Dr. Jeff Gravens-view of a call next Sunday

      Today we started the week off with staff meeting beginning at 8:15 a. m. with Dr. Vang leading.  Big plans are being made for Palm Sunday and Easter.  On Palm Sunday every person coming to a worship service will receive a palm branch to use during the worship service.  Dr. Vang will be here to preach and lead in the worship services on Palm Sunday.  On Easter Sunday morning there will be two full services at the 8:30 a. m. and the 11:00 a. m. services.  There will be a two classic services in the Worship Center and two contemporary services in Spence Chapel.  This evening the Community Bible Study will be meeting and Dr. Cutrell will be leading.
     Yesterday was a super day in the life of the church family.  At the morning worship services Wade Johnston and the Pastor Search Committee shared with the church family that Dr. Jeff Gravens and his family will be here next Sunday (3/31) in view of a call of being the new pastor of Sulphur Springs First Baptist Church.  He will be preaching in all three worship services on Sunday.  There will be a special time on Saturday afternoon (3/30) in Fellowship Hall from 5:00 p. m. to 6:00 p. m. to meet Dr. Gravens and his family.
     Yesterday the worship services were great as Dr. Vang preached from God’s Word.  In the 8:30 a. m. Classic Service John Orr gave a personal testimony and song of God’s faithfulness through his life journey.  He was backed up by the Adult Worship Choir and God blessed all that were in attendance.
     Tomorrow (3/26) is Diamond Set.  Legacy Hospice will be here at 10:45 a. m. to take blood pressure checks.  The delicious meal prepared by Lawana Powell and Shirley Edington will begin at 11:30 a. m.  The special music and sharing time will be done this month by Jana DeWitt.  It will be a great program and wonderful time.  The meal cost $5.00 per person and everyone is invited to attend.
   On Wednesday night (3/27) for RECHARGE, Dr. Roy Edgemon will be the Bible teacher.  The church family menu is: chicken strips; gravy; macaroni & cheese; steamed broccoli; salad; rolls; drink and dessert.    
     On Tuesday (4/2) the seventh annual 50 PLUS HEALTH FAIR will be held at the ROC from 4:30 p. m. through 6:30 p. m.  There will be free hot dogs, chips and drink for all that attend.  This year the time is later in the afternoon to give an opportunity for those people still in the employment world to attend.
     Sulphur Springs FBC has a new app for your telephone.  Please go the App Stores and look up FBC Sulphur Springs.
     No one but a baby likes change (according to Will Rogers).  Every day our body, mind and spirit go through change, but our attitude seems to resist change.  Life is continually changing from technology, culture and people.  It is important as followers of Christ to stay focused on the never changing truth of God.  Our methodology of presenting God’s truth will change, but God’s Word (THE BIBLE) never changes.
     Have a great day in your neighborhood!!     Fred W. Lewis

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