Sharon Marler had eye surgery and has to take it easy for now. Please remember her in your prayers that she has continued improvement. September 29 was the 75th anniversary of Rock Chapel Church and we hosted a celebration service put together by Sister Tammi Housley. Sharon Renfrow sang, Stanley and Glenda Jones did a song and then Tammi joined them for a number. Brother Stanley read the church history and recognized the members. The last remaining charter member, Donald Coffman, told us a little about the original building and pews. Pastor Rick Batten spoke about the church it is today and was presented with a gift for pastor appreciation. Virginia Serghides read a poem and Jamie Guilliams did a closing song before all were dismissed to enjoy a roast pig dinner with all the trimmings. Winston Johnson cooked the pig for us.
Brother Howard Anderson and wife, Diana, were our guests for October 6th. Rick is on vacation for a few weeks. The choir sang. Virginia Serghides read a poem and Children’s Church was taught by Chelsie Housley. Brother Howard read Matthew 21:28-32 for scripture reference. He told us to make sure we are like the first son in the parable—we must repent and make a change in the direction of our lives. The second son just put on a show but did not obey. God could not do any more for us than He has already done. The choice is ours.
Howard Anderson brought the evening message from Nehemiah 4:1-6. Nehemiah served a God that cared, a God that kept His promises, forgave sins and helped people. Nehemiah was not content to get answers to his prayer but wanted to be an answer to someone’s prayer. What about us?
Announcements: Men’s breakfast is October 10 at 7:00 a.m. Brother R.E. Helsley will be preaching for us the next two weeks. On October 27th the Kelley family will be singing in the 11:00 a.m. worship service and a dinner will follow. Larry and Marylin Marah have an anniversary this week.
Prayer Requests: Jase, Roberta Elliott, Sharon Marler, Lola Dennis and family, Ronnie Atchison, Eual Carter, cancer patients and servicemen, Rick’s safe return.