Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Easter Worship 2012

Easter Worship was the culmination of our sermon series on the Apostle's Creed.  The Sturgeon and Riggs congregations memorized the creed during Lent and we recited it from memory on Easter.  Four new members joined the Riggs church and one joined at Sturgeon.  At the conclusion of the service each family was given a sand dollar to remind them of each part of the Apostle's Creed.

The Legend of the Sand Dollar

There's a lovely little legend
that I would like to tell,
of the birth and death of Jesus,
found in this lowly shell.

If you examine closely,
you'll see that you find here,
four nail holes and a fifth one,
made by a Roman's spear.

On one side the Easter lily,
its center is the star,
that appeared unto the shepherds
and led them from afar.

The Christmas Poinsettia
etched on the other side,
reminds us of His birthday,
our happy Christmastide.

Now break the center open,
and here you will release,
the five white doves awaiting,
to spread Good Will and Peace.

This simple little symbol,
Christ left for you and me,
to help us spread His Gospel,
through all Eternity.

Author Unknown

Garry Self, Jack Lipscomb and Kenny Harrison in suits and ties.  Now that is not a sight you will see very often.  Happy Easter Everyone!

Community Easter Sunrise at Sturgeon

The Sturgeon United Methodist Church hosted a community Easter Sunrise Worship followed by a fellowship breakfast.  Eight-five people attended the service.

Brother Paul Young from the Sturgeon Baptist Church brought the message.

Special music was provided by Dorthea Barton, H.C. and Susan Russel, and Pastor Mike Will.  The sumptuous breakfast was provided by Ruth and Ed Threlkeld.

Bobby and Norma's 60th Anniversary!

Bobby and Norma Bradley celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, March 25th.  Fifty-five of their family and friends were in worship to honor them that day.

Following worship there was a great time of feasting and fellowship complete with a barbershop quartet to serenade the happy couple.

Maundy Thursday Worship

The Riggs sanctuary was transformed into the upper room for a Maundy Thursday Agape Meal on April 5th.  We ate the foods that were eaten during the Passover meal and read the words that Jesus shared with his disciples during the Last Supper.

Cross Connection Concert!

Forty people attended the Cross Connection Concert at Riggs on Sunday, March 4th.  $375 was given that night to support their singing ministry.  It was a wonderful evening and a successful outreach to our community