The Gordonsville Herald
Volume XXXVV, Issue 9 September 1, 2021
THINK IT OVER . . .
Funny But Sometimes True . . .
It Seems the Disease . . .
“Morbus Sabbaticus” is on the increase these days. Better known as “Sunday Sickness,” it’s a disease that’s particular to church members. Attacks of this disease come on suddenly on Sunday mornings.
Strangely Enough . . .
This disease rarely shows any symptoms on Saturday night. Patients with this disease sleep well and awaken feeling refreshed on Sunday morning and enjoy a nice hearty breakfast. But somewhere around church time, the attack comes on and continues until about the time services are over for the morning. Soon thereafter, patients start to feel well enough to go out to lunch and, once again, eat a hearty meal.
After Lunch . . .
Those recovering from this disease feel so good they are able to take a walk, go for a nice automobile ride, go visiting, talk politics, read the newspaper, and watch a ballgame on television. By the end of the day’s activities, they eat a hearty supper and being tired, they retire early to bed, sleep well and awaken renewed on Monday morning ready to go to work. Patients usually don’t experience a relapse of symptoms until the next Sunday morning.
The Suggested Cure . . .
For “Morbus Sabbaticus” is found in the Bible:
“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of
refreshing may come from the Lord” (Acts 3:19 NIV).
Perhaps what’s needed are “times of refreshing” as you meet together with God’s people for worship, Bible study, prayer and fellowship.
Think It Over . . .
As summer draws to a close, what a great time to get back into the “habit” of making church on Sunday a part of your weekly custom. Here’s my take on the matter – when the first signs of “Morbus Sabbaticus” start to come on you, just get dressed and show up in the Lord’s house. I think you’ll find that the symptoms disappear. It works for me – “OFTEN.”
See you in Church on Sunday,
REGULAR SUNDAY SCHEDULE
Bible Study — 9:30 AM
Morning Worship — 11 AM
Children’s Church — 11 AM
Excerpt from Minutes of Special Called Business Meeting held on Sunday, August 15, 2021:
- Gordonsville Baptist Church accepted the new location for the placement of the church sign.
Want a voice in the workings of your church? Attend the next Business Meeting on
September 8, 2021
GBC September Prayer Emphasis Brittany Garton Neaga
In June 2011, Brittany followed the call that God placed on her heart and moved to Bucharest, Romania
to work with Project Ruth. Please pray for Brittany, Dani and Maya. Brittany and Maya (and Ginger) will be returning to Romania on Saturday, September 4, 2021. Please pray for safe travels.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR . . . .
Pat and Jeannie Hartsfield (SE Asia) Camp Family (Honduras)
Ginger Garton (returns to Romania on Saturday, Sept. 4—pray for safe travels)
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR VIRGINIA MISSIONS & ALMA HUNT OFFERING
September 12 – 19, 2021
“YOU WILL BE MY WITNESSES . . . ACTS 1:8”
Serving One Another . . . The Transportation Team would like volunteers to transport those who may need transportation to and from Sunday Worship Services. There is a sign-up list on the bulletin board next to the church office. Thank you!
SPECIAL CALLED BUSINESS MEETING FOR THE DEACON ELECTION at the close of the
September 12 Worship service. As you prayerfully consider choosing four (4) Deacons to serve our church family, be mindful of the qualifications for a deacon (per our Constitution and Bylaws).
DO NOT VOTE for (Deacons who are currently serving or rotating off): Tim Baker, Mike Beasley,
Allen Brown, Pam Brushwood, Steve Brushwood, Charlie Fincham, Jerry Haney, Tyler Koneski,
Mike Moubray, Rudy Richardson, Terry Shaffer, and Harvey Stoner.
IF YOU ARE NOT PLANNING TO ATTEND THE WORSHIP SERVICE ON SEPTEMBER 12 (IN THE SANCTUARY), PLEASE PICK UP A DEACON BALLOT THAT MUST BE
RETURNED TO THE OFFICE NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 (office closes at 1 PM).
NOTE FROM THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE . . .
Thank you to everyone who volunteered to serve on committees which will begin
September 1, 2021 and end August 31, 2022. We pray for God’s guidance and blessing for you as you begin to serve in your elected ministry.