We had a little ice on the roads Sunday and the weather was cold and damp, but there were still several families that were able to attend services at Red Bank. We missed those that didn’t get to attend and hope they can make it back next Sunday. Several have been attacked by the flu bug. The stomach flu is making its way around. Maxine Lirley is just getting over an attack of it. Jeane Huff said that she had a bout with it too. It’s supposed to be a 24 hour virus, but it takes at least a week to get over its affects.
The Red Bank Church service began with Jake Hampton leading the congregation in singing hymns. Jerry Huff gave the morning welcome and introduced the Sunday school lesson called, “Habakkuk: A Message of Faith,” with the focal scripture taken from Habakkuk: chapters 1:2:3 and 6.
For the morning sermon, Brother Les spoke from Luke 9 where Jesus told the disciples the plan God had for him in the near future. In verse 22 He explained the plan well. Saying, the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priest and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day. Brother Les said that is not too late to turn to God; whether as a person or as a nation. In John 10:9 Jesus said, I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out and find pasture. For further instruction on how to be saved, please read Romans 10: 9–13
Sunday evening Red Bank held their monthly Praise Night. It was well attended. Everyone enjoyed listening to all the special music that was presented. The youth also sang several specials. They are always a joy. After the service we retreated to the fellowship room to share in a meal together.
I had a disturbing phone call from my niece today. She said that her little 6 year old great, great granddaughter was diagnosed with a massive growth on her brain stem. It is an inoperable situation and the only alternative left is to zap it with strong radiation treatments within the next two weeks. Please pray that God will perform a miracle for little Deanna Snyder. She and her young family need our prayers.
That’s all the news for now. Take care.