Attendance has held steady the past couple of weeks with contributions averaging above budget over the past four weeks. Let’s all strive to be faithful in attendance and in our giving as well as in all other areas of our lives.
This Sunday, like every first day of the week, is a special day. We will have an early afternoon service at 12:30 instead of the usual 6:00 P.M. The P.M. service will be preceded by a potluck meal, which will follow our morning worship and Bible study. We will recognize our graduates and their families. Make plans to be present for all services. Justin Mauldin will preach Sunday morning and Chris Hicks the afternoon. We are also to host the devotional at The Pavilion at 2:00 P.M.
Our Vacation Bible School is June 6-10. Please circle the date on your calendar. The evening sessions begin at 6:30 P.M. “Growing Our Spiritual Fruit” is our theme. Begin now to invite others – especially the little ones, middle-schoolers, and teenagers. Classes for adults are scheduled as well. So invite them, too! We have excellent speakers to address a grand theme Monday through Thursday in the following order: Larry Cole (Love/Faithfulness); David Lipe (Joy/Kindness); Doyle Crawford (Peace/Patience); and Sammy Webb (Gentleness/Goodness). We will study “Self- control” (Temperance) on Sunday.
If you requested one of the tables from the annex, please pick it up tonight (Wednesday). We need them removed because of setting up for the meal on Sunday. We will be using the new tables and chairs. Thanks to those who assembled the carts/racks for the tables and chairs.
A public discussion of “Water Baptism” will take place this Friday and Saturday (27th and 28th) evenings at Macon County Junior High in Lafayette. Jack Honeycutt and Michael Brawner will be the disputants discussing two propositions. It can be viewed on the internet via the Gospel Broadcasting Network (GBN) site.
It is good for us to be together for the mid-week service. I personally appreciate your being here. Have a great rest of the week. I hope to see you Sunday morning, our Lord willing.
Edward L. Anderson