New Salem and other area news: Several need to be remembered in prayer
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By Wyvetta Davis
God listens, God leads, God provides…..Pray like you’ve never prayed before.
Take time to pray for these individuals and other needs that are being mentioned. You do not need to know each reason for the needed prayer. But the power of prayer is needed and would be greatly appreciated. Here are the Prayer Requests: Miracles for our world to turn back to God, Afghanistan (our military, our American people that want to return to the USA, and major help from our government officials), Families who lost loved ones in the flooding in Tennessee, Healing answers for cancer and the coronavirus, Anne Hopkins, Bonnie Prudoehl, Brian Bradshaw, Cindy Kaufman, Charla Prior, Cheryl and Chuck Rheynard, Carl Blacketer, Erma Garner, George Whitlock Jr., Greg and Shari Ketterman, Ginger Whitlock, Heather Shafer, Helen Mays, Judy Meats, Jenny Fox, Jerry Gully, Josh Bennett, Judy Dockhorn, Justin Blacketer, Les Garner, Leonard and Sharon Dice, Lois Thomas, Mark York, Michael Miller, Mike Miller, Nic Carter, Pastor Gary Dice, Peggy Piper, Roger Straus, Roger Bonnett, and Sharon Straus.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:11-13
The Gospel in Golden Ministry is pleased to announce a fall Southern Gospel Music Picnic at the Bailey Park shelter house in Camp Point featuring The Isaacs. Yes, The Isaacs, the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry and one of Southern Gospel Music’s top groups along with their live band, will be performing on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Baily Park shelter house. The park is located on the north side of Camp Point on 102 East Park St. Feel free to bring your lawn chairs or set in the provided seating in the shelter house. Everyone is invited and a free will love offering will be collected.
This multi-GRAMMY® nominated family group with roots dating back to 1971, is composed of vocalists, siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman and mother Lily Isaacs. The newest inductees into the Grand Ole Opry and Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame, the Isaacs play their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, have a unique style that blends tight family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. Sandwiches and other concessions will be available starting at 4 p.m. at the new shelter house with lots of picnic tables available. Please come early to share some great food and fellowship with the community.
Birthdays and anniversaries for this week:
Sept. 1 — Judy Butler, Lindsey Ruble, Mike and Carmen Price; Sept. 2– Heather Burnett, Sept. 3 — Ada Helm, George Morton, Thelma McGraw; Sept. 4– J.D. Blacketer; Sept. 5 — Earl Hull, Lorrie Hall, Sharon Straus; Sept. 6 — Jane Dunham, Andrea and Les Hess; Sept. 7 — Shannon Ducey, Tracy Wyatt.
Trivia Answers from Last Week’s Questions:
1. When the children of Israel left Egypt, what guided them at night? (a pillar of fire)
2. How long of time is an eon? (1 billion years)
3. Frances Gumm is the real name of what actress? (Judy Garland)
Tim and Kirsten Blacketer and Dylan and Evelyn arrived at Tim’s parents Carl and Wanda Blacketer’s Wednesday, Aug. 25. Tim proudly serves in the United States’ Air Force, and he and his family have been stationed in Italy for the last three years. Tim, thank you for your service, and Tim and family, welcome to Pike County. I’m absolutely certain your family is very happy to have you all here.
Friday, Aug. 27, several members of the 1973 classmates of Pittsfield High School met at the restaurant Fat Boy’s down by the Champ Clark Bridge. Those who gathered for this luncheon were: Andy Borrowman; Becky Ghrist; Carla Terpstra; Cheri Myers; Debbie Harshman; Dennis Wade; Gary and Sharon Williams; Jeanie Hartman; Joe Womble and Mary; Rick and Jackie Williams; Teena White; Theresa Reel; and Wyvetta Davis. Besides having a meal, everyone enjoyed visiting with each other.
Trivia Questions for This Week:
1. What film star was the first to appear on a postage stamp?
2. Who was Michael in the Bible?
3. Where was the term “dumbbell” first used and why?
As usual, your news is always appreciated for this column. If you can’t email it or call one of the numbers above, please mail it to me at 30067 County Highway 3, New Salem, 62357. I hope to hear from you.
Kindness goes a long way and doesn’t cost one cent to give. God bless your day, your week, your family, and the United States of America.