Saturday, May 31, 2014
Memorial Service for Gladys Pearl Post 05-31-14 @ Pine Forest UMC
Officiating at this memorial service was Robert Post, a layman and first cousin of Gladys Pearl Post. Robert Post traveled from North Little Rock, Arkansas for this labor of love.
"I am not a preacher," Robert declared at the outset, "But I love my family and I love God." At this point, Robert read the obituary/eulogy printed in the bulletin handout at this service. There, we learned that Gladys Pearl Post was born in Denver, Colorado to Raymond and Alice Post and was preceded in death by her father and two siblings, Alva Ruth and Spencer Tracey, as well as three half-siblings, Ray Post, Joe Post and Joyce Anne McCratic.
Gladys is survived by her son Justin and his wife, Katie, along with grandchildren, Elayna, Allyson and Junahlie. She is also survived by her mother, Alice Williams of Winnsboro, who is a regular at Tinney Chapel UMC, her half-sister, Nell Northcutt of Mesquite, sister, Ramona Bunch of San Antonio, brother Mike Post and wife Brenda of Denver, Colorado and Danny and Arnold Post of Winnsboro, along with numerous loving nieces and nephews.
Among other accomplishments, Gladys Pearl Post was a student/athlete at Winnsboro High School:
Robert Post then discussed "salvation, hope and grace," reminding the congregation that the Lord is our strength and quoting a variety of Scriptures, including 2 Samuel 22:3, Psalm 13:5, Psalm 25:5, Romans 5:1, Psalm 86:5,7, Hebrews 13:5 and the highly popular Isaiah verse about "wings of eagles," and again reminding the congregation that God answers prayer, and then Robert opened the floor for comments, memories, eulogies and thoughts by anyone in the congregation. At this time, her son Justin said he never realized how strong his mother was until her final illness. Her brother Arnold recalled some fond, humorous memories of their childhood together.
"Gladys was a Child of God," Robert Post summarized. "And we will all be reunited in Heaven." At this point, Robert quoted several additional Bible Scriptures, including John 14:6, Romans 3:10, 3:23, 6:23, 5:8, 7:16, 9:10, 10:13, Revelation 21:4, 21:11, 21:18, 22:14, Hebrews 21:12, 1 Corinthians 13:12, and screened a video slide show of pictures from Gladys' life, many with various members of her large and supportive family.
Robert Post concluded the service by reminding the congregation that lunch would follow in the Pine Forest Community Center, then played a recording of "Amazing Grace" with bagpipes and with niece Jennifer singing the lyrics before offering a final, closing prayer.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
"Looking Back," a Memorial Day sermon preached here
By Pastor, Rev. Jim Hilton, based on Psalm 27:1-5, 13-14, his own service in Vietnam, honoring all military veterans present on this day, asking them to stand as "Taps" is bugled while reminding that freedom is far from freeClick on any photo to enlarge it in your screen.
To view a video of Rev. Jim Hilton's Memorial Day sermon at Tinney Chapel, 05-25-14, go to this Internet link (click or copy/paste as needed):
3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.
5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Worship Is "Divine Intoxication" Preached Here
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To view a VIDEO of Rev. Jim Hilton's sermon, "Worship As Divine Intoxication," go to the following Internet link (click or copy/paste as needed):
PSALM 150 KJV:1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. 2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. 3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. 4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. 5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. 6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
"Mothers Are Keepers Of The Springs" preached on Mothers Day 2014
by Tinney Chapel UMC Pastor, Rev. Jim Hilton, using Proverbs 31:10-31 and personal observationsPastor Jim Hilton preaches on Mothers Day, 05-11-14
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To view a video of Pastor Jim's Mothers Day sermon from Proverbs 31:10-31, "Mothers Are Keepers Of The Springs," go to this Internet link (click or copy/paste as needed):