Holland Baptist Church
We were blessed to have Brother John Evans Jr., wife, Susan, and daughter, Loren, in our service Sunday night. Brother John preached in Brother Chad’s absence. He was away preaching in revival services Sunday night through Wednesday night. Jim Johnston lead the Wednesday night Bible study.
Some of our children and youth blessed us with their singing on the Fifth Sunday night singing. The congregation was happy for the opportunity to select songs they enjoyed. Brother Chad Brandon, David Garrett, TeJohn and Betsy Petty, and I sung a couple of songs as well. We enjoyed sweet fellowship and food after singing.
The men’s monthly fellowship breakfast is planned for April 13. They always meet and eat at 7:30 a.m. I hear lots of comments about the great food and good cooks.
A night of fun and games with an Easter theme is planned for Wednesday night April 16. Betsy Petty is director of Wednesday night activities. Parents are encouraged to join their children for this special time.
We look forward to having Brother Chad back to preach Sunday morning. The monthly business meeting is scheduled for Sunday night.
Several senior adults will be enjoying Spring Time Jubilee April 16-18 in Branson, Mo.
Everyone is invited to Easter Sunrise Service in Holland City Park at the pavilion April 20 at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast at the church will follow at 8:30. Sunday school and church services will follow the regular schedule. There will be no evening service.
We’re so thankful Bobie Hendrickson has been able to attend Sunday school and church the last two Sundays. We continue to pray for her and many others. Marsha Brown, Shelley Brandon, Mary Shannon, Tim Brewer and family, Wanda Rose, and Brother Chad are among those.
We would welcome your presence in our congregation any time.
First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church will be holding Holy Week services beginning this Sunday, April 13, Palm Sunday, at 10 a.m. worship service will include special music by Alisa Coffey, principal harpist of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. She will play four pieces including “Debussy,” “Handel,” “Hyfrydol,” and “Wondrous Love.” All worshippers will be invited to be a part of the processional, waving palm branches in welcoming our Lord to Jerusalem.
On Thursday, April 17, Maundy Thursday, at 7 p.m. special music by the Chancel Choir, “Song of Remembrance,” with communion offered to all in attendance, recognizing Jesus and his celebration of the Last Supper before his crucifixion.
On Friday, April 18, Good Friday, Tenebrae, at 7 p.m. the worship service will focus on the seven last words of Christ as he hung from the cross. Special music will include “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,” by the Chancel Choir.
On Sunday, April 20, Easter Sunrise Service, at 7 a.m. in the Memorial Garden of the Church (weather, permitting; otherwise, in the Fellowship Hall). Please bring lawn chairs. Communion will be offered, and a pancake breakfast, prepared by the Men of the Church, will also be served following, in the Fellowship Hall.
Sunday School will be held at 9 a.m. and Worship Service at 10 a.m., with special music by the Chancel Choir and Ruth Floyd Handbell Ringers.
Howard Reed is serving the church as Transitional Pastor. Lyle Rupert is Director of Music, and Clara Martin, is Pianist.
The church is located at 2400 Prince St. Please call the church office at 329-6483 for additional information.