The Ladies of the Henning Church of God held their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 10, in the church fellowship hall. Joan Vance blessed the food, Carole Spencer presided and Donna Scott led in prayer.
Dyan Hefner presented the devotion, “Ladybug, Ladybug,” The ladybug is a unique creature and in some cases the only bug some people like. Different species of ladybugs are identified by the number of spots they have. Can people tell us by our spots? Are we talking and walking the walk?
We need to talk like a lady by not using foul language and unkind words. (Proverbs 31:26, Ephesians 4:29) We also need to walk like a lady by not galloping like a horse or like we just got off one. We need a spiritual walk such as praying and reading the word. (Ephesians 5:2) Sitting like a lady is also important. The way we sit can send the wrong signals. How we sit spiritually is important by not sitting in the way of sinners. (Psalms 1:1, Proverbs 31:27) Dressing like a lady is also important. God looks on the heart, not clothes. Man is always going to look at the outward appearance. We should please the Lord on how we dress, our bodies are His and we should dress our best. (l Corinthians 6:19) Acting like a lady around other people is important also. The ladybug goes through a metamorphosis in their life cycle. We need to put off the old man and put on the new man. (Ephesians 4:22) The ladybug is beneficial by eating harmful pests. How beneficial are you? We should also think like a lady by being polite and refined. We are children of the King and have high social status. A lady should always reflect Christ. (Il Corinthians 10:5, Philippians 4:8)
Kim Brookman gave the missionary education report on Daniel Otis Teasley. David Neidert wrote a book. “1 Am The Lord’s.” Daniel Otis Teasley was a prominent figure in the reformation movement of The Church of God. He wrote several books, over 140 hymns, and many articles for the Gospel Trumpet. He served as general manager of the Gospel Trumpet for several years. He was a central figure in the Church of God from 1903-1919. He began preaching in 1896 when he was about 20 years old. In 1919 indiscretions came to light and he left the church and just disappeared. The author discovered he moved to California in 1920 and worked for a dry goods catalog company, then owned a construction company, and then a grocery chain in Colorado. He also invented a hydrating case in 1931 to protect produce from going bad. Daniel Otis Teasley contributed much to the Church of God. The author wants readers to know about Teasley’s legacy. The group also sang, “l am the Lord’s, I know,” which was written by Teasley.
Jamie Harvey gave the treasurer’s report and Pauline Perkins read last month’s minutes.
The group served the Maxwelton Ruritans on Aug. 26 in the fellowship hall. The ladies discussed plans for the Yard/Bake sale that was held on Saturday, Sept. 11 in the church fellowship hall. The group served hot dogs with all of the fixings and brown beans and cornbread. They also sold baked goods. The group always has many items donated to the church for the sale. Kim Brookman mentioned that the Laugh Group plans to make apple butter with the church’s help.
The next meeting will be Sept. 14. Cindy Fleshman dismissed in prayer.
Attending were: Alice Coff, Barb Seldomridge, Carole Spencer, Cindy Fleshman, Donna Scott, Dyan Hefner, Evon Persinger, Jamie Harvey, Joan Vance, Kim Brookman, Marsha Merritt, Marty Burns, Patty Owens. and Pauline Perkins.