Powhatan News 11-2-17

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Monday, Oct. 30

Sunday, the spirit was high at church as our youth musician played. We were uplifting the name of Jesus in song and praise. Pastor Taylor’s message was needed in times like these. The sermon came from 1 John with his theme being “Anointed.” We invite you to worship with us Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings for prayer and bible study. All are welcome. I can’t believe we are already in November. My how time seems to fly. I enjoy Daylight Savings time. It comes to an end Nov. 5. Folks, set your clocks back one hour. Days will get shorter and nights longer. The Earth seems to be settling down, although this month has a lot of events.

There is election day, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. Not to fret, there is still plenty to be done. I don’t know about you but, I really enjoyed the cool weather over the weekend. I didn’t want to get out of bed. It was downright cold. Hopefully the mosquitos are gone for awhile. I’m still waiting on those squirrels. I guess my next thing to enjoy is a pot of fresh mustard or collard greens. They just seem to taste so much better this time of the year. Having November birthdays are Barry Outlaw, Robert Smith, Raymond Hymes, Adell Rainey, Johnnie Taylor, Deavion Newton, Roberta Green, Dessie Daveport, Deontay Williams, Melba Rivers, Demetrice and Doretha Holden.

Prayers go out to the sick and shut-ins. Give special prayers for Mrs. Lola V. Turner and Mr. R. L. Braden. With winter approaching, get an early start on checking the pipes, plants and pets. And of course, check on the senior citizens in your area. Make sure they are prepared for these things, especially if they have space heaters and need batteries changed in their smoke detectors. Families are getting ready to cook up gumbo, chili, chicken and dumplings, red beans and rice and of course, one can always enjoy fried catfish and hush puppies Monday, Oct. 23 St. Paul the Baptist Church in Lake End will have a song and praise program Saturday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m.

Choirs, soloists and praise teams are welcome. The Rev. Lonnie Bradley is pastor. Hooray! I understand the forecast is calling for cooler weather. I am sure most of us are saying, bring it on. With it having been in the 90s last week, folks’ bodies can’t keep up with it. We are suffering from sinusitis, asthma and colds. The doctors’ offices are packed. Hopefully, the cooler weather will bring about a change in everything. Sunday, we had a great time praising God. Pastor Taylor preached a sermon from the books of Mathew and Luke. His subject was “What Made Jesus so Powerful?” We invite you to join us every Sunday morning for worship that begins at 9 a.m. Allare welcome. St. Mark Baptist Church of Allen had an evening of songs Oct. 21.

The guests were the Daughters of Jerusalem and the Christian Male Chorus. Farmers are busy harvesting their crops. Sunday, the cotton picker was rolling in hopes that this year’s crop was a good one. Most of the soybeans have been harvested and the fields are being plowed under. Squirrel season is here. I can’t wait until my grandson comes to visit and hunt squirrels so I can enjoy a meal of gravy, rice, gumbo and dumplings. I also want to have sweet potatoes with hot biscuits or cornbread.

Happy birthday this month to Edward Babers, Jeannie B. Remo, Ora Lee Queen, Kerri Williams, Shalonda Hymes, Tomeka Brown, Dexter Russell, La’Nijah White, Hezekial Reed, Denise Grigsby, Johnny Richmond and Alexis and Evelyn Watts. We are wishing all of you many more to come. Our prayers go out to the sick and shut-ins.