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Church News for April 20

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Cedar Hill Baptist
We appreciate Bro. Craigmyle leading us in worship Sunday. It was a wonderful day for celebrating Jesus! We had special communion service in evening worship. We had good attendance Sunday. Keep coming. If you are not actively involved in a church, we invite you to worship with us at 9:45 for small groups, and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. for worship time each Sunday. Wednesday we have AWANA at 6 and Bible study/prayer meeting at 6:30. If you need transportation, call 484-5236 or 514-1594.
Friday we will be joining with Epoch for a Jewish Passover meal. From 11-1 Saturday we’ll have our Easter Egg Hunt with food, crafts, games, and our focus being on the true meaning of Easter. Bring your children.
At 6:30 Sunday morning, we will have sunrise service followed by breakfast. Then we will have our regular morning services at 9:45 and 11. Evening services are canceled so families can spend time together.

Elk Lick Baptist
Bro. John’s sermon was on Mark 11:1-11, “The Trumphal Entry.” Jesus sent disciples to get a colt that was never sat on. Tell them the Lord has need of it, they let it go. No one might need us, but Jesus does, to speak the true gospel to a lost world. Jesus sat on the colt. I know it knew his righteousness. People were joyful, threw palm leaves, danced and sang.
Prayer concerns are healing of the sick, shut-ins, missionaries, military, family who lost loved ones, unsaved family and friends, and special prayer list. Thank the Lord for answered prayer.
Bonnie Woodyard, Angie Gaines and Louise Johnson sang “Because He Lives.” Happy anniversary to George Lee and Evelyn Cook. Prayer meeting is at 6:30 Wednesday: “Study in Genesis.”
Sunrise service will be at 6:30 a.m. Sunday on Pete Towles Lane. Easter service will be at 11 a.m.
Bro. Scott McDowell will be here for revival May 1-4, longer if the Lord’s will.
Pray for people to want to hear God’s word, everyone is welcome.

Monterey Baptist
This week’s Wednesday night service at 7 will feature “Yesu” by MBC’s interpretative movement group. Next Wednesday we will pack the bags for the backpack offering.
Please join us at 7 p.m. Good Friday for a special service. On Easter morning, we will join Old Cedar Baptist for a sunrise service before regular worship at 11 a.m. MBC will have an Easter egg hunt for babies through fifth grade after church Easter morning.
The next time for MBC to work at Meeting the Needs is 6 to 8 p.m. April 28.

Mount Pleasant Baptist
What an exciting day at Mount Pleasant. Abbie Wuebbling sang a touching song about the Crucifixion called “Why?” Michael Bruener, Megan Sutton, and the McNay family — consisting of Jon, Lola, Jessica, and Justin — were baptized. The Lord is so good.
Bro. Dale’s message from John 19:30, “Jesus Finished,” taught us that Jesus finished the work that the Father had given Him to do, His sufferings, the prophecies, the Law of Moses, and the plan of salvation. But He has not finished making intercessions for us.
Happy birthday to Kenny Perkins, David White, Austin Spenneberg, little Miss Allison Sharon, and Melody Jacobs. Please pray for Doris Dawson, Glen Dunavent, Rebecca Gaines, Berta Gayle, Carol Mitchuson, Steve Booth, Tammy McBirney, Vickie VonBokern and Fannie Wilhoite.
Tonight at 6:30, we will host a potluck dinner and business meeting. Sunday at 7 p.m., we will have another potluck dinner and business meeting.
Easter services open with a sunrise service at 7 a.m. Sunday with a continental breakfast. If you can’t make it to the “Sonrise” service, come a little early for Sunday School breakfast. It is also “High Attendance Sunday.”
Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. and the Easter worship service will begin at 11 a.m.

New Columbus Baptist
It was Bible Drill time again at New Columbus tonight as we hosted the Association Children’s Bible Drill competition. There were three churches represented: Pleasant Ridge, Squiresville and New Columbus, for a total of about 90 adults and children. Refreshments were served after the competition. It is indeed rewarding to see the way these children respond to the drill questions and to be assured of knowing there are still folks out there who are interested in learning and cherishing God’s Word.
Saturday our Relay for Life team participants will hold a bake sale for the Relay at the Forcht Bank parking lot in Corinth beginning at 10 a.m.
There will be a special event from 2:30 to 5 p.m. May 1 at our church. There will be a 40th wedding anniversary reception for Carl and Sue Henage, who have been such an integral part of our church family for so many years. The couple requests no gifts, but all the church family, relatives and neighbors are invited.
For Easter Sunday we’ll start with a Sunrise Service at 8 a.m. followed by the men of the church preparing an Easter breakfast. Regular Sunday services resume with Sunday School at 10 a.m. The title of pastor Brad Vincent’s message will be “Final Score: Jesus 1, Death 0” as he expounds on the Resurrection, using Mark 16:1-9 and Romans 6:1-11 as text. Paul, in Romans 6, tells us that if we were united in Christ on the cross, we will also be united with Him in the Resurrection. Christians often speak of their union with Christ. What we mean to say is that we were united to Jesus when He was crucified, which is the punishment for our sins. Easter Sunday, we’ll be looking at the foundation of our hope and beyond the grave.

