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Church News for April 27, 2011

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Elk Lick Baptist

Bro. John’s sermon was on 1 Corinthians 15:1-10, “Resurrection Is For Everyone.”
Jesus was beaten with a cat of nine tails, crown of thorns pushed down on his head, hung on a cross and spears stuck in his side  – all for our sins.
He was buried, rose again and ascended to his Father in Heaven. You can be the worst human on earth, but if you accept Jesus in your heart, then live for him, you will have a home in Heaven.
Bonnie Woodyard, Angie Gaines and Louise Johnson sang “Were You There,” dressed in black. They carried the thorns, nails and stained robe. They knelt at the alter. Robin sang “Up From the Grave He Arose.” We sang “He Lives.” He does, his spirit is in our hearts.
Teresa Rambo, Stephanie Sons and Austin Sharp sang “Blessed Redeemer.”
Happy birthday Pam Purvis, Jeff Elliston and Vicky Thomas.
Keep in your prayers the sick, shut-ins, missionaries, military, families who lost loved ones and unsaved family and friends.
Revival will be held at 7 p.m. May 1-4. Bro. Scott McDowell will provide special music each night. Come and bring someone.

First Christian Church
Easter hymns echoed joyfully from a full church on Easter Sunday at First Christian. 
The Rev. Stauffer’s message was entitled,”Yes! A Risen Christ.”  The choir performed “A Festive Introit for Easter,” led by Berna Tanskley. 
The congregation recently voted to call the Rev. Greg Guy as our full time minister.  He is a graduate of Phillips University and Lexington Theological Seminary.  He has three young adult daughters, Elizabeth, Judith and Kim. Elizabeth is a recent graduate of Transylvania University, Judith  is a student at Eureka College and Kim is a student at Transylvania University.
The Rev. Guy is currently serving a Disciples Church in Salina, Kan. and will begin his ministry with First Christian in Owenton June 1.
We are very thankful to have the Rev. Robert Stuaffer as our interim minister until the Rev. Guy joins us in June. 
The rain was not a deterrent as volunteers at First Christian served 195 Owen County families (approx. 500 people) with the Freestore Mobile Food Pantry last Saturday.  The rain also did not keep the Easter Bunny away Saturday as over 40 folks enjoyed pictures with the bunny, an inside egg hunt, cupcake decorating and lots of snacks at the church.

First United Methodist
The annual Easter egg hunt brought lots of fun, food, and fellowship.  Sixteen children gathered to hunt eggs Saturday afternoon. Children and adults alike had a great time. Thanks to everyone who brought items and helped with the hunt as it is greatly appreciated. 
Despite the rain, we had a beautiful Easter service Sunday morning. The young adults began the service with a special song entitled “Hosanna.”  We were very blessed to have Ashley Buffin and Alexandria Perry tell the story of Easter.  They, along with Lyla Wilson, Audree Young, Gabrielle Perry, and Jack Buffin, sang several special songs.  They each did a wonderful job expressing through word and song the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Holy Communion was served and the young adults ended the service with a video and special song entitled, “Glorious Day.” 
We would like to wish a happy birthday to Courtney Parton and Elise Guest.

Monterey Baptist
This week’s Wednesday service at 7 p.m. will feature the packing and blessing of the backpacks to help feed students in the school system.
The next time for MBC to work at Meeting the Needs is Thursday  from 6 to 8 p.m.
On Sunday, there will be a meeting immediately after church for the parents of all children and youth, as well as anyone interested in working with children in the coming months, to discuss the direction of our children and youth ministry.
Our annual baby dedication will be held on Mother’s Day, May 8.

Mount Pleasant Baptist
We had a very good crowd at our Sonrise Service Sunday morning. 
Jerry Doolin sang “He Still Rolls the Stone Away.” Flo Parker and Carla Marston read poems.  Bro. Dale had a devotional.  Everyone enjoyed our continental breakfast.
During Sunday school, Gideon John Hetterman gave all who attended a pocket-size New Testament for High Attendance Day.
  The sanctuary was beaming with full pews for an Easter Sunday morning.
Barry Winkle and Joe McNay teamed up to sing the Casting Crowns version of “One Day.”  Bro. Dale’s message from John 20:6,7 “The Napkin is Still Folded” discussed the folded napkin that had been covering Jesus’ head in the tomb.  Jesus is not finished with saving souls, reclaiming back-slidden souls, and He is still giving hope.   Colossians 1:27 says,”Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
Happy birthday to Chris Hetterman.  Please pray for Opal Smoot, Pat Rollins, Doris Dawson, Rebecca Gaines, Berta Gayle, Carol Mitchum, Vicky VonBokern, Miss Fannie Wilhoite, the Hearn family, the wet/dry concern, and those affected by flooding.
Tonight at 7 p.m., we will have a prayer meeting  and Bible study. Thursday, church volunteers will work at Meeting the Needs.
Friday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Matthews Baptist Church in Louisville, Marissa Craig (Bro. Dale and Linda’s granddaughter and Leann’s daughter) will be participating in the State Children’s Bible Drill!  We are so proud of Marissa.

New Columbus Baptist
The message Sunday will be titled “Bring Me What You Have” as pastor Brad Vincent cites Second Kings 4:1-7. It’s not easy giving God everything, particularly when you don’t have much to give but this is precisely when God can use you most.
The widow in Second Kings 4 had almost nothing, but was still willing to turn it over to God.
Join with us Sunday as we look at the widow’s oil and how God used it for His glory and her benefit.
Since the Relay for Life bake sale was cancelled due to storms Saturday, our team is planning an auction to benefit the Relay. So clean out the garage, attic or barn and watch for details of this sale shortly.
We’re looking for teachers and helpers for our vacation Bible school, scheduled for June 13-17. A sign-up sheet will be available Sunday for your name. Also, you can sign up to play softball on our team. Bubby Young has details on this.
The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions will close Sunday so donations need to be made by then.

Old Cedar
Rain stopped us from going on the hill for our sunrise services, but it did not dampen our spirits. We had a nice crowd at the church. Bro. Tony Morris from Monterey read the scripture from john. Everyone had a wonderful time of singing and praising the Lord. Followed by breakfast prepared by our men folk. Well done, guys.
Sunday morning our church was filled with family, friends and fellow members. We had a total of 95.
Special music was presented by Joy Morse, New Beginnings, Cecilia Webber and Ashley Roberts.
Bro. James’ message was entitled, “Do you take God seriously?” Have faith and hope in Jesus. Thankfully, the hope we have in Jesus will never die, because he lives forever. We know, beyond a shadow of a doubt - that he will ultimately triumph in our lives and in the world. Because he lives, we have hope.
Sunday, May 1, Marcy Brooks will be in charge of the service and will share her gift of music and testimony. So everyone is invited to come and hear what she has to say.
Happy birthday this week to Brent Roberts and Melissa Bondurant.