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Boston Butt fundraiser pickup tomorrow morning
It’s September! So happy birthday to all celebrating this month. This will be a long weekend as Monday will be Labor Day.
Don’t forget if you bought a Boston Butt from the Richville fire department to pick it up tomorrow (Saturday) between 7 and 9 a.m. If you haven’t already bought one, they might still have a few tickets available. They do a great job cooking, and this benefits our community. So, let’s support them in this fundraiser!
It’s so good to be able to attend worship services. While they are not all back to usual, all the churches in our area are continuing to hold services. If you don’t have a church, I invite you to Providence. Sunday School for all ages starts at 10 with preaching at 11. We also have Sunday night and Wednesday services.
Last week, we had all the flooding in Tennessee from massive rainfall. This week, it’s been Hurricane Ida in Louisiana and Mississippi. Even Alabama had some effects of the hurricane. Watching the news, it’s hard to imagine the devastation that’s taken place. While the death toll has not been huge compared to when Hurricane Katrina hit, the damage is incredible. Be in prayer for all the power crews that are working to restore power. Also, all the rescue crews that are working. It will be a while before those areas will start to see any normalcy.
School is continuing to be able to have attendance without having to go virtual. Pray that teachers and students will avoid COVID-19 and stay healthy, so that school and sports will be able to continue as planned. Football season is here, as well as volleyball. I encourage you to come out and support the teams.
So proud of our Providence church youth that were able to go on a mission trip this past weekend. We have a great youth group!
Sunday morning Tim Wilcox brought the message based on Philippians 1:21-26. He did a great job. My Bible passage this week is Philippians 1:20 – 21, “My eager expectation and hope is that I will not be ashamed about anything, but that now as always, with all boldness, Christ will be highly honored in my body, whether by life or by death. For me, living is Christ and dying is gain.”
Philippians has been called Paul’s letter of joy because it’s full of encouragement and loving words. However, where was Paul when he wrote it? In prison! Not the most joyful place or circumstances to be encouraging.
Paul states that he is not ashamed to honor Christ; how about you and me? Many times, I know I fall short. Paul’s joy came from Christ regardless of his circumstances. We aren’t being imprisoned for speaking up for Christ, yet we often fail to do so. We can and should look for the joy of Christ in unexpected places. Paul said as long as he lived, he would praise Christ, but dying would be the ultimate joy!
As we go about our daily lives, we need to continue to pray for our nation and our leaders, as well as our state and its leaders. 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!
Organizations in the area, as well as churches, I need your events! If your family has some news or an event to share, please contact me. I would prefer text to 334-414-7147 or emails to firstname.lastname@example.org, but phone calls will be fine, too. If you don’t get me when you call, be sure to leave a message.