The lesson for Sunday school was “Treasure in Clay Jars.” Devotional reading: Jude 17-25. Background scripture II Corinthains 4:2-15. “It’s not about me,” II Corinthains 4:2-6, third verse, “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost.” We must let our light shine for Jesus. II Corinthians 4:7-12, “It is about He” and II Corinthians 4:13-15, “It’s about Thee.”
Our worship service opened with 79 in attendace with the reading of announcements and prayer requests. Everyone was welcome with handshaking as music was played.
Children always enjoy penny march with smiling faces with anticiaption of getting pocket change from everyone.
Congregation all joined with singing. Prayer was said over tithes and offering. Glen and Sue played instruments while tithes and offerings were being received.
Our special was by Miss Kayli who did an awesome job. God’s messengers, our pastor, Dave Welsh, used scriputre Hebrews 3:7-15, “How The Lord God Calls us,” and I Kings 19:11-12. God was taking to Elijah – God did not come in the wind, or an earthquake, or fire, but a “still small voice.”
God can speak to us by reading the Bible, or in a song, or in a testimony. We must listen for God to speak. James 1:22, “Be ye doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”
We heard a wonderful annointed message. At the close Bro. David Lafferty played the invitational song. God and Holy Spirit was present and dealing with hearts – people were responsive also at close of service. Bro. Jerry Hawkins gave an awesome testimony how God answers prayer.
Sunday was our monthly dinner for August birthdays and anniversaries. We had great food and fellowship.
Sunday night we came together with singing and testimonies. Pastor Dave chose Psalm 33:1-7, “Rejoice in the Lord.” When we come to church, lay aside everything and be filled with joy.”
One day last week I (Sue) took mom to Springfield to visit with my aunt, Mom’s sister-in-law, Sybil Carmichael. Aunt Sybil in December will be 98. We had a very enjoyable visit.
There were several who went to Ozark Friday night to eat at Mexican Restaurant then went to the Stained Glass Theatre to see “Land of Nod!” I got the report they had good time.
Granny and Pappy (Ervin and Lodean) had Greg, Steph and Shalynn for lunch Saturday. They had a good meal and enjoyed visiting. Monday night granny and pappy went to Ron and Judy’s for supper and Dianne and friend, Rick were there also. They said they enjoyed a good meal and visiting.
“When melted by trial, we can be fully molded by the potter.”
You’re always welcome at Goodhope Baptist Church.