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Rock Chapel Freewill Baptist Church

We appreciate the group “Higher Vision” for providing us with great music last Sunday (Homecoming Sunday) at Rock Chapel.  Members of the group were:  Alan Dickinson, Bill Pratt, Sonny and Lana Kirkland with Glenda Dickinson operating the sound system.  We had many visitors and a really good Potluck Dinner.  Tammi Housley and Chelsie Jones had decorated the basement in red, white, and blue.  Today, June 10, the choir sang a special and also a special by Sharon Renfrow. Birthdays:  Mary Lou Beck and Bernice Peterson.  Prayer requests today:  Daniel Curtis, Stanley Jones’ son, Ron Putt, Francis Marler, Shelby Housley, Judy Head, our servicemen, cancer patients, those traveling, Vacation Bible School, and Pod Owens.    Children’s Church today was with Helen Batten.  Jimmie Marler finished the new church directories.

UPCOMING EVENTS: June 17- Father’s Day (ladies bring a pie); Stanley and Glenda Jones will be singing in Waynesville on June 15th; VBS (Vacation Bible School) will be held from June 18-22 from 6-8:30 p.m. August 18- Women’s Conference at the Hartville Freewill Baptist Church.

The sermon today by Bro. Rick Batten was from Luke 2.  He preached on obedience and doing what you are told to do.  He related Baptism to obedience.  He gave examples of following and breaking rules and consequences:  breaking rules in a rent house and you are forced to leave the house; hunting and shooting animals from your car and you will ruin your reputation; etc.  Doing the right thing is sometimes hard to do, but afterwards you will find peace.  When you do what you should do and follow God’s rules you will find peace, joy, and a release from your burdens.

BAPTISM TODAY:  We were honored to witness the baptism of Ron Putt today.  Bro. Rick mentioned that we got to witness what the scripture tells us to do.  He said Bro. Ron will be blessed and he will receive sweet peace.  Tammi Housley led the congregation in two songs. Two very special songs for the baptism.  Everyone shook hands and congratulated Ron after the baptism.

VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.  Questions:  call Bro. Rick Batten at 417-683-5657 or 417-250-0918 Shelby Housley 746-4743 or Shelby Moore 746-4751.

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