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News and Notes from the Past (Novembers)

by Larry Miles

100 Years Ago, November 1919 

H. L. Olmtead’s preaching in the recent meeting with the Highland Church, Louisville, was simply superfine. Ten were added to the congregational membership, six of them having never been Christians before. Another has been baptized since the meeting closed.

90 Years Ago, November 1929 

Parksville, Ky., opens a beautiful, yet simple, house of worship on about Nov. 17. Brother Rose of Louisville designed it, and D. H. Friend preaches the opening sermon.

80 Years Ago, November 1939

Bro. boll has returned from a fine meeting with Frank Mullins, South Side church, Abilene, Texas, and has gone to Linton, Ind., where Robert Boyd is minister. The Linton church ordered 100 copies of new No. 2 “Great Songs” for the meeting.

75 Years Ago, November 1944

“Brother Bruce Chowning, now in the army and located near Abilene,. Texas, was home on furlough last week and preached for us Sunday- night. A large audience was present to hear his good message. Bro. Elmer Ringer, Tell City, Ind., was with us also. He was on his way to hold a meeting at Camp Taylor, Ky., where Bro. Clark, publisher of Word and Work, is preaching.”—Maurice Clymore.

70 Years Ago, November 1949

Louisville, Ky.: “Our revival meeting was a good experience to the membership and visitors at the  South Louisville Church of Christ, September 18 through October 2. H. L. Olmstead, Gallatin, Tenn, was at his best bringing us those basic teachings in a powerful and convincing fashion. Songs were directed by Thomas Y. Clark and Joe Blansett, Sr. There were seven responses—two for baptism, four for membership and one for rededication. We are thankful that Bro. Olmstead came our way.”—N. Wilson Burks.

65 Years Ago, November 1954

Louisville, Ky.: Eighteen in all come forward during our meeting at the Ormsby church. Three of these were for baptism, two for membership, and the rest for confession of sin and for rededication. A spirit  of revival prevailed. Bro. H. E. Schreiner brought fine, spiritual messages. Our regular song leader, Emory Grimes is being called into the service, and Duval Means from P.C.H.S. is now leading for us. –J. R. Clark

60 Years Ago, November 1959

Brother John Keeton is now working with the 18th Street church of Christ, Louisville, as minister. From all appearances Brother Keeton is doing a Good  job. A week’s meeting, with Thomas Y. Clark preaching. just closed there with three baptisms and several reconsecrations. The small auditorium was well-filled each night.

50 Years Ago, November 1969

Louisville, Ky.: Jim Wilson Is now preaching at East Jefferson. Pray for the Lord’s guidance and blessing in that work . . . The Jeffersontown and Fisherville Churches are in search of ministers. -Ernest E. Lyon

40 Years Ago, November 1979

 BROTHER JOHN POUND  A faithful and dedicated servant of the Lord has been called to his heavenly home at an early age. Brother Pound was a staunch believer in the fundamental doctrines of God’s word. He never left you in doubt as to how he stood on these matters. As a true minister of the Word, he contended for the faith once for all delivered to the saints. I have conducted many funerals in my fifty years in the ministry, but I had a most wonderful new experience in conducting this one. It thrilled my heart and soul to hear his own children sing two songs at his   funeral service. This revealed to me how much his children admired and loved him, and the training he had given them. The Waterford Church of Christ, where Brother Pound served as minister at the time of his home-going, will long remember and cherish his teaching of the word of God, and his example of life. I will always appreciate the many years of my association with this dedicated servant of the Lord. May the Lord supply every need for his fine Christian family. –Howard T. Marsh

30 Years Ago, November 1989

 Changes in the Churches: At the start of December, Larry Miles moved to Jacksonville, FL  to begin ministering  to the Woodstock Park Church of Christ. Also Sam Marsh begins preaching at Fisherville Church of Christ and Nick Marsh (the younger) now preaches at the Cherry Street Church of Christ in New Albany, IN

25 Years Ago, November 1994

Remembering Bro. C. V.  Bro. C. V. Wilson was called home to be with the Lord and several from here were able to attend the Praise Service at the Portland Ave. Church of Christ where he had ministered since 1957. He was among the Giants of the Faith and was remembered for his ministry of encouragement. I personally appreciated Bro. Wilson and thank the Lord for having had the opportunity of knowing him and seeing how the Lord can truly use people totally committed to Him! — Bennie Hill, Cramer & Hanover, Lexington, Ky.

20 Years Ago, November 1999

 Sugar Creek … The Sugar Creek Church at Warsaw, Ky. will celebrate 50 on Dec. 5, 1999.

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