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Opening prayer to start our Sunday morning service was by Joie Welker.
After congregational singing, we went to classes where our lesson was “Heavenly Worship”. We do not know exactly what Heaven is like nor can we picture it in its full glory, but in Revelation 4:1-2 John saw a glimpse of this glory and we know we are worshipping the true and holy God as shown to us in the Bible.
To celebrate our Mother’s day weekend, Saturday night the men honored the ladies with a full cooked meal and even clean up afterwards. The women enjoyed it very much and we appreciate them.
Sunday was old fashion day with hats for the women and overalls and white shirts for the men. Quilts were on display that some of the mothers had made long ago. Old lamps among other things hung on display. It sure brought memories back.
Our morning specials were Brenda Hampel with a reading, Children Church doing a special song as a tribute to their mothers, Faye Allen with Harley accompanying on the guitar. They did a couple of songs and a reading honoring her mother, Blanche Swofford, who passed away at the age of 93. Faye gave a story of her folks in raising 13 children, through hard times and hard work she always had a smile and trusted in the Lord. They ended up with 46 grandchildren, 93 great grandchildren and fifteen plus great-great grandchildren. We were thankful she shared that story with us.
A specials Mother’s Day song was given by Glenda and Sheila Miller, Wanda Casady, Janice Young, Faye Allen and Joanne Welker on piano.
Gifts and flowers were presented to the oldest mother, Pauline Welker, youngest mother, Tabbitha Shaw, the youngest baby with mother was Cindy Young and the mother who traveled the farthest was Pat Byrd.
Congratulations goes out to our three month Sunday school contests winners Amanda Rippee, Wyatt Young and Dana Rippee, who had perfect attendance every Sunday.
Pastor Riley Hall’s morning message was from Exodus 20:12 and I Kings 2:19. King Solomon honored his mother by haivng her sitting on his right hand. Jesus while He was suffering on the cross worried about His mother and asked John to take car of her. A mother deserves the love of her family and it’s the parent’s responsibility to bring up the children in the ways of the Lord and learn about Jesus.
Sunday evening services was a continuance of the Mother’s Day Celebration wih a 5 o’clock Lasagna supper prepared by Wes Hampel. We appreciate Wes. Everyone enjoyed it and it was delicious.
The 6 p.m. service was a blessing to all with lots of singing and many testimonies given about mothers. It was a great day of fellowship in the Lord.
Keep Gentry Church in your prayers as we continue our outreach to invite and welcome people to come and join us at Gentry Church.
May God bless.