Church choirs presenting ‘I Will Rise’

From Church Reports

Begin Holy Week with a special worship experience designed to engage
worshippers in reflecting on the death and resurrection of Christ.

Join the choirs First Baptist Church of Eupora and First United
Methodist Church for “I Will Rise,” an Easter worship event set for 6
p.m. Sunday, March 24 in the First Baptist Church sanctuary.

This is the first year for First Baptist and First Methodist to join
together for an Easter celebration.

“We are so very proud of the ecumenical worship opportunities we have
between the churches,” said the Rev. Trey Harper of First United
Methodist Church. “I believe there is no greater testament to our
faith than the way we worship with our brother and sisters in faith.”

Members of the community and area congregations are invited to attend
this special service as they prepare their hearts and minds for Easter.

“Holy Week is the cornerstone of the Christian year, and I believe
the focus on personal faith that this year’s cantata has will be a
perfect entrance into the call to reflect that defines this special
season,” Harper said.

The Rev. Travis Gray of First Baptist Church said “I Will Rise” will
be an event that you will not want to miss.

Music minister and associate pastor for FBC Eupora, Jason Carson,
said he is looking forward to God’s people joining together to
worship our Risen Savior.

“God has blessed FBC tremendously with musical talent, both vocal and
instrumental, and with people who are willing to share that talent,”
Carson said. It’s such a joy to lead in worship with our choir. You
know you have something special when just about every rehearsal
becomes a time of worship in and of itself!”

Carson said his goal for Sunday’s worship experience is for everyone
in attendance to walk away feeling like they have been a part of a
worship celebration.

“We are sharing the best news in the history of humanity – we are
proclaiming the Gospel with musical accompaniment, and we want the
focus to be on our Savior Jesus Christ,” Carson said. “We worship for
an audience of One. My hope is that all of us come from ‘I Will Rise’
not with the thought of ‘the music was great,’ but ‘our God is great!’”

The community is also invited to attend additional Holy Week services
at FBC Eupora, including Good Friday services at noon on March 29 in
the church sanctuary; sunrise services at 7:30 a.m. March 31 followed
by Easter morning breakfast in the Family Life Center at 8 a.m.; and
the preschool choir will sing Easter songs as part of the 11 a.m.
worship services.

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