Red Bank Church

Last Weeks News – Church service at Red Bank began with hymns led by Gary Lirley.  A warm welcome to members and guest was provided by Jerry Huff.  Brother Les announced that there will be Dinner on the Grounds at Red Bank on March 31, after the Easter service.  We are also planning to have an Easter Egg Hunt for the children after the meal.  The Children’s Church youth are practicing several songs to present for the Easter program.    They are excited about that.

Celebrating their wedding anniversary with a mission offering was Les and Eloise Hallmark.

For the morning sermon, Brother Les preached from Luke 4:16-19.  After being tempted by the devil for 40 days, it is recorded in verses 14 and 15 that Jesus began his ministry in Galilee and taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.  After that he came to Nazareth, where he had been raised.  On a visit to the local synagogue, he stood up and read a passage from the book of the Prophet Esaias that had been handed to him.  He went on to tell them that they were witnessing the fulfillment of this very Scripture.  The people from his own home town refused to believe that it was He that was the anointed one.  They cast him out and even tried to kill him without first investigating the truth about Him.  There are many today that cast Jesus from their lives when they need Him so desperately.  They refuse to recognize that He came to this world as God in the flesh to forgive their sin, to pay for their sin and give them Eternal life with Him.

Visiting with Maxine Lirley were Jeane Huff, Alice and Gary Lirley and Ralph and Barbadeen Laughlin.  Maxine said that she went to the recreation room with the intention of calling the BINGO game for the other residents.  But, to her surprise, when she began to call out the numbers, she had no voice to do it with.  She had suddenly developed Laryngitis.   She was still having difficulty visiting with us because her voice had not completely returned yet.

Visiting in the home of Ralph and Barbadeen Laughlin was Gary and Alice Lirley and Jeane Huff.

Margi Gates said that she was feeling some better after fighting a round or two with the Flu Bug.


Take care.  Stay safe and stay warm throughout the cold, stormy weather that has been forecast for the rest of this week.   Keep looking forward to all the warm, sunny weather that is just around the corner.   That’ll make you feel better.

This Weeks News – Did someone say that spring is here?  It sure doesn’t look like it or feel like it.  Today, it is bitter cold and spitting snow outside.  The day before yesterday, I was busy making snow ice cream.  I had to turn the fire up so we could stay warm enough to eat it.   One thing for sure, everyone will appreciate real spring weather when we finally get it.   I guess instead of gripping, we should be praising the Lord for the nitrogen from the snow that helps the grass to grow.

The Red Bank Church service opened with hymns led by Jake Hampton.  Jerry Huff gave the morning welcome.  Giving a mission offering was Loren Page, in honor of several of his grand children’s birthdays.  Jeane Huff also gave a mission offering in honor of her granddaughter, Emma Hampton’s birthday.  Everyone received a blessing from special music presented by, David Willis.  Brother Les reminded members that there will be a time of food and fellowship after the services next week on Easter Sunday.   There will also be an Easter Egg Hunt for the children in the after noon.   The Children Church youth will present special music for the 11:00 a.m. service on Easter Sunday.  Come and join us at Red Bank for this special Worship service and at noon for the food, fun and fellowship.    It was also announced that the Fifth Sunday Singing will be held on March 31, at the Breeden Church.   This special service usually starts at 6:00 p.m.

For the morning sermon, Brother Les read Scripture from I Peter 5:6-7.  Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.   To demonstrate the need of humbling ourselves and casting all our cares on Jesus, Brother Les had Brother Jerry Maggard to stand on the stage with him and hold one of his arms out in front of him.  Pretty soon, after expounding on the Scripture for a while, Brother Les took a drink from a glass of water that he had and then asked Jerry to hold the glass for him in his outstretched hand.  After that, Brother Les decided that he was getting a little warm and laid his suit coat over Jerry’s outstretched arm.  It took him quite some time to finally relieve Jerry of the burdens  he bore so that he could lower his very tired and heavy feeling arm and hand.   Likewise, all we have to do is humble ourselves and give our burdens to Jesus before they get too heavy to carry.   He will gladly bear them for us.

Gary and I visited with Maxine Lirley one day last week.  We found her at the Center’s library looking for good books to read.   She and Gary had a long conversation about some good books they both had read lately.  They are quite the book worms.  Maxine said that one thing she disliked about getting older was the fact that when one finally has time to read, their eye sight has become too weak to read very much at one time.  Isn’t that the truth?

That’s all the news for now.  Cast all your cares on HIM.