Year in Review

 

 A YEAR IN REVIEW-2022!

 

 JANUARY -

    OUR NEW YEAR STARTED OUT - JANUARY 2ND --WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY TO BE IN GOD'S HOUSE ON HIS DAY ON THIS THE FIRST SUNDAY OF A NEW YEAR...GIVING HIM ALL PRAISE AND OUR WORSHIP! BOB'S BUDDIES SANG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PASTOR BOBBY AND WE WERE BLESSED WITH SPECIAL SINGING  FROM CAROLYN & MINNIE AND ALSO LORA SOUTHARD WHO JOINED OUR CHURCH LAST SUNDAY -  A VERY TIMELY MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR AND SUCH A GOOD CROWD OF 61 --INSIDE AND OUTSIDE!  WONDERFUL DAY IN THE LORD!  FOR THE REST OF THE MONTH OF JANUARY WE WERE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE WITH OUR REGULAR SERVICES.. COVID-19 CASES REACHED AN ALL-TIME HIGH WITH 700+ CASES IN HARLAN FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY AND WE HAD TO HAVE ONE SERVICE "PARKING LOT ONLY" ..NO ONE INSIDE AND NO SUNDAY SCHOOL ..THIS MONTH WAS ROUGH BUT AS WE APPROACH FEBRUARY WE MAY HAVE ANOTHER PROBLEM... WEATHER???. 

    

 

 FEBRUARY

     AS THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY APPROACHED AND THE "MESSAGE" FROM THE GROUNDHOG ..OUR FIRST SUNDAY WAS WEATHER RELATED THAT WE ONLY HAD A "PARKING LOT" SERVICE.. SNOW, ICE AND BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURE CAUSED THE PASTOR AND DEACONS TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE AND HAVE THE "DRIVE-IN" SERVICE ONLY.  HOWEVER, THE NEXT SUNDAY WE HAD A WONDERFUL DAY IN THE LORD WITH 61 IN ATTENDANCE.  SUNDAY THE 20TH, WE ALSO HAD A WONDERFUL DAY IN THE LORD WITH AN ATTENDANCE OF 63... WEDNESDAY NIGHT THE 23RD PROVED TO BE A WINNER .. AT 5:30 PM WE GATHERED FOR SOME PIZZA AND AT 6:00 PM STARTED OUR "ALL GROUPS" BIBLE STUDY.  THE MEN IS OVER IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL WITH BOBBY LEADING THE VIDEO AND WORKBOOK STUDY ON TONY EVAN'S "NO MORE EXCUSES."  VICKI FELOSI WAS LEADING THE WOMEN IN THE SANCTUARY WITH THE PRISCILLA SHIRER STUDY ON "ELIJAH" - DAVID McGILL AND ELIZABETH JONES ARE LEADING THE YOUTH IN A STUDY ON THE FILM "OVERCOMER."  LAURA CURRY AND MOLLIE GRIGSBY ARE LEADING THE ELEMENTARY KIDS IN A BIBLE STUDY ON "DEFINE" FOR YOUNGER KIDS THAT DEFINE WHO THEY ARE IN JESUS CHRIST. OUR LAST SUNDAY IN FEBRUARY WAS A LITTLE DOWN IN ATTENDANCE BECAUSE OF SICKNESS (NOT COVID).  AND THE LAST DAY OF THE MONTH (28TH) THE WMU LADIES WERE ABLE TO MEET .. FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME.

 

 

 MARCH

tHE BEGINNING OF A NEW MONTH WE'RE OFF TO A VERY GOOD START WITH WARMER TEMPERATURES AND "NO EXCUSES" --NO SNOW - NO ICE - NO  FROST OR SLICK SPOTS - A NICE WARM 66 DEGREES on the first sunday - JUST A GOOD DAY TO COME OUT TO WORSHIP IN THE LORD'S HOUSE ON HIS DAY!  BOB'S BUDDIES HAVE STARTED BACK UP COLLECTING MONEY FOR THE "HOMELESS."  THE ATTENDANCE WAS DOWN SOME ONLY 48 INSIDE AND OUTSIDE BUT LET'S PRAY THAT WE'LL SOON HAVE EVERYONE BACK - KITE SUNDAY for the kids this month -

