Red Bank Church

It looks as if we may have to bring out our long legged underwear again, according to the latest weather forecast.  Everyone that I have talked to lately said that they really enjoyed the spring like days that we have been having.

I always enjoy the holidays, but it sure feels good to have everything getting back to normal too.

Everyone seemed to be more relaxed and joyful as they gathered for Sunday school and Worship service at Red Bank Sunday.  Brother Gary began the service by leading in hymns. Brother Jerry gave the morning welcome to members and guests, and Brother Jake led the Worship service hymns.  Celebrating her birthday with a mission offering was Star Harness.  Brother Jerry Huff celebrated his oldest son’s birthday with a mission offering too.

For Special music, the youth group sang two songs that they have been practicing on.  Everyone enjoyed their part in the service.

Brother Les brought the morning sermon based on Ephesians 2 and Luke 10:25 to say that God is Supreme.  He made us; He loves us; He has made a way for us to be with him someday.  “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  Not of works, lest any man should boast”. (Ephesians 2: 8-9.)

This Sunday evening was our monthly praise service at Red Bank.  Sister Eloise Hallmark led the congregational song service with the accompaniment of Les Hallmark and Jerry Maggard on guitar.    It was good to hear the youth group share some more of the songs they have been working on in Children’s Church along with some other special music presented.  After the service, everyone enjoyed sharing a soup and sandwich supper together.

Visiting with Maxine Lirley Saturday morning for breakfast were Ralph and Barbadeen Laughlin.   On Sunday afternoon, Maxine had several other visitors.  They were:  Danny Hampton and his two daughters, Emma and Katie, and Gary and Alice Lirley.  Jeane Huff had been to visit with her mother earlier in the week.  While Maxine was visiting with all her guests, Teresa and Glen Dale Robertson stopped in to say hello. They left with her a gift of writing paper which she will certainly make good use of.  Maxine is a very talented writer and poet.  She loves to share her talent with everyone.

While visiting at the Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center on Sunday, I saw Bob and Angie Adams in the dining hall.  Angie had been in the hospital with pneumonia.  She said that she was feeling fine now.  That was good to hear.  Bob, jokingly, said that he would have to behave now that she had returned home.  He did admit though that he missed her very much during her hospital stay.

While in the Ava Drug Store yesterday I was privileged to visit with some students from Ava Victory Academy.  One of the two young ladies that I sat between at the fountain had been a first grade student of mine.  It’s hard to believe that they are all grown up now and will soon be attending high school. One is already in high school, I believe.

While in the Ava Drug, I saw and visited with Willie Bruner for a few minutes.  He was proud to show me his new coat that was reversible and his new pair of leather shoes that he got for Christmas.  He said that he was doing fine, but that he was dreading the colder weather that we will soon be experiencing.  Willie lived in our community for many years with his brother, John.

Well folks, that is all the news I have for now.  Take care.  Stay warm and stay well.