Whitesburg KY

Blooming flowers say spring has sprung


Greetings from Eolia and the Eolia Christian Community Outreach.

“Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you . . .” Psalm 55:22

The blooming tulips and daffodils in glorious full bloom have officially declared that spring has sprung. I remember a few years ago when Emily, then a chubby four-year-old, was delighted to help plant tulips, which seems like only yesterday. Today I s ee a skinny nine-year-old whose life revolves around soccer, basketball and four-wheeling. Life is good, life is short.

In anticipation of the summer work volunteers that will soon be here, we at ECCO have been busy finishing up our projects. We’re also getting ready for our big revival in the park come May. I’ll have the details later, but we’re looking forward to a week of anointed preaching and singing.

I want to thank those who attended the Neighborhood Watch meeting for helping make the treat bags for the Whitesburg jail inmates. We have so many projects going on at ECCO, every volunteer is appreciated.

This week I’ll leave you with a quote from author Beth Moore, “If a person fears God, he or she has no reason to fear anything else. On the other hand, if a person does not fear God, then fear becomes a way of life.”

News from the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center by Jewell Maggard:

“Hi seniors, it’s wonderful how the Lord has again commanded the flowers to bloom and the leaves and grass to come alive again. Just take time to look around at all the beauty of God’s creation. Read Proverbs 3:24.

The senior center had an egg hunt where we hid eggs in the center. The seniors had so much fun hunting eggs, me included. Later we enjoyed a meal of hot-dogs.

“Our potluck is always something the seniors look forward to. This month was especially good with meatballs, little smokies, pasta salads, and so much more.

“We want to wish a happy birthday this month to Francis Ryan and Kathleen Hammons. I also want to wish a happy birthday to my sister-in-law, Sharon Short, and my niece, Alisha Sturgill.

“We wish to extend our sympathy to the family of Vernell Burton for their loss. Remember Kenneth Burton and his family in your prayers.

“Everyone have a good week, and remember to cheer someone up along the way.”

Community bulletin board: Kid’s Time each Friday 10-11:15 a.m. at ECCO, Good News Club each Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Eolia Mission for children 3 and up — call 633- 5015 for transportation, Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets 11 a.m. the second Sunday of each month at the Partridge station, volunteers welcome. Partridge Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. the first. and third. of each month at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center, come and bring a guest. Eolia Community Park Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at ECCO — all welcome. Bible study each Monday evening 7 p.m. at ECCO — all welcome.

This week our prayer list includes: Sheldon and Marie Starr, Roger Shelton, Barb Shelton, Betty Boggs, Bear Hissom, Seth Collins, Raymond Kiser, Ralph Nease, Stephanie Estep, Judy Branham, Jean Hampton, Lucy Maggard, Jean Hunsucker, Lillian and Nora Walker, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Olivia Blair, Jack and Marie Snell, Dorothy Nease and Brenda Gross.

Also to be lifted up in prayer are those enslaved by drugs and alcohol, may they be delivered, the troops in Iraq, the United States and Iraq, our president and the leaders of our country, all the children hurt by war, and the ministry of ECCO.

Our address is ECCO, 135 Emily Lane, Eolia, Ky. 40826. Until next time from the folks at ECCO “God bless.”

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