CHURCH and COMMUNITY
to wed in November
Robin Leigh Mansfield and Joseph
Alan Wright will exchange nuptial
vows November 2t, according to the
announcement made by her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall W. Mansfield.
Mr. Wright is the son of Mrs. Daisy
Jernigan of Grand Ridge, Florida
and Robert D. Wright of Mobile.
The bride-elect is a graduate of J.
H. Rose High School in Greenville, N.
C. She received a degree in criminal
justice administration from the
University of South Alabama where
she served as treasurer and
Panhellenic delegate for Alpha
Omicron Pi social sorority and was
vice-president of the Panhellinic
Council. Miss Mansfield is trial
coordinator to the Baldwin County
The wedding will take place in
Ashland Place United Methodist
Church in Mobile, Alabama.
ROBIN LEIGH MANSFIELD
Suiiday School lesson
God's Gracious Covenant
"Now therefore, if ye will obey My
voice indeed and keep My covenant,
then ye shall be a peculiar treasure
unto Me above all people; for all the
earth is Mine: and ye shall be unto
Me a kingdom of priests, and a holy
nation." (Exodus 19:5-6)
This is the conditional covenant
God made with the people of Israel,
descendants of Abraham. It con
tained God's promise to the people if
the people would live by the covenant
and obey God. The word "covenant"
is seldom spoken these days outside
Today we use the word "con
tract,"' stipulating an agreement
between two or more parties. When
we buy a home, an automobile or
lease an apartment, it is usually done
with a contract between the parties.
A marriage is a covenant between a
husband and wife.
Nearly every area of our life is
involved with covenants, some
written and some verbal. Simply
these are agreements made between
people providing what is required
and expected from each person. In
the context of today's lesson we look
at God's covenant with people.
God's Old Covenant
Exodus It: 54
At Mt. Sinai God gave His covenant
in such a way that no one would doubt
that it came from Him. The whole
mountain was trembling, wrapped in
fire and smoke. In a "voice of a
trumpet exceedingly loud" God
came down to the mountain and
Serve flounder with
Several years ago we dined at a
seafood restaurant at Nags Head and
ordered a Baked flounder topped
with vegetables. It was truly
delicious and I have since duplicated
it for my husband. The vegetables
may be chopped prior to dinnertime
in order to speed preparation time.
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Flounder With Vegetable/Cheeae
2 lbs. flounder fillets
Mi tsp. salt
Vi tsp. garlic powder
y? tsp. pepper
1 cup flour
V* cup oil
V* cup butter
Vi cup chopped green onion
V4 cup chopped green pepper
1 clove garlic, crushed
2Vi cups diced tomatoes
V< tsp. thyme
2 Tbsp. minced parsley
6 oz. grated Swiss cheese
Sprinkle fillets with salt, garlic
powder and pepper. Roll in flour and
saute in mixture of oil and butter
until brown on both sides.
In a sauce pan saute' in 2 Tbsp.
butter the onion, green pepper and
garlic. Add tomatoes and thyme and
parsley. Cook until slightly
thickened. Place fillets in a casserole
dish. Top with vegetables and
cheese. Bake at 350 degrees until
cheese melts, approximately 8-10
min. Serves 4-6.
The best ever cocktail sauce for
boiled shrimp-raw oysters or clams.
The recipe yeilds one quart ? so
divide it ? or store in the
refrigerator. It will keep ap
proximately ten days.
Kathy'a Seafood Sauce
Combine the following blending
well. Allow flavors to mingle several
hours prior to serving.
IVi cup catsup
M> cup chili sauce
Vi cup Worcestershire sauce
Mt cup parsley (minced)
Vi cup finely mined celery
V4 cup horseradish
Vi cup lemon juice
V* cup finely minced green onion
Dash hot pepper sauce
over 50 group
The Perquimans County
Recreation Department and Senior
Center will be sponsoring an exercise
class especially designed (or people
over 50 years of age and over. The
class will start November 14 and run
through December 22.
There will be two classes per week,
with the classes being conducted on
Monday and Thursday mornings at
10:00 at the Senior Center in Hert
ford. The instuctor for the classes
will be Nancy Street.
The cost for the 12 classes will be
%S. Please call the Recreation
Department at 426-5695 or the Senior
Center at 428-5404.
We would like to express our appreciation
to those who made our Octoberfest and Yard
Sale at Hertford Grammar School a success.
A big thanks to the businesses who donated
merchandise, money, or gift certificates.
We would also like to thank the Hertford
Jaycees for the use of their dunking machine.
Many thanks to our chairpersons and
workers who gave of their time. Thanks to
everyone who made it a sucess.
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spoke the ten commandments so that
all the people heard them.
It was a good covenant but still the
people could choose to accept it or
reject it. They rightly chose to accept
it, but later they would fail to keep it.
The covenant was provisional, it
began with an "if."
"If you will obey My voice indeed,
and keep My covenant," they would
be a kingdom people with God, their
King. A priest nation and a holy
nation. They were to be a "showcase
nation" so that all the heathen
nations could see that it is good to
obey God, that obedience brings
prosperity and happiness.
They were to be diffeerent from
other people. They were not to share
the greed, the ruthless disregard of
others, the love of self and pleasures
as typified in the heathen nations.
Holy. A people set aside and
dedicated to Jehovah God.
But, alas, Israel failed to keep the
covenant except for short periods of
time. God would now establish a new
and better covenant, it would include
God'i New Covenant
The writer of these verses of
Scripture describes the difference
between the old and new covenant.
First, he speaks of a better covenant
and the need for a better covenant in
The old covenant was brought by
Moses and written on stone tablets.
