Catalpa News

Friday, July 9, 2010

Hello again! Hope everyone had a good Fourth. We kept it pretty quiet, but did go and visit Don and Patty Crabtree on Monday. Sheila and her family went to Terry's sister, Kathy's, house on Sunday afternoon for a family cookout and then on to his other sister, Teresa's, to watch the Shelbyville fireworks. Connie and her family went camping last week, and Jeff's family went to Alabama for a family reunion. Alice had several over on Monday for a get-together.

The crowd was kinda light at church Sunday, but we had a good lesson and singing. We will soon be getting ready for our Gospel Meeting the last Sunday in July. John Vaughn from Columbia will be our speaker this year. We hope you can come and be with us.

This next week will be a busy one. Cornersville Church of Christ will be having a Gospel Meeting from the 11th to the 14th. Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday night and from the 12th to the 14th at 7 p.m. nightly. Vinton Morgan will be the speaker. McBurg Church of Christ will also be having their Meeting from July 11-14 at 7 p.m. nightly with Jason Powell. Ostella would like everyone to come to their Vacation Bible School this week, the 12th to the 16th. Some of our Catalpa members will be helping out teaching classes. Services will begin at 7 p.m. each night. There will be a picnic at 6 p.m. Friday night.

Happy birthday to Tom Holland on July 10, Angie Smith on the 14th, Jeff Pack on the 16th, and Frances Renegar on July 17th. Belated anniversary wishes to Dot and Alf Hastings and to Tim and Melonie Pack of Walter Hill on July 2nd. Tim and Melonie were married at Petersburg Church of Christ on July 2, 1986. Happy anniversary wishes also go out to Ellis and Donna Pinkston; their special day will be July 14th.

Get well wishes to Dot, Alf, Brenda Haislip and Kenneth Boles. We hope they are doing better.

Welcome home to our Petersburg folks who have been overseas. I know they are glad to be back and we hope they will not have to go back over there.

Heart Gifts

It's not the things that can be bought

That are life's richest treasure,

It's just the little "heart gifts"

That money cannot measure.

A cheerful smile, a friendly word,_

A sympathetic nod_

Are priceless little treasures _

From the storehouse of our God.

They are the things that can't be bought _

With silver or with gold,_

For thoughtfulness and kindness _

And love are never sold.

They are the priceless things in life _

For which no one can pay,_

And the giver finds rich recompense _

In giving them away.

By Helen Steiner Rice