Red Bank Church

I visited my garden this morning to find it thoroughly saturated with water; so much so that I could pull all the weeds very easily.  All my plants are about done for.  I have several tomatoes on my White Tomato vines that should ripen soon.  The trouble is that they have no color like red to turn to when ripe so it will be hard to tell when they are ready to harvest.  I’ll just wait until they get as white as they could possibly get before I pick them.  I love gardening.  It gives me a good reason to get out of the house, stretch and take in the sunshine’s vitamin D that God made especially for our bodies; not to mention the satisfaction of accomplishing something worth while.

The Red Bank Church service was opened with hymns led by Jerry Maggard.  A warm welcome to members and guest was provided by Jerry Huff.  For announcements, Brother Lauren reminded everyone about the evening service being Praise Night.  Everyone was encouraged to come with a song, reading or testimony on their heart to share.  We always have a fellowship meal together after this inspiring service so we bring a dish of food with us too.  Brother Lauren also announced the special, “Bridging the Gap with Fun, Food and Fellowship”, meeting that is set for the fourth Sunday of every month.  This meeting, on August 23rd, will begin at 5:30 p.m.  Bring family and friends and expect to enjoy the evening together playing games and munching a bunch.  For more information feel free to call 683-5991.

For the youth’s part of the Worship service, they answered several questions about their Sunday school lesson and sang two songs they had especially chosen. The songs were led by Jasper Nelson.  They ended their part of the service by singing a requested song, “Jesus Loves Me.”  The youth group is working on a puppet presentation for next week.

For the morning sermon, Brother Lauren read from Ephesians 3:3-5, about how the Apostle Paul shared his knowledge of the mystery of Christ which had not been revealed in the earlier ages but have, in time, been revealed to God’s holy apostles and prophets through the power of the Holy Spirit. Through Christ, we can become His adopted child: An adopted child that he wants and that he loves as deeply as if we were his own, originally.

The Praise Night service was enjoyed by all.  There were several specials sang along with lots of congregational music.  Gary requested that Jerry and Tattie Maggard sing a song that Tattie wrote called, “Trampling on the Blood.” She wrote the song after Gary testified that he surrendered his whole life to God after he finally realized that every time he sinned and rebelled against God, he was actually trampling on the very blood that Christ had shed to pay the price for that sin.

Gary and I visited with Maxine Lirley at the Healthcare Center.   She looked beautiful with her hair all freshly permed.  Now she won’t have to set it so often.  She can just wash it, and then fluff it up when it dries.

That’s all the news for now.  Take care and enjoy all the sunshine that the weather man says we are about to receive.   And, don’t forget that God wants you to shine for His Son.