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Ruby

This is the end of an era.

She was born in the Roaring Twenties (that explains a lot), grew up in the Great Depression, survived the World War Two era, lived through the Eisenhower years, got through the tumultuous Sixties and the scandalous Seventies, and all the way into the 21st century. Nearly a hundred years! What a century her life has spanned!

On Saturday, July 24, 2021, I got a call from Ruby Grindstaff at 9:37 AM. It lasted 25 seconds. She said, “Pastor David, I hate to bother you, but I wonder if I could trouble you to take me to the hospital? I’m not feeling at all well and I think I need to go.” I said, “Ruby, I’ll be right there.”

So here they are, in as close to the order I encountered them as I can remember.

When I got to her house a few minutes later she came right out. I opened the door to our car for her, and she apologized to me for disturbing my morning. I kept telling her she wasn’t disturbing me, and I was absolutely willing to take her to the hospital. Then she told me she’d been having chest pain all night and that she’d decided if it was still there in the morning, she would go to the hospital. And I wondered why she hadn’t called before.

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Weekly Update for Sunday, August 1, 2021

We send our love and prayers to the family of Ruby Grindstaff.

West Central Baptist Association Meeting: Monday, August 9 at 6:30 pm, at Northwood Baptist Church in Sullivan. There will be a dessert fellowship after the meeting.

Official Board Meeting: August 22, 4:30 pm.

5th Sunday OCC Postage Offering: August 29, by the Welcome Center.

August OCC items: School supplies.

Gifts intended specifically for our lighting project may be designated “Sanctuary Lights.”

Weekly Update for Sunday, July 25, 2021

West Central Baptist Association Meeting: Monday, August 9 at 6:30 pm, at Northwood Baptist Church in Sullivan. There will be a dessert fellowship after the meeting.

August OCC items: School supplies.

Gifts intended specifically for our lighting project may be designated “Sanctuary Lights.”

Weekly Update for Sunday, July 18, 2021

July Operation Christmas Child items: Miscellaneous items. Please see the suggested items list on both bulletin boards in the narthex or feel free to see Ralph or Tammy Hart.

Gifts intended specifically for our lighting project may be designated “Sanctuary Lights.”

Weekly Update for Sunday, July 4, 2021

There will be no Evening Worship this Sunday in order to allow families to gather for the 4th of July holiday.

This Wednesday at 6:30 pm in our Bible Study series Getting to Know the Bible Better we will be looking at the book of Malachi.

July OCC items: Miscellaneous items. Please see the suggested items list on both bulletin boards in the narthex or feel free to see Ralph or Tammy Hart.

Gifts intended specifically for our lighting project may be designated “Sanctuary Lights.”

The Top Ten Books I’ve Ever Read

From time to time over the years I would finish a book and think, “That’s got to be one of the top ten books I’ve ever read!” And then I’d think, “Someday I’m going to make a list of the top ten books, besides the Bible, that I’ve ever read.” Well, today’s the day. I’m going to make an attempt to compile a list of books and tell you why they have meant so much to me.

But I have to tell you, this article is a fraud. There’s more than ten books on this list. As I started thinking back over the wonderful books I’ve read over the past forty-plus years, I thought, “How am I ever going to whittle the list down to just ten?” There are many other wonderful books in my library that are not on this list. But these are the books that came first to my mind as having impacted my life and ministry in meaningful ways. I ended up with thirteen books. That’s one for each of the twelve apostles, plus the Apostle Paul. (At least, that’s my feeble justification for going over ten.)

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Weekly Update for Sunday, June 27, 2021

The C.E. board would like to invite everyone to the Backyard Bash Summer Outreach event on Saturday, June 26th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the ROC. There will be a lunch, music, a lesson and a time of games/socializing. There will be water games outside.

“The Official Board Report of First Baptist Church Linton” from the Sunday May 16 Official Board Meeting is available at the Welcome Center.

This Wednesday at 6:30 pm in our Bible Study series Getting to Know the Bible Better we will be looking at the book of Zechariah.

July OCC items: Miscellaneous items. Please see the suggested items list on both bulletin boards in the narthex or feel free to see Ralph or Tammy Hart.

Gifts intended specifically for our lighting project may be designated “Sanctuary Lights.”