Peachtree folks gathered at the church for worship on a beautiful summer morning. Sanctuary flowers were given by Linwood May in memory of his wife, Jeannie, and his son, James.
The Adult Choir sang "He Hideth My Soul "as directed by the pastor. For the sermon for the children, Beverly Wilson talked about "wrestling". The Bible tells a story about wrestling. Jacob was a deceitful man who was also a cheater and a trickster. While asleep one night, God sent someone to wrestle with Jacob. This angel told him that his name would be changed to Israel. We often get in wrestling matches with God. We need to admit to God that He is in control. When we give our problems to God, we receive blessings.
Pastor Whitehouse chose as his sermon title, "Elements of Christian Living." It was based on scripture passage Romans 12:6-8. He said that finding our fit in the body of Christ, the church, is like doing a crossword puzzle. To find each one's spiritual gift and how it fits into the body of Christ is done through prayer. Each one's gift should seek to please God. God leaves no one behind. Each of us has spiritual gifts that should fit into the puzzle at Peachtree Church. The service concluded with a video and the singing of the hymn, "All I Have is Christ."
Following the worship hour, the monthly business conference was held. Ricky Tucker served as moderator and Beth Baines was clerk.
On Saturday, Sue Tyson Griffin, hosted her family reunion at her home. All seven of her siblings were present or represented. They had beautiful weather and a bountiful meal. Sue presented to each one a book, containing her research of their family history, going back to the Jamestown Colony. It was a 'labor of love'. It was interesting reading, which took me two hours to scan through.
Mary Dare Holderness came to visit her mother, Barbara Hardison, on Saturday night. On Sunday morning they drove to Northampton County to attend Homecoming Services at Lebanon United Methodist Church, the church of Barbara's childhood. It was a wonderful time of renewing old acquaintances. A fabulous picnic meal was served under the shade of the oak trees there.
Our prayer concerns are many. Kathy Farmer is back at home from the hospital. She is under the watchful care of her husband, Aubrey. She does not yet need to receive visitors. Patsy Sykes is a patient at Vidant Hospital in Greenville. Diane Bunn is resting at home to prepare for a return visit to the hospital in Greenville. Remember these and others who are shut-in!
Happy birthday to Jason Davis, 8/10; Susan Edwards, 8/12; Dorothy Nelson, Mallory Griffin and Howard Moses, 8/14; Robert Flood, 8/16; Samuel Booth, 8/17!
Have a wonderful week, as we enjoy the waning days of summer!