FBC Eupora to host special services for Good Friday, Easter Sunday

easter-dayWhat a wonderful weekend to join First Baptist Church of Eupora for a variety of events that will celebrate that “Jesus is Alive!”

“It is our prayer that He (Jesus) lives in you,” said Rev. Travis Gray of First Baptist Church of Eupora. “If you do not know Jesus personally, we would love to share with you how you can.”

Weekend events begin with the Good Friday Service, set for noon March 25 in the church sanctuary. The community is invited to come and focus on the passion of the cross in preparation for the joy of the resurrection.

The Easter Sunday events begin at 7:30 a.m. with Sunrise Service on the front lawn (weather permitting), followed by Easter Fellowship Breakfast in the Family Life Center at 8:15 a.m. and Sunday School at 10 a.m. Sunday.

“We would love to have you be our guest,” Gray said. “Someone will be available to help you find a class just for you.”

The Easter Sunday Morning Worship will be a lot different from in year’s past.

Instead of the traditional Easter Cantata held the week before, FBC Eupora Choir will have their cantata as the Easter Morning Worship Service.

“Our adult choir will be leading us through a special time of worship through music,” Gray said. “The music and message will take us on a journey to the cross.”

FBC Eupora Music Director John Herring said this will be more of a praise and worship service with as “a selection of anthems rather than a prepackaged cantata.”

Herring said all of the songs are newer, contemporary worship songs.

“This service will be different in that we will simply worship through songs that we would normally sing over several Sundays,” Herring said. “All of these songs, in my opinion, are a very powerful message about the cross and Jesus Christ.”

One of Herring’s favorite songs in the Easter Sunday program is Victor’s Crown.

“This song reminds us that Jesus wears the victor’s crown because of what He did at the cross,” Herring said. “He gave the ultimate sacrifice and he died for our sins! He has overcome everything!”

Another one of Herring’s favorite songs in this program is At the Cross Love Ran Red.

“This song again reminds us that Jesus paid it all,” Herring said. “Really, I would have to say that I love every song we are singing.”

Herring said he hopes every person who comes to this service will “experience the presence of the Lord in this place.”

“I want us all to forget about every distraction that gets thrown in the way and truly worship the Lord!” Herring said.

“May we never forget the price Jesus paid for us to have eternal life,” Gray said. “We would be greatly pleased to have you join us for this very special day.”

For more information about First Baptist Church of Eupora, go to our website at http://www.fbceupora.com or call the church office at (662) 258-3491.



See this story in the March 23, 2016 edition of The Webster Progress Times at http://websterprogresstimes.com/2016/03/23/church-hosting-special-services-friday-sunday/

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