Greetings from Red Bank. This month is passing fast, it seems. School has already started. Our gardens are almost kaput and the canning season will soon come to a halt. Gary and I have enjoyed eating all the fresh vegetables from our garden this year.
The Red Bank Church service began with hymns led by Jake Hampton. Jerry Huff gave the morning welcome. Brother Lauren gave a mission offering in honor of his son’s birthday. It was announced that the fifth Sunday singing will be held at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church on August 31. That program usually begins at 6:00 pm. Special music was provided by Eloise Hallmark.
Text for the morning sermon was taken from Luke 16: 9-31. In these Scriptures, Jesus describes, for the Pharisees, a picture of both Heaven and Hell by telling them about a rich man that fared sumptuously every day and a beggar named, Lazarus, who desired to be fed from the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table. Eventually, they both died. Lazarus was carried by angels to Abrahams’s bosom. The rich man was buried and while experiencing torments in Hades, lifted his eyes up to see Abraham and Lazarus together. The rich man cried and said, “Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this flame” (vs.24).
Visiting in our home a few days last week was Maxine Lirley. We enjoyed having extra quality time to visit with her instead of just now and then. Maxine said that she really loved having all kinds of fresh vegetables to eat at every meal. The tomatoes were her favorite. I’m glad that I had plenty to share with her. Also visiting with Maxine in our home was James Lirley and Jeane Huff.
We were sorry to hear about the passing of Dale Ross. We didn’t get to go to his funeral because I wasn’t feeling well. The Dr. has prescribed a bushel of medicine for me to take to get me back on track. I’m just now feeling a little better.
Well folks, that’s all the news for now. Take care.