Catalpa notes

Friday, July 24, 2009

Everyone is invited to attend a series of Gospel Meetings at Catalpa Church of Christ July 26-30 with James Cullins. Sunday: 11 a.m. with dinner to follow; Sunday night: 7:30 p.m.; Monday-Thursday: 7 p.m.

Everyone is welcome. All members are urged to attend every service and all visitors will be welcome. Please come and be our honored guests.

I have tried to write about all the gospel meetings that I had the information sent to me. They are all soon going to be over, but I still have a few more that I know about.

Farmington Church of Christ will be the same week as ours here at Catalpa and we will miss going there.

Friendship Church of Christ invites everyone to attend a Youthful Gospel Meeting. The preachers of tomorrow will be speaking on "Lessons Learned at the Cross." Friday, July 31, James Biggs, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 1, Bryan Lemasters, 7 p.m.; Sunday morning, Aug. 2, Riley Hendrix; Sunday afternoon, Aug. 2, Anthony Gleghhorn. Jared Massey and Alex Burroughs are to lead the singing. A fellowship meal will follow morning worship with the final lesson afterward. All these young men are from Freed-Hardeman University.

We hope to go one night and on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. The speaker will be Anthony Gleghorn. He is the grandson of Becky Gleghorn.

A Gospel Meeting will be held at the Molina Church of Christ, Aug. 2-5. Speakers will be Paul Owens and Glenn Colley from West Huntsville Church of Christ. Sunday Bible Study, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Services 10 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 7:30 p.m.; Monday-Wednesday evening, 7 p.m.

The area-wide Friday Night Singing will be at Ostella Church of Christ, Aug. 7. Be sure to mark this date on your calendar and be at Ostella for this wonderful singing. These area-wide Friday Night Singings are great. Forty-one congregations are scheduled to meet during the year, every Friday night from 7 until 9 p.m. Bro. Wm. F. Tankersley meets with the congregations scheduled. These singings are much like the Diana Singings.

Be sure to mark Sept. 5 on the calendar when Catalpa will be the host. I'll keep reminding everyone of this "date."

The last Saturday in July (25) will be the Cruise In on the square in Lewisburg. At the Dixie Theater at 5:30 p.m. our Boys Down the Road will be performing. I hope there will be more information about Cruise In on the square, sponsored by the Lions Club. It is "all Greek" to me and I'd like to have more information. We hope to be at the Dixie to hear the "Boys."

Doylene and I went to Howell Church of Christ Saturday afternoon. They were having Super Saturday Vacation Bible School. We enjoyed hearing a fine talk by Howell's regular preacher, Don Hudson. Bro. Hoyle Yearwood and Leon Williams also made talks, followed by a hot dog cookout at 6 p.m. and devotional by Keith Vanhooser. There was a hayride at 7 p.m. It was beautiful weather for the Super Saturday VBS. Classes were held from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Around 50 children were there, I'm sure.

Doylene and I left at 4:30 p.m. to go to the Barbecue at Five Points Fire Department at Ostella. The barbecue supper (pork or goat) with all the trimmings was delicious. They had music afterwards. We came home after we ate, but Five Points had a good crowd to attend and we enjoyed going. We appreciate all the work Five Points Volunteer Fire Department does and they need our support.

Sunday night after the service Jeff Pack and Melissa Williams were served ice cream and cake in honor of their recent birthdays.

Our prayers are with Mrs. Sadie Hemphill in NHC Oakwood, Lewisburg. She is the mother of Gail Porter, who is a member here at Catalpa Church of Christ.

The Petersburg FCE Club met Tuesday night, July 14, at the Town Hall in Petersburg. All members were present. Doylene Hastings had the devotional. "In the Good Old Summertime" was the song sung by the group. Our main business was election of officers and all the present officers were voted to remain for another year by a unanimous vote.

Our annual August picnic will be Aug. 22 at the Town Hall. Boys Down the Road will be our entertainment, followed by a potluck dinner for all present.

We are still needing rain, but I am always reminded of what Doyle used to say when we needed rain so badly. "It will rain some day; it always has."

I am lucky to be getting large cucumbers to make my Three-Day Ice Pickle, and I sure am thankful. I always have more orders every year than I can fill. I am getting orders already.

I have just finished making Corn Relish for a lady. I have appreciated getting corn to eat and put in the freezer. The dry weather hurt some of the corn, but I got some real good sweet corn (called "Incredible") thanks to some good friends.

Now for the recipes.

I make this FRENCH COCONUT PIE often

1 1/2 cups sugar

3 eggs, well beaten

3/4 stick margarine, melted

1 1/2 cups coconut, or 1 can Baker's Coconut

1/4 cup buttermilk

1 rounded tablespoon flour

Mix all ingredients well, adding coconut last. Pour into unbaked piecrust. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes.


2 cups grated carrots

2 cups shredded cabbage

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup raisins

3/4 cup grated cheese (Cheddar or American)

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup sour cream

Combine vegetables, raisins and cheese in a bowl. Combine sugar, vinegar, salt and sour cream and pour over salad.


1 1/2 pounds ground beef

2 eggs, beaten

2 cups grated cheese

1 cup grated carrots

2/3 cup milk

3 slices bread

1 small onion, chopped

Sauce ingredients

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 cup ketchup

1 tablespoon mustard

Mix meatball ingredients, form into meatballs, and set aside. Mix sauce ingredients and pour over meatballs. Bake for one hour at 400 degrees.


Combine in a large bowl:

3 heads cabbage, chopped

4 stalks celery, chopped

3 green bell peppers, chopped

3 large carrots, grated

Dressing ingredients

3 1/2 cups sugar

3 tsp. celery seeds

2 tsp mustard seeds

3 cups white vinegar

Combine the dressing ingredients and boil for 1 minute, then let cool. Pour over cabbage mixture and mix well.

I will close for now and hope to see many of you at our Gospel Meeting from Sunday, July 26, through Thursday night, July 30. Come and be our honored guests. I hope much good and lasting benefit will come from these series of gospel meetings. Bro. James Cullins will do his part, the song leaders will do their parts, all the members should do their part, and I know God will do His part.