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On Sunday, the Peachtree Baptist Church congregation, family and friends met to worship our Lord. We are praying for all the victims of Hurricane Dorian. With Sept. 11 coming up, we prayed for the people of this country.
The sanctuary flower arrangement Sunday was presented to glorify God by Linda and Kenneth Edwards in honor of their grandchildren, Charlotte, Abigail and Brody Edwards.
I welcomed the Sunday school gathering and led the song, “ ‘Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus.”
I then read, “Peace in the Storm,” by Billy Graham, from “Hope For Each Day, Words Of Wisdom and Faith.”
“May the Lord of hope fill you with all joy and peace.” — Romans 15:13.
“Jesus’ words still calm the turmoil in our lives. Is some storm making you fearful today? Stay close to Jesus, for His Word brings peace.”
Lawrence Edwards led the Median Sunday school class Bible study. This lesson is the second in a series of six, “Simplicity: Finding Contentment in a Busy Life.” This week’s lesson is “A Daily Pursuit: Deepen your relationship with God by spending time with Him every day,” from Philippians 4:4-9.
“In these verses, we see Paul wasn’t writing this letter from a comfortable back porch swing. He was in prison. Even from there, he tells us to rejoice.
“Many things can rob us of joy. But we need not lose our joy. We can rejoice in the Lord. Joy comes from our relationship with Jesus, not our circumstances.”
Special music: Jane May played a piano solo, “Give Thanks.” The Peachtree Adult Choir sang “Calvary Covers It All.”
Verse of the month: Psalm 95:6-7
Pastor Whitehouse begin by remembering the Sept. 11 attacks.
“The Sept. 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. They were carried out by 19 members of the Islamic terrorist group al Qaida, led by Osama bin Laden. These attacks killed 2,996 people and injured over 6,000 others.
“Since those attacks, additional people have died of 9/11-related cancer and respiratory diseases. To date, well over 3,000 people have died.
“Our prayers are with the family and friends of those lost and those who are still suffering. Our prayers are with the people of the United States.”
Pastor Whitehouse continued with his sermon, “A New Example Of Love,” from John 13:31-35.
• Tuesday, Sept. 10 — Women’s book study, 10 a.m. WMU meeting to follow.
• Wednesday, Sept. 11 — Church-wide fellowship salad bar dinner, 5:30 p.m
• Wednesday, Sept. 11 — Women’s evening book study, 7 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 19 — Men’s Ministry dinner and devotional, 6:30 p.m. All men are welcome.
• Sunday, Sept. 22 — 210th homecoming. Fellowship at 10:30 a.m., worship celebration at 11 a.m., homecoming dinner on the grounds at noon. No Sunday school.
• Sunday, Sept. 22 — TRBA hymn sing at Louisburg Baptist Church, 6 p.m. Everyone is invited.
• Tuesday, Sept. 24 — Church council meeting, 7 p.m.
• Melba and Jerry Hobgood spent last week in the Great Smokies. Jerry attended the Shades of the Past Car Show in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, with some friends. They both enjoyed their time there.
• Peachtree Baptist Church members enjoyed a number of new visitors on Sunday.
• The Flood’s Chapel monthly men’s breakfast was held Saturday. Organizers seved scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits and drinks. About 30 men attended.
• Duke Memorial Baptist Church and the Justice Volunteer Fire Department held the 20th annual Justice Community Antique Tractor Show at Duke Memorial Baptist Church.
• The Stony Hill monthly men’s dinner was held Monday evening.
• Saturday, Sept. 14 — Several local churches are holding a barbecue cook-off all day at First Baptist Church of Spring Hope. All are invited to enjoy a free meal.
• Saturday, Sept. 21 — Outdoor movie night at First Baptist Church of Spring Hope, 8-9:30 p.m.
• Friday, Oct. 4 — Coopers Volunteer Fire Department pork chop plate fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Plates are $7 each.
• 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.
Nash County Ruritan clubs will hold the following barbecue fundraisers. Diners can eat in or take out. Plates are $8 each.
• Friday, Sept. 27 — Coopers Ruritan, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 252-903-1830 for delivery of 10 or more plates. Troop and Pack 37 will have homemade baked goods for sale to support camping trips and other activities.
PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS
• To all those sick and in need.
• Please don’t forget to visit the people in the nursing homes.
• Birthday blessings to Taylor Finch and Nancy Hill (Sept. 16), Charlotte Edwards (Sept. 18) Jean and Bill Bunn (Sept. 25), Norman Whitley and Bob Wilson (Sept. 25), Scott May (Sept. 26) and John Privette (Sept. 30).
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Fran Bunn is a member of Peachtree Baptist Church.