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Honor all mothers for Mother’s Day
Happy birthday to all the May birthdays. May is a very busy month with Mother’s Day, graduation, Memorial Day, and for most schools the end of the year. Richville started the month off with Bingo at the fire department. There was a very good turnout with several new faces. The crowd was more talkative than usual. Everyone had a good time! Watch for the announcement of the next one!
Don’t forget this Sunday is Mother’s Day. Rejoice for those that still have their mothers and pray for those whose mothers have passed away. I am very thankful that I still have my mom. Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis after the death of her mother to honor the sacrifices mothers make for their children. While the first official celebration was in 1908 it didn’t become a national holiday until 1914. President Woodrow Wilson established it as a national holiday on the second Sunday in May. Ms. Jarvis later lobbied to get it removed as a national holiday due to the commercialism that had occurred. Phone companies report more calls on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year.
Concord Baptist Church had a good Homecoming service. Everyone present enjoyed the music and the preaching, in addition to the fellowship meal. Providence Baptist Church had a good service at their two services. Soon, we hope to begin having Sunday school again, as well. Don’t forget our Ladies Bible Study on Sunday afternoon at 4 or on Tuesday at 10:30. Also, the Men’s Bible Study on Thursday evenings at 6. These are open to anyone interested.
Concord Baptist Church will host the Central Baptist Association “Pastor’s Preaching Conference” on May 16 at 2:30 pm. Pastor James Gallops and Bro. Charles Stone will be the speakers. Make plans now for an exciting time of preaching and fellowship.
My scripture this week is inspired by Mother’s Day. Several came to mind with Proverbs 31:10-12 probably being the most quoted. However, the one I want to share is in Exodus 20:12, “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.” Yes, this says father and mother, but many fathers serve as mothers and vice versa. Also, there are many women and men that step up and fill in as mothering symbols. Mother’s Day is to honor them and let them know you love them for what they have done for you. While cards, flowers and gifts are nice, a hug and “I love you” will mean more and be a blessing to hear. I think that’s why Ms. Jarvis was so upset about how commercialized the holiday had become. She just wanted to honor the memory of her mother by having others honor their mother.
Please continue to be in prayer for the sick in our community and to those that have lost loved ones. Especially be in prayer for Milton and Paulette Ellington and their family with the loss of their grandson, Clay. There are others in our community that have recently lost a loved one that we need to keep in our prayers. Children and parents that this is the first Mother’s Day without their mother or child especially need our prayers. God knows their names and needs. Until next week, take care and be joyful!