Old Bethel News

Monday, Dec. 5, 2022

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Bro. Roger and Connie Matkin congratulate their grandson, Many High senior Blake Matkin, on a great game Friday night when he and his Many Tigers beat the St. James Wildcats in the Division III Semifinals. Now on to the Superdome.

Bro. Wayne Salley brought the message on Psalm 27:14 Sunday. This talks about how we should have patience and wait for the Lord. The Lord will show us the way.  He read Hebrews 11:6. This is about faith. We must have faith and He rewards those who diligently seek Him. Read Hebrews 11:13. He said waiting and faith go hand and hand. Then he read Isaiah 7:14. Bro. Wayne referred to the song, “Away in the Manger” stressing God makes a way in the manger. 

Old Bethel will have play practice Sunday, Dec. 11. We will have a Christmas program on Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m. After the program we will have finger foods in the Fellowship Hall.

Saturday our granddaughter, Charlee Rodriquez, rode on the Natchitoches Fair and Rodeo float in the Christmas Festival parade. She is Natchitoches Fair and Rodeo 

Our granddaughter, Charlee Rodriquez, is the  Natchitoches Fair and Rodeo Petite Miss Queen and rode in the Natchitoches Christmas Festival parade Saturday.

Westside Baptist Church will have a Christmas program at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. The program is entitled “Glorious Impossible.”

Bro. Roger and Connie Matkin had a bittersweet time as they watched their grandson, senior Blake Matkin, play his last home game at the John. W. Curtis Tiger Stadium Friday night. This was the semifinals for Division III against St. James and the Many Tigers took the win. Connie said Blake had a really good game as a defensive linebacker with three sacks, one assist and four tackles with each tackle being for loss. 

She said that he really pushed them back. She is going to miss watching him run down that hill into Tiger Stadium as the fireworks go off at each home game. Now, Blake and the Many Tigers are pumped about heading to the Superdome Saturday where they will play against Union Parish Farmers for the State Championship, Division III Title. Congratulations Blake on a great year and a really great game Friday night. Here’s wishing him and the Many Tigers a  super win Saturday. 

Bellwood Baptist Church had the second Advent reading Sunday. Anthony Masters gave the reading and his wife Misty gave the prayer. Their son, Grayson, lit the Advent Candle.

Anthony and Misty Masters help their son, Grayson, light the Advent candles after the Advent reading and prayer at Bellwood Baptist Church Sunday morning. 

Rolling Hills Ministries Thrift Store is accepting donations at the District 8 Associational Office. They will open early 2023.