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Wow!  The beauty and warmth of this day was perfect to bring one out of their winter doldrums.   Gary and I enjoyed working outside most of the day.  The warmth of the sun really felt good.  This week should be great for opening windows and allowing the fresh air to drive out the stale, house-a-tosis odors that have been trapped in our homes all winter long.

Church attendance at Red Bank was good, considering that it was rainy weather and it was, also, the day that clocks were to be set up one hour.   Brother Jake didn’t oversleep.  He was right on time to open the morning service by leading us in singing praises to the Lord.  Brother Jerry was not present because of illness, so Brother Les gave the morning welcome.

“God does know mankind,” said Brother Les, during the morning sermon.  “Sin is why mankind can’t see God; Jesus is why they can.  John 3: 16 is His truth: For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  Anything different is His words that have been twisted.  Jesus didn’t die for people to stay lost.  He died to save them.  God delights in saving souls.  He wants to delight in saving yours.  Come to Him before it’s too late.”

Sunday night was Praise Night at Red Bank.  The youth group sang several selections along with lots of congregational singing and other special music.  Everyone enjoyed the fellowship meal after the service.

Tattie Maggard has spent several hours fixing up her classroom in preparation to teach her new Beginners Sunday school class.  She is excited about teaching the little ones about Jesus through Bible stories, songs and Bible oriented crafts.

A Memorial Services for Verla Hallmark, Brother Les’ mother, will be held Saturday, March 17th, at the Ava Family Funeral Home.  The service will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Gary and I visited with Maxine Lirley Monday afternoon.  She has been busy painting on big slabs of rock that had been brought to her.  Everybody was commenting on how beautiful they looked.  We stopped for a few minutes in the hall to talk to John Garner.  He said that if he had his rotor tiller there, he would till up a big corner of the Center’s back yard and plant him some onions and lettuce.  He said, “Right now is the time they should be planted, you know.”  John knows his gardening.

Pam Shell called me one day last week and said that she was in the process of planting her lettuce and onions.  She always plants a big garden.   I can’t handle a big garden anymore, but I do enjoy planting tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and onions.

Take care and plan to get out and enjoy this magnificent spring weather.

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