The Ozarks Chapter of Women of Worth sponsored a Bluegrass and BBQ family event on Friday evening, July 7. It was held on the lawn at the Fordland Church of God (holiness). Coordinators were Katrina Rehfeldt and Cinda Thompson. Matt and Pastor Bob Thompson were the grillmasters.
Music was provided by Katrina and Phil Rehfeldt, Kary and Anthonly Arender, Caleb King, Bob and Kay Fleming. Vocals were accompanied by three guitars, one mandolin, and a keyboard. Those attending from Mt. Zion included Edith Johnson, Phyllis Arnold, Marce Mahan, Mary and Bob Thompson, Sr., Dennis and Barbara Uhles, Yvonne, Bella and Natalie Fleetwood; Chris, Stacy, Johnathon, Connor, Logan, Cami, Gigi, Matthew, Samuel and Anna Lizotte.
The song leader for Sunday school was Sheena Mahan. Instrumentalists included Brian Haynes (piano), Linda Murray (organ), Norman Murray (baritone), Jesse Paxton (trombone), and Pastor Bob (accordian). Earnest Muray, S.S. Supt. Called on Mary Thompson to lead in prayer.
The special song in the Sunday morning worship service was a duet by Pastor Bob and Cinda Thompson; it was followed by an exhortation by Sister Cinda and a testimony by Lyndra Dale. Pastor Bob’s sermon was “The Reigning Lord” from Psalm 97. “The Lord reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne. A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about…The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory. Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods…ye that love the Lord, hate evil: He preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked…Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.” The Lord reigns by principle, by providence, by preservation, and by purity.
In the Sunday evening service, Jesse Paxton led the singing and Dennis Uhles led in prayer. Linda Murray read two original poems. Pastor Bob Thompson, Jr. preached “Exhortations of Christ’s Coming” based on II Thessalonians 2:1-2. “Be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled…Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first.” Don’t be driven. Don’t be deceived. Don’t be displaced. The closing prayer was by Mike Brooks.
In the Wednesday evening service, Pastor Bob continued leading the study of “Theology: the New Testament Canon.” Jerome spent 37 years in a cave studying Latin Vulgate and dividing it into chapter and verses.
We appreciate Alex and Dana Fourman for the nice flower bed by the cafeteria. Blooms by Norman Murray continue to beautify the front of the classroom building.