Red Bank Church

Good day to everyone.  The Red Bank Church service began with hymns led by Jake Hampton.  Jerry Huff welcomed members and guest.  Brother Lauren gave a mission offering in honor of his son and his grandson’s birthday.  Announcements were that the fourth Sunday of this month, August 25th, our church will hold its first, “Bridging the Gap with Fun, Food and Fellowship,” event which will begin at 5:30 p.m. and dismiss at 7:30 p.m.  This is a time where the old and young alike can have a great time playing games and fellowshipping together along with enjoying some great finger foods.  Everyone is invited to come and join in the fun, food and fellowship.  It was also announced that the ladies will be meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the same evening for a time of devotion.  Tattie Maggard is in charge of that special meeting.  The ladies will join in with the others at the close of their meeting to also get to enjoy some fun, food and fellowship.

The youth presented a special puppet program called, “The Best Story Book,” for their part of the worship service.  They also sang two songs that went along with the theme.

For the morning sermon, Brother Lauren spoke from Ephesians 4; Philippians 2:3; Colossians 3:13 and Acts 2:42 concerning Christian life, Christian unity and Christian gifts.  How we live is a good indication of who we are.

Our Church had been praying for Les Hallmark who had shoulder surgery on Monday of this week.  I called him later that day.  He appreciates everyone for their prayers and reported that he had come through the surgery just fine.   During the conversation he mentioned that he had the honor of officiating at the wedding of Wesley Rance and Anne Cardone, last Friday, August 16. He described it as being a beautiful, garden type wedding held on the George Estate.  Les said that Wesley was one of several that rode his school bus that he felt privileged to perform their wedding ceremony.

Gary and I attended the benefit for the Goodhope Fire Department last Friday evening.  The event was well attended at the Plainview gymnasium.  The pulled pork with all the trimmings was wonderful.  It was great to visit with all our friends, neighbors and relatives.  In fact, I was sitting at one of the tables, minding my own business, when I suddenly got hit in the back with a paper wad.  I turned sharply to see who had committed this dastardly act only to find that it was my own brother who was sitting at the next table with a big grin on his face.  I hadn’t yet seen John and his wife, Brenda, so he figured out a way to get my attention.  I told him that I used to spank him for doing such as that.  We had a good laugh and a great visit over the whole thing.  It felt like the good old times.

That’s all the news for now.  Take care.