Greetings from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Psalm 116:15
For a while with such cool nights, I anxiously looked for warmer weather only to wake one morning and realize during the night spring had quietly slipped into summer. And how wonderful are the days of summer when we can sit on the porch enjoying a gentle breeze and a glass of iced tea as our world around us is transformed into shades of forest and emerald green. As in hundreds of years past, Pine Mountain in her ancient beauty is again proudly displaying her summer frock of velvet foliage.
Next week SWAP volunteers will be returning to ECCO and it’s good to know folks will be receiving some much- needed help with home repairs.
The Eolia Youth Group is doing great as its numbers increase each week.
Sheldon and Marie have returned from a week’s stay in Chambersburg, Penn., to realize the electricity didn’t work in their camper trailer. But thanks to good friend Oliver Mullins and his electrical experience, he had those wires humming in no time.
A big thanks to the Southeast and Technical College of Cumberland and its Career Advantage Workshop students for taking a Saturday to work at the Eolia Community Park for a day of repairs and cleanup. Also, thanks to the Meritzo Center for donating some additional garden seeds and to Phyllis Boggs for taking the time to distribute them in the community. Eolia
During Memorial weekend I was happy to spend some time with Emily. She’s 11 now and still loves to four- wheel, ride her gokart, and fish. As time goes by I can sense a depth of sensitivity developing in her personality. She likes to talk about the good times she shared with her Papaw Tony and asked if she could take some flowers to his grave. Which of course we did. Since we live in the “me” generation of ‘American Idol’, seeing these qualities develop in our grandchildren is more precious than gold.
With that I’ll leave you with this thought for the day. “Hold things very lightly and people very tightly.”
Community Bulletin Board: Eolia Youth Group meets each Thursday evening at 5:30 at ECCO. Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets the second Sunday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Partridge station; volunteers welcome. Bible study Monday evening at 7:00 at ECCO; all 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.
This week our prayer list includes: Garland Couch, Winston Sturgill, Phyllis Pennington, Stephanie Estep, Billy Dixon, Ralph Nease, Gary Gaithner, Nora Walker, Don Brown, Hannah Burke, Gay Sturgill, Helen Chapman, Linda Sturgill, Ruth Halcomb, Kess Halcomb and Brenda Gross.
Also lift up in your prayers the Middle East, 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 week from the folks at ECCO, God bless.