What a great Mothers Day we had with Pastor Bob bringing the message on prayer. Luke 11:1-4 and verses 2-4 say’s, "And He said to them, when you pray, say, Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us, and lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil."

There are six things to think about before you pray: Your relationship with God, begin with worship, true prayer, prayer can be hindered if there is sin in your life, pray with thanksgiving and pray in His name.

You know no sin will enter heaven and heaven is closer than you think.

We also gave the mothers a prayer journal to list what they are praying for and to date it when their prayer is answered.

We have started something new on Wednesday night Bible study. We have a list of study topics and everyone gets to pick from the list and talk on that subject. The list consist of about 300 topics and the first one for this Wednesday night will be Dennis Veazey on forgiveness. I’m looking forward to this.

Prayer is so important in your daily life and I know we have lots to pray about and on my list we are praying for Eddie Martin’s Dad, my two cousins, Jimmy Johnston and Kenny Smith, Lavina Lewis, Sharon Watts, Carroll Morgan and for the Vick family, my aunt Lottie Vick passed away last week.

"Go to your Bible regularly, open it prayerfully, read it expectantly, live it joyfully."

On May 6, Victoria Resecker, accompanied by her mother, Shelly, on the piano, played "Amazing Grace" on the flute for our special music in morning worship. Victoria was named outstanding flutist for the year in the beginner band at Greenbrier Schools. She certainly blessed us with her musical abilities.

On May 11, 25 women enjoyed yummy food at the Mother/Daughter Banquet. Decorations were artfully done by Pam Freyaldenhoven. She created a special atmosphere stimulating great conversation and fellowship. Kelly Martin organized food preparation and the program for the evening.

On May 13, Richard Johnston, assisted by wife, Nina, Bobby Haynes and Ronald Pearce, honored the ladies of the church by preparing a delicious breakfast for us. We applaud these men for their hard work and thoughtfulness. Ladies attending felt special and blessed.

All ladies attending morning worship on Mother’s Day were presented a red rose. Before Bro. John Evans Jr. spoke Carla White, my daughter, sung, "Your Great Name." She always sings from her heart and, of course, blesses me. Bro. John’s message, "When the Rose Fades to White," asked the thought provoking question, "What will my children remember about me when I’m gone?" I should want to leave my children the memory of my faith in the Lord Jesus, in His Word, His promises, His prayer, where to go for strength, and faith in optimism about tomorrow.

We’re excited about preparing for VBS scheduled for June 4-8. Children 2 years-old through sixth grade are invited.

Among those for whom we’re praying are: John and Peggy Ray, Chrissy Johnston, Delores Haynes, John and Sue Evans, Fred Purifoy, Jane Hairston, Tori Johnston and Joe Bryant.

May your worship of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be genuine.