Red Bank – Alice Lirley. 8.9.19

Hello everyone.  Let’s pray that we get some of that rain that is forecast.  Last night, The weatherman sounded hopeful that we would, but it didn’t sound that promising this morning.  Well, what do you know;  It started a downpour of rain, just now, as I’m writing this.  Praise the Lord!!  It’s very hot outside so I hope it doesn’t evaporate before it can soak into the ground.  More rain Lord, more rain please! I don’t know about you, but I intend to pray harder for more rain!  

The Red Bank Worship service began with the singing of hymns, led by Jake Hampton. A warm welcome to members and guest was provided by Gary Lirley.  It was announced that Red Bank’s monthly Praise service will take place next Sunday evening.  

Giving a birthday offering was Ralph Laughlin.  A time for prayer request was opened. There were several requests for prayer given, and each were lifted to the Lord.  Eloise Hallmark sang special music.

Speaking of praying for rain and praying for others; that just happened to be the topic of the morning message that was brought by Brother Ken Lupton.  “Prayer,” said Brother Ken, “is the key to opening Heavens supply house.”  One can find in the Bible how, through prayer, and belief that God has the power to meet every need, one can be fed; one can be healed; one can be delivered from danger and even from one’s enemy. It is through prayer that one can receive Salvation (Romans 10: 9).  “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).

Everything has slowed down around here since our V.B.S came to an end.  At least that’s how it felt to me.  I’m now trying to get caught up on some house work and other chores that one has to let go sometimes in order to accomplish something of greater value. And, working and teaching the children that attend our V.B.S. is, most certainly, of greater value than most anything that I can think of.  We appreciate all who gave of their time and their talents to help in V.B.S.  That also goes for those wonderful parents who took the time to bring their children to experience God’s Word in Vacation Bible School.

Those visiting with Maxine Lirley last week were Jeane Huff, Alice and Gary Lirley and Ralph Laughlin.  Maxine is doing well.  She loves visitors and especially loves it when they can stay and have a meal with her.  Jeane, Gary and I ate lunch with her the other day.  We had a great time laughing and talking as we enjoyed our meal.

That’s all the news for now.  Take care.  Don’t forget to pray each day.   Prayer changes things.