Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26.
The activity at ECCO is slower during these snowy days and it is a good time to give the kitchen, downstairs restrooms, hallway and office a fresh coat of paint. Along with a new paint job, the floors are also getting buff ed and polished thanks to volunteer B.J. Kilborne, the newest member of our ECCO family.
I saw in The Mountain
issue of Jan. 20 that Lizzie Wright wanted to know the person responsible for crocheting the booties for Christmas, which were donated to the senior centers.
I contacted Trenda and gave her the name and address of the person responsible, but would also like to list her name and address here in case some others would like to write and thank her personally. Her name and address is Christine Wenger, 58 Lincoln Terrace, Fayetteville, Penn. 17222. Christine is a very tiny lady of 87 years, but is a giant when it comes to her Christian good works. She lives with her family and helps with the cooking, and during her spare time quietly crochets booties for others. I’ve been told that over the years she has crocheted hundreds, possibly thousands of pairs of booties.
ECCO also received several quilted throws, which we sent to the senior centers. If anyone would like, they can send a thank you to Cumberland Valley Relief Center, 4225 Molly Pitcher Hwy. S., Chambersburg, Penn. 17202.
I was so sorry to hear of the death of Joey Sergent. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family.
Emily was visiting last weekend and we geared up for the Superbowl with hot wings, meatballs, and little smokies. I think I enjoy the food and good time more than the game.
With that, I’ll leave you with this thought for the day: “The world was a much better place when people tried to get to heaven instead of the moon.”
Community Bulletin Board: Good News Club, Wednesday, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at the Eolia Mission for children 3 and up. Kid’s Time Friday 10-11:15 a.m. at ECCO. Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets the second Sunday of each month, 11:00 a.m. at the Partridge Station; volunteers welcome. Partridge Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month 6:30 p.m. at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center; come and bring a guest. Bible study with Dave Hammond and others each Monday evening at ECCO 7 p.m. All welcome.
This week our prayer list includes the family of Joey Sergent, Garland Couch, Judy Branham, Judy McKnight, Bent Shepherd, Richard McFarland, Don Brown, Bear Hissom, Raymond Kiser, Ralph Nease, Lucy Maggard, Stephanie Estep, Lillian and Nora Walker, Pat Shelton, Roger Shelton, Jack and Marie Snell, Sheldon and Marie Starr, Dorothy Nease, Helen Chapman, Tony and Brenda Gross.
Also to be lifted up in prayer are those enslaved to drugs and alcohol, may they be delivered; our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq; the United States; our President and the leaders of our country; all the children hurt by war; and the ministry of ECCO.
Our email address is eccotruth@ att.net. Until next week from myself and the folks at ECCO, God bless.