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2B The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, May 31, 1990 Weekly Church Gap Mills United Methodist Church, located on Zenith Road, was or- ganized in 1853. Its first pastor was Reverend Joseph Wheeler. The first building, a one-room frame structure, was constructed in 1855; the present frame building dates from 1908. Reverend Dallas Forren has been pastor since 1981. The Messenger Brings You News Feamsters Have Reed Thanks Their First Child we would like to thank the many wonderful people who were so kind and thoughtful to us during the ill- ness and death of James Reed. Clark, Mike, Greg and Susan Reed Dowdy. John and Yong Feamster an- nounce the birth of their first child, a daughter Crissie Yong Feamster, born May 16 in Hawaii. Grandpar- ents are Mr and Mrs Jack Feamster and Great Grandfather is Clyde Feamster, all of Alderson. Crissie's father is a Sergeant with the U.S. Army, stationed at Schof- ield Barracks, Hawaii. 645.STAR eoooeooooeoetoeoeeoeeeeoQooeeoe e l 0 Family size Microwave Oven $4.95 per week TV-VCR all in 0ne unit $21.95 per week eeleeeeellt e e i l$e.tQtee The Life Of Day By Lonnie S. Miles I see the sun come o'er the hill, To bring another day. The darkness of the night has gone; And cheer has made it's way. The night that put the world to sleep Could not resist the sun; When day awoke with sound of joy The idle night was done. The rays of light creep in the shade, Where darkness tries to hide; and drives the little demons out, To prove that night has died. I hear the birds, with song of joy, sing out their praise to all; With tidings of a new-born day; From tree to tree they call. The mockingbird is in the tree, With its romantic song; Its music rings from hill to hilt- Makes peace where all was wrong. The robin sings its song of praise, To greet the morning sun; And help the world to understand A new day has begun. All creatures glorify the day. But those who prowl at night, Who seen afraid to show themselves When darkness turns to light. Union Alumni Worship Service Reverend Dallas Forren, Union High School Class of 1969, and pastor of the Union Charge of the Methodist Church, wilt deliver the sermon at the fourth annual Alumni Worship Service at the Presbyterian Church June 3, 10 a.m. Prior to the service, beginning at 9:30 a.m., Donald Craft of Wytheville, Class of 1954, will present a program of or- gan and piano selections. Dorothy Repass, also of Wytheville ,will per- form. Everyone is welcome. RaineUe Mission Circle Meets Mission Circle #2 met in Fellow- ship Hall at First Baptist Church, Rainelle, May 1, nine members were present. The program, by Lou Cry, was opened with scripture. A reading "Signs of the Lord's Coming." and a reading entitled "A ten-year-old boy with Aids asking for prayer." Bible verses were recited by each member for roll call. Griffith Creek Mission News The Glenna Harris Mission Soci- ety of the Griffith Creek Baptist Church, Alderson, recently held their regular monthly: meeting. President Kathy Harris turned the services over to Phyliss Harris who gave de- votions. She read scripture from Proverbs 31. Using the thought of Mothers Day for the month of May as her theme. "Christian mothers are the world's greatest assets and some are to be very thankful for," Mrs Harris said. Hope Afiff read a poem entitled "Warm Breezes Warm Memories" commenting upon the life of mothers in the early 1900's. She said mothers then had all the work to do from dawn to dusk but they had time for husband, children and neighbors. The "Woman of the Bible" studied this month was Miriam -- a leader who overestimated herself (Exodus 15:19-21 and Numbers 12:1-5). Kathy Harris taught the lesson be- ginning with a quiz to see howmuch the ladies already knew about Moses' sister Miriam. A time of dis- cussion and comments helped each one to get a better idea of this Bible character so important to God's cho- sen people. Sunshine cards were signed and general business taken care of. The June meeting will be a Senior Tea for the two young ladies graduating from the church. Hope Aliff and An- nie Lawrence wil} be in charge of decoration June 14 at 12:30 p.m. Karen Ennis served refreshments to Madeline Burns, Mary Dodd, Annie Lawrence, Kathy Harris, Phyliss Harris and Trish. By Helen W. Searle Today's feast day, the Visitation, commemorates the Blessed Virgin Mary's visit to Saint Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. As related in the Gospels, when the Angel Gabriel told Mary that she would become the mother of Jesus, she also learned that her aged cousin Elizabeth was expecting a child in three months time. Shortly after this occurance Mary left for her cousin's hometown in the hill coun- try of Judah. This six mile journey to the west of Jerusalem was a full day's trip during this period in his- tory. Only Mary knew how very im- portant it