Hello again, hope everyone had a good Labor Day. We sat around the house all day and listened to music. Sheila and Terry had a cookout with Terry's sister's family. Connie's family had plans to go camping and do some fishing.
We had a good crowd for our singing at Catalpa last Friday night. Everyone enjoyed lots of beautiful songs and then snacks provided by the Catalpa members. If counts were correct, there were 27 leaders from 24 different congregations, some from as far away as Alabama. We appreciate all who came and supported us in this endeavor. This Friday night will be the beginning of the Diana Singing. It will start at 7 and go until.....then start up again at the same time Saturday night.
This Saturday is the Pickin'n'Grinnin' in beautiful downtown Petersburg. Everything gets cranked up around 5 p.m. and after lots of good playing and singing, everyone will do a little bit of piggin' out. Come out and be with us.
The second Sunday Marshall County singing will be held on Sept 12 at Second Avenue Church of Christ. It will begin about 2 p.m.
Our crowd at church Sunday was about the same, but Jeff Pack had three wonderful lessons. We hope he will continue to work hard at his sermons. Bro. Carpenter and Alice took a "vacation Sunday" and I am sure they watched Auburn's first game. We missed Josephine McAdams, but was glad she could make it Sunday night. Judy Derting and Brenda Haislip were able to be with us again even with their bad legs. We were sorry to hear that Jesse Frank had to have more of his leg taken off. But from reports that we have heard, he came through it OK and is doing fairly well right now. Last week we learned that Ford Crabtree is having some problems getting around after breaking a bone in his foot.
Happy Anniversary to Ben and Janice Renegar on Sept. 9 and Ford and Louise Crabtree on Sept. 12. Ford and Louise are the parents of Alice Pack and have been married 68 years.
Happy birthday wishes go out this week to Erm Bedwell on Sept. 13, John Calys on Sept. 14, and Betty Sowell on Sept. 16. Hope they all enjoy their special days.
There have been reports that our neighbor and good friend, Frances Welch, is planning to be home this Saturday. She has been in Skill Care after falling and breaking a couple of bones. I know she will be glad to get back to her front porch. It looks lonesome without her.
There is a special fundraiser going on for the next few weeks. For a $20 donation, you can have portrait session and receive a free 8X10 of your choice of eight poses. Anyone who would like to have their pictures made needs to contact Terri Pack at 639-1913. Most will be made at Cane Creek Church annex or arrangements can be made for her to come to your house.
Well I guess I'll wrap this up for now with our weekly poem:
You Are Never Alone
There's truly nothing we need to know
If we have faith wherever we go
God will be there to help us bear
Our disappointments, pain, and care,
For He is our Shepherd, our Father, our Guide,
You're never alone with the Lord at your side.
-- By Helen Steiner Rice