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CHURCH WMS AlvD ACTIVITIES
By - Miss Carrie Lee Weaver
Folk, it*a time to say "Hello" again and give you the
nev/s of the month about our church and it*s work.
First, I Tjant to tell you the debt on the Methodist
Parsonage has been cleared. The Methodist folk are really
proud of the parsonage and the fact that all funds have
been raised. V/e are grateful to the other folk for the
interest they have shown in an;;r way to help us along.
the time you reccive this writing. Rev. Clay will have gone to and returned
from the annual conference which convenes at Statesville, Ho has just completed his
fourth year with us; and it is rumored that he may be moving. Anyway, guess he*11
know soon just v;hat he will do.
At Sunday School: Vfe have completed the round of special devotional programs
by the different ci-asses. 'Mrs, Cloninger with her class of beginners gave a very
good program. MyI how the little folk can and do sing.
For lesson thought this month, we are taking up the Ton Commandments. The first
four deals with our duty to Cxod, The last six deals vdth our responsibility to our
fello'vvman. One writer has said, "They are just a description of what God really
expects of us," Is Ho disappointed with you and me? Do v^e love Him? He says in His
word, "If ye love Me, keep my commandments," As wo study them and consider the part
they should play in our lives, vre can sum them all up in His own words - "Thou shalt
love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your
mind, and thy neighbor as tli;^'-self^
How deeply grateful we should be for a God - so great - so good - so superior -
who comes so near to each of us at all times,
"Thou art the V/ay, the Truth, the Life;
Grant us that way to know.
That truth to keep, that life to v/in,
\7hosc joys eternal flow,"
- Rev. J.W.Suttlc
"TI-iE SKTSE OF THE PRES'^JCE OF GOD"
Text:*-Thou ai't notii*, 0 Lord"’ Ps. 119:131
One needs to learn to sense the presence of the Lord in four ways:
First, in an inward strengthening of personality so that one may feel that he
can meet any situation, by seeing hov/ Christ after His resurrection was'with his
disciples in momer.ts of surprise. By exercising faith in the risen Lord, the dis
ciples* experience may be ours.
Second, Ciirist's presence is recognized in a transcendent happiness, a kind of
infectious gaiety of spirit which others caught from those v;ho knev/ his presence in
Third, "Christ’s spirit seen in a deep serenity of spirit and inward peace, a
mark which Jesus left as an assurance of his presence. All is well when one is in
the hands of a living God,
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