On Palm Sunday morning, Jesse Paxton did a vocal solo. He was accompanied by his wife, Cheryl on the piano. The message by Pastor Bob Thompson, Jr., was “Moved but not Saved” based on Matthew 21:10. The truths and emotions that stirred the Palm Sunday crowd two milleniums ago never changed them when it really counted. We face the same dilemma today.
The special song on Sunday evening was by Pete Johnson. He was accompanied by Pastor Bob on the electric guitar. Sister Cinda Thompson gave the message “The Weeping Christ” from Luke 19:41-44. She has the sermon one Sunday night each month.
Mt. Zion Bible School’s annual Easter Program was held Tuesday evening, April 15, in the gym. Darrell Swearengin welcomed the audience, and then Norman Murray led in singing. Pastor Bob Thompson, Jr. offered prayer and an offering was received. Adam Freeman was the head usher. The offeratory was a vocal duet by Elizabeth and Jessica Fleming.
Mrs. Cheryl Paxton was in charge of the Preschool and Kindergarten part of the program. She was assisted by Miss Sheena Mahan and Mrs. Mary Wheeler. Ten children sang several songs and presented individual recitations. Those participating included McKenzie Burnet, Casten Elwood, Brady Roy, Jackson Henry, Colin Fleming, Connor Forrest, Chloe Scofield, Bella Fleetwood, Jayce Elwood and Kylie Adams.
Mrs. Dana Fourman was the director of the Grade School and High School students. Technical support was provided by Alex Fourman. The Junior Choir sang. Members are Charity Bagley, Jacob Bruffett, Jesse Bruffett, Andrew Fleetwood, Joseph Fleetwood, Jackson Fleming, Keeton Freeman, Ozzy Jones, Ashlyne Moore and Cooper Murray.
The choir then sang. Members are Elizabeth Fleming, Jessica Fleming, Dalton Moore, Calli Murray, Drew Rehfeldt, Kristen Rehfeldt, Marissa Rehfeldt and Kaytlynn Waskom.
The final song of the program was by the combined 18-member choir. Gaylerd Miller gave the benediction.
Holy communion was observed Wednesday evening, April 16, in the chapel. Pastor Bob was assisted by his father, Rev. Robert Thompson, Sr. Organist was Mrs. Debbie Cox.