The Ladies of the Henning Church of God met on Tuesday, Oct. 12 in the church fellowship hall for their regular monthly meeting. President Carole Spencer presided and Donna Scott let in prayer.
Dyan Hefner presented the devotion, “In Like A Lion,” with scripture reference Mark 4:41. The month of March can come in like a lion and go out like a lamb or vice versa. This does not always hold true. The wind can be wild or gentle, however, the Lord is in control of the wind. In Genesis 8:1, God stopped the rain by the wind after it had rained for forty days and nights with Noah and his family on the ark. In Exodus 14, Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt. The wind held back the Red Sea and kept the land dry. In Numbers 11, the Israelites journeyed for forty years. Some of them complained and God burnt them up. The people wanted meat. God supplied them quail brought in by the wind by sea. Those that lusted after the meat were hit by a plague and burnt up also. In Jonah 1:4, he was running away from God because he did not want to go to Nineveh. He could not hide from God. He was on a ship and there was a great wind. He was thrown overboard and was swallowed by a great fish and stayed there three days and nights. In Mark 4:35-41, Jesus and his disciples were on a little boat. They were very tired because they had just left the multitudes. The wind brought a great storm. The boat was full of water and Jesus was sleeping on a pillow. Jesus rebuked the wind just by speaking, “Peace Be Still.” God controlled the wind in all of these Bible stories. The wind can be fierce, knock us over, blow leaves, be cooling and be warm. God is still the “Master of the Wind.” Do you know the “Master of the Wind?”
Barb Seldomridge brought us the missionary education report, “Miracle in Siberia.” The communists closed churches and killed Christians in Siberia. James Albrecht was a child when his grandmother would close the curtains in the evening and teach him about the Bible in secret. When he was a teenager, Church of God youth came from Florida and he was saved and baptized. On Sept. 6, 1992, a school was opened and he was the spiritual leader. They teach science, math, physics, Bible and Christian education. Miracles are still happening in Siberia.
Jamie Harvey gave the treasurer’s report and Pauline Perkins read last month’s minutes.
The church will have a Pastor Appreciation dinner on Sunday, Oct. 24 after church. The group will serve the Maxwelton Ruritans on Oct. 28, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16. The group’s Christmas dinner will be Dec. 7.
The next meeting will be held on Nov. 9. Cindy Fleshman dismissed in prayer.
Attending were: Barb Seldomridge, Carole Spencer, Cindy Fleshman, Carol Spencer, Donna Scott, Dyan Hefner, Evon Persinger, Jamie Harvey, Joan Vance, Marty Burns, Patty Owens. Pauline Perkins, and Peggy Seldomridge.