Each year around the 4th of July, our Senior Adult Ministry has a day that we celebrate our nation’s Independence Day. We call that time “Take a Vet to Lunch Day.” This year we are doing that on this Sunday, June 30. We will honor all our servicemen and women, retired or active with a free lunch following the morning worship service. You must make a reservation by Wednesday, June 16. Shellie Bailey has invited Brig Gen(ret) John Little to speak in the morning worship service. Our choir has some special patriotic music prepared. Terry is asking everyone to wear red, white and blue. Cost for non veterans is $5 for lunch.
We were saddened to learn that Polly Mitchell passed away last Friday morning. Her daughter Paula has announced that the memorial service will be held at the Chapel at St. Catherine’s on Saturday 29th, at 2 PM. Church members are welcome to attend. There will be a time of visitation after the memorial service.
The church office will be closed on the 4th of July.
There will be no Baptist Record the week of the 4th of July.
Church voted last week to dismiss Wednesday night prayer services and meals during July.
There is an Intercessory Prayer Luncheon scheduled for July 16. Reba Bradshaw will be speaking.
I was so proud of all of you who made the Deacon sponsored Widows and Widowers Dinner last week such a special occasion… the decorations, our deacon servers, our honorees, those of you who contacted or brought some of our widows and widowers, and our dessert makers. It was just excellent. Dr. Futral shared a wonderful message,.asking “What are we doing at this stage in our lives?” First, he said this stage is an interlude. Because our life is brief , our separation from our loved ones in heaven is also brief and the time we have left to live for Jesus is brief. Second, what is our attitude like in this period of our lives? What does God want us to do? The answer is to remember God has a plan for you, so trust Him, walk by faith and have an attitude of love for God and others. Finally, he said we should be living in a spirit of gratitude for all our blessings and especially for our salvation through Jesus’ sacrifice. We need to live intentionally to bless other folks around us. His message applies to all of us.
I will be taking some time off the first two weeks in July because our daughter and grandchildren from California are coming. We haven’t seen them since Christmas. If you need me, I will be on call.
May God go before you this week and make the rough roads smooth. May His joy be your strength and His peace fill your heart.