Blessing Box Update 3

The Blessing Box has been an awesome addition to our outreach to the community and it is being used regularly.  Uncertain economic times bring increased need for the basic items of daily living for many people.  During the first and last weeks of the month the Blessing Box regularly needs to be filled twice daily.  Many of you have been adding items, and I want you to know that they are taken quickly. We have also had some cash donations to buy items.  If you would like to add some items to the Blessing Box, the most needed items right now are canned items that contain meat, small laundry detergent, dish detergent, soap, body wash, and deodorant.  Many of these items can be bought at the Dollar Tree or other stores at little expense.  If you bring items and the Blessing Box is full, there is a tote for overflow items in the drive thru at the sanctuary side of the building.  Most importantly, the New Testaments that we are placing in the Blessing Box are being taken, as well as pamphlets we have placed there on how to become a Christian.  Anyone can provide food to fill their tummies, but only the church can tell them about the Bread of Life, which is Jesus.  Please pray that as we provide physical nourishment, they would realize that it comes because God loves them.  Pray that many would be saved because of this ministry.   Thank you so much for your support and prayers.

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Check your app for new messages added today

Be sure and check your app today if you haven’t received any notifications prior to this. There was a prayer update and some important announcements added today.  Thanks.  Marilyn Gladden

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Congratulations, Pastor Ben!

Congratulations goes to our very own Pastor Ben Ward, who was voted Best Pastor in the Daily Times Readers Choice Awards for the second year in a row!  We are blessed to have him!

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Update 6 on Dwight Gladden

Dwight was discharged from Vanderbilt Hospital late yesterday and got home around 8 PM .  He will be receiving antibiotics by vein and by mouth until July 6.  Thank you for your prayers on his behalf!  Please pray that he will be able to tolerate his antibiotics , and for complete healing of the infection in his spine.

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Update 4 on Dwight Gladden

Dwight’s procedure scheduled for today was postponed and rescheduled for tomorrow (Friday) at 9:30 am.  Please pray that they will be able to do it and everything will go well.  Pray for his team of doctors as they decide on the best course of treatment.

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Update 1 on Dave Harrison

Dave saw his physician on Monday and he will follow up in 6 months.  Please continue to pray for him and for Martha.

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Update 3 on Dwight Gladden

Dwight has been admitted to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.  Please continue to pray for him.

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Please Pray for Ruth Heaton

Pray for Ruth Heaton, who is Peggy Cooper and June Fugate’s sister.  Ruth fell, breaking her femur, and has had a partial hip replacement at Blount Memorial Hospital.

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Update 2 on Dwight Gladden

Dwight’s procedure was cancelled today because he had not had a Covid-19 test.  His doctors were in agreement that he should be discharged and he will be traveling to Vanderbilt Hospital tomorrow.  Please pray for safe travel and wisdom for the doctors, and a treatment plan that will work.  Pray for Marilyn also as she will not be allowed to enter the hospital and will be staying home.

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Update 1 on Dwight Gladden

Dwight remains in UT Hospital where he will have a test this afternoon to take a specimen of bone from his spine for culture, which will help the doctors determine the best course of treatment.  Please continue to pray for him. 

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Pray for Dwight Gladden

Please pray for Dwight Gladden, who has been admitted to UT Hospital.  Doctors say that the infection in his spine has returned and is actually worse than it was in the beginning.  Pray for wisdom for the doctors and healing for his body.

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Update 5 on Blanche Hedrick

Blanche had about a half liter of fluid removed from her right lung yesterday and she seems to be breathing better.  Please continue to pray for her.

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Pray for Dave Harrison

Dave Harrison just got the dreaded diagnosis of cancer of the pancreas again.  He goes back to the doctor on Monday to determine surgery and treatment options.  Please remember he and Martha in your prayers.

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Update 4 on Blanche Hedrick

Please pray for Blanche as she has fluid removed from her lungs this morning.  Pray for strength for recovery.

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Volunteers Needed

We have been asked to participate in a program through Second Harvest called “Food Fairies”, where food is provided to children from Lanier Elementary School who otherwise might not have enough food over the summer months.  There is no charge to the church for the food, although we have the option of providing some extras, such as fresh fruit, for a small charge.  Second Harvest will deliver the food to the church weekly, and we will pack, then deliver, the food.  We will need volunteers to pack the food weekly during the summer months, and also volunteers to deliver the food.  Right now we have 10 families in one trailer park to deliver food to, and there could be a few more families added in other areas.  If you are interested in helping in some way one or more weeks per month, and would like more information, please contact Marilyn Gladden at 865-414-2314 or marilyn.gladden1970@gmail.com.

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