What a beautiful sunny day Sunday was to go to Sunday school to read our lesson and have discussion. Bro. Danny Davis was our teacher in the absence of Bro. Jerry Hawkins. As we were dismissed to go to the sanctuary to sing and worship we welcomed those coming in for worship service and shook hands with them.
We enjoyed the opening song, children did penny march after congregation sang three songs.
Our Sunday school superintendent and family are still on vacation so Pastor Dave read announcements and took prayer requests. We had prayer over requests and tithes and offerings were taken as instrumental was played.
We had a special by six year old Natalie Jenkins accompanied on piano by Sue Brown. Natalie, you did an awesome job on your song.
Pastor Dave used scripture from I Timothy chapter one verse 12, “Jesus Christ makes the difference.” How often do we stop and thank the Lord for the difference He has made in our life?
At the close of the service people were at the altar just to say Thank You Lord. Open up your heart and let Jesus in.
Sunday was our monthly dinner for July birthdays and anniversaries. Then we went to the nursing home and sang some songs and Pastor Dave delivered a short message from God’s word.
I (Sue) saw Maxine Lirley, I hadn’t seen her in so long. I hardly knew her. I also saw Ellis Pollard. He had some family members help him celebrate his 73rd birthday.
Sunday night after good congregational singing and some giving God praise with testimonies, Pastor Dave spoke from Psalm 1:1, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor setteth in the seat of the scornful.”
Our attendance Sunday at Goodhope General Baptist was 68. We have several out on vacation.
Our church doors are open, you’re welcome to come worship with us at Goodhope General Baptist.
Sunday afternoon visitors of Ervin and Lodean Schultz were Ron, Judy and Dianne and friend, Rick.
Saturday Rod, Lisa and Kayli and Greg came out to help me (Sue) get some things done, which is very much helpful and appreciated and another day, Ron, Judy and Rick helped me. One day Rod mowed my lawn and Kayli and I put some corn in the freezer.
“I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from mine enemies,” Psalm 18:3.
After church Sunday Pauline Richards had lunch with Freeda Richards. Her car has been in the garage so either Pauline Hathcock or Pauline Richards takes her to church.
My granddaughter drove me to Springfield one day last week. It was the first time she had driven in Springfield since she got her driver’s license. She did real good. She only scared me a couple of times. Ha. There are two more 16 year old kids on the highway now, Destiny Rasch – July 18th and Brandon Woodall on the 3rd.
I visited with Chestine Lietch last week. She was telling me Jerry Lawrence Applegate came to see her recently, when he came to Ava for his school reunion. He is a pastor in Kansas City, Missouri. He is the son of the late Rev. Lawrence Applegate, my uncle.
Norma Cross and I stopped by to see Juanita Herrell Friday. We watched a video that she will be teaching at the Goodhope Baptist Church. She treated us with a piece of cream cheese pie before we left.
Saturday the 19th we gathered in the Senior Citizens building in Ozark to honor the three daughters left of the late George Applegate. Several nieces and nephews and their families were in attendace from Kansas City, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri. There was five generations. The Aunts are Viola Tibble of Ozark who is 95 years old, Anna O’Bryne of Kansas City who is 93 and Sharon who is 71 and lives in Arkansas. We had lots of food, some was taking pictures and the fellowship was great.
Psalm 37:4, “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”