The first day of June was a Sunday. Rev. Bob Thompson, Jr. led the pastoral prayer and Jesse Paxton led the congregational singing. Barbara Uhls sang a solo, accompanying herself on the accordian. Pastor Bob’s message was “God Is Not Through” from Isaiah 59:1-3 and 16, “Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear: but your inquities have seperated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you…His arm brought salvation unto Him: and His righteousness, it sustained Him.” God brought revival in Josaiah’s day, Christ came in the fullness of time, God gave revitalization in Wesley’s era, and God is not through in our generation!
In the Sunday evening service, Otis Johnson had the special song. Our pastor was out of town, so Brother Dennis Goodwin brought the message, “Dealing with Painful Regrets” from I Timothy 1:13-14. Paul wrote that he “was before a blashemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.” After a full acknowledgement and confession of his crimes against the church, Paul put these things behind him. Instead of being obsessed with his past failures Paul was obsessed with the “prize of the high calling of God in Christ.” Painful memories cannot be erased, but they can be neglected. Jesus is the only source of full pardon.
Pastor Bob, Sister Cinda, Linda and Archie Ferguson, Mary and Bob Thompson, Sr. attended the General Camp Meeting and Convention on June 1-2 at Kansas City College and Bible School in Overland Park.
Dana Fourman gave the devotional message on Wednesday evening. She spoke from Jeremiah 2:13, “My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.” Each Christian must go to the fountain of living waters daily by personal Bible reading and prayer. In that service, Donna Sue Haynes, Jeanette Cardin, and Sheena Mahan gave testimonies and prayer was offered by Earnest Murray and James Cox.