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Rest is a gift from God that makes us more productive

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What a wonderful Sunday at Peachtree Baptist Church. Peachtree celebrated a service of ordination and dedication of the Diaconate Roger “Glen” Brooks. Glen was honored by his family, church members and friends with a celebration for him. Everyone present shared in a laying on of hands and support to Glen. Congratulations, Glen.

The sanctuary flower arrangement Sunday was presented to glorify God by Barbara Privette in honor of her son, John Privette, on the occasion of his birthday.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

I welcomed the Sunday school gathering and led the song, “Standing On The Promises.” I then read, “All God’s Promises,” by Jack Countryman, from “God’s Promises Every Day.” 

“The Lord always keeps His promises; He is gracious in all He does.” — Psalm 145:13.

BIBLE STUDY

I led the Median Sunday school class Bible study. This lesson is the fifth in a series of six, “Simplicity: Finding Contentment in a Busy Life.” This week’s installment, “A Slower Pace: Rest is a Gift from God,” is from Exodus 20:8-11 and 31:12-17.

“The American economy is built on productivity. The American mindset has embraced that same idea and feeds into virtually every part of life. We often say ‘l am too busy.’ With this mindset if we are not careful, we can find ourselves cutting corners, neglecting our families and putting off things that are really important.

“In these verses, we find God has given us a gift toward that end called rest. To that end, this gift makes us more productive. It also allows us time to do what is really important. Worship God.”

Special music: Jane May played a piano solo. The Peachtree Adult Sanctuary Choir sang the special music, “The Longer I Serve Him.”

Verse of the month: Psalm 95:6-7 .

Sermon: “Servant Leadership,” from 1 Corinthians 4.

CHURCH BUSINESS

• Today through Oct. 30 — Peachtree will be collecting for the Appalachian Backpack Ministry. Members, collect your backpacks and your supply lists at the church.

• Sunday, Oct. 6 — Church conference, annual meeting and budget presented at noon.

• Tuesday, Oct. 8 — Women’s book study, 10 a.m. Participants are reading Max Lucado’s “He Chose the Nails.” All women are invited to attend the morning or evening sessions and are responsible for their own books. For more information, call me at 252-478-2846.

• Wednesday, Oct. 9 — Women’s evening book study, 7 p.m.

• Sunday, Oct. 13 — Lord’s Supper, 11 a.m.

• Thursday, Oct. 17 — Men’s Ministry dinner and devotional, 6:30 p.m. All men are invited.

• Sunday, Oct. 27 — High attendance Sunday school, worship service and baby dedication, 11 a.m. All are invited. A soup and salad lunch will be served at noon.

COMMUNITY NEWS

• On Sept. 24, the church council met to set up the fourth quarter church calendar.

• On Sunday, the church met to celebrate the ordination worship service for Glen Brooks. Glen’s mother and father and many aunts attended to support Glen.

• David Winstead, Linda Edwards’ brother-in-law, came home from the hospital after a long illness.

• Geraldine Manning, Linda Edwards’ mother, came home from the hospital.

• Danny Langston, friend of Melba and Jerry Hobgood, came home from the hospital.

• Melba and Jerry Hobgood and Bobby Bunn and I attended a singing at Samaria Baptist Church Sunday evening. This was the Toisnot Swamp Revival’s second anniversary sing at Samaria for Amy Kornegay and her group, who performed wonderful spirit-lifting songs. This is becoming an annual event. Amy and family are members of Flood’s Chapel Baptist Church. Heavy snacks were served.

OTHER CHURCHES, GROUPS

• Friday, Oct. 4 — Coopers Volunteer Fire Department fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pork chop plates will be sold for $7 each.

• Saturday, Oct. 5 — Flood’s Chapel men’s breakfast, 8 a.m. All men are invited.

• Monday, Oct. 14 — Stoney Hill men’s dinner, 7 p.m. All men are invited.

• Friday, Oct. 18 — Sandy Cross United Methodist Church men’s barbecue chicken fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Coopers Ruritan Club. Plates will be $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.

CHARITIES

Nash County Ruritan clubs will hold the following barbecue fundraisers. Diners can eat in or take out. Plates are $8 each. Sales will continue until food runs out, so supporters are urged to come early.

• Friday, Oct. 11 — West Mount Ruritan, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Friday, Oct. 25 — Oak Level Ruritan, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

IN LOVING MEMORY

The entire Peachtree Baptist Church family expresses heartfelt, deep sympathy to the family and friends of:

• Marjorie Wilder Marshburn,76, passed away Friday, Sept. 27. Marjorie was the daughter of Luther and Rhada Batchelor. Marjorie was a member of the Peachtree community.

PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS

• To all those sick and in need.

• Please don’t forget to visit the people in the nursing homes in your area.

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 mfpbun@aol.com. My phone number is 252-478-2846. You may leave a message.

“God, You have made us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in You.” — Augustine.

Fran Bunn is a member of Peachtree Baptist Church.

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