We all enjoyed the beautiful music and appreciate the talent these two ladies displayed.
Our Worship Leader on Sunday was Laura Leatherwood, the Ushers were David Cleveland and Gene Coan and our acolytes were Carley and Carrie
We were asked to remember Ronnie Belew and Jo Ann Pate in our
The hard working lawn and grounds volunteers did a great job cleaning up for Easter and we want to say thanks. They were David Leatherwood, Jim Leatherwood, Mike Haley, Ricky and Karen Rowe and Rev. Ken
Judy Lunsford, Neva Smith and Kathy Logan are organizing a church rummage sale for the first week in May. They will accept clean used clothes and household items for the sale. Anyone with a large item to be picked up may call the church before 1:00p.m. during the week or contact Judy at 445-4450 in the evenings and on the weekend. Volunteers
will be called on to help sort and mark items, so be ready to say “Yes!”
Pastor Ken gave the Children’s Lesson; he told the young folks about the disciple named Thomas. Thomas would not believe Jesus was resurrected until he could see for himself that Jesus was alive. Pastor Ken said that is why this disciple is called “Doubting Thomas.”
Rev. Ken Lunsford titled his sermon “Thomas Believes,” he took his message from John 20: 19-31.
The Bible tells us that when Jesus turned his face toward Jerusalem, the disciples thought that it would be certain death for all of them. It was Thomas who said “Then let us go so that we may die with Him.” It was a courageous statement, yet we don’t remember Thomas for that. Also it is Thomas who says to Jesus, when he had felt His nailed scarred hands and put his hand in Jesus side, “My Lord, and my God.” Thomas did not say my teacher or Messiah, he said God!
Thomas had separated himself from the disciples and missed the appearance Jesus made to them. John is suggesting to us that Christ appears most often within the community of believers that we call the church. When we separate ourselves from the church we take a chance on missing his unique presence.
Pastor Ken said doubt is the bedrock of honesty. Faith is not the absence of doubt, it is the overcoming of doubt. We find ourselves crying out as did the disciples of old “ Lord I believe. Help thou my unbelief.” Many dark nights of doubt and despair come into all our lives so we must remember the moments of spiritual light.
In moments of light, God has told you that he will never desert you. Don’t ever doubt that. In moments of light, God has told you that “resurrection is reality.” In moments of light, God has told you that the very hairs on your head are numbered. Don’t ever doubt that in the darkness.
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