Red Bank Church

Greetings to everyone.  The Red Bank Church worship service began with hymns led by Gary Lirley. A warm welcome was given by Jerry Huff.  Brother Lauren reminded everyone to attend Red Bank’s first, “Bridging the Gap with Fun, Food and Fellowship,” held that very Sunday evening.  He also announced that the ladies will be meeting together that same evening from 5:30 to 6:30.  Celebrating their birthday with a Mission offering were Drake Nelson and Eloise Hallmark.

The youth presented scripture on Prayer that went along with their Sunday school lesson from Acts 12.  They also answered questions that pertained to their lesson, and sang special music.  They plan to give another puppet presentation for their part of next week’s service.

The subject for the morning sermon was the fact that there are definitely two kinds of people in this world; those that are saved and those that are lost.  Brother Lauren read from Ephesians 4:17-32  where the Apostle Paul plainly described how one should conduct themselves as a Christian.  It would be a good idea for each of us to review this Scripture.

There was a wonderful turn out for the, Bridging the Gap, fellowship Sunday evening.  Tattie Maggard reported that there was also a good attendance for the ladies meeting held that evening.  It was fun to look around and see the adults having such a great time playing games with the kids.  And I saw a lot of smiles on the kids face too.  There was something for everyone to enjoy.  At 6:30 the ladies joined in the fun.  Finger foods were served around 7:00 p.m.   We are looking forward to the fourth Sunday in September so we can, again, enjoy this special time together.

Gary and I visited with Maxine Lirley a couple of days last week.  She was doing fine.  She loves to read, but is having a hard time reading very much at one time; partly because some things she wants to read is written in small print, and her eyes can’t stand as much strain as they use to.  I’m afraid that we all have to get use to that problem sooner or later.  She has done very well, considering how much she loves to read.   I got a call from Maxine’s sister, Lynn Halcomb, today.  It was so good to hear her voice, and get to visit with her.  We have been praying for her recovery from a very serious condition.  She said, “Well, I believe prayer works because I am feeling much better than I thought I could ever feel again. Thank everyone for their prayers.”  Lynn is a very special lady.  Gary and I are very thankful for her.  She and her family are very special to us, and we love them all very much.

I got an e-mail from Maxine Lirley’s brother, Galen Hall.  He reported that he believes that the Chemo treatments that he has been undergoing this past year are working.  These treatments are not what one would call, a lot of fun to go through, but they are usually a successful treatment for cancer.  He also thanks everyone for their prayers.

My daughter, Mitzi called and said that she accidentally sprayed a poison spray in her eye.  She washed it out immediately and went straight to the ER for treatment.  She said that they washed her eye out with some special solution.  Her eye is feeling some better.   An Eye Specialist examined her eye and told her that her eye is still showing some abrasion, but that he has hope that it will heal well.  Please pray for her complete recovery.

We got word this week that Gary’s brother, James Lirley, was rushed to Cox South with an apparent heart attack.  A stint was placed in one of the arteries to his heart.  His wife said that he is recovering nicely.   Gary and I will be visiting him soon.

Our condolences and our prayers go to the Jimmy Posey family.  Gary and I along with many others gathered for his funeral Saturday afternoon.

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