Hello from Red Bank. Church service at Red Bank began with hymns led by Gary Lirley. A hearty welcome to members and guest was given by Jerry Huff. Each member was encouraged to attend the monthly business meeting Wednesday, March 6at 7:00 pm. The youth’s CiA meeting will also take place at that time. A birthday, mission offering was given by Jeane Huff in memory of her father, Clyde Lirley. Brother Lauren Page brought the morning sermon in the absence of Pastor Les who was busy driving a bus load of church youth to Kansas City, Mo. so they could attend a Youth Rally.
He reported later that it was a very worth while trip because he witnessed three young people giving their lives to the Lord and being gloriously saved. That was the day that each of their lives was changed forever.
In order to find the answers to questions such as: “Is there another way?”: ” Is there an absolute truth?”: “Is the world creeping in to the Church?”: Brother Page read from Romans 12 where we find Biblical instruction for how to live in a way that would please our Father in Heaven and what He expects us to do with our lives while we are on this earth. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12: 1-2.) Actually not only chapter 12, but the whole book of Romans is full of helpful instructions for Christians to live by.
The Visitation and Funeral services held for Sister Willene Adams were well attended. Many of her family members from California were also present for the services.
Visiting with Maxine Lirley was Jeane Huff and Gary and Alice Lirley. Gary and I helped Jeane take Maxine to Willene’s funeral service and her Grandson, Danny Hampton, and his family brought her to the family dinner held at the Red Bank Church and then back home again. She said that she was very grateful for all the loving help she received during this time.
Roger and Irene Swearingen stopped in to visit with Gary and me Saturday evening. We were so happy to get to spend some time with them reminiscing old memories.
That’s all the news for now. Take care.