Published 12:37 pm Thursday, October 25, 2018

By Scena Ann Petrey

On Sunday, Oct. 21, Jerry Hampton sang a special – “The Touch of the Master’s Hand”. As an old violin was being auctioned off, a bid of only $3 was the going price. An old man stood up, picked up the violin, and adjusted the strings. He astounded the crowd with the beautiful music coming from that old violin that no one wanted. Bidding reopened and $3,000 was the final bid. All it took was the “touch of a master’s hand.” “The worth of a soul and the change that is wrought by “the touch of the Master’s Hand.”

Bro. Kyle’s message was “When Loss Is Gain” with the text coming from 1 Thessalonians 1:5b-8. As Paul and Silas followed Jesus, the Thessalonians followed their example. They welcomed the message of joy in the midst of pain, persecution, etc.

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In Philippians, Paul said his sacrifice was gain in knowing Jesus and he counted it as joy. “Joy should mark a believer’s life,” stated Bro. Kyle. He went on to say, “Happiness is short lived because happiness is temporary. True happiness comes in knowing Jesus as our personal Savior.”

Join us for our annual Fall Family Fest Sunday, Oct. 28 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the shelter. A hot dog meal will be served from 5 – 6 p.m. Games, food, and treats will be a part of the big night for all families to enjoy.

The next meeting for the WMU – Christ Followers will be Monday, Oct. 29 at the church beginning at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.

The LC WMU is sponsoring an association-wide Women’s World Day of Prayer at PVBC Monday, Nov. 5. The salad supper will begin at 6 p.m. with the prayer meeting following at 7 p.m. Please bring a salad and join us!

Dates to remember: Nov. 11 – Christmas shoebox dedication at 6 p.m.; Nov 14 – Senior adult Thanksgiving dinner; Dec. 29-31 – Winter Xtreme for youth in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Thought for the week: “How is being a Christian like being a pumpkin? God picks you from a patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off you. Cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. . . and then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside you to shine for all the world to see!”