Arbor Newsletter for April

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  • Spring is here and Easter is upon us!  Jesus had to die on the cross and shed His blood for us, so we could be brought back into relationship with God. He was the final sacrifice. Through Jesus blood being shed for us, our sins have been forgiven! Then, through His resurrection we, too, can be raised to new life in Him. When we come to the Lord, He makes us new creations. We have Jesus' resurrected life in us. Easter isn't at all about Easter bunnies and Easter eggs, though these things are nice to have at Easter time. I've heard it said that the Easter egg represents 'new life' – as a chicken hatches from an egg. It is okay to enjoy chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs at Easter time but let us not forget the real meaning of Easter.


    Important News
    Egg Hunt and Lunch - APRIL 10TH after the morning service

    Bring a side to go with Burgers and Hotdogs




  • March has been a good month. You have been faithful in attendance and in financial giving. We finished the final touches of finishing the FLC. The children’s department has been painted and new carpet installed. Thanks to all who worked on these projects. We are still thanking God for His blessings from the women’s conference.

    Thank you, Jarrett Yarbrough, for speaking the Wednesday I had a chaplain’s workshop. Derrick was scheduled to speak on family Sunday, and he graciously agreed to speak Sunday night so I can take a few days off with the grandchildren over spring break.

    The ending of the service on the 20th was a God thing. It was so obvious the Spirit of God was present and moving. I am excited that our men’s steering committee had their first meeting. They are so excited with so many fresh ideas. Get ready men.

    April is going to be an exciting month. We will be celebrating Easter. With the COVID in remission, I trust we are close to our folks coming back on a regular basis. Have a nice forever!


  • 33 “Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ 34 But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. 37 Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.  Matthew 5:33-37

    The words that we choose to use are important.  Do we as feel the need to add to our conversation or to add to the validity of our statement.  Above Jesus says let your mean yes and your no mean no.  We as followers of Jesus should be known for keeping our word and for the trustworthiness of our words.  Unfortunately, a common expression today is to say I swear and then put the Holy Name of God after those words.  God’s Name is Holy and reverent and should be treated as such.  His Name should only be mentioned with respect, awe, reverence, and worship.   

    The Tenebrae service is for the community and will be a reflection on what our Lord endured on the day of His death.

    Community Tenebrae Service is April 15.  Invite friends

    Youth Golf Tournament April 9

    Youth Spaghetti Fundraiser April 24

    Youth Mountain Trip June 2-7

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  • Ushers/Deacon of the Week for April

     

    Apr 3  Matt Cleghorn, Brian Cobb, Jeff Kight, David Conger,

              Chris Wynn, Tony Ellington, Vince Yarbrough

               Deacon of the Week – Mike Yarbrough

     

    Apr 10  Paul Henry, Adam Cobb, Blake Yarbrough, Ashley Pate,

                 Bobby Cobb, Roy Bryan, Randy Hughes, Charlie Young

                  Deacon of the Week – Bobby Cobb

     

    Apr 17  Andy Harper, Dwight Huggins, Brandon Phillips,

                 Jake Taylor, Lee Cone, Tracy Nipper, Sammy Reynolds            

     

    Apr 24  Jeff Lewis, Walter Chaney, Stephen Peterson,

                William McKinley, Julian Yarbrough, Kenny James,

                Kenny Ray Davis, Jr., Andy Alexander

                Deacon of the Week -  Julian Yarbrough


  • April Birthdays

    2nd Christine Phillips, Amber Passmore

    3rd Melinda McKinley, Emma Sellars

    7th Raylea Phillips

    8th Allen Guy

    9th James Hudson

    10th Sammy Guy

    11th Ann Krause, Kelly Guy, Gabriel Wallace

    12th Sammy Reynolds

    14th Jan Park, Christine Stone

    15th Chip Shaddix

    18th Pam Hunter

    20th John Mark Chaney

    26th Jack Sexton, Maelyn Turner

    28th Dianne Pearce, Anna Burkett




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