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Hello everyone. I hope you had a Blessed Easter holiday. It was a rather wet Easter Sunday, but the spirits of those who attended Red Bank Church were not in the least bit dampened. All the little ones were decked out in their new spring dresses, bonnets, suits and ties and excited to sing songs of Praise to God and be taught the Easter story as told in the Bible along with the visual help of flannel graph characters. After services everyone gathered in the church fellowship room for a wonderful meal together. It was good to see that Willene Adams and Maxine Lirley were able to worship with us in spite of the wet weather. Everyone was happy to see that Maxine had gained much healing from her recent fall and was able to walk around a little. She said that she was still a little sore in her hip, but she was feeling better every day. God has answered our prayers for her.
Revival was held at Red Bank last Thursday through Saturday. Brother Ian Hendrix brought powerful, inspiring messages from God’s Word that tugged at the heart of each in attendance and refreshed and renewed the faith that we have in the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ which is the key to Eternal Life with him. The Lord’s Supper was observed on Saturday night in remembrance of His Sacrifice for us. We find instructions for this very special Supper in Matthew 26: 26, Luke 22:19 and I Corinthians 11:24.
Brother Jake opened the Easter morning services by leading in hymns of Praise to our Risen Lord and Savior. Brother Jerry welcomed guest and members. Celebrating a birthday this week with a mission offering was Noah Moreland. Jeane Huff sang during the offering time. More special music was also provided by Eloise and Les Hallmark. Announcements were that Bill Coats and Glen Robertson, representing the Gideons, will be guest speakers at Red Bank next Sunday, May 1. And, the regular, monthly business meeting will be held Wednesday evening May 3, at 7:00 p.m.
The Easter message that God gave Brother Les to preach this Sunday was taken from Acts 1: 1-8, John 5: 21-29, Colossians 3:1-10 and Rev. 5:1-12. The essence of this special message is that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. In John 5:23 we read these words spoken by Jesus, “He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.”
Take care and stay well. Don’t work too hard trying to keep that grass mowed. It may be a losing battle for a while.