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God listens, God leads, God provides…..Pray like you’ve never prayed before.
All kinds of things will be going on at the last festival for the season in Pike County, the Barry Apple Festival, this upcoming weekend. I received this item to put in the column, just to show you all a few things that will be offered: Linda King will be selling Pampered Chef during the Festival in the Welch Building next to Ruthie’s Flower Shop. Also purchase carmel apples, homemade candy, and baked goods at the Barry United Methodist Women’s booth in the shelter house.
St. Mary’s in Pittsfield began offering classes on the Catholic faith Monday, Sept. 27, at 7:00 p.m. at the Parish Hall. Anyone interested can still attend. The instructor is Father Mark Schulte. The class will cover the Creed, 10 commandments, the Sacraments, the Mass, and other Catholic teachings. Classes will be every Monday evening until Easter. If you have questions, please call the Parish office at 217-285-4321.
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, America and all her people, much needed 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 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.
For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. 2 Thessalonians 3:10; 1 Timothy 5:8
Birthdays and anniversaries: Sept. 29 — Elizabeth Rudd, Emily Rhodes, Pennie Rush, Penny Tedrow, Bill and Laura Grimsley, Nic and Kristina Carter; Sept. 30 — Debbie Fitzpatrick, Rachel McCaherty, Vanessa Edgar; Oct. 1 — my one and only son Nathan Davis, Shawn Haughey, Carol and Bob Barton; Oct. 2 — Candy Evans, John Kroeschel, Sue Dell, Tristin Howard; Oct. 3 — Dana Lewis, Blanche and Lyle Barton, Bev and Mike Palmer; Oct. 4 — Mark and Anita Conkright; Oct. 5 — Jackie Foote, Michaella Lyon, Tim Brown.
Another successful and enjoyable PHS Class of 1973 Luncheon was held Sept. 24th at the Pizza Hut in Pittsfield. Those who attended were: Becky (Irving) Ghrist, Chet Griffeth; Cheri (Dell) Myers, Fred Ruzich and two granddaughters, Jeannie (Slayden) Hartman, Joe Womble and Mary, Patty (Gratton) and Tom Cawthon, Sharon (Dean) and Gary Williams, Steve Cox, Theresa (Roberts) Reel and Wyvetta (Garner) Davis. I know there are other classes that do these, and this is a great way to keep in touch.
Calling all my faithful readers!!! I would like to know just how far away this column is actually being read, and the only way for me to know is if you would either call me (1-217-285-4880) or text me (1-217-320-8438) and say your location, nothing else, just your location. Hope to hear from you all, near and far.
Trivia Answers from Last Week:
1. How many pounds of myrrh and aloes did Nicodemus put on the body of Jesus at His burial? (100 pounds)
2. What type of animal is Bambi in the Disney movie? (a deer)
3. What is the name of the skunk in Disney’s “Bambi”? (Flower)
Trivia Questions for This Week:
1. What is the oldest manufactured building material still in use?
2. In the Bible, who was Jethro’s son-in-law?
3. What was the name of the Wright Brothers’ plane that was flown at Kitty Hawk?
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.