March 2007

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From the editor: "Tell no man" (Mark 7.36)
J Grant

Foundations (3): The Power of God
W S Stevely

Creation’s Story (3)
R W Cargill

Book Review

The Life and Times of Elijah (5)
J Hay

The Message from the Seven Churches for Today (2)
A Sinclair

Question Box

The Parables of the Lord Jesus (1)
A Wiseman

Notebook: Psalms 3-5
J Grant

Thirsty4God
S Grant

Whose faith follow: George Gould (1856-1941)
J G Hutchinson

Poetry: Unwise Prayer

His heart was turned from the Lord (1)
C Jones

The Lord’s Work & Workers

With Christ

Forthcoming Meetings

Notices

With Christ

Mrs Anna (Nan) Doey, called home on 18th November, aged 86. Saved at the early age of fourteen, she came into fellowship with Ballylintagh assembly, later moving to the assembly at Coleraine where she remained for the rest of her life. She was a good woman, given to hospitality, who loved the Lord and His people, and was a consistent supporter of all the meetings, while health permitted. Our sister was a devoted mother of six children, a grandmother and a great-grandmother. Remember in prayer her aged husband Matt who has truly lost a lifelong partner. The large funeral was conducted by Matthew McKillen and David Gilliland, assisted by local brethren.

Mrs Jenny Finlay (née Love) was called home to be with her Lord on 17th December, aged 65. Our sister was saved at the age of twelve years in the Sunday School at Ebenezer Hall, Wishaw, where she was later baptised and received into fellowship. In 1964 she married Mr Tom Finlay and they set up home in Wishaw where they remained for nineteen years. The Lord blessed them with a son and daughter who also came to know the Lord as their Saviour. During this time Jenny was involved in gospel outreach and children’s work in the Coltness area. In 1983 they moved home to Overtown where she was in happy fellowship in the assembly until her homecall. Our sister was a faithful worker with her husband in the Senior Citizen’s Meetings and was a prime mover in the commencement of the Women’s Meeting. During her last year she was very ill and spent much time in and out of hospital, but she still attended the services in the Hall when she was able. Prayer would be valued for her husband, son, and daughter and their respective spouses, as well as the grandchildren.

Mrs E A Gibson, on 26th December, very suddenly, aged 89. Saved almost 60 years ago, she was for some time in early life in Ballymacashon assembly, and latterly in Ballygigan assembly where she was loved and highly esteemed. She was quiet and faithful in attendance and in every way adorned the doctrine. Her son and his wife are in fellowship, sharing responsibility and a help in the assembly. The very large funeral was an indication of the respect in which our sister was held. J G Hutchinson was responsible for the services.

Mrs Janet Lindsay Dunn, called home on 30th December, aged 90. She was saved as a girl of fourteen at Sandyhills, Glasgow, and shortly thereafter met with the saints at Hebron Hall, Rutherglen, where she enjoyed happy fellowship for fifty years. On the death of her husband she moved with her youngest son to Castle Douglas, then to Mayfield, and then back to Castle Douglas. In both of these places she was consistent and happy in fellowship with the Lord’s people for a further twenty-five years. Tribute was paid at the funeral service to her constancy and desire to be at the meetings; indeed she had remembered the Lord on the last Lord’s Day of her life, and attended the gospel meeting that same evening. Please remember the wider family circle, some of whom are not yet saved.

Mrs Nan McClements, called home on 10th December, having had a life-long association with the assembly in Irvine. Saved as a girl, she was a devoted Sunday School teacher for many years. In later years her health deteriorated, and the last seven weeks of her life were spent in Crosshouse Hospital from where the Lord called her home. She is survived by her two sisters, Isabel and Margaret.

Miss Elizabeth Peace. Our dear sister Elizabeth was called home to be with her Lord on 21st November, aged 77. Saved at the age of eighteen years, she continued in faithful testimony in the local assembly at Ogilvie Street, Portessie, until illness necessitated a move to the Summerhill Home in Aberdeen where she was well cared for until her homecall. Consistent at all gatherings, she had a bright and cheerful demeanour, had a good report, and was well respected in the locality. She is greatly missed as one who brought character to the assembly. Appreciation is due to her brother-in-law, Sam Matthews and to Sandy Lewis for their conducting of the funeral services. She is with Christ which is very far better.

Mrs Catherine Wilson was called home on 1st January, aged 89. Cathie was saved at the age of sixteen and was in happy fellowship for forty years in Bo’ness, and then for thirty years in Laurieston. In February, 2006 she moved with her husband Jim to Nethanvale, Auchlochan. They had been married for sixty-seven years. Our dear sister’s life was centred around the Lord’s people. In her more able years she gave much hospitality to the Lord’s servants. She loved to be with the saints and to listen to God’s Word. Her health deteriorated, until finally she was called into the presence of the Lord whom she loved and served. Prayer would be valued for her husband Jim and their two daughters and their families.

 

 

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