Hales Chapel Family,
We had a wonderful worship service as we joined our hearts together in worship of the Lord through music, as the choir shared “Our God Saves,” and as we examined being the salt of the earth. We concluded the Beatitudes the week before, so I started on Sunday preaching through the rest of the Sermon on the Mount. You will want to make a special effort to join us for worship this Sunday, as Dr. Chuck Register will be preaching for us again. Chuck always does a masterful job of proclaiming God’s Word. Please, be aware of our special schedule for the week of Easter. You will want to be participate in each of these opportunities of service and worship.
We have been challenged by the videos that have been shown in the worship services related to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions. Our goal for the Annie Armstrong Offering is $5,000. Let’s pray for the church planting efforts taking throughout North America. Let’s give so this work can continue.
Devotional Thought: This is wedding week for the James Gang as our youngest daughter, Elizabeth, will be marrying Nathan Batchelor on Saturday, March 19th. We are happy and excited for the couple. With the focus of the wedding, I want to highlight 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7: Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. 7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. These words related to love should challenge not only Elizabeth and Nathan, but all couples. Actually these words should be the gold standard for us in all of our relationships.
Ø Dr. Chuck Register preaching on Sunday, March 20th
Ø Easter Week Schedule
o No Wednesday activities on March 23, 2016
o Maundy Thursday Service on March 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM
o Spring Fling on Saturday, March 26th, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
o Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 7:00 AM at the Pavilion
o Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 8:00 AM
o Sunday School at 9:00 AM on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016
o Worship Service at 10:00 AM on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016
Ø Community-Wide Revival will be April 17-20, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Antioch Baptist Church. Our guest preacher will be Dr. Jim Shaddix, Professor of Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Shaddix is an excellent proclaimer of the Word and is a highly sought after preacher for conventions, conferences, revivals, and supply preaching.