“The Windows of Heaven,” was the message, from Pastor Bob Sunday morning. Deuteronomy 28:2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God. Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring.
I am blessed because of what the Lord has done for me, but I will open my window and let the blessing flow in because I want all that the Lord has for me.
Easter Sunday we will have our regular morning service, with pot luck afterwards and no evening service. It’s a time for families to spend time together and remember what we celebrate Easter for, and it’s certainly not the Easter bunny.
Prayers go out to Sharon Watts, Bobby and Nancy McNew, Charlene Patrick for the loss of her husband, the Rev. Doyle Patrick, and Mr. and Mrs Ted Jones. We also need to keep praying for our country.
“You cannot see faith, but you can see the footprints of the faithful. We must leave behind faithful footprints for others to follow.”
Sunday morning a large group of men met for their monthly fellowship breakfast. They reported the food and fellowship were great as always.
Brother John Evans Jr. preached from Jeremiah 7:1-11. His subject, The House of The Lord. We must prepare for worship before we gather to do so he said. Every time we gather we need to hear God’s Word. There are some things we need to confront before we enter to worship. In this passage they were bringing sins and “junk” in their in their lives to worship. But as for them, worship for us is impossible because of what we bring to His House.
We think if we change our approach we’ll experience a greater worship. The change needs to be in us. The greatest hindrance to worship is ourselves. If we amend our ways change our lives then worship can take place.
In God’s house judgment is going to come. We can’t hide in God’s house. He says we come for all kinds of reasons but can’t worship Him without clean hearts. We need to confess our sins up to date and have the right attitude so we can worship. We need to learn how to repent before God. True worship is about being right before a Holy God. How can I worship God if I’m living in rebellion before Him?
We enjoyed a wonderful group of youth and children Wednesday night. We’re thankful for everyone who plays a part in this work. We always need more workers. If you’re looking for a place to work and serve the Lord you can find it at Holland Baptist Church.
The church voted to have Brother Chad Brandon preach for our week-end revival meetings April 5-7. We’re praying now for needed revival to begin with us individually and collectively. We hope you’ll make plans to join us for these services.
Since this week is spring break for our children we will not have classes for them Wednesday night, March 20.
May we prepare for and experience true worship in our churches tomorrow.
Conway First United Methodist
The public is invited to attend worship services which will be held throughout Holy Week leading up to Easter at First United Methodist Church in Conway.
At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, we will observe a communion service of reflection and prayer in our Sanctuary. This service will feature sacred music presented by the Chancel Choir.
We can’t have resurrection without death. Enhance the meaning of this year’s Easter celebration by spending time relating to the Passion of Jesus. Our Good Friday service is at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 29, in the Great Hall. This service will feature a Stations of the Cross feeling, with diverse musical styles presented by adults and children alike.
On Saturday, March 30, the church will hold an Easter egg hunt for the children at 9:30 a.m. at Laurel Park.
On Easter Day, celebrate the Resurrection of our Savior during worship. Traditional services will be held in the Sanctuary at 8:45 and 11 a.m., and the Good News Celebration at 9 a.m. in the Great Hall (Trinity Building). Sunday school for all ages will be at 10 a.m.
If you enjoy singing, the Chancel Choir invites you to join them on Easter Day at the 8:45 or 11 a.m. services in the Sanctuary in the final choral response, which will be Handel’s “Hallelujah” chorus from Messiah. Just come to the choir loft during the last hymn, and music will be there for you. All ages are welcome.
The public is invited to all services at First United Methodist, which is at 1610 Prince St. For more information, call the church at 501-329-3801 or visit the website at www.conwayfumc.org. In addition, check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/conwayfirstumc; follow us on Twitter @conwayfumc; and Instagram at #conwayfumc.