the second sunday and WE'RE SPRINGING FORWARD!  TIME CHANGE IS ALWAYS A CHALLENGE EXCEPT THE ONE IN THE FALL WHEN YOU HAVE AN EXTRA HOUR - HOWEVER, OUR SERVICES WERE CANCELLED AND WE HAD AN "ON-LINE" SERVICE WITH BOBBY- 9 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED WITHIN A 24 HOUR PERIOD THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING  - HOPEFULLY THIS WILL BE THE LAST OF THE SNOWS FOR THE ...? SPRING???   - NEXT SUNDAY HOPEFULLY THE KIDS WILL GET TO ENJOY "KITE SUNDAY" - FOR THOSE WINDY DAYS IN THE REST OF MARCH THAT THEY CAN GET OUT AND "FLY A KITE."

 YES! the third sunday of the month WE ARE HAVING SERVICES TODAY TO WORSHIP THE LORD IN SONG AND PRAISE! THE WEATHER WAS NOT THE BEST STARTING OUT BUT BY THE TIME IT WAS CHURCH TIME - BEAUTIFUL  SUNNY DAY - A COOL BREEZE BUT A TYPICAL MARCH DAY - IT IS STILL "THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE AND WE WILL REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT."  WE HAD A FEW OUT THIS MORNING BUT OUR ATTENDANCE WAS UP - THERE WERE 65 THERE TODAY AND WE WERE PRAISING THE LORD FOR SUCH A SWEET SPIRIT -

 our wednesday night  bible studies between all the groups have been a success - we went from 6 in the adult wednesday night services to 38 as a high attendance on wednesday nights - we thank and praise god for this wonderful time of fellowship and bible study.

 

 

 APRIL

   

AND THE BEGINNING OF A NEW MONTH WE'RE OFF TO A VERY GOOD START! THE MORNING WAS COOL BUT IT WAS A WARM HEARTED FEELING INSIDE GOD'S HOUSE - PASTOR BOBBY PREACHED A POWERFUL MESSAGE ON "WHEREVER HE LEADS I'LL GO" - THE CROWD WAS DOWN BUT NOT THAT MUCH -WE HAD 56 IN ATTENDANCE AND WITH THAT THOUGHT -IT'S SPRING BREAK IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS.. ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE LORD'S HOUSE - THANK YOU GOD!    APRIL IS ALSO THIS YEAR A DAY OF REMEMBERING THE SACRIFICE OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR- PALM SUNDAY AND THEN RESURRECTION (EASTER) SUNDAY.  EASTER  SUNDAY  WE HAD A TOTAL ATTENDANCE IN PERSON AND IN THE PARKING LOT OF 91.  WE PRAISE THE LORD FOR THAT ATTENDANCE.  WE ALSO ARE THANKFUL FOR THE TWO DECISIONS THAT WERE MADE TO JOIN OUR CHURCH FAMILY. SHARON GRIFFITH AND ROBIN (QUALLS) REED MOVED THEIR LETTERS FROM THEIR PREVIOUS CHURCH TO JOIN OUR FELLOWSHIP.  PRAISE THE LORD FOR THOSE TWO. THANKFUL FOR FINISHING UP  "ALL" THE GROUP INDIVIDUAL BIBLE STUDIES.  THE MEN "NO MORE EXCUSES" BY TONY EVANS - THE WOMEN "ELIJAH" BY PRISCILLA SHIRER - THE YOUTH ..THE MOVIE "OVERCOMER"  BY STEPHEN & ALEX  KENDRICK- THE MISSION FRIENDS -"DEFINE"  BY STEPHEN & ALEX KENDRICK.  WITH THE CONCLUSION OF THOSE BIBLE STUDIES WE ALSO HAD OUR QUARTERLY BUSINESS MEETING THE LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH.

 

     

 MAY

      WE STARTED MAY ON A STORMY SUNDAY AND THE CROWD WAS DOWN CONSIDERABLY BUT WE WERE STILL HAPPY FOR THE 41 THAT WAS THERE.

OUR NEXT SUNDAY THOUGH PROVED TO BE A REBOUND FROM THE PREVIOUS... WE HONORED OUR MOTHERS IN ATTENDANCE TODAY WITH GIFTS GIVEN OUT BY BOB'S BUDDIES. OUR ATTENDANCE WAS 51 AND THERE WERE SEVERAL OF OUR REGULARS THAT WERE TRAVELING. PASTOR BOBBY HAD A MESSAGE THAT WENT RIGHT ALONG WITH MOTHER'S DAY.. THE ACCOUNT OF HANNAH AND THE LOVE OF HER CHILD ELI. 

