“A Pastor’s Appreciation”
Greetings in the Name that is above every name! It is so good to write to all of you again! I am writing to you with a heart filled with love and appreciation.
First of all, I want to tell you of my appreciation for the cards, calls, gifts, and words of encouragement that you showered on Jan and me during Pastor Appreciation Month. Jan and I know that the Lord has sent us to the most wonderful church in the whole United States of America and we also believe the world. You do not know how much your encouraging words and messages have lifted our hearts when we really needed a lift. We know that it was the Lord who spoke through you to minister to us.
Secondly, I appreciate you for your hard work for the Lord. From greeters to Sunday School teachers. From working with babies to ministering to homebound seniors. From working behind the scenes to singing in the choir every Sunday. All of you who give your very best to the Lord week after week, I want to say thank you! 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 says 12 Now, brothers and sisters, we ask you to appreciate those who work hard among you, who lead you in the Lord and teach you. 13 Respect them with a very special love because of the work they do. (NCV) As we approach Thanksgiving, I think all of us need to express our appreciation to our Sunday School teachers, deacons, greeters, directors, Children, Youth and Senior workers, ushers, Choir members, Committee members, and everyone who makes the mission of Immanuel become a reality.
Third, I want to extend my appreciation to Emily Gamble, the Youth Sunday School department, and the Young Couples Sunday School class led by Bill and Delaine Martin for stepping up and making the Fall Festival a wonderful success!!! You worked so hard and the Lord blessed your efforts. We had people all over the place. We had a great crowd down on the basketball court where all the games were being played, and when I walked up to the Fellowship Hall, it was packed!
Last, but definitely first, I want to thank our wonderful, magnificent, incredibly awesome God and King for providing for us one of the most beautiful nights you could possibly imagine and a reason for ministry!!!!
In Christ Jesus Forever,
Mrs. Maxine Watford h.o. Jackie and Sankey Moody
Miss Dora Childers h.o. Mrs. Dot Rogers
Mrs. Viva Gamble m.o. Mrs. Judy Fountain
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Richards m.o. Mrs. Judy Fountain, and
Madelyn and Clayton Carraway
Mrs. Viva Gamble h.o. Mr. Tilly Thompson and Mrs. Dottie Lane
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Thornton m.o. Madelyn and Clayton
Wednesday Night Supper:
Mrs. Almetta Wilson h.o. Mrs. Diane Carraway
Thank you so much for your comforting note letting me know that my family and I had been lifted up to the Lord in prayer during your Wednesday Night Prayer Service and for the many cards, visits, and other expressions of Christian love that I have received from so many of you during the illness and passing of my dear husband, J. C.
Thank you especially for the spiritual and emotional support you’ve given to my sister, Jeanette Ham, who is just a rock to our family and me in times of trouble.
Please continue to pray for me as I cope with the sadness and loneliness due to the reality of J.C.’s physical absence from me.
With gratitude. Pat Rogers
Our thanks to the Baptist Middle Women for providing us with a meal on
October 19. We really appreciate your help with our ministry here
at the Francis Marion BCM (Baptist Collegiate Ministries). May God
continue to bless your church.
Wednesday, November 17:
Reservations must be made by noon Monday.
Sunday, November 7
Tuesday, November 9
Wednesday, November 10, 17
Thursday, November 11, 18
Saturday, November 13
Sunday, November 14
Saturday, November 20
Sunday, November 21
Thursday, November 25
Friday, November 26
Ladies, put on your
favorite hat and come enjoy this event
A sign up sheet
is available in
Thank you for your help. Joyce Hall, WMU Coordinator
04 - Mrs. Lisa Russ, Mr. Billy Ward
05 - Mr. Timmy Thompson
06 - Mr. Bill Hall
07 - Mrs. Alma Chewning
09 - Mr. Joshua Dillenbeck
10 - Mr. David Hanna, Mrs. Marty Cheney, Mrs. Delores Ivey
11 - Mr. Tommy Thompson, Mrs. Peggy Thomas, Mr. Billy Gibbs
13 – Miss Ginny Gause, Mrs. Nannie Belle Poston, Mr. Chase Harbin
14 – Mr. Rue Lynch, Mr. Danny Timmons
15 – Mrs. Bobbie Thompson
16 – Mr. Jeff Hatchell
17 – Mrs. Cecelia Burbage
19 – Mr. David Thompson, Miss Karen Stubbs, Miss Emily Gamble
22 – Mrs. Elloweese Powell, Mr. Gregg McCaskill, Mrs Evelyn Newsome
23 – Mr. Patrick Ward, Mr. Christopher Brown, Mrs. Betty Jo Martin,
Mrs. Carol Gause
26 – Mrs. Kathy Ward
27 – Mrs. Jan DeTemple, Mrs. Betty Stoupenos, Mr. Bill Woodward