Published 2:16 pm Thursday, March 14, 2019

By Scena Ann Petrey

Congratulations to the girls archery team who placed first in the region. Kalyn Peek is a member of this team. Congratulations to the boys team who placed second in region. Gavin Fowler placed second in the male division; Gavin and Levi Warren are both members of the team. Both teams will compete in state competition in Louisville.

Sunday, March 10, Bro. Kyle’s message “Praying for One Another in Hard Times” was taken from 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13. Paul prayed for the Thessalonians from a distance because he had been banished from the city. He continued to pray for them to grow spiritually and to do God’s will in their lives.

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He prayed for them in three specific ways. God would open doors for Paul’s return to minister and help the people to grow. Too often we allow our impatience to make us want to do things in our time. It does not work that way. We need to depend on God to work His plans.

Paul prayed for the Christians to have increased love for others. We, too, need to have and demonstrate more love for those around us and in our world. We need to listen to others, demonstrate grace, recognize the value of ALL, and show God’s love by serving others before ourselves.

Paul prayed for all to walk worthy of our calling. We are set apart by His grace and truth. We are adopted by God although we don’t always act holy and too often do the wrong thing. As we grow in Christ, the more we look like Christians and Jesus.

Safety Team training will be held Saturday, March 23 in the fellowship hall with breakfast at 8 a.m., and the training should conclude around noon. See Tim Reeves or Randy Parent for more details.

Our senior luncheon will be held Wednesday, March 20 at 11:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. It is potluck style with the chicken strips, rolls, and drinks provided. Please bring a side or dessert.

Sunday, March 24 at the church shelter following the 11 a.m. we will have a soup and sandwich church-wide fellowship. Please bring a pot of soup or (precut) sandwiches. The church will provide the crackers, desserts, and drinks.

Starting April 10, we will have adult Bible study the first, second, and fourth Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. The third Wednesday is reserved for the senior luncheons. Youth worship and GLOW will continue as normal (no change).

To purchase a “forget the frock” t-shirt for Hope 53 for Easter, orders/payments are due Wednesday, April 3.

The Senior Living celebration this year will be in Richmond at the Red House Baptist Church on Thursday, April 11. The keynote speaker is Doug Williams from the KY Baptist Convention. Deadline to sign up and pay your $5 deposit is Sunday, March 31. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. and return around 4 p.m.

Plans are being made to attend the Pioneer Playhouse in June and the Derby Dinner Theater in September.

Our annual senior adult day is Sunday, May 19 with a breakfast at 8:30 followed by a Bible Study at 9:45 and worship at 11 a.m. Bro. Jerry will bring the message on “We All Make Mistakes.”

Thought for the week: “I can call on Jesus anytime; He is always on the line!”