On Sunday morning, the choir called the congregation to worship with a beautiful old hymn, “Sweet Hour of Prayer.” Bro. Emory’s message was “Drifting Away” from Hebrews 2:1-4. In Bro. Emory’s message he spoke of the dangers of drifting away from the things of God like the church in Ephesus as they left their first love.
This week has been a week across our land where many received beautifully adorned boxes of the best chocolates, beautiful bouquets of roses and other symbols of love.
New Columbus Baptist now has two new deacons. Tommy Scott and Clinton House were recently ordained by the church. We had a great turnout of family and church friends in attendance for this memorable event. Light refreshments were served following the ordination service.
Last week’s beautiful special in song by Abby Wuebbling was “A Living Prayer, My God to Thee.” We welcomed Phyllis White to our congregation by letter.
Those who attended our Valentine Social Saturday night had a good time.
Sunday morning, Joe McNay sang “I Can Only Imagine.”
“The Love of God” from Romans 8:35-30 was Bro. Dale’s message. God’s love is incomprehensible, inseparable, and inescapable. Live in God’s promises, not explanations.
Zumba fitness classes will be held from 6:30-7:30 each Friday night at the church gym. Cost is $5 per class.
Meeting the Needs Ministry is collecting laundry detergent through February. Boxes are located in the MBC back foyer for donated items.
Our next night to work at Meeting the Needs is from 6 to 8 Feb. 24.
Bro. John’s sermon was on Matthew 21:28-32, “Perils of the Self Righteous.” If we say we will and don’t, or we won’t and do, it is wrong. We’re deceiving God and everyone. When we are in God’s will, things happen. Jesus offers permanent help from sin that causes problems in our life. Too many of us act like Christians on Sunday, and on Monday like there was no Sunday.
What a beautiful weekend. Saturday was very nice, but Sunday was spectacular. It went up to 58 degrees on my thermometer.
Pat, Ann and I went to Louisville to another play. Somebody in the ticket office really messed up this year. We had no play in January, which was no real hardship, considering the weather. But we had two plays scheduled on consecutive Saturdays in February. It was a good drama and very well done, but I’m just about all cultured out at the moment.
By Peggy Trinkle For the News-Herald
Each year the various chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsor a DAR Good Citizen contest for high-school seniors.
The senior selected as “DAR Good Citizen” must have demonstrated the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.
Owen County resident Dennis Kidd (second from right) was one of several state employees who were recently honored for good ideas that saved taxpayers money in government expenses. Kidd was joined by (left to right) First Lady Jane Beshear, employees Linda Stone, Donald Carr Jr., Stephen Carroll, John Shouse, Arica Wuetcher and Kentucky Tourism Arts & Heritage Secretary Marchetta Sparrow
Whittling away on a stick, his gravely voice at times dropping to an emotional whisper, James, a 90-year-old Confederate veteran, transported a crowd of 30 back in time to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the Civil War.