News from the Deanburg Community of Chester County

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with Carolyn Goff

Hello from Deanburg! I hope everyone had a great week!
Happy birthday this week to Ross Hopper on May 7, Courtney Howell on May 9, Benny Barnett on May 10 and Kehlie Hopper and Camden Salango on May 12. I hope all of your days are sweet as your birthday!
Pleasant Springs United Methodist Church will celebrate Mother’s Day/Homecoming on May 9. Pleasant Springs became a church in the late 1880s. Since there were no gravel or black top roads, there were few church services during the rainy and cold months, so by agreement of the church congregation, their all day homecoming for each year would be the second Sunday of May. For that one day each year, the families came in wagons, walked or rode horses to church. Everyone brought food and spent the day in worship and fellowship! A morning service and afternoon service were provided. Homecoming at Pleasant Springs Church will be celebrated for the 140th time this year, missing only one year last year due to COVID. As many of you know, Mother’s Day is also celebrated on the second Sunday in May, as it has been since 1914 when the President of the United States signed to officially name the second Sunday in May Mother’s Day, so please join us in our Homecoming and Mother’s Day this year on Sunday, May 9. Church services will begin at 11 a.m. with dinner to be shared on the church grounds/fellowship hall. We look forward to seeing you at Pleasant Springs Methodist Church.
There will be a surprise drive-by birthday party for Ms. Anita Fish on May 22 at the Community Center. No gifts. Just come and let her know much she is loved! 
Our devotion today: “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? ….No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creations, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord…Romans 8:35, 37-39.”
Stay close to God and read His word; then, we will make it through the hard times we are going through now. Pray for each other and our nation!
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