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i, ii: i 8B The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, February 27,1990 By Alvle Edwards During preaching class I was told that a minister is never ready to preach a sermon until he can sum up the gist of the sermon in one short declarative sentence. It just might be possible that many of the problems of the world could be solved if we could just make one short statement that a vast number of the world's people could agree on. That being that God is God. In Exodus when God told Moses that he would send him to Pharaoh to tell this king to let the Jewish people leave their slavery and when he in- formed the Jews that God had sent him, the question would certainly be asked who sent you. Moses even said the Jewish people will want to know the name of the God who sent you. God told Moses to say 1 AM has sent me to you. Yahweh - a name for God -is an infinitive of the verb "to be" and in the first part of the same verse a verbal phrase of the same meaning is used - I am who I am. From the meaning of the word we can glean the ideas that God will be who he desires to be and what he desires to be. So much of the struggle that is going on in the world today is an attempt to find out who or what is in power. The Ulti- mate Authority! There is always a sense Of unity in acknowledging a common higher power and if the nations, and peoples, of the world who are war- ing with each other would just jointly admit that God is the ultimote power that everyone must eventually an- swer to then surely that would have to help. We see struggles going on in our own little area such as: should the junior high schools be closed and the children be bused to other schools; should some of the state institutions be sold and would this really help or hurt; should the group homes be placed in residential neighborhoods. There will always be struggles such as this and it seems that the various vested interest groups just do not want to give at all. Possibly just the ongoing aware- ness that there is a great "1 AM," and that this God is concerned for all people, might cause all of us to tem- per our own position to the point that we just might see the logic on the other side. Then just possibly the folks holding the opposing view might also search for the logic in our position. We are all partially wrong and we are all partly right, but only God is always right and NEVER wrong. Praise God and seek his will. Rt. 219 N. Lewisburg, WV Tinchers, First Baby Born Ezra and Melissa Tincher, Jr. of Ronceverte announce the birth of their first child, a son, Ezra Edward Tincher III, born February 1, at 4:40 p.m. at Alleghany Regional Hospital, Low Moor, Virginia. When brought into this world, tiny Eddie weighed 6 pounds 3.5 ounces and was 19 inches long. Eddie's maternal grandparents are Lester and Boo Bowden of Ron- ceverte. His maternal great-grand- parents are Earl and Lena Bowden also of Ronceverte and the late Elbert and Sadie Bostic of Renick. Maternal aunts and uncles are Cur- tis and Drema Persinger of Caldwetl; Lester and Angle Bowden, Jr of Le- wisburg; Chris Bowden of Roncev- erte; and Becky Bowden of'Roncev- Ezra Edward Tincher III erte. Paternal grandparents are Ed- die and Susie Tincher of Roncev- erte. Paternal great-grandparents are the late William Lawhorn and Connie Lawhorn of Ronceverte and Lonnie Tincher and the late Kather- ine Tincher of Frankford. Paternal aunts and uncles are Bobby and Debbie West of Ronceverte. Nettie Specific Goshen, a Rainelle Bible bookstore, is working in cooperation with Liberty Bible and Book Mission at Nettie to host a workshop March 8. The afternoon session will begin at 1 p.m. and the evening one will begin at 7:30 p.m. Standard publish- ing house representative, Jay Cox will be conducting the workshop. He is a curriculum editor in the junior high department of that firm. Sharon Amick, from Liberty Bible and Book Mission, wilt explain how the newly organized mission will op- erate in relation to Specific Goshen's Vacation Bible School and Sunday school department. Now, area churches can buy, knowing their material will not only be used locally but can be re-cycled to United States and foreign missions, thereby offering double use for each purchase of curriculum. "Friendimension" is the theme for this year's Vacation Bible School II and it is designed to strengthen friendships with each other while us- ing Jesus as the best example. Peggy Viers is in charge of the workshop and will be serving re- freshments at both sessions. Infor- mation may be obtained by calling her at 438-8193. This is an opportu- nity for area church leaders to learn from those who write the material used by many churches. Mr Massie to Wed Miss Kelly Mr and Mrs Peter Kelly of Som- erset, Pennsylvania, announce the engagement of their daughter, Robin L. Kelly, to Steve Massie, son of Ruby Stone and James Massie, both of Ronceverte. The bride is a 1983 graduate of Somerset Area High School, Som- erset, Pennsylvania, and a 1987 graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. She is employed as an industrial engineer at ABB Process Analytics in Lewis- burg. Her fiance has a Bachelor of Sci- ence degree in Chemistry from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. He is employed as a chemist at ABB Process Analytics in Lewisburg. 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They are wonderfu! people who did extraordinary things for the benefit of the rest of us "earthlings," sometimes unfortunately not real- ized until after they are gone. Mo- ments come when we suddenly real- ize these people are with guiding us, and helping us in most uncom- mon ways. They are made up of many real people of varied ages, backgrounds and races who, to the best of their abilities did, in the end, find a way to forge a life of perfec- tion. In the beginning most saints are acclaimed by those who have had the most direct contact with them. In the early Christian Church "saint- hood" came about mainly through public acclamation. Ulric of Ger- many (July 4) is the first officially re- corded saint as "canonized" by Pope John XV in 993 A.D., yet the actual process of canonization be- gan in 1171 with Pope Alexander III and was developed into the Sacred Congregation of Rites, known today as the Congregation for Causes of Saints, by Pope Sixtus in 1588. This process involves extensive and in- tensive research and documentation into the activities, life, holiness, writ- ings and miracles of the proposed person. The process can take years, decades and even centuries before complete infalibility is declared. How do you get tO be a Patron Saint? Basically the same way, per- sistent public acclamation. And what is a Patron Saint? The same as a saint but in a more specific way. One who becomes regionally, and then universally, recognized as beneficial to ask or call upon (in- voke) to aid, oversee, or protect us humans in regard to specific events in our lives. These holy people lived through the turmoil, so we ask their help in guiding and helping us to- ward union with God. Then there are those saints who are special to each one of us be- cause we were named after therfi or they share the same day as our birth date. Your personal "patron ~our child is growing so fast. First steps. First words. 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For there is Saint Andres, farmers, Saint Isadore, lots, Saint Joseph of September 18, policemen, chael, September 29; Saint Anne, July 26 Saint Brenbad, May 16---'! most recognized to aid du lifestyle, with each of endeavors. During your call on the saints for your daily needs.., and for Saint Lucy (who gave to see ) and Saint Francis (noted for his works of wisdom. The Writer of this hopes this is of special reader in Hampton Roads, Baldwins On Sunday, February ner was served to famil of Mr and Mrs Lionat home in Clintonville in couple's 60th wedding Present were Laura Sarver, Patty and Bill wisburg; Ruth Priddy and] Sherri Rodgers of and Emma Baldwin, and Crystal; Rick, Martin; Lionel Ray, Tris and Travis Baldwin; AI and Mary Martin; Dwight Baldwin; Harold Flint all of Clintonville. Lional Baldwin and las were married by man in Lewisburg. Poem The Little By Lonnle S. Miles There is a church out on tl Where giant trees Where love and hope With promises rewarding. 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