Worship service opened with 61 in attendance. Several were out due to different reasons and “old man winter” hit again with rain, sleet and snow.
Bro. Lance Stillings read announcements and took prayer requests. He prayed over prayer requests then gave a testimony how God answered a prayer for him Saturday.
Bro. Matt Jenkins read Matthew 5:14-16. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick, and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.
Matt gave his comments concerning the scripture. Very good, Matt!
Had a special song by a talented young lady – sorry didn’t get her name.
Sunday was our birthday/anniversary dinner. Lots of good food and fellowship.
Saturday night several gathered at the church for game night. Had several fun games and snacks.
Bro. David took his message from Jeremiah chapter 4, Joel chapter two and Hosea chapter 10, verse 12. It was a spirit-filled message. Altar call was given, people responded.
Due to weather Sunday night services were cancelled.
We had some nice weather last week. I was working outside when Ron, Judy, Dianne and Jerry came out. We worked in wood, planted some tulip bulbs, transplanted a rose bush. Spring should be soon.
Sue visited with Larry and Lynn Clayton one evening and Granny and Pappy.
We must continue to pray for the upcoming revival beginning the week of April 13th with Bro. Nathan Humbyrd at Goodhope General Baptist. We are having Tuesday night special prayer meetings for revival at 7:00 p.m. at the church.
Lots of snow melted Monday. It sure is muddy now.
Ushers received tithes and offerings after praying over them, then the children were dismissed for children’s church.
If you don’t have a home church we invite you to come worship with us at Goodhope General Baptist.
Hope everyone had a good week. It got a few people out in their yards and gardens.
Norma Cross and Pauline Richards took Freeda Richards a care package on Wednesday and visited with her a while. She spent Sunday night in the hospital. After several tests, they got her to feeling better. Betty Jenkins and Lenore Burton visited with her Tuesday. They fixed her some soup for lunch. On Thursday Norma and Pauline went to Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center. We visited with Roxie Johnson and others then they drove to Mansfield to visit with their sister, Sue Johnson and Bill. They are with the Oklahoma Baptist Builders Association. They came up to help put a ceiling in their new church, The First Baptist Church. These builders are all retired and volunteer their time. In the summertime they take their R.V.’s They stayed in a house while in Mansfield. They were there Saturday, March 8th through Sunday, March 16th. Sue and Bill will be staying with Pauline until Wednesday, March 19th.
Tony Richards took Kyle Thompson to the Gun Show in Springfield Saturday, March 15th. He enjoyed seeing the guns, knives, etc. while there.
Ephesians 1:3, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.”