News from Sue, Last Weeks News – First, I didn’t get any news wrote last week, didn’t feel good, then I had allergies, allergies run into bronchitis.
Last week at Goodhope General Baptist Church worship attendance was 87.
Congregation listened to a very worshipful c.d.
Our special was by Bro. David Lafferty on piano, he sang a beautiful song.
Pastor David Welsh welcomed Bob and Robin Nagel as they joined church. Congregation all went up front to shake hands and welcome them into the church.
Pastor David for his sermon from God chose several people from the congregation to read scriptures from Revelation. Each verse began with “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the spirit saith unto the churches.” We need to purge our minds and listen to the Holy Spirit.
This Weeks News – Worship service began with a good opening song. Congregation shook hands and welcomed each other. Attendance was 88. Prayer requests were made known which were several, Bro. Lance prayed over all, then the children enjoyed the penny march as Glen and Sue played instrumental.
We all joined in singing good hymns and prayer was said over God’s tithes and offerings.
Our good specials were by David Lafferty then Miss Susie Adams. Each one always do a good job.
Pastor David’s message from God was II Corinthians 4:1-4. Never give up on God, he doesn’t give up on us. He also used Colossians 3:1-3. Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth.
I Corinthians 15-10, “But by the grace of God I am what I am: and by his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain, but I laboured more abudantly than they all; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” What an annointed sermon. Hearts were receptive and altar was full at the end of service. God and the Holy Spirit is working and moving in our church services. It pays to do some praying. A soul was brought into the kingdom of God.
Sunday night we enjoyed singing hymns and hearing good testimonies. Bro. Danny Davis read an article he wrote concerning “Walking down the right path,” which was very good. He had different ones in the congregation read scripture pertaining to this. The one I read was Psalm 16:11, “Thou wilt shew me the path of life; in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasure for ever more.” We must pray for people to walk down the right path.
Pastor David chose for his message from God Deuteronomy 11:18-23. We need to make the gospel personal, bind the word of God in our heart and soul. Make it part of our daily life, we need to live by it.
One day last week, Juanita Herrell drove Pauline Richards to Claremore, OK. to attend Pauline’s sister, Georgia’s funeral. Then she (Georgia) was brought back here to be buried at Jenkins Cemetery. Goodhope General Baptist served lunch for 60 plus people. Pauline and family were very appreciative.
We miss all those who were absent from church. Hope they will be back soon. There’s a flu bug going around.
I drove down to check on Granny and Pappy (Erwin and Lodean) after church. They just didn’t feel good.
Dianne and friend, Rick, just stopped by Monday to bring me a pumpkin roll. Rick said he had made 4.
Isaiah 55:6, “Seek ye the Lord while he may found, call ye upon him while he is near.”
If you don’t have a home church come worship with us at Goodhope General Baptist. You’re always welcome.
News from Pauline, here it is fall already. Where has this year gone? Most of the leaves have fallen after the wind and rain last night. We all like trees for shade in the summer, but we don’t like the leaves in the fall.
Norma Cross now lives in Ozark to be closer to her son, Kenny, and grandson, Seth. Norma and I (Pauline) have spent a lot of time in Oklahoma to be near our sister, Georgia, during her last days.
There will be a picture of Kyle Thompson and the deer he shot Sunday morning. He told me his buddies at school all got one also.
Words can’t express the outpouring of love the Sanders and Jenkins families received during the sickness and home going of their loved one Georgia Sanders and the burial at Jenkins Cemetery. Goodhope General Baptist Church provided a wonderful dinner. We appreciate Pastor David and Brenda Reed and all those who helped.
I also appreciate my friend, Juanita Herrell, for taking me back down to Claremore for Georgia’s funeral at her church. I had come home after she passed. We left my house about two in the morning as the funeral was at 9 a.m. The graveside funeral was at 3:30 p.m. What would we do without friends? I appreciate the offerings, cards, phone calls and of course the food. Georgia’s pastor used the 23rd Psalms for the message. The Lord was her shepherd.