The traditional Good Friday/Easter celebration season is over for 2015. We have heard soul-stirring hymns, light-hearted choruses, challenging messages, all relating to the great fundamental theme of the Cross and Resurrection. Fifty days from the Cross comes Pentecost, and we will hear about Jesus’s great gift to his people, the Holy Spirit, to empower us for his mission of bringing his gracious gift of forgiveness and new life to the world. As wonderful and inspiring as these special services are, we lose much of our Christian heritage and potential if we allow them to fulfill the need to hear of these truths continually in our Christian walk. To help us hear and live these realities in our daily life, we are going to repeat the Good Friday service and Easter Sunday message. This is in response to requests to repeat the service, from many of our folks who had to miss the services. So on May 17 our Sunday morning celebration will consist of these events. Those who gave the Good Friday messages will repeat them, and some of the same songs will be sung. This is encouraging to our people, many of whom never spoke publicly before. So be sure to be here May 17. The Sunday after that is Pentecost Sunday, so Pastor will be bringing a message on the promise and power of the Holy Spirit as a present day supernatural reality.
Dr. Richard L. Shaw Ph.D, Pastor