The second hour service was absolutely indescribable. It was more than just one of those "you just had to be there" services. The Lord manifested His sweet presence in such a wonderful and marvelous way. It was truly an old fashioned, genuine, Holy Ghost WORSHIP service. There was no modern, fake or phony junk. I want to keep on trying to explain it but any attempt would be feeble and incomplete. Suffice it to say God showed up!
After the worship service Pastor Ron Aebersold from Central Baptist Church in Corning, New York preached. Pastor Aeborsold was Bro. Ferguson's pastor before he came to Buck Settlement. It was a special message to honor the Ferguson's.
After the service we had dinner on the grounds outside under a tent and let me tell you - fall was definitely in the air with temperatures around 55 degrees. Just before dessert was served it started raining. The cold, damp weather did not ruin the spirit of the day in any way. After the meal we moved back into the church for an "honoring service" for the Fergusons. There was some special music, a video presentation and lots of heart-felt testimonies from the church members. The Ferguson's were also presented with some spectacular gifts from the church. Lots of people came together and have been planning this day for over a year and a half and their hard work really paid off. Bro. and Mrs. Ferguson were very surprised and appreciative for all that was done for them.
I have posted a few pics of the day below and will be working on a photo gallery to upload soon. I will put out a post to let everyone know when that is up.
|Evangelist Craig Cobb preaching at Buck Settlement Baptist Church|
|Evangelist Gary Lutrick and Evangelist Craig Cobb|
|A great crowd honoring the Ferguson's 25th anniversary at Buck Settlement Baptist Church|
|Pastor Greg Ferguson leading the congregational singing|
|Mrs. Ferguson singing special music|
|Pastor Ron Aebersold from Central Baptist Church in Corning, New York preaching|
|Dinner on the grounds!|
|One of the many desserts for dinner after church|
|The closing slide of a video presentation honoring Pastor & Mrs. Ferguson|
|Pastor Greg and Mrs. Wendy Ferguson of Buck Settlement Baptist Church in Bath, New York|
|Pastor Greg Ferguson and Pastor Ron Aebersold|
|Mrs. Lillian Aebersold and Mrs. Wendy Ferguson|
|Plaque honoring the Ferguson's|