On Easter Sunday morning, we enjoyed a beautiful vocal duet by Dana and Alex Fourman. Pastor Bob Thompson Jr. used Revelation 1:17-18 for his message “The Resurrected Christ,” which is the foundational truth for all faith and hope. That evening, special music included a piano medley “The Cross Made the Difference” by Brian Haynes and a vocal solo by Norman Murray; Linda Murray had written the words of this song that her husband sang. Pastor Bob spoke about “Emmaus Theology and Burning Hearts” in that evening service.
The radio sermon was Angels at Easter.”
Several from our congregation traveled to the Convention Center in downtown Dayton, Ohio, for the annual Interchurch Holiness Convention on April 22-24 (Tues.-Thurs.) The theme of the convention was “The Preeminent Christ.” Those who went: Pastor Bob an Sister Cinda Thompson, Pete and Edith Johnson, Dennis and Barbara Uhles, Mary and Robert Thompson, Sr.
Annual church elections were held on Wed., April 2. Delbert M. Murray was re-elected as the church chairman, and Earnest Murray was re-elected as the Sunday school superintendent.
The Mt. Zion Bible School Alumni Banquet was held in Evans Auditorium Saturday evening, April 26. Alumni Association officers are Betty Jackson Euliss of Springfield (President), Rebecca Clouse Fleming of Mansfield (President-Elect), Kendra Brisendine Beck of Troy, MO (Secretary), and Alyssa Murray Brown of Ava (Treasurer). The meal was prepared by Susan Sales. Pastor Pudge Courtney and his wife Alta, who is an alumna, provided music and comedy. Song writer Gene Reasoner sang. The Alumni project this year is a new roof for the Elementary building.
Graduation at M.Z.B.S. is set for Tuesday evening, May 6. There are four kindergarten graduates and two eighth grade graduates.
Pastor Bob Thompson, Jr. has the chapel service for Mt. Zion Bible School each Monday morning. On April 14, he showed a video from his recent trip to Israel. Others who had chapel during March and April were Mrs. Cynthia Miller, Miss Esther Collins, Mrs. Ruth Ann Kirk, Evanegelist Ken Thompson, and Rev. Darrell Swearengin.