New Liberty Baptist
The choir called the congregation to worship with “Hosanna in the Highest” as families with children entered the sanctuary with palm branches waving before them, which they laid at the altar. The choir also sang “Lamb of Glory.”
 The Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem was described in “The King Comes,” Bro. Emory’s Sunday morning message.
Jesus was met with waving palms, which were a sign of victory, as he entered Jerusalem. He entered triumphantly but he had opposition, as well. The King came and he is coming again, are you ready?
 Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be from 3-5 p.m. Saturday. We will also have games and fellowship. Hope to see kids of all ages there. Blessings to all as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Old Cedar Baptist
Our services started with a lot of joyful singing and praises to the Lord. Special music was presented by Cecilia singing, “I will adore Jesus,” followed by Bro. James singing, “Give me Jesus.”
Bro. James’ sermon was entitled, “What is the greatest thing you can do?” taken from Matthew 16:26.
Our only concern should be to put God first in our lives. Then our only anxiety will be that we may miss the real reason we were born: to seek first the kingdom of God and to be right with Him. So the greatest thing we can do is to accept Jesus Christ.
Sunday, we will be meeting at the church at 6:45 a.m. for our sunrise service. Services will either be held on the hill or at the church depending on the weather. Breakfast follows.
Old Cedar now has a children’s church during services Sunday morning.
Sunday night at 6, New Beginnings practices. Wednesday night we have prayer meeting at 6 p.m.
Remember in prayer this week Bill Karsner, Dee Wedding, David New, Ron Holland, Rastus McDonald and the rest on our extended prayer list.
Happy birthday to Shawn Ethington and David White.
Happy anniversary to Ben and Linda Gilbert.

Owenton First Baptist
There is a lot of excitement in the air at First Baptist. It is exciting to see all the remodeling work that is going on and how nice everything is shaping up. But it is even more exciting to see how the Lord is working among his people.
The recent Sunday evening series, “When God’s People Pray,” has renewed our hearts to the main things. It has also been a blessing to examine the Sermon on the Mount on Sunday morning. What a message our Lord left for us. Our youth have been active in their special studies of late and have been meeting again on Wednesday at 10 a.m. They are presently studying Eschatology. Come join us as we delve into this powerful study on “Last Things.”
The annual “Community Good Friday Service” will be at 7 p.m. this Friday. The theme is “Images of the Cross in Isaiah 53.” Several of our local pastors will be leading the service. We will also be blessed by uplifting music for our choir and individual special music. Don’t miss this special gathering.
We certainly want to invite you to the special services this coming Easter Sunday. The day will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium with our choir blessing us in the presentation of this year’s Easter Cantata. There will then be a coffee/donut fellowship at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Our Easter service will then start at 11 a.m. It will be held in the Family Life Center. What a great day it will be to gather and worship the risen Lord.
We will have the joy of serving at Meeting the Needs on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. There are many opportunities to serve others this month and we hope you’ll come and join us.
Be aware that summer will be here soon. We are busy preparing for children’s camp, VBS, Kenya Mission Trip, Middle School and High School Camps, and the July Children’s program. It is an exciting time to be a part of the First Family.

Salem Baptist
What a wonderful Lord’s day. The beauty of spring was all around us. How blessed we were to have Mrs. Lucy with her wonderful song and music. Bro. Jared brought us the message from Matthew 21, “The Triumphal Entry.” Jesus is coming. Are we ready for the next triumphal entry? Do we know who he really is? Is he important in our everyday life? Be prepared and prepare others for his coming. Revelation 22:7, “Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.”
Come join us at 7 Friday night, as Bro. Joe Gullion brings us a Good Friday message. There will also be soup and sandwiches following. God bless and see you soon.
Bro. Jared will be holding a sunrise service at 7 a.m. Sunday at Long Ridge Baptist.