Greetings from Red Bank. Before I go any further into writing this article, I would like to make a correction from last week’s article. I quite mistakenly wrote that Drake Nelson celebrated his birthday with a mission offering. I should have reported this young man’s name as Drake King. I apologize for the error, Drake. Please forgive me.
The Church service at Red Bank began with hymns led by Gary Lirley. A warm welcome to members and guests was given by Jerry Huff, our Sunday School Superintendent. Jake Hampton was on hand to lead music for the worship hour. Business meeting was announced for Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. The CIA youth, mission group will also meet Wednesday evening at that time.
The youth puppeteers performed by singing a song. Scripture from Acts 1:9-14 was read by Jasper Nelson that went along with the song. This week’s puppeteers were, Jasper Nelson, Conner Nelson and Chandelyn Nelson. They did a super job. We appreciate Terinda Hampton for assisting with the youth group whenever she can. God blesses willing workers in His fields of service.
We were privileged to have Brother Jeff Smith fill the pulpit and present God’s Word to us in absence of Brother Lauren who was down with a flu bug. Brother Smith spoke from I Thessalonians 4:13-18 as text for the morning sermon. We appreciate Brother Jeff for filling the pulpit on such short notice.
I hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day weekend. Gary and I were invited to attend a fish fry at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Maggard Sr. The food was great and the fellowship we enjoyed with all the other guests, including our host, was wonderful We also were invited to a small get together at Jerry and Tattie Maggard’s home for a going away party in honor of Miss Miranda Hallmark, who will be leaving this week for Illinois to begin her college education at Knox University. I might add that her mother, Eloise Hallmark, also attended this same college. Eloise said that it was a great feeling to climb the same stairs and tread on the same campus where she had earlier spent much of her time achieving part of her education. Our love and prayers go with you, Miranda.
Well folks, I forgot that I had to get this article in a little earlier because of the Labor Day holiday so I had better end this article and try to get it to press in time. Take care.