“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14-15
Yes, it was only last week that I wrote concerning this scripture. In that column I asked the questions, “Where are the leaders, who fear God enough to say publicly that the only hope for our nation is to humble itself before God? Who is proclaiming that the true need in America is to turn from our wicked ways and to plead for mercy?”
Since writing that column I have become aware of an exciting movement within our city. Pastors and key church leaders have begun to meet weekly for the express purpose of, “crying out to God for a spiritual breakthrough.”
I’m getting discouraged by all the time I spend out-and-about, doing errands.
I make my lists diligently, expecting to do my errand run and get back in a reasonable amount of time. Often, I do. More often, there’s a glitch at some point, either in my time estimation or the “successful hunt” factor.
A store didn’t open when I thought it did, or when I get in, I can’t find the item I wanted. I return home, irritable in spite of what I did gather, knowing that sooner or later I have to go back out again. I’m tired and I want to stay home.
The Fulton Art Association’s 39th annual art show and competition will be held Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 20 from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Fulton Municipal Building at 141 S. First St., Fulton.
A reception will be held Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.
The association’s artists range in age from junior high school to senior citizens and reside in Fulton, Baldwinsville, Central Square, Cicero, Hannibal, Liverpool, Mexico, Oswego, and Phoenix.
John Flugel, 52, of Fulton, died Saturday, May 5, 2012 from injuries sustained from an automobile accident.
He was born in Fairport to the late Robert and Beverly (McLeod) Flugel. Mr. Flugel has been a resident of Fulton for 19 years. He worked in a partnership with Beefer’s Handyman Services, Fulton.
Mr. Flugel is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Flugel of Fulton; step-mom, Jean Flugel of Florida; siblings, Jan Hopkins of Fairport and Thomas Flugel of Tennessee; grandchildren, Jordan and Jeremy; and two nieces, Kaylee and Stephanie Hopkins.
Funeral services and burial will be private. Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton has care of the arrangements.
Jimmy D and the Jury will perform during the “Bundle of Bucks” raffle party May 19 at the Oswego Elks Lodge.
More than 400 people are expected to attend the annual event. The “Bundle of Bucks” raffles will award cash totaling $25,000 dollars with a top prize of $10,000 to a winner.
Jimmy D and the Jury have been performing together for the past 15 years. Lead singer and drummer Ginger Bieganoski is known for her covers of Janis Joplin.
Angelo Vescio is on lead vocals and guitar and Jimmy Dillabough holds down the “groove.”