Pastor Lonnie Burbank opened the 10 a.m. worship service on Sept. 28 at Pedee Memorial Evangelical Church with prayer.
He reminded attendees that on Oct. 12 ECM Missionaries to Bolivia, Kevin and Lisa Hoffman, will be at the church. It will also be a Cookie Fellowship Sunday. Our Denominational World Harvest Offering will be received on Oct. 26.
Children went for their study and activities with Glenda Bush.
Prayer needs were shared and other news given. The pastor closed with prayer.
The offering was received and Pam Burbank's offertory was "What A Day That Will Be."
The pastor read scripture Luke 7:36-47 for his message "Love Never Fails." The woman's many sins were forgiven but Simon had few to be forgiven he thought. Our love may change but God's doesn't. Near the close of his message the pastor shared the truth, "A Love Worth Giving," from I COR 13:4-8. This was printed in the Sunday bulletin so each one had a copy. Pastor Burbank closed the service with prayer.
My nephew, Larry Shellenbarger of Buena Vista, and I were in Dallas the morning of Sept. 29. When we finished our business, we went to the Dallas Retirement Center and visited my cousin Betty Ronco for a short time. We got to see her pretty plants, two orchids, a new cactus, a mum and other plants, as well as her 3-year-old granddaughter's artwork displayed with other pictures on the wall.
As we were leaving, the residents were being moved to get ready for their midday meal. One of the attendants recognized me from the Sunday school days at Pedee. She lived in Arizona and visited relatives at Pedee in the summer. Now she lives in Oregon and works at the center.
Creative Memories consultant Judy Guida hosts a get-together every other Monday at her house so people can work on their scrapbooks. All are welcome. The next "Scrappy Monday" will be Oct. 13 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call her at 503-838-0090. Judy lives on Pedee Creek Road.