Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord which made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2
How wonderful are the bright and sunny days of summer with the birds singing and the sound of children laughing, flowers bursting forth in bloom and folks just sitting on their front porch enjoying the day. But then there’s the other side of summer. The bee that nails you on the hand when taking out the trash, the sweating red faced neighbor trying to start his lawnmower while muttering under his breath — I don’t want to know what —and all those little paint and patch jobs that are invisible during the winter.
But overall, the good outweighs the bad when we can enjoy a picnic or cookout with family and friends while enjoying God’s wonderful creation, including the bees.
Everyone seemed to have a really good time at our park gospel singing. Janie and Vernie are our head counters and Janie counted more than 100 people who attended. We want to thank all the folks who participated in the singing, and Thelma Halcomb, Janie Sturgill and Brenda Collier for working the concession stand handing out free hotdogs, cookies and chips for three hours.
I was so sorry to hear that Kathleen Hammons had died. Kathleen was noted for her beautiful crocheted dollies, which I’m the proud owner of. Kathleen was always thrilled when ECCO would receive in a donation of crochet thread and books with patterns, which I gave her. Up until Kathleen became ill, she would call me a couple times a week if for nothing else just to say I love you. I miss that. I extend deepest sympathy to the family.
With that, I’ll close with this thought for the day. Fear falls before the fortress of faith.
Community Bulletin Board: Sunday evening worship service at ECCO’s Chapel at 6:00, all welcome. Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets the second Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Partridge Station, volunteers welcome. Partridge Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center at 6:30 p.m., come and bring a guest. Monday evening Bible study at ECCO at 7:00, all welcome.
This week our prayer list includes the family of Kathleen Hammons, Jean Hampton, Stephanie Estep, Betty Maggard, Allen Profitt, Garland and Carolyn Couch, Gay Sturgill, Pearl Baker, Betty Terry, Ted Corder, Don Brown, Margaret and Bill Collier, Marie Snell, Juanita and Phyllis Boggs, Ruby Sturgill, Nora Walker and Brenda Gross.
Also lift up in prayer all those struggling with alcohol and drug addiction, may they be delivered, our military troops around the world, Israel and 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 week from the folks at ECCO, God bless.