Easter Sunday. Everyone is invited to bring a dish of their favorite food and enjoy sharing it together. There will also be an Easter egg hunt for the children that afternoon. The CiA youth, mission group will get to enjoy a pizza supper Wednesday, March 28th. Business meeting will take place on the first Wednesday of April. All members are encouraged to attend.
The youth in Children’s Church sang two songs for the Sunday morning Worship service. Eloise Hallmark also presented special music for the Worship hour. For the morning sermon, Brother Les chose Scripture from Philippians 4. In verse 4, the great evangelist, Paul, encouraged the church at Philippi, by saying, “Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.” He further said, in verse 8, “ Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Paul’s words are for every Christian then and now.
That’s all the news I have for now. Take care and don’t work too hard during these beautiful spring days.