Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.
“Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37: 4-5
What a glorious fall we’re having. My only complaint is it doesn’t last long enough. The mountains are exhibiting a brilliant burst of color as a final farewell while making way for the coming of winter.
Last week our revival at ECCO ended resulting in 11 souls saved and seven baptisms so far. Much thanks to ministers Dave Hammond, Verdell Sturgill, Ted Collins, and Judge Kelsey Friend along with singers The Boggs Family, Still Blessed, Thelma Bates, and Bobby Howard for their love and commitment to this very special time in Eolia. To God be the glory!
We also wish to extend wedding congratulations to Amanda and Bobby Brock, Ashley and Casey Sturgill and Tasha and Kevin Maggard.
Amanda and Bobby exchanged vows Wednesday at the ECCO chapel before officiating minister Ronnie Smith. Ashley and Casey exchanged vows Saturday at the ECCO chapel before offi ciating minister Jack Howard, and afterward were baptized in the little creek that flows by the park.
As you can guess by now, we’ve had a blessed week in our little valley.
I hear that John L. Collins is recovering from his logging accident but may still need surgery so please continue to lift him up in your prayers.
With that said, I’ll leave you with this thought for the day. True love doesn’t consist of holding hands — it consists of holding hearts.
Community Bulletin Board: Sunday evening worship service at 6 p.m. at the ECCO chapel, all welcome. Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets the second Sunday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Partridge Station, volunteers welcome. Partridge Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center, come and bring a guest. Bible study Monday evenings at ECCO at 7 p.m., all welcome.
This week our prayer list includes: John L. Collins, Betty and Burnas Maggard, Jamie Cook, Flo Lynch, Clay Sturgill, Linda Maggard, Stephanie Estep, Pearl Baker, Roger Shelton, Patricia Osborne, Betty Terry, Ted Corder, Don Brown, Jack and Marie Snell, Nora Walker, Helen Chapman, Keith Barr, Garland Couch, Darlene and Winston Sturgill, and Brenda Gross.
Also lift up in prayer all those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, may they be delivered, our military troops around the world, the crisis in the Middle East, 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.