Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.
“This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
I love this time of the year. Puts me to wanting a big slice of pumpkin pie. We’re busy as ever at ECCO, especially now as we’re gearing up for the holidays.
Sheldon and Marie recently returned from Pennsylvania, where they’ve had a long and much needed vacation.
There will be a craft fair at the Eolia Community Park Oct. 9 and 10, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Come check out the crafts and food.
Sorry to hear the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center will be closing, but glad to know they’ll still deliver to homes. I know for a fact there are those who need it.
Our black bear statue in the park was toppled over and, I understand, slightly chipped. The bear was donated by Ray Bird in memory of his son, Doug. So sad. But thanks to Myrel Short and some other good folks, who stood him upright on his base.
During Christmases past, someone would decorate him with a cap and scarf. One couldn’t keep but smile when passing by. Children love our park and especially the bear. Please, let’s take care of it.
With that I’ll close with this thought for the day: Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
This week our prayer list includes: Sheldon Starr, Colletta Estep, Shirley Lewis, Betty Terry, Brother Verdell and Sister Vernie Sturgill, Betty Maggard, Clay Sturgill, Gloria Beachy, Garland Couch, Nora Walker, Marie Snell, and Brenda Gross.
Also lift up in prayer those struggling with alcohol and drug addiction, may they be delivered, our military troops around the world, our President and the leaders of our country, the United States, all the children hurt by war, and the ministry of ECCO.
Until next time from the folks at ECCO, God bless.