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What a wonderful Sunday at Peachtree Baptist Church as the active members welcomed all the visitors to High-Attendance Sunday.
The sanctuary flower arrangement Sunday was presented to glorify God by Brenda and James Shepherd in honor of Brenda’s birthday on Saturday.
Jerry Hobgood welcomed the Sunday school gathering and read, “Look To Jesus,” by Anne Graham Lotz, from “Fixing My Eyes On Jesus. “
“When I am afraid, I will trust in you.” — Psalm 56:3.
“We all have sleepless nights, don’t we? Tossing and turning. Looking at the clock and seeing it’s barely moved. Stressing because we know we need to sleep if we’re going to make it through the next day.
“How often do you lie there anxious about situations you can’t do anything about? Jesus tells us, ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God: trust also in Me.’ (John 14:1). The answer to fear… is faith. When you’re fearful of anything, you can focus on the attributes of God, your faith is planted in Someone bigger than your fears. The next time fear overwhelms you, look for a Scripture verse that underscores God’s character, and consider who He is. Don’t look to your problem. Look to Jesus!”
I led the Senior and Median Sunday school class Bible study. This lesson is the third in a series of six on “How To Know God’s Will,” This lesson is, “God’s Will and the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit will guide us in knowing God’s will,” from 1 Corinthians 2:6-16.
“It’s easy to be led by feelings or emotions, but neither is always a reliable guide. When we are facing a critical decision or are compelled to make an important choice, how do we do it? We may convince ourselves to take a particular direction in life by saying, ‘It just feels right.’ But is that a reliable method? What may have influenced our feeling in such cases? As Christians, we have an advantage. We have a source that is 100% more dependable that feelings or emotions, either of which can be influenced or manipulated by other people, life experiences, media and more. We have the abiding presences of the Holy Spirit through whom God reveals His will and guides us in making decisions and choices.
“In these verses, we find the words of Paul to his Corinthian brothers and sisters offer us some help at this point. We can get it right because what the Holy Spirit makes known is always right!”
Special music: Jane May preformed a piano solo. The Peachtree Adult Sanctuary Choir sang the special music, “In Times Like These.”
Verse of the month: Proverbs 29:25.
Sermon: Pastor Whitehouse spoke on 1 John 5:9-11, “The Testimony of God in the Bible.”
• Wednesday, Oct. 30 — Peachtree will be collecting for the Appalachian Backpack Ministry. Members, collect your backpacks and your supply lists at the church. Please get your backpack in. Time is running out.
• Tuesday, Nov. 5 — Women’s book study, 10 a.m. . Participants are reading Max Lucado’s “He Chose the Nails.” All women are invited to attend morning or evening book study sessions and are responsible for their own books. For more information, call me at 252-478-2846.
• Wednesday, Nov. 6 — Women’s evening book study, 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 9 — Church-wide “Collards with the Fixings” dinner, 5:30 p.m. Make your reservations on the sign-up sheet.
• Monday, Nov. 11 — Peachtree’s annual collard sale begins and will be held from 3-6 p.m. The sale will also be held on Nov. 13, 15, 18, 20 and 22 with pickup from 3-6 p.m. To order your collards, call 252-478-4418. Leave a message with your order and pick-up day.
• Saturday, Nov. 23 — Church-wide Thanksgiving dinner, 5:30 p.m
• The Men’s Ministry will not meet in November or December due to the collard cooking schedule and a very full holiday schedule in November and December. See you men back in January.
• The WMU is sponsoring remembrance ornaments for the Peachtree Christmas tree in Spring Hope.
• The Peachtree Sunday Afternoon Luncheon Group enjoyed dinner at the SaltGrass in Knightdale Friday night. We were celebrating my birthday. Fun time and the food and service was outstanding.
• Sunday was High-Attendance Sunday at Peachtree Baptist. It was followed by a soup and sandwich lunch. As usual, there was so much food to welcome all the members and visitors.
• Lynn and David Griffin enjoyed hosting David’s brother and sister-in-law from Texas last week. They all attended the N.C. State Fair.
• I was honored at the Dortches Ruritan Club with a birthday dinner Thursday night.
• First Baptist Church of Spring Hope held its World Hunger Sunday service. Beans and cornbread were served with other dishes.
• On Sunday, Ephesus Baptist Church held its inaugural trunk-or-treat and Duke Memorial Baptist Church held its trunk-or-treat.
• The Nash County Ruritans would like to thank everyone who came out to support their fundraisers. There are seven Ruritan clubs in Nash County: Benvenue, Coopers, Dortches, Elm Grove, Momeyer, Oak Level and West Mount. The Ruritans are one of the largest community service organizations in the country. When we have a fundraiser, most of the proceeds go to supporting our communities, the people there and other activities. I keep saying “we” because I have been a member for 15 years. Take time to see what the Ruritans are all about.
• Thursday, Oct. 31 — First Baptist Church of Spring Hope will hold a trunk-or-treat at 6 p.m. in the church parking lot.
• Saturday, Nov. 2 — The Flood’s Chapel Men’s Ministry will hold its ladies’ breakfast at 8 a.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 16 — Gold Valley Church will hold a community Christmas market featuring crafts, food, gifts and yard sale items from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• The Nash County Board of Elections is looking for poll workers. Visit www.nashcountyboe.com. Search for “poll workers” and click on the application at the bottom of the page. Thanks.
PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS
• To all those sick and in need.
• My father, James Jake Robertson, who’s in Duke Regional Hospital in Durham.
• Please don’t forget to visit the people in the nursing homes in your area.
• Birthday blessings to Mary Hazel Mink (Oct. 31).
If you have news, please call or email me. It can’t printed if I don’t know about it. I do prefer an email. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. My phone number is 252-478-2846. You may leave a message.
“Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the Book widens and deepens with our years.” — Charles Spurgeon
Fran Bunn is a member of Peachtree Baptist Church.