Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Isaiah 53:1-12

NAACP meeting

The Richmond-Madison County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People meets the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.

Due to COVID-19 guidelines regarding in-person meetings, the branch has changed to Zoom meetings.

For more information, call (859) 314-2151 or email to NAACP.RichmondKy@yahoo.com

COVID vaccine drive

The NAACP of Richmond-Madison County announced a COVID vaccine drive, which will be co-sponsored by the Madison County Health Department.

The event will be held Monday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. at the Madison County Health Department, which is located at 214 Boggs Lane in Richmond.

Registration is required by calling (859) 544-6570 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

Once registered, arrive no more than 10 minutes ahead of your appointment time and wait in your car. Personnel will come out to complete paperwork.

Wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Please contact all family and friends in our community, ages 18 and up. Make the phone call to register in order to ensure our family and friends are provided with this most important vaccination!

There will be no charge for the vaccine.

Special notes

To all churches and civic organizations: To place your church or civic activity in this column, please send all information at least one week in advance, via the US Postal Service to 715 Bonanza Road, Richmond Ky 40475

E-mailed announcements should be sent to elderphelps95@gmail.com

Until next week, may the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus stay fresh in your minds, and in all thy hearts.

Until we meet again, God bless you.

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