Flags are presented
David Bass Area
'.Representative for Woodman
:of the World, a fraternal
'.insurance society, is shown
;here presenting a set of flags
;to Rev. George Wilmore,
pastor of Mt. Sinai Baptist
Church. The flags were
presented on behalf of the
Woodman Lodge in Hertford,
Annual Festival of Skills slated
?' The third annual "Festival of
Skills," sponsored by the
Perquimans County Extension
Homemakers and Agricultural
Extension Service, promises to be
the biggest and best ever!
38 booths of craftsmen and artists
will fill the Perquimans High School
Gymnasium on Highway 17 Business
in Hertford on Saturday, October 15.
Doors will open at 9 a.m. for 12 hours
of sight seeing and shopping.
Come early and stay for a bowl of
homemade vegetable beef soup and
Plan to visit and welcome the
many talented people from
Perquimans/ Currituck, Chowan,
Bertie, Pasquotank, Gates County
and Virginia who have prepared
quality articles and large selections
to please you.
We welcome seventeen additional
craftspeople to the event.
One newcomer to the Festival will
be Alvin Mizelle who will offer
special paintings of landscapes and
other pictures. ,
The list of first times also includeds
the following: Tasy Penner of
Virginia Beach with cross stitch,
place mats, table runners and much
Lessie Benton of Belvidere will
display her talent with fabric as she
covers baskets, lampshades and
wreaths with a country touch.
From Elisabeth City, Long Dun
bar's ceramics will feature birds,
ducks and deer; certain to please
animal , lovers who come to the
Fridgies, yarn dolls and animal
will accompany Helen Strain of
Edenton in her booth.
Penny and Leslie Williams of
Elizabeth City will bring art to the
festival with hand painted country
items and wildlife on saw blades, old
slate and light plates.
Ada Harlow, from Gates County,
will have a variety of articles in
cluding candlewicked pillows,
afghans and kitchen towels.
Barbar Johnston, also from Gates
County, will be here with ceramics
featuring Ginger jars, ash trays,
pitchers and bowls.
A festival would not be complete
without wood crafts. Dick Manns of
Grandy and Joseph Sanders Jr. of
Elizabeth City will have benches,
mirrors, frames and toys, just to
mention of a few.
Troy Elliott of Winfall will exhibit,
demonstrate and sell his "ole timey"
dough trays and other wooden items,
including biscuit cutters too pretty to
Rena Copeland will travel from
Windsor with quilted pillows and
Jean Leggett will be on hand with
Returning to the "Festival of
Skills" will be a sister team, Thelma
Roger son and Ethel Winslow. They
quilt, candlewick and make baskets
along with potted plants and wreaths.
with a skirt
Woodland Dress Shop
Clifton $c Clifton monuments
Come In and visit
Anzle In our
and let her tell you
how we personalize
each memorial we sell.
Sunday School lesson
Hyaea 11:1-4; !4:4-T
We began the autumn quarter of
leaaona with a aeriea of lour lessons
on the theme "God Reveals Him
self." We looked at four waya in
which God haa revealed Himself to
mankind. We have now moved to a
new unit theme for October, entitled
"God Redeems His people."
In the first lesson, which we
studied laat week, we noted the
problem: Sin. Sin caused it all. It
began in' the Garden of Eden when
Adam and Eve rebelled against
God's command, and has continued
through the centuries since, even till
But God is a loving and just God
and He wants to unite mankind to
Himself. Why would God want to do
this? His motive is simple: God's
It is simple to know it and to state
it, but it is not simple to understand
it. The human mind has limits, it is
finite, and while it may know it and
believe it, it will never fully un
Bay Branch AME Ziou Church
Sunday School begins at 10:00.
Worship service will begin at 11:30.
Rev. J. A. Elliott, presiding elder of
the Elizabeth City District, will bring
the message. Holy Communion will
Dr. J. Dallas Jenkins, Pastor of St.
Paul AME Zion Church, in Dayton,
Ohio will hold revival at St. Paul
AME Zion Church in Hertford.
Different choirs, ushers and
congregations will serve each night.
Monday Emmanuel Pentecostal
Holiness Church, Tuesday Saunders
Grove Baptist Church, Wednesday
Holy Trinity and the Williams en
semble, Thursday Bay Branch AME
Zion Church and Friday Providence
Baptist Church and the Edenton
Community Male Chorus.
Come one, come all and enjoy a
great speaker and the fellowship.
Rev. Walter J. Taylor, pastor.
Laity Sunday will be observed at
Hertford United Methodist Church
this Sunday, October 9, at 11:00 a.m.
Guest speaker will be Dr. Lily Chou
from Elizabeth City. She will also
share in the music ministry.
The service will be led by Mrs. J.
Pat Harrell, President of the United
Methodist Women with others taking
part in the service. A cordial in
vitation is extended to all to be
First Baptist Church church school
begins at 9:45 a.m. with Superin
tendent Mr. R. B. Gibbs. Morning
worship at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. John
H. London will be preaching on the
subject: "Is There Balm in Gilead?
Is There no Physician There?"
