Thoughts: Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch is the story of an indomitable little widow with five children.
A rich young debutante learned about Mrs. Wiggs’ struggle to support her family and arranged to send them a Thanksgiving basket which included a turkey. Mrs. Wiggs’ oldest child, fifteen-year-old Jim, told his mother they should sell the turkey, because this money would buy them “hog meat” for a long time. Sadly, Mrs. Wiggs agreed and then, brightening, she said, “One good thing Jemmy – if you ain’t never tasted turkey, you don’t know how good it is.”
Poor, hard-working Jem died shortly before Thanksgiving. The debutante wrote a heart-wrenching story about Jem and his family, and a newspaper published it. Money and food and clothing for the Wiggs family poured in.
One old man in thin, ragged clothing came into the newspaper office. “We ain’t got much,” he told the debutante, “but I told my wife we could do without somep’n’ and gib a quarter.”
The poor widow in the gospel of Mark “… of her want did cast in all she had …”
Discussion: What can we do without to give a quarter?
Activity: Give generously to the next appeal for Thanksgiving dinners.
Remember in prayer this week Joan Coval, Connie Gill, Vivian Hansard, Wallace and Sylvia Peacock, and Wanda Payne. Our sympathy to Kaj Ostergaard and family on the death of his father in Sweden.
This Sunday is Veterans’ Sunday. Veterans, please arrive by 9am.
This Sunday, the youth will be filling Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Please bring your gifts by this Sunday.
Tuesday, November 17th, is our Annual Church Charge Conference. All members have a voice and vote.
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