We are entering into springtime and many
things will vie for our time and attention. We
usually see a drop-off on the Sunday of the
Memorial Day weekend. But this year, we are
going to fight fire with fire. We are going to
give our people an option to stay home that
Sunday and participate in a church picnic. We
did this several years ago and had a crowd of
302 that Sunday, when we were averaging
So, we thought we would try doing that again
this year. We will designate that Sunday to be a
God & Country Day. Weʼll have a church picnic
after the AM services: grilling hamburgers and
hot dogs with all the fixings and desserts that
our members can provide.
We will have live music on the parking lot,
along with a lot of fun things for the kids:
bouncy castle, games, snow-cones, etc. We can
set up a volleyball net, a horse-shoe pit, and all
the things that usually come with a picnic.
So, mark your calendar and make plans to be
a part of this special time with your church
family. We will make this a Friend Day, so invite
your friends and neighbors to come join us.
[And pray that it doesnʼt rain!]
From the Youth Pastor
May is the month in which we celebrate Motherʼs
Day. I really think this should be the entire month
not just the second Sunday in May. Being a mother
is a crucial role that God chooses to bestow on
many women. We learned a few months ago in
Titus 2:4-5 that christian mothers should love their
children so that Christ and the gospel wonʼt be
dishonored. This is not a small thing. I have some
of your children in my classes... I know you have a
tough job. I know my mom had a tough job too.
The bible doesnʼt say that all women will be
mothers, but it does say that the women God
determines to be mothers, should do their job
sincerely. Mothers play an essential role in the life
of a child and motherhood should never be seen as
a burden or a sentence. Children are a blessing,
motherhood is a blessing, not a burden.
Paul was reminded of Timothyʼs faith that “first
dwelt” in his grandmother Lois and mother Eunice.
They played a pivotal role in Timothyʼs life, just as
all mothers play in the lives of their children. This
is your primary job, to love your children like God
loves us and show them through scripture.
The world we live in is confused. We have
supremely educated people who canʼt even define
what a woman is. If they canʼt define “woman”,
how on earth will they be able to tell someone how
to be a proper mother? I thank God I had a mother
who showed me that I was loved, even when I made
it hard for her to love me. She showed me love
through discipline and by making my favorite
dinner, by hugging me or spanking me, she knew
what I needed.
Mothers, give your children what they need, not
just what they want. Show them who Jesus is and
leave them a legacy of faith like Eunice did
Averages For April
Sunday School - 124
Morning Worship - 246
Evening Worship - 138
Mid-Week Bible Study - 120
New Members - 2
Welcome New Members
Joe & Sue Hobbs
A Special Note of Thanks
I want to personally thank the choir
for your service to God. Our amazing
Easter Cantata showed great
dedication & ability. Get excited
about our “God & Country Day”
on May 29. We will practice choir
specials. Thank you for your presence
in the choir on Sunday mornings.
I invite any-one who wants to
sing, to come join the choir. Letʼs
praise God for His blessings.
– Thomas Watts