The senior choir will sing, under
the direction of Sis. Mary L. James,
organist and Holy Communion will
Annual Homecoming worship will
be held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.
with Rev. Walter L. DAvis and the
Wynn's Grove Baptist Church of
Colerain. This is the closing of our
revival. Dinner will be served. The
public is invited. Come help us
Come and worship at the
Perquimans United Methodist
Charge. Every Sunday we take a
special time in the service with the
children. Our worship schedule
Sunday is 9, Oak Grove Chruch; 10,
Epworth Church; and 11, Cedar
Elvis Perry, our "broom man,"
will be back with hearth brooms and
Groups of 4H'ers, Extension
Homemakers and Senior Citizens
will be on hand to offer baked foods,
canned foods and needlework.
Certainly, many skilled craftspeople
under one roof make for a great day !
Our special guest speaker will be
Helen North with her delightful
postage stamp miniature art.
Mark you calendar for "The
Festival of Skills" on Saturday,
Admission is $1.00 for adults and 50
cents for students. Doors open at 9
Mrs. Early McDonald of Hertford
was honored with a birthday
celebration by family and friends on
September 28, in honor of her 98th
Mrs. McDonald received a bir
thday card from President and Mrs.
Ronald Reagan congratulating her
and wishing her continued good
health and happiness.
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derstand tha greatness and the depth
of the Love of God in this human life.
Our lesson today takes a look at
how God deals with people and
nations in His continuing effort to
redeem them unto Himself through a
God's Yearning Love
Mr. Orrin Root, Standard
Publishing Co., writing an in
troduction to this lesson, had this to
say, "Throw it away if it doesn't
work. That seems to be the motto of
this hasty age. Eggbeaters and
automobiles, along with a thousand
other items, are discarded when they
could be repaired."
"But who wants to bother with a
broken thing? All humanity is
broken, worthy of being discarded.
Then why does God bother with us?
He is capable of discarding things
which don't work. Once He threw
away nearly all the human race and
washed the earth clean with a flood."
Sometime in the future He will
throw away those who are beyond
repair, when He comes again and
judges the people. Why doesn't He do
it now? Simply because of His love. It
follows His disobedient children
through the years.
Persistants it calls them to
repentance and life. It pleads, but it
does not compel. It's a yearning love.
The verses in Hosea 11:1-8,4 records
it through His prophet.
It records how He loved His chosen
people, Israel, and brought them out
of Egyptian servitude and made a
Holy Nation out of them. They were
to be a Godly people among heathen
Yet they turned from Him and
worshipped gods of Baal, but still
God loved them and continued to
strive to get them to be what He
wanted them to be.
He would take them by the hand
and lead them in the paths of
righteousness, if only they would
walk along. But they would not. How
foolish and ungrateful it is for people
then, and now, to choose to ignore His
wishes, instead of obeying and
worshipping Him. (Read verse eight
for the full picture )
God's Promising Love
The first three verses in this
chapter record the prophet 'i call (or
Israel to return to the Lord, and to
ask His forgiveness snd to pledge to
Him their praises.
Then the fourth through the
seventh verses record God's
promises to Israel, if they would but
repent of their wickedness. One Bible
scholar that I know says that the
Bible contains 30,000 promises from
What a beautiful picutre we get
from these verses. A powerful and
loving Father wanting to give His
beloved children peace and con
tentment and loving care.
God's Giving Love
God is love. That is not all He is, of!
course. He is also wisdom, majesty
and power. He is goodness and grace,
patience and long suffering. He is!
also truth and justice.
God's wrath is plain in His;
revelation. When people become so'
evil and rebellious God will act with
justice, as He did in the day of Noah
and also with the city of Sodom.
Even as He gave Israel up for
destruction, He promised
restoration. God's love is both giving
and forgiving. A devine love
manifested in His supreme
revelation, Jesus, His Son.
A word from . . .
. . . Mt. Sinai
Do you ever get irritated? One
step ahead ard two back? Just
when you're about to "get it
together'' "Mr. Advice'' comes
along and says you're all wrong.
The Lord allows irritation in
our lives. While Satan believes
he is tearing down God's work.
The Lord uses the irritation as
tests building strong, mature
Christians. What touches your
life is not nearly as important as
how you respond to it. The pre
scious pearl is the response of
the oyster to constant irritation.
Jesus is called the Pearl of Great
Read the Bible. How did Jesus
react as a minority? How did
Jesus react to disloyalty? How
did Jesus react to false accusers?
As Christians our goal should
be to let others see Jesus in us.
Our reaction to irritation should
build faith and trust in our Lord.
By our faith and trust others see
Jesus and are drawn into the
Kingdom of God. That makes
us prescious pearls in God's sight.
"My brethren, count it all joy
when ye fall into various trials."
What book in the Bible is God's
name not mentioned? Answer
for last week Acts 1:26.
Come by and see us anytime.
Wednesday night prayer meeting,
Bible study 7:30. Sunday School
and worship service 10:00 and
11:00. We look forward to seeing
George Wilmore, Pastor
So. Baptist Church
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