Fred Daugherty, Pastor ♦ Pat Ballard, Editor
Up Coming Events Past Events and Thank You
With spring, life around us begins a new phase in the journey of the seasons. Each phase had particular characteristics. Spring reminds us that new life is a wonderful and beautiful reality.
As of last Sunday, Osbornville Baptist Church congregation begins a new phase in the 181 year life cycle that has been the history of this congregation. At the quarterly business meeting on Sunday the Search Committee for a permanent pastor was announced. This is a reason for rejoicing and for prayer.
As this committee begins its work I am asking that each of us PRAY DAILY for the committee, for the decisions they will make and for the person God is choosing to become the Pastor of this congregation. At the Discernment Retreat, Elmo reminded us that this is a Spiritual Decision. Let’s open our hearts and minds so the Holy Spirit is in fact our leader and guide.
As we begin this New Phase of our Spiritual Journey, know that I too will be praying regularly for the Search Committee and for their direction. As we do this together, God will be Glorified!!!!!
†† Did you miss somthing ††
Holy Week is always a very busy time, during this we had volunteers make palm crosses, another group labeled them and others distributed in total 300 palm crosses. Thank you to all that had a part in this.
→Palm Sunday the Sunday School had their annual egg hunt. The Easter Bunny came and the children had a great time looking for eggs and getting surprises.
→April 13th was Maundy Thursday and we did not have a meal this year, instead we had cheese and crackers with grapes and figs on the tables. The service was a relaxed one with a few readers, communion was served ending with the foot washing and Pastor’s sermon.
→Good Friday was a solemn evening, all the readers did a great job and Pastor’s sermon was well received.
→Sunrise Service it had to be one of the best sunrise services as far as the weather went, perfect. We had a large turnout this year and the service was a joint effort with our church and Living Faith Bible Church.
→Easter Sunday comes with the love of knowing our Lord has risen! Well we had pure joy to have 3 people be baptized, on Easter Morning, blessing on them on their new journey.
→We had our quarterly council meeting and business meeting. There were several items being voted on. They discussed our air conditioner and the cost for replacement.
→→ † One of the other things presented was our search committee. The council has appointed the committee; this is another step towards getting a permanent pastor. Those that were selected are:
† † Please keep them in your prayers as they go forward doing the work ahead of them. † †
Barry Houman John Loutraris
Evelyn Mulcahey Paul Bowers
Kate McLoughlin & Kerri Morey
† † Some events that may be of interest † †
June 11th, will be Children’s Day. This is when the entire service is done by the children. Following the service we will have a picnic here on the side lawn. Open to everyone, the boards of Deacons/Deaconess and Sunday School will be supplying everything so there is no need to bring anything just come and enjoy.
June 18th is when our summer hours begin. We have no Sunday School and morning worship starts at 10:00 am. This is also when the office starts summer hours closed Monday and Tuesday, open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Thursday evenings at Ocean Lanes on Rt 88, in Lakewood, at 6:00 pm. Come sometime to support them and watch them play. They will be having their banquet May 25th and this will end bowling nights for the season. They will regroup in September.
Children’s choir group
meets on Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm here at the church. Open to all so if you have children, grand children and even friends or neighbors it is a great time for the children.
Let’s hear all you song birds! Come let your voice be heard. The choir practices on Wednesday evenings at 8 pm. Anyone interested in joining please come or speak to Ree Shivers.
The Silver Linings
meet on the first Saturday of the month at 12:00 pm. They also enjoy going to different restaurants and doing different activities on the third Saturday of the month. They are the 50 and up group and they seem to be doing and having a lot of fun. Come and join in. For information call 732-477-0324.
continue to have their Fellowship Breakfast; they meet at the Brick Diner, on the second Saturday of the month at 8 am. The ladies are now joining the men so come have some breakfast and great fellowship.
The birth of Mother's Day
Anna M. Jarvis (1864-1948) loved her mother dearly. It was Miss Jarvis who first suggested a national day to honor all mothers. At a memorial service for her mother on May 10, 1908, Anna gave a carnation, her mother’s favorite flower, to each person in attendance. Within a few years, the idea to honor mothers gained popularity, and Mother’s Day was soon observed annually in many large cities of the United States.
On May 9, 1914, by an act of congress, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday of May as Mother’s Day. He established the day as a time for “public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.” By then, it had become customary to wear white carnations in honor of departed mothers and red carnations to honor the living. The custom continues to this day.