Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach.
“Fear not for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
The volunteers at ECCO have been working like fighting fire to sort and hang the remaining winter clothes we have in storage before spring. Although business at the thrift store has been a little slow due to the weather, we’re still seeing several of our regular customers. When telling one customer I was glad to see her, she remarked they had to catch a nice day to come out. Looking outside it was gray, cold, wet and cloudy, but after all the snow we’ve had I guess it seemed like a nice day. Eolia
From a weather point of view, that’s kind of sad. Makes one wonder how folks will react to a full day of sunshine. I think it will just make us appreciate a sunny day a lot more then usual.
Sheldon and Marie say they are happy to be home at ECCO and Marie is looking forward to getting back into the swing of things once her shoulder has completely healed. Sheldon is putting the finishing touches on his shop, but once finished we’ll be seeing all kinds of birdhouses and the like adorning our thrift shop.
We just received the material to build the PVC pipe quilting frames I told you about in a previous column. Pete will be putting them together, which will be a piece of cake for him. I’ll have more information about them later on.
Sad to say, the Eolia and Cumberland River area has lost three members of our community. Deepest sympathy goes to the families of Betty Addington, Tim Maggard and Harv Creech.
I was also sorry to hear about June Maggard breaking her leg, but hear from a church member that she is doing well. I was also sorry to hear that Amanda Mc- Cowan broke her ankle. We wish each of these ladies a quick recovery and ask that you lift them up in your prayers.
We received a shipment of 72 40-pound cases of bananas for the Eolia community. Trouble is, they’re green as a gourd. Once they ripen I imagine folks will be eating a lot of banana puddings. I never know what to expect when Ray Bird and that old van roll in from making a food pick-up.
With that said, I’ll leave you with this thought for the day. Your true measure is determined by the way you treat those who can’t possibly do you any good.
Community bulletin board: Good News Club meets each Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Eolia Mission for ages three and up. Cumberland River Volunteer fire Department meets the second Sunday of each month 11 a.m. at the Partridge station, volunteers welcome. Partridge Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center, come and bring a guest.
Our prayer list includes the families of Betty Addington, Tim Maggard, Harv Creech, also Stephanie Estep, Karen Morgan, Billy Dixon, Kathy Morton, Gary Gaithner, Johnny Maggard, Lois and Columbus Sturgill, Nora Walker, Don Brown, Raymond Kiser, Ralph Nease, Lucy Maggard, Helen Chapman, and Brenda Gross.
Also, remember to lift up in prayer our military troops, our President and the leaders of our country, the conflict in Egypt, the United States, all the children hurt by war, and the ministry of ECCO.
Until next week from the folks at ECCO, God bless.