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rikual I" " i By: Luther M. Cain What Is A Layman Ephesians4:ll-16,Romans 12:1- Christian witness on your job? in 13 your office? among your friends'? What image comes to your mind and above all. to your family'? when you say the word church? What We think of the function of the does the idea of being the church clergy as "to equip God's people for mean to you? Too often the clergy workin hisservice" (Ephesians4:12). (preachers) undertake to fulfill by This is true. But it is also the duty of themselvestheministryofthechurch, every Christian layman. You will And far too often the laity (church) want to see your neighbor become a delegate their ministry to one man - child of God. the preacher. Allow me to point out an impor- The first century Christians tant difference between worldly and thought of themselves - the church - churchly laity. One has interests out- asafellowshipofpeople. There was side the church. The other has its little division between clergy and interests centered in the church and laity. While each was endowed with on its activities. various gifts and talents of steward- The ministry of the clergy is no ship, all believers were called to the more authentic than the ministry of" church's ministry in one capacity or the laity. It is true that there cA be a another. They were in one big part- genuine difference in certain partic- nership.Paul'steachingclearlyshows ular responsibilities but all Chris- this concept of the early church. The tians center work and their labors in two Bible passages plainly points the Kingdom. this out to us. Never before has the world expe- Toooften we think of the minister rience so much leisure time. The 8- as a higher species or specimen of hour workday brings more hours for humanity thanalayman. DoesGod's pleasure. The huge mass of leisure call to the minister differ from His hours fairly stagger my imagination. call to the layman? God's call to the Visit any state park in our nation and layman can be just as vital and im- you will find many campers and more portant as His call to the minister, and more visitors. They have a great What kind of work is sacred? What deal of time on their hands. kind of work is secular? Jesus said, Herein lies a vast field ofpossibil- "MyFatherworks, and l work." Work ity for the church. How far should is sacred. It is indeed a sad commen- the church reach out to minister to tary on our idea of work when we these people in their leisure too- connect it with the fall of man rather ments? Certainly there are ways by than the creating of man. God, look- which individuals can enter in the ing upon his handwork atthe close of name of the Church into this world the sixth day, said; "It is very good." of leisure. It is true that our modern We rebel against God when we be- world is pleasure mad. Everywhere grudge work as a burden, or as a they are seeking entertainment. And judgement sent by God. they will find it in one way or anoth- Work should be taken for granted er. as a good thing - something that is We need to be responsible Chris- necessary becauseGodworks.Think tians and share our leisure time with of your vocation as a call of God to those who have leisure time and are believe and witness. Our vocation as not Christians. The Church is a place a call of God to believe and witness, for gathering together for worship, OurvocationistobeaChristian.Our that we might be strengthened to work is how we make a living for scatter abroad the good news. It is ourselyes and our loved ones. Paul the task oftheChristian not just to be made tents for a living that he might concerned with gathering together, preach God's Holy Word. We, too, but to prepare its laymen for a very can serve God in our work. special ministry. The Holy Spirit I ask again, what kind of work is enables us to go forth in the name of sacred, and what kind is secular? I Jesus Christ to do the work he asked shall answer this question by asking us to do. another. What does it mean to be a Country Ham Breakfast This Saturday, Februrary 23rd- 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the I Owingsville First Church of God I A Full Menu, All You Can Eat Cost: $5.00 Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in our nation. Many cults are growing in numbers as well. What do they believe ? Do they agree with God's Word, the Bible? Starting in March on Sunday Eve- nings, Salt Lick Christian Church will be examining various religions and cults. We will study what they believe and if this agrees with the Bible. Comejoin us on March 3rd at 6p.m. to learn what God's Word has to say. If you have any questions, call George Stewart, the minister at 606-674- 3181. DEATHS AND FUNERALS Madge Moore, 76, of Jeffersonville passes away Madge Moore, age 76, of Jeffer- sonville, passed away February 13, 2002, at Mary Chiles Hospital. She was born September 13, 1925 in Bath County to the late Elbert and Betty Bigstaff Moore. She was a homemaker and a member of the Christian Church. Survivors include one sister, Vir- ginia and Buford Barnett of Jeffer- sonville; one niece, Connie and Johnny Stewart of Mt. Sterling and one nephew, Carl Barnett of Jeffer- sonville. Funeral services were held Fri- day, February 15, 2002, at 2:00 p.m. at the Richardson Funeral Home in Owingsville with Rev. J.F. Hunt of- ficiating. Burial was in Kendall Springs Cemetery. Paul G. Lyons, 7 l, native of Bath County passes away Paul G. Lyons, age 71, of Mt. Sterling, passed away Monday, Feb- ruary 11,2002, at Mary Chiles Hos- pital after a long illness. He was a native of Bath County, born March 9, 1930, to the late John and Amy Toy Lyons. He was a retired mail carrier and a member of the Owings- ville First Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Edna Lyons of Mt. Sterling; one son, Char- ley Lyons and wife, Joyce, of Ow- ingsville; one grandson, Christopher Paul Lyons of Owingsville; one grandaughter, Brooke Ashley Lyons of Owingsville; two sisters, Bertie Groves of Sharpsburg, and Aline McFarland of Salt Lick; several niec- es and nephews. Funeral services were held Thurs- day, February 14, 2002, at 1:00 p.m. at the Owingsville First Church of God with Rev. Lowell Rice