By Nell Dobbs
Thinking about “More Than Enough!”
Songs: “More About Jesus”
“More Love, O Christ, to Thee”
About “Growing good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, for with the same measure we mete it will be measured to us again.” Luke 6:38
Reports are that every Holy Week Service was timely. The Good Friday service at our church was great with Danielle Fries singing and our Director of Missions, Mike Miller, giving the message.
Beautiful flowers were placed in church Sunday by Mark and Jennifer Browning in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary on April 5. Special blessings upon them and all their family as we rejoice with them and give thanks for their love and their lives and being in our church.
Again how blessed we were for Martha Beggs’ and Martha Register’s Sunday School class and 18 members as they sang two songs. Thanks also to Amy Kendrick for her help.
Easter music was special as the choir only sang half the songs of the cantata. We were all so blessed. Preacher Law gave such good words to Jim and for him in appreciation for him and all he has done to shoulder so much responsibility when needed.
His message was from Matthew 28: 11-15 entitled “The Lies that Prove the Resurrection.”
Easter has come and gone! Jesus rose as He said He would! Peter and another disciple went into the tomb but left when they didn’t see Jesus. Mary was outside crying and looking inside and she saw two angels who asked why she was crying. She answered them and then saw Jesus but didn’t know Him until He called her name. As I say, over and over, how special it is that Jesus knows our name, calls us by name, and one day, He’ll give us a new name! His message to Mary was to all His brothers what He told her to tell them. This is His message to us from John: “Go tell it everywhere till none can say of the children of man: “Nobody ever the story has told! Tell it again and again!”
How blessed I was after church when Ray Pike asked what I was doing and then said his mother, who worshipped with him, asked him to ask me to come share the meal with them, a lot of them, such a good meal and wonderful fellowship. Special thanks and blessings.
From American Profile in the article “Where the Lilies Grow,” we read about Easter lilies and how they are raised in parts of Oregon and California by four families. On Easter Sunday, sitting in church, one of the growers thinks of the “white lilies symbolizing purity and new life through the resurrection of Jesus Christ – the central belief of the Christian faith.”
On Sunday, April 15, the unsinkable Titanic sank at 2:20 a.m. Marjell’s dad heard Billy Sunday preached in Jacksonville against the statement she couldn’t be sunk. Our dad used to sing about it: “It was on a Sunday morning just about 2 that the great Titanic began to roll and rock…: A preacher seaman on one of Marjell’s Sun Oil tankers made a tape about people’s reaction to then and today and the urgency to make the right choice of being ready.
Many are sick and sad today and we pray for them: for baby Noah Ray Andrews, 12 weeks old, son of Matthew and Cassey Andrews.
May God continue blessing us one and all and help us find anyone in need we can help! Amen!