And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

Saturday: ECHS Baccalaureate, 7 p.m. at the Fairgrounds.

Sunday: Morning Worship Services, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.; WSGS Graduation, 1 p.m.; AGS Graduation, 4 p.m.; ECHS Graduation, 7 p.m. (all graduations will be at the Edwards County Fairgrounds).

Those having birthdays this week are: Faith Michels, Sandy Longbons, Shelbey Walker, Elijah Shilling, Lincoln Moore, Kayla Roosevelt, Lenora Meyer, Shailei Leveque, Murray Moore, Alex and Lawrence Shilling, Jordan Wheat and Melany Pritchett. Those celebrating wedding anniversaries this week are: Ryan and Sarah Fehrenbacher, Olin and Esther Shilling, Mark and Marlene Hunt, Johnny and Sharon Gill, Carl and Crystal Porter, Tim and Erin MacSaveny and Daniel and Kristin Rodgers. 

Nolan's sermon, “He Knows,” was taken from Romans 8:28-30. We often are overwhelmed by the "why" of things in life. What I think is good and what God thinks is good are not always the same. This is a good thing. There are painful experiences that help us determine who we are meant to be. God knows what is going to happen. We have a God who saves all of us if we accept Him. We're predestined to be like the image of God's Son.

If anyone is in need of home communion, please contact the church at 618-445-2692.

The ECHS Baccalaureate will be held on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. at the grandstand at the Edwards County Fairgrounds. The Graduations will be on Sunday, Aug. 2, at the Edwards County Fairgrounds in the grandstand with the times as follows: West Salem Grade School, 1 p.m.; Albion Grade School, 4 p.m. and Edwards County High School, 7 p.m. 

In 2021, Oil Belt Christian Service Camp will be celebrating its 75th anniversary. To honor this event, they are publishing an updated camp cookbook, and are seeking recipes from the kitchen volunteers over the years. Recipe forms are available on the Welcome Center with a basket to collect the completed forms. They will be mailed to Oil Belt this fall. 

Lonny and Valerie Murbarger visited with Barb and Chip Padgett of Guntersville, Alabama on Friday afternoon. They then drove to Hokes Bluff, Ala. and spent the weekend with Greg and Vanessa Chalcraft. They enjoyed eating out, visiting, and admiring hot rods at Johnson's Hot Rod Shop in Gadsden where Greg works.

On Sunday evening, Liam Doan, son of Devin Fewkes and Billy Doan, celebrated his 1st birthday at the Grayville City Park. Those enjoying a cook out, watching Liam open gifts, and eating cupcakes to help celebrate were: Susan Allen; Adam Allen, Samantha Morrison, Bentley and Avery; Danielle and Aiden Lynn; Vince, Jami and Desi Fewkes; Conner Devor; Lila Fewkes; Valerie Murbarger; Victoria Walker; Loretta Fryman of Bone Gap; Lalia, Lena and Matthew Melchor of Mount Carmel; several more friends and relatives and the hosts, Devin and Billy.

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the family of Edna "Marie" Myers.