The Gordonsville Herald
Volume XXXVV, Issue 4 April 1, 2021
THINK IT OVER . . .
One Sunday on their way home from church, a little girl turned to her mother and said, “Mommy, the preacher’s sermon this morning confused me.” The mother said, “Oh really? Why is that?” The girl replied, “Well, he said that God is bigger than we are. Is that true?” The mother replied, “Yes, that’s true, honey.” Full of questions, the little girl continued: “And he also said that God lives in us. Is that true Mommy?” Again, the mother’s response was “Yes.”
After a moment of quiet, the mother thought the issue had been resolved. “Well,” said the little girl, “If God is bigger than us and He lives in us . . . wouldn’t He show through?”
Out of the mouth of babes we sometimes hear the best lessons. In Mark 10:15, Jesus said, “Mark this: Unless you accept God’s Kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you’ll never get in” (The Message). Oh, that we wouldn’t work so hard to complicate the Gospel message.
The message of Easter is so simple. Yes, God is bigger than we are but because of the Cross, He lives inside of us and He ought to show through. When others look at us, do they see Jesus?
As you celebrate Easter this year, think it over . . . does Jesus show through you? We live in a society that needs to see Jesus, now more than ever. Why not let it see Him in you? Easter is a special time of the year. This Easter, celebrate it by letting Jesus show through at home, at work, at school, or wherever you are.
He is Risen,
COMMUNITY SUNRISE SERVICE
MAPLEWOOD CEMETERY 6:45 AM
EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE
In Sanctuary and
Bring Your Own Bread & Juice (BYOB&J) AT HOME
APRIL 4, 2021 11 AM
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Excerpts from the March 10, 2021 Business Meeting (motions made and passed):
- A bid of $5,350 for granite sign with church name on both sides. No price was presented for brick or brick work.
- David Navarre presented Audit Report and all checking accounts have been audited.
PLEASE plan to attend the next Church Business Meeting on May 12, 2021 at 7 PM (social distancing in the Fellowship Hall)
Beginning Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, we will be providing Children’s Church (Kindergarten through 5th Grade). Children’s Church will be held in the Fellowship Hall with social distancing. All children and adults will be required to wear a mask. Our Children’s Team has worked hard to get our children back in church and we are all grateful. We look forward to seeing you and your children on Easter Sunday.
North American Missions /Annie Armstrong Offering Goal: $ 1,500 To Date: $ 415
GOSHEN SPRING MISSIONS CELEBRATION Sunday, April 11 3 PM ORANGE BAPTIST CHURCH
GOSHEN ASSOCIATION SPRING MEETING Tuesday, April 27 at 2 PM MECHANICSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH
(Attention Messengers – Please let the church office know if you will be attending.)
OCC / HOPE FOR APPALACHIA
We are trying to share and glean projects that can be homemade and used with OCC and/or Hope for Appalachia. If you are interested in assisting with projects, donating materials or just want to come out and fellowship with us, please do. We plan to meet together twice a month to keep up with projects and accomplishments, and fellowship together. Meetings will be the 1st Tuesday from 11 AM—2 PM (starting May 1st)(bring bag lunch) and 3rd Tuesday (starting April 20th)from 4—8 PM (no one has to stay the 4 hours, but may get started working on something and want to hang around). Consider this a “drop-in shower for OCC/HA gifts.” If there are any questions, please see Tina, Marsha or call the church office (832-2075).
- Don’t take time to make something that you can purchase that’s just as cost and quality effective.
- We are not trying to request anyone spend money, but would like us all to share ideas and remnants and just make projects.
- If someone has a yarn stash and wants to get rid of it, just share if you want to.
ITEMS THAT CAN BE DONATED FOR THE PICTURED PROJECTS:
- Yarn—cotton (if possible) or acrylic
- Lays Stax potato chips cans with lids
- Tennis ball cans with lids
- Plastic Bags—Food Lion, Dollar General, Roses, etc.
- Makeup bags (unused)
- Cotton quilt batting scraps
- Snap fasteners
- Flannel fabric—10” x 15” or larger
- Wooden curtain rings
- Plastic bracelet
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:30 AM
SPIRITUAL SEEKERS CLASS
COMBINED CROSSROADS, JOURNEY, AND FRIENDSHIP CLASSES
(Main Floor Classroom—Social Distancing)
SUNDAY AT 11 AM
CHILDREN’S CHURCH (Fellowship Hall)
LIVE WORSHIP (Sanctuary)
COME JOIN US!