The new covenant was brought by
Jesus, and while it was recorded in
the New Testament, it would be
written in the minds and hearts of
people. It would be before them
continually and surely they could not
However, the outstanding feature
of the new covenant was that the
people's sins would be taken away.
They were forgiven and forgotten.
The penalty for their sins would be
paid for through the shed blood of
Jesus, the Son of God.
No longer would the blood of
animal sacrifices be necessary to
atone for the sin of mankind. Verse 12
sets the tone for our lives under the
new covenant, "For I will be mer
ciful to their righteousness." We
serve a merciful, loving and
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Galatia Baptist Church
Galatia Male Chorus will celebrate
their annual Seasonal Festival
Sunday at ? p.m. at the church.
Members of the male chorus will be
in action. Pastor George W. Harper
Invites the public to join us in the
Poole's Grove Baptist Chruch
Poole's Grove Baptist Church will
have service Sunday at 11 a.m.
Pastor Joseph L. Wills will be
preaching and music rendered by the
Missionary Choir under the direction
of Earlene Sellers. The public is
Invited. Mid-week prayer service and
Bible study each Wednesday at 7
"Praise ye The Lord: for it is good
to sing praises unto our God; for it is
pleasant and praise is appropriate.."
That is what we're doing at the
Lighthouse this weekend, 505 E.
Chruch St., Elizabeth City. The
Mighty Clouds of Faith will lead us in
Saturday, come see The Gospel
Beacons at 7:30 p.m., or tune in to
WCNC at 8:00 for The Soul-A-Thon.
CaU in at 335-2141 and 335-7036. "Seek
ye The Lord while he may be found,
At the last quarterly meeting it was
discussed to try to have the Open
Door open more often, especially on a
Friday afternoon. The many
volunteers have also made a change
in selections from summer to fall.
We wish to thank the many people
in the area who support and donate
their time, money, clothing, toys and
household items. Thank you!
Have you seen the doll in the
window? For every doll ordered and
sold The Open Door will receive a
call ye upon Him while He If near."
Anderson United Methodist Church
The United Methodist Children of
Anderson United Methodist Church
are planning "A Hallowed Get
Together," a Halloween carnival
with 10-cent games and ao-cent soup
Beginning at 3 p.m., the games
include jack-o-lantern carving, apple
bobbing, duck float, ring toss, bean
bag throw and MUCH MORE. Dress
up and come join in the fun on
Saturday, October 29! All ages
Mt Sinai Baptist Church
The Wings of Fsith Evangelistic
Team, the Benson Family of
Durham, N.C., will be at Mt. Sinai
Baptist Church, Nov. 4-6 at 7:30 each
evening and the Sunday morning
11:00 worship service.
Their theme is Family Enrich
ment. The emphasis Friday night
will be "Building Christian Lives ?
Building Christian Families."
Saturday night will be Youth Night;
Sunday morning speaks to parents
and their Christian responsibility to
their children; Sunday night em
phasizes the Christian family's
responsibility to the community.
George Wilmore, Pastor, cordially
invites everyone to attend.
St Paul A.M.B. Zion Church
Steve and the Newbirth Harmonics
will give a concert at St. Paul A.M.E.
Zion Church Sunday, October 30, at
11 a.m. Please come and witness the
gospel through song with this in
featuring haircare for
men, women and children
Located between new Hope
United Methodist and Berea
Church of Christ on Route 3.
Polly Lovell, owner-operator
Call Anzie at 335-1570 or
264-2572 (after Sjp.m.) for
a shop or home appointment
and let her tell you how we
personalize each monument
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Have you though about choosing
your families memorial now while all
family members are still together?
The feeling of togetherness can be
preserved forever in a family memor
ial It can be a great source of com
fort - and satisfaction to know that
your choice has been made in ad
vance of need. More and more
families today perfer to select their
own monument together. Should
you desire, we can custom design
a memorial according to your personal
Why not call us for an appoint
ment today so you can make your
memorial decision together.
First Baptist Church
Sunday School begins at ?:4S a.m.*;
Supt. in charge is Mrs. Rosa
Gibbs. Morning worship begins at III ?
a.m. with Rev. Howard Manleyl;*
assistant minister, preaching for !
missionary hour. Music will be
rendered by Mr. Gwayland McO
Clenny and special choir. Mr* '
Mattie Everett, president. Rev. J. Hi . ^
London, pastor. ;i|
Gall St Baptist Church
Rev. James Armsted will be or}'*
dained Sunday afternoon at ? p.m. at ! ;
Gail St. Baptist Church. The Roanoke!,*
Missionary Association Ordination
Committee is in charge. Rev. S. H,' ?.
London will be preaching. The public
is invited to.attend. Rev. T. M. Jones ;
will be host pastof. 1*
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A word from . . .
. . . Mt. Sinai
Has your home turned into a
motel? Are there four or five
people who come there and stay
the night ond leave in the morn
ing? In many cases that's the way
our families act. There is little or
no contact or communication with
each other. Father is in the den
with the TV, mother is in the
kitchen or laundry room, the
children are in their room, when
they are home. Day after day
passes, no one knows what the
other is doing or thinking. In a
few years you're living with a
house full of strangers.
That is not what fomily is
supposed to be. Mt. Sinai Baptist
Church is having a Family Enrich
ment weekend Nov. 4. 5, 6, 7:30
each evening and 1 1 :00 Sunday
Ron and Lynda Benson and their - '
family want to shore with us the
Biblical principles of family
We want you to come. You can
learn how to avoid much of the
stress and tension that seriously
Join our regular worship
Wednesday night 7:30, Sunday
morning 10:00 and 11:00. I
Answer last week Mark 3:17.
Who fell out the window while
listening to Paul's preaching?
George Wilmore, Pastor
So. Baptist Church