MAY 15TH WE HAD ANOTHER GOOD DAY IN THE LORD HOWEVER WE MISSED OUR PASTOR AND HIS FAMILY.  BOBBY AND KELLY SLIPPED OFF TO FLORIDA .. DISNEY WORLD OF COURSE, FOR A "ANNIVERSARY GET-AWAY."  WELL DESERVED!  BROTHER RICK BURKHART STEPPED UP AND FILLED IN FOR OUR PASTOR AND HAD A VERY POWERFUL MESSAGE ON "THE OMISSION OF SIN."  OUR CROWD WAS DOWN AGAIN - SEEMS LIKE WE ARE IN THAT "SUMMER PHASE" OF ATTENDANCE BEING UP ONE WEEK AND DOWN THE NEXT. HOWEVER WE WERE SO THANKFUL FOR THE 43 THAT WERE THERE. SO GLAD TO HAVE BUTCH AND DEBRA SMITH BACK IN THE CROWD .. NOT INSIDE YET... BUT IN THE PARKING LOT LISTENING  WITH THE RADIO TRANSMITTER. PRAISE THE LORD FOR THAT!

  AGAIN THAT WICKED DISEASE OF COVID HAS STRUCK KELLY HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH COVID AND OUR SUNDAY AND WEDNESDAY SERVICES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED (MAY 23RD & 25TH).  GOD BEING SO GOOD ALL THE TIME NO MATTER WHAT WE GO THROUGH HE HAS PROVIDED THE INTERNET  TO HAVE OUR "ON-LINE" SERVICES THIS MORNING. PRAYING FOR A GOOD SERVICE AND THE WORD FROM GOD TO OUR PASTOR.  PRAYING FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY DURING THIS TIME OF QUARANTINE.   PRAYING FOR A BETTER WEEK! THE NEXT SUNDAY WE WERE GLAD TO BE BACK IN CHURCH AND IT BEING OFFICIALLY THE BEGINNING OF "SUMMER" WITH THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WE HAD A TWO-FOLD SERVICE - HONORING OUR GRADUATES AND HONORING OUR "LIVING" VETERANS.  A VIDEO OF THE GRADUATES WAS PLAYED .. WE ARE PROUD OF OUR GRADUATES AND THANKFUL FOR THE SERVICE OF OUR VETERANS!

 

 JUNE

         

   JUNE     5TH -  HAPPY SUNDAY! - LOOKING FORWARD TO A WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE LORD! THE CROWD WAS DOWN SOME BUT THERE WERE SEVERAL THAT WERE TRAVELING THIS WEEKEND.  HOWEVER WE WERE GLAD FOR THOSE 46 THAT WERE THERE IN ATTENDANCE - PASTOR BOBBY BROUGHT A GOOD MESSAGE ON NOT GIVING GOD TIME DURING OUR DAY AS WE SHOULD.  HE SPOKE OF PERCENTAGES OF DISTRACTIONS THAT CAUSE US TO FORGET OUR TIME WITH GOD - LUKE 9:57-62 A VERY GOOD MESSAGE!

 

     JUNE   12TH -  HAPPY SUNDAY!  - GOD IS GOOD!..... ALL THE TIME - ANOTHER DAY TO COME INTO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD AND GIVE HIM PRAISE AND THANKS FOR HIS GOODNESS THIS PAST WEEK.. SEVERAL WERE OUT TODAY ...TRAVELING MOSTLY AND SOME WERE STILL SICK...WE MISSED THEM,  HOWEVER WE WERE BLESSED WITH THE 52 THAT WERE THERE AND THAT HEARD THE GOOD MESSAGE FROM PASTOR BOB ON "THE LOVE OF MONEY." 

 

     JUNE  19TH -  HAPPY SUNDAY! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY THAT THE LORD HAS GIVEN US THIS MORNING ... THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THAT WE HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF COMING TOGETHER IN CORPORATE WORSHIP AND GIVING HIM PRAISE FOR THIS PAST WEEK.  ANSWERED PRAYERS, HEALING, GOOD DOCTOR'S REPORTS... AND PROBABLY MORE.  WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR THOSE THAT HAVE CAME TODAY.. ATTENDANCE WAS GOOD 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

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       TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOR EVERYTHING!    

          

     

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