Rain and slightly cooler temperatures did not keep many members and guests from attending a Palm Sunday service at Vine Street Baptist Church.
Deacon Donnie Abersold opened the service with a reading of Psalm 8, then thanked God through a prayer for the new season, the flowers. In addition, Abersold prayed for the ordination service being held tonight in Jackson, TN and for Johann Kim who will be preaching today.
Member Mickie Bainter filled in today as the Worship Leader. She led the gathered through a responsive reading of Mark 11:1-10, then some songs about Christ’s entry into Jerusalem.
- All Glory, Laud, and Honor
- Hosanna, Loud Hosanna
- What a Friend We Have in Jesus
After a time of welcoming visitors and hugging necks, Kim led the congregation in a time of prayer which included
- The 10 members of the Esh Family of Marrowbone, KY and Kenneth Laymon, of Alabama, who died in the accident on Friday
- Bob Meek and his treatments for cancer
- The Shape Note Convention at the end of April.
- The SMART Kids program
- The 1000 Find It Here bags we passed out, and the replies we have already received.
- Pastor Ben and his call to be ordained into the ministry
Gary Cook read Matthew 20:17-28, and everyone sang Children of God just before the offering was collected.
Before leaving town, Ben Dockery asked Minister of Worship and Praise Johann Kim to bring today’s message. Kim preached from Matthew 21:1-17, “Palm Sunday From the Eyes of the Children”
After reading the passage, Kim read a story from an 8-year old boy who explained his thoughts about God. He spoke a few minutes about different scenes described in the passage,
- The palm branches
- The entry into the city
- The disciples
- The children
- The trip to Bethany
Kim discussed in greater detail some of the original words used in describing these scenes and the importance of children learning about this great event.
You can listen to the sermon by clicking on the player, or right-click on the link and save the file to your computer.
March 28, 2010 (Johann Kim)
A time of response and reflection was had while Bainter led the gathered in singing Praise Him! Praise Him! A few announcements were presented and a closing benediction was read.