and Rev. Cordell Link officiating. Burial fol- lowed in Owingsville Cemetery. Richie Hunt Funeral Home was in charge of an'angements. MSU Dean's List correction Three names were omitted from last week's article naming Bath Coun- ty students who achieved the Dean's List at Morehead State University for the 2001 Fall Semester. They were: Amy L. McClain of Owings- ville, Sherry Sexton of Owingsville and Howard Stone of Owingsville. We apologize for the error and any inconvenience this may have caused. Correction In the February 7, 2002, edition of the Bath County News-Outlook, in the marriage section of the Court News a name was omitted from the list. The names appeared as JoAnn Perry and Jessie Clifton. They should have read JoAnn Perry and Jessie Clifton White. We apologize for the error and any inconvenience this may have caused. Senior Citizens menu February 25 - 28, 2002 Monday, February 25 - Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, buttered car- rots, white or wheat bread, marga- rine, sliced peaches and milk. Tuesday, February 26 - Chunky vegetable beef soup, peanut butter sandwich, potato salad, white or wheat saltines, strawberry ice cream and milk. Wednesday, February 27 - Soup beans and ham bits, hominy, turnip greens, cornbread, margarine, fruit- ed gelatin and milk. Thursday, February 28 - Meat- loaf,. Augratin potatoes, Harvard beets, biscuit, margarine, spice cake with caramel icing and milk. Encourage your children l to read the News-Outlook. II THE BATH COUNTY NEWS.OUTLOOK Postmaster: Send address changes to: Bath County News-Outlook (045260) P.O. Box 577 Owingsville, KY 40360 The Balh County News-Outlook is owned by Community Newspapers, Inc., P.O. Box 577, Owingsville, KY 40360, and is published each Thursday at its offices on Water Street in Owingsville. KY. Sub- scription rates ree: $16.50 per year m Bath County; $20.50 per year in Ken- t ucky; $27.00 per year elsewhere; all pay - able in adwmce. Periodicals postage paid at the Post Office at ()wingsville, KY 40360 i i i TIlE llATH COUNTY NEWS-OUTLOOK OMngsviile, Ky.Week of February 21 - February 28, 2002 ) 7  :i V-Day at Hill Toesidents of Hill Top Lodge had a party to celebrate Valentine's Day with friends and loved ones. Pictured clockwise around the table are: Charlie Snelling, Margie Otis, Ruby Otis, Leona Robinson, with hergr son, Nathan Harvey and her daughter, i mas, Neva Barberand Lillian Toy. photo, Sunny Kramer) Contest honors outstanding Grannies For the tenth consecutive year, Washington apple growers are look- ing for top-notch grandmothers from the United States and Canada who could qualify as the "World's Great- est Granny." The Washington Apple commis- sion launched its Search for Granny Smith contest on February 14, seek- ing grandmas who are active, healthy and live life to the fullest. Five final- ists will be selected from the entries, and one of them will be named the 2002 Granny Smith. She will serve as the Commission's official "spokes- granny," appearing on TV and radio talk shows and in newspaper articles to promote Washington apples. Commission spokesman Tom Swearingen said the Search is a great way to recognize exceptional grand- mothers and promote healthy living. "The search consistently produc- es an outstanding crop of grannies," Swearingen said, "Every year we learn about wonderful things that grandmothers are doing in their lives and in their families' lives." Tile finalists will each receive $250 and a trip for two to visit Wash- ington State. The Commission will honor all five grandmothers at the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival in May. Nominations must include a,pho- den also skis, plays tennis and works part-time for her husband's legal firm. Local news by Elan Bartley On Sunday, February 10th, Mrs. Elan Bartley attended the Grace Gospel Tabernacle for Sunday School and Worship Service. Helen Sexton Hatton was Mrs. Elan's help- er. The children did a puppet show with music lead by T. J. Evans. Joyce Barber sang a hymm. Linda Hatton also sang a hymm. Helen Sexton Hatton read a poem "I Thank My Church" which she had written. Sarah Price had her 4th birthday, she is the daughter of Buck and Kim Hunt Price and granddaughter of Bud and Dottle Hunt. The attendance was 54 at Sunday School. East Fork news by Leona W. Goldy Mr. and Mrs. Meriel Campbell spent weekend with Jeffie Routt. Mr. and Mrs. Asa G. Hall and Amy, Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Hall, Mr. and Mrs. John David Hall enjoyed a family get together for supper Satur- day night at Lardia Hall's of More- head. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Routt spent to and a 100-word essay describing FridaynightwithMr.andMrs.Doug whyaparticulargrandmothershould , Royalty. be named the "World's Greatest Granny." Entries should be mailed to: Search for Granny Smith, 2900 Euclid Ave., Wenatchee, WA, 98801. Contest rules and informa- tion are available at www.best apples.com. Entry deadline is April 1,2002. Last year's Search for Granny Smith winner, Madelyn Weingar- den, is a 66-year-old grandmother of six who splits her time between homes in Tucson, Ariz., and Amfier- stburg, Ont. She is a avid cyclist, biking in various marathons each year to raise money for the fight against multiple sclerosis. Weingar- Kaleb Robinson has returned home from hospital. Mr. Eugene Young, Nathan and Ne of B[ue's niece, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Bryan I dren of Texas, spent Mrs. Ina Corbin. Mrs. Mereil Cam her aunt Mary evening. Mr. and returned from ing with Mr. and Coyle. Recent Mr. and visitors were Mr. and Curtis, Mr. and Mrs. Sue Beadle, Mr. and Copher, Mr. and Mr. and Mrs. Neal ly, Rev. Lowell Rice, and Mrs. Susie son. Fire Taxing Board The Bath Count trict Board will meet February ville Volunteer All members of urged to attend this meeting: Owingsville Fire Department Vocal will 00ingi..g S...dag February 24 at 7:00 p. ' PeBBle C]aurc]a Jerry,s All N Seafood " Sail in to Jerry. 's fo r Six New Seafood Dinners even a landlover will love! Breaded Deep Fried Scallop Dinner ....................... Battered Cod Dinner ............................................. 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