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Hello again folks. I missed getting my article written last week. I was feeling a little under the weather at that time. It seems that the pollen count is higher this fall than it was this summer so we will all probably have to put up with our allergy problems for a while longer. A good hard frost is supposed to remedy that.
Gary and I had a good visit with Maxine Lirley. She is beginning to get around a lot better now, and she is able to move her arm a little more without constant pain. The therapy is working, but is still painful to go through. Gary took her a book to read, but she said that it was still hard for her to hold a heavier book long enough to read it. She loves to read so I know she’s looking forward to gaining strength in her arm so she will not lose the luxury of reading books. Benny and Dee Adams came in to visit with Maxine while we were there. They had already visited with Benny’s grandmother, Willene Adams. I know she enjoyed that. Benny and Dee had just returned from a visit with Benny’s mother in California. They are a sweet couple.
The Red Bank Church service began with hymns led by Jake Hampton. Jerry Huff welcomed members and guest, and introduced the Sunday school lesson called, “From Failure to Direction,” with scripture from Genesis 15:1-6; 16:1-5 and 17:1-22.
The Worship service hymns were also led by Brother Jake. A large group from the Children’s Church sang three songs for special music. They did a super job and enjoyed their part in the service. Brother Les reminded everyone that the evening service would be devoted to the monthly Praise Service. Everyone was to bring special music, a reading or even a testimony to share. A Food Fellowship will follow the service. Red Bank is planning a Fall Festival event for members and friends on Saturday, October 27. Children’s games will begin at 5:00 p.m. A Wiener and marshmallow roast will begin at 6:00 p.m. Chili dogs will also be served along with other side dishes. It was also announced that Brother Loren Page will fill the pulpit next Sunday, Oct. 21, in absence of Brother Les who will be preaching the morning sermon at the Glade Top Trail event.
The main scripture for the morning sermon was taken from Ephesians 1: 1-12 and Ephesians 2: 10. In the latter scripture, Paul wrote, For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. “As Christians, we are to turn loose of the world for Jesus,” said Brother Les. When God gives us a task to accomplish, we should do it.” God provides plenty of instruction in his Word on how Christians should act and what kind of things they should be thinking and doing. We are to be Ambassadors for Christ in this world. We are to obey God’s commands in everything we do, everything we say and in every way we act. II Corinthians 5: 20.
You are always welcome to come and worship with us at Red Bank Baptist Church. We are a friendly bunch who loves to share God’s love and spread His Gospel.
That’s all the news for now. Take care and enjoy God’s beauty that is all around us.