Old Bethel News 5-17-18


Monday, May 14 Bailey Posey and Grace Procell sang “Surrounded” at the Old Bethel service Mother’s Day.  Then Charlene Wormack sang “The Anchor Holds.”  Before she sang, she gave her testimony. She told that I had called her to ask her sing a song for Mother’s Day and how much she hated Mother’s Day, because she prayed for a baby for 17 years.   She met Chris Womack and they married.  She had a lump in her breast and had to have mammogram.  Her mother went with her to get the mammogram.

They told her that she was pregnant and she starting crying. Her mother came in, saw her crying and thought that she had been given bad news.  Then she told her that she was pregnant, and there was more crying.  Freida Berry read words of encouragement to the mothers from Deuteronomy, Ephesians, Psalms and Proverbs.

The oldest mother was Shirley Fair, the next oldest was a visitor, Christell  Malmay.  LaRaye Harris was the youngest mother, mother with the most children present including three sets of twins and the mother with the youngest child.  Judy Fair was the mother with the most children.  Ida Jones, the pastor’s wife, was the newest mother.  She is expecting Nov. 14.  These mothers received white roses and treat bags.  There were 70 in church Sunday and 24 were Mothers. They served over 300 people Adult Day May 10 at Clara Springs.   David and Kirsten Hart of Branson, Mo., blessed everyone with good Gospel Music. District Six Fire Department had a crawfish boil Thursday. They also fried fish, French fries and hushpuppies.  Some of women took desserts.  The mothers recognized at Bellwood Baptist Church Mother’s Day were Misty Masters, youngest mother; Argie Colston, oldest mother; and Star Wyatt, mother with the most children present.  The other mothers present were Tammy Wyatt, Edyce Rivet, Debra Cook, Connie Matkin, Misty Masters, Argie Colston, Star Wyatt, Melissa Guin, Charlotte Cook, Mary Masters and Diane Massey.  They were each given two long stemmed roses. Myra McGee has been having a bobtail raccoon visit quite frequently at night.  He even poses for pictures.

Bellwood Baptist Church will host the Natchitoches Association WMU meeting Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m.  Bellwood Baptist Church will host a revival starting May 24-27. This services will begin at 6:30 p.m. each evening and at 11 a.m. Sunday morning.  A lunch will follow the worship service on Sunday morning.

Bro. Scotty McDowell, chalk artist evangelist. Clara Springs fourth Friday fish fry is May 25.  Martin Baptist Church will cook.  There were still spots available at Clara Springs for Youth Camp, Girls Camp, Boys Camp and Pre-camp.  You can call Clara Springs office at 318-796-3875 to check on camp availability. The Mt. Carmel Cemetery Association Memorial Service will be Saturday, May 26 at 10 a.m. at the church on La. Hwy. 118.  The speaker will be Rev. James Philen of Cenchrea Nazarene Church and the gospel music will be provided by Lane Belsha.  A short business meeting will be held before the service.  Take a coved dish. Make checks payable to the Mt. Carmel Cemetery Association.

Grand Ecore Baptist Church will host a Revival May 27 – June 1 at 6 p.m. There will be a light meal and the service starts at 6:30 p.m.  Bro. Sam Moore will bring the message. Coldwater Baptist Church will have homecoming on Sunday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m.  Bro. Ronnie Sandifer, pastor at Aimwell Baptist Church, will bring the message.  There will a dinner on the grounds following the worship service.  Westside Baptist Church VBS is June 13-15 from 8 a.m.– noon.