was for her to spend this time helping Elizabeth before her child was born. The meeting of the two women, as we learn from Elizabeth's greeting, is refered to as joyous; Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. This sentence follows the saluta- tion, Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with thee, from the Hail Mary Prayer. Principally, this prayer is an Angelic Salutation whereas the prayer of Christ is the Our Father. Together both prayers make up the prayer called the Rosary. These prayers were always recited by the apostles to help us remember where we are, and what we are about, the idea of a prayer chain, now called ONE WAY ONLY When John Hartford appears Friday June 8 at 8 o'clock for the third annual ceverte River Festival it may well be firsts. The first licensed riverboat perform on the river's first amphitl e And you can bet when the entertainer warbles "Gentle On the shores of the Greenbrier will be TICKETS 7.00 Advance 10.00 At Gate Children Under 10 Free First National Bank In Ronceverte & Lewisburg Alpha Music The Bakery Ronceverte Library Shenandoah Manor WRON Discount to Students GREENBR/ER VALLEY FARM CENTER 920 Mon,CO A~ *10% Tony Ward (304) 647-4149 USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM If you're 18 or over you can rent a Ryder truck to use locally or on a one-way (rent-it-here, leave-it- there) trip to another city. Compare costs before you make plans for moving at the end of the semester. With a truck you can take along your stereo, 10-speed, clothes, all your stuff, and still have plenty of room for one or two other people and their things, so you can Share the costs. Compare that to a plane ticket. Or even a bus. Rent from the best-maintained, most dependable fleet in the world -- Ryder. The best truck money can rent. i Appearing with John Hartford "The Grey Eagle Band" for ticket information call {304} 645-7911 / III I I iit ~ ..~ Martha Cirle. Alexandria, Virginia. IL~iit ~ ~~;::=.~~ ~'=1 AnopenchurchweddingwillbeheldJune2,2p.m.,atEnon BBBBBBBBII Church in Frankford. All friends and family are invited. ':" '-- I IA receptiOn will be held at the church fllwing the ceremny" =- =- Come celebrate wzth" vcRs TVs STeReo u APPLIANCEs-FURNITURE I l GROUNDBREAKING 'No Down Payment .No Credit Check I I :rk F:e e:hc::s:rauCi li::es::tGorby:;C:lPt:fse::i::?! . Order By Phone 50% Cash Buyout Same Day Delivery Service Included I I RONCEVERTE CH Brand Name Products No Long Term ObligationsLZ JUNE 3rd THE NAZARENE a I I --A"lions'andlambs' Remember:he ..... S T A R 1 24 Pack _ , 2 Liter I name... 12 0z. bottles I Join us at 10:50 a.m. at our present location: I 99 Service moves to groundbreaking site , 610 W. Main Street, Ronceverte Star I I approximately 12:15 p.m. open: . Rentals I Mon.-Thurs. 10-~ Next to 158 Seneca Trail 12 pack Pepsi Cool Cans ............ $3.59 IJ Special guests: Friday 10-8 Gadd's IGA Fairlea, WV Saturday 9,6 ,.,=-,-'-- ~ I --- Former pastor Ron Baker i ' inimum2week ntal /'1 27 RT. 219 NORTH LEWlSBURG, W.VA. 24901 -- district superintendent Harold Smith 645-1027 B -- community representatives Rev Mr Blankenshi Baptist Women Elect Officers New officers of American Baptist Women were installed May 18 in Fellowship Hall, First Baptist Church, Rainelle. Following the in- stallation, a business meeting was held. Women's Purpose (Baptist) was given in unison by all members. The Special Project for the com- ing year was discussed, a motion made and carried for each of the three Circles to give $25 toward the $15,000 Endowed Chaplain's Chair at Alderson-Broaddus College. American Baptist Women of West Virginia Conference will be June 15-18 at Alderson-Broaddus College. The theme will be Empow- ered By The Holy Spirit. The Great Hour of Sharing will be in June with a goal of $1200. Refreshments were served by Ghaile Shortridge and Bethel Hughes of Frankford announCe gagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Carl Lee Blankenship, Jr, son of Mr and Mrs Carl Lee the Rosary, was given to inic in 1214, honored by all cans since 1263 and formally tuted within the Church in 1389. Saying a Rosary consists 0t! vocal and mental prayers. cal, though not necessarily consists of saying one Our followed by ten Hail Mary's. of prayers is called a decades complete the R~ prayer. The mental prayer the Rosary simply consists tations on the life, death and Jesus Christ and His Mother. These three themes are called the Sorrowful, and the Glorious ies of the Rosary. Each of! mysteries is divided into parts. For example, the the second Joyous Rose sary. In order, the Joyous the Annunciation, the Nativity, the Presentation, Finding of Jesus in the pray on all three roses at turn, we would recite fifteen of the Rosary. Today, the 31 st of brate, honor and res Mary's visit to her cousin the second decade of Mysteries of the Rosary,. that Saint Elizabeth calls "Blessed among women."