Gobble, gobble, hope everyone is full of turkey.

Friday James and I visited Bob and Lou Rains and Gordan and Zelda Jones. Joel Blevins stopped by and visited and Russ Jones stopped by. Russ, Bub Payne, Brady Herd and Colton Jones were going up by St. Louis to deer hunt.

Congrats to Marilyn Alms on her retirement. Hope you enjoy it as much as James does and hope you and Rod enjoy your days together. James is still an early riser. I like to sleep later than he does.

We visited Barbara (Bobbie) (Nelson) Mitchell. She had went to Hawaii and she loved it. She said if you could imagine what heaven looks like it would be close. Every tree bloomed, it was beautiful. Nothing she ever saw compared to it. She and her sister, Kathleen Shortt and her daughter, June and her sister-in-law, Millie Nelson and daughter went together. Millie’s daughter had been their before so that helped.

Saturday Ralph and Melissa Hutchinson hosted an early Thanksgiving at their home for their children, Deanna and Clint Porter and Lane, Mathan and Erika Hutchinson and Wyatt, friends, Walter Thorne and Susie Peacock and I believe Loy Lakey. I hope I didn’t forget someone.

Galen Hall, I saw in the paper where you had a birthday. Best wisehs and good health sent your way. He is my sister-in-law, Lyn Halcomb’s brother and Maxine Lirley’s.

Sunday Crissie Coaltrain and her brother, Micheal Morrison, Raina Powell and Gracie Mitchell had a short visit with us Sunday evening.

Jerry Nelson had some of his family members home Sunday for dinner.

56 braved the cold to come out for church at Garrison Sunday.

Sunday night Melany Stevens sang and Scott, I don’t know the last name, he is Tommy Bilyeu’s grandson or great grandson. He is very good and so is Melany. James preached and Scott will preach at Garrison Sunday night, Dec. 1.

We welcome you to our services. Always need people.

We were blessed with a good service at Mt Olive on Sunday. God is good.  Sunday morning service began with scripture. “O taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed is the man that trusteth in him. Psalm 34: 8. Opening prayer was made by Brother Dustin and prayer request were taken for sister Iona Maggard and Teena Johnson. Also Jerry Nelson has not been feeling well. After Sunday school was over, Rilee and Logan and Loren and Hazel sang special songs.

Worship service began with congregational singing, then Pastor Jerry Preached the morning message beginning with a scripture, 1 Thess. 5:18. “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. As we look forward to Thanksgiving Day this week, there are so many things to be thankful for. God has blessed our country with abundance. So lets thank Him for it. He also used Psalms 150, which is a chapter of praise.

After service, some of the ladies stayed to discuss the Christmas program. They set a date for Saturday 14, 2013.  They also set some dates for practice. This is always an exciting time of the year for everyone. A wonderful reminder of the real reason we celebrate Christmas. Jesus’ birthday!

A reminder to everyone that next Sunday, Dec. 1st, we will be resuming evening services, beginning at 6:30. Hope to see everyone there.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving, and remember to thank God for all the many blessings. Pray for our military men and women who are far from home and their families. God bless our troops!!!!

If you don’t attend a church anywhere, we would like to invite you to worship with us.

We attended Goodhope General Baptist, for Sunday evening services, where Jerry filled in for Brother David. Had a good service with testimonies, some special singing by Brother Bob Huskey, and truly enjoyed the fellowship there.  Jerry Hawkins thanked everyone for their prayers and said he was feeling better.  A thought to ponder …….  Sometimes we say, “All I can do is pray for you.” But, prayer is not a concession. It is the single, most powerful, most important thing you can do for another person.