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Christ is risen:

the world Below lies desolate

Christ is risen:

the spirits of evil are fallen

Christ is risen:

the angels of God are rejoicing

Christ is risen:

the tombs of the dead are empty

Christ is risen:

indeed from the dead,

the first of the sleepers.

Glory and power are his forever and ever.

St. Hippolytus of Rome (170 - 230)

March Birthdays

1 Jean Bennett

Davis Abbott Mason (6th)

2 Amie Dean

4 Russ Russell

5 Glen Yost

6 Gayle Bosworth

7. Laura Lane

Tony Law

Brad Wallace

8 Frances Ard

Linda Clayton

9 Courtney Whigham

10 Jane Grubbs

Paula Lansdon

Cory Smith

Michael Weldon

11 Glenn Harper

13 Linda Richardson

Samantha Jane Rice (13th)

14 Brian Takacs

Dana Webster (69th)

15 George Handey

Sandy Stephans Rogers

16 Lisa Gordan Hester

18 William Watters Box

George McKinley (77th)

Robert Singleton

Jacque Takacs

19 Keisha Glasscock

20 Connie Crowe

21 Hannah Yost

Phillip Reeves (73rd)

22 Kentston Whigham (11th)

23 Brandy Landreau

Dawn Lane

Lallage Neil

24 Robert Adams

25 Deborah Cox

26 Ruby Macon

27 Renee Grant

31 Carlie Corbin

March Obituaries

Draffen, William Ray (88)....................................................................Feb 3

Favor, Colonel Michael "Mick" USMC (84).......................................Feb 4

Brenneman, Pamela Sue (72)...............................................................Feb 5

Flack, David George (81).....................................................................Feb 6

McGregor, Mark C. (49).......................................................................Feb 6

Law, Ella "Millie" Amelia (71)............................................................Feb 8

Russell, Stella Simpson Bishop (92)....................................................Feb 8

Tijerina, Nicholoas Reyes (80).............................................................Feb 9

Tobin, Major Maurice Vernon, USAF (84)..........................................Feb 9

Butler, Jr. Steve Byron (64)..................................................................Feb 10

Chapman, Sandra Gail Strickland (82)................................................Feb 10

Miller, Cinda Edwards (78)..................................................................Feb 10

McGough, Helen O. Harrell (88).........................................................Feb 11

Sellers, Ethel Dial (90).........................................................................Feb 11

Bailey, Emily Henryette Till (97).........................................................Feb 13

Matherly, Karen Ann (64)....................................................................Feb 13

Woodham,Faye Joyce (92)...................................................................Feb 14

Abott, Peggy Starling (74)...................................................................Feb 15

Dunn, Steven Jay (76)..........................................................................Feb 15

Struthers, Howard Wallace (93)...........................................................Feb 15

Richardson, Anne McKinney (90).......................................................Feb 16

Germanos, Kike Coumanis (84)...........................................................Feb 17

Howell, Shirley Ann Darby (75)..........................................................Feb 17

Hughes, Virginia Suzann (81)..............................................................Feb 17

Wingard, Jr. Richard "Tracy" (57).......................................................Feb 17

Johnston, Martha Carol Welch (83).....................................................Feb 18

Sullivan, Jerome "Jerry" Joseph (90)..................................................Feb 18

Gunn, Joel Michael (68)......................................................................Feb 19

Persons, Charles Arthur (92)............................................................... Feb 19

Brigman, Larry Mitchell (77)..............................................................Feb 20

Danziger, III, John Kennedy (51)........................................................Feb 20

Johnson, Marvin Eugene (84)..............................................................Feb 20

Stamps, Jean Myrna Harlow (87)........................................................Feb 20

Felder, Gwena "Gwen" Wayne (89)....................................................Feb 21

Guzman, Evangelina (45)....................................................................Feb 21

Morgan, Edna Faye (92)......................................................................Feb 23

Taunton, James Larry (85)...................................................................Feb 24

March 17 is St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick was a Christian Briton who was born in 389 during the

waning days of the Roman occupation of Britain. The pagan Irish

had never been conquered by the Romans. By Patrick's time Irish

pirates were an increasing menace to the peace of the people of

Britain as the last emperors withdrew their troops from the remote

province to respond to fifth century threats much closer to Rome.

Patricius Magonus Sucatus was the teenage son of a deacon, when

in 405 his young life was dramatically impacted by these larger

global events. Patrick and some of his friends and neighbors were

seized by slave trading Irish pirates. The boy spent six years of his

life as a slave tending his master's herds. Alone in the forests and

fields of Ireland Patrick's faith and his closeness to God grew. A sea

captain reluctantly allowed Patrick to join him on an adventure back

to Britain. Along the way, Patrick converted the pagan ship master

and his crew to Christianity. They found Christ and Patrick found

his true calling. Patrick spent years studying scripture and theology

in Gaul/modern France. Pope Celestine I appointed Patrick Bishop

after his predecessor was killed by Scots in North Britain. In 432

Bishop Patrick returned to Ireland. The Druid priests were not receptive

and actively opposed him. They imprisoned him; but he escaped.

Whether by miracles or Patrick's preaching he found a

following of converts – even among High King Laeghanaire's own

family. Missionaries from Gaul joined Bishop Patrick. The Church

in Ireland continued to grow until by the time of Patrick's death in

461 Ireland had largely converted the whole nation to Christianity.

March 17 is his feast day and an important holiday that celebrates

both Ireland's conversion and Irish culture.

Brandon Moseley

March Anniversaries

Frank & Helen Ralph.................................................March 5th

Bobby & Myra Mills .................................................March 7th

Jim & Barbara Garrett................................................March 7th

Fred & Connie Crowe................................................March 9th

Steve & Sonja Campbell (50th)..................................March 9th

George & Lynn McKinley..........................................March 18th

Craig & Mindy Trotter (14th).................................... March 21st

Paul & Cynthia Harper...............................................March 23rd

Tim & Nichole Sansom..............................................March 23rd

Elvin & Cam Stanton.................................................March 26th

Al & Conni Barnett....................................................March 27th

Mike & Cindy Smith..................................................March 27th

 

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