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Drive safely: Watch for school buses
So glad we got all the Buzzy mix-up out of the way. No offense, but I don’t want to be associated with him. Buzzards as a whole don’t have too good of a reputation, but like everybody there are always some exceptions. You know the old saying, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. Except in this case it would be roadkill and a good meal.
Well on to other things. By the time this is being read, school will be in its second day. But just a reminder, please watch for buses as they pick up and drop off. Teachers, staff and administrators have been working all week to be ready for this school year. Please be in prayer that they will be able to remain teaching in house and not go virtual as last year. It’s hard on everyone, including students and parents, for school to be so different than the norm. But we do what we must do to remain as safe and healthy as possible.
There have been several cases of COVID-19 in our area recently. Please be in prayer for them and their families. More and more it seems to be younger people that are having the most severe cases.
Providence Baptist had a great service Sunday. The third–sixth graders from VBS performed two of the songs they learned last week in Bible school. They did a great job! Brother George started a series of sermons last Sunday on the book of First John and did a great job this week. I look forward to hearing the rest. His sermon was followed by a delicious meal. It was so good to fellowship with everyone. It has certainly been missed.
Sardis Baptist usually has a fellowship meal every other Sunday, so if nothing has changed, they will be eating at their church this Sunday.
I haven’t gotten the details on homecoming for Union Baptist other than it’s Sunday, August 22, starting at 10 a.m. So, next week I’ll have the information, but homecoming is always a great time of preaching, singing and eating. They have some great cooks in their church. As always, I encourage you to attend one of the churches near you; as of now all are having regular service.
This week I have continued to read in Psalms. Psalm 122 is about the joy of going to the House of the Lord. Psalm 122:1 reads, “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go into the house of the Lord.’” That is how we should feel, but often we turn it into a chore or guilt trip. I know you can worship God anywhere anytime, but to me it’s just better when I go to church, which is the house of the Lord. Last Sunday I was sick and unable to get out, so I read my Bible, watched a service on TV and even found a live broadcast of a church service on Facebook. But it wasn’t the same feeling I get when I am at our church. Don’t get me wrong, all of this is great, especially for homebound people for whatever reason they are unable to attend in person. But this Psalm just lifted me up, that it was sharing the joy with others that matters. I think that’s what my personal worship service was lacking, the missing others to share in the experience.
Continue to be in prayer for the sick in our community and to those that have lost loved ones. God knows their names and needs. Until next week, take care and be joyful!