We welcome you to FEA, where we are overcoming through the power of the Word. May God bless you richly today.
All across the world today, over 46 countries are honoring mothers. They are being honored with cards, candies, flowers and dinners. But have you ever considered how this became a legal holiday in our nation? Mother’s Day was first suggested in the United States by Julia Ward Howe, writer of the Battle Hymn of the Republic. She suggested that this day be dedicated to peace. Miss Howe organized Mother’s Day meetings in Boston, Massachusetts yearly.
In 1877, Mrs. Juliet Calhoun Blakely inadvertently set Mother’s Day in motion. On Sunday, May 11, 1877, which was her birthday, the pastor of her Methodist Episcopal Church left the pulpit abruptly, being distraught over the behavior of his son. Mrs. Blakely stepped to the pulpit to take over the remainder of the service and called for other mothers to join her. Mrs. Blakely’s two sons were so touched by her gesture that they vowed to return to their hometown of Albion, Michigan every year to mark their mother’s birthday and to pay tribute to her. In addition, the two brothers also urged business associates and those they met while traveling as salesman to honor their mothers on the second Sunday of May. They also urged the Methodist Episcopal Church in Albion to set aside the second Sunday of each May to honor all mothers.
While there were local celebrations honoring mothers in the late 1800’s, it was largely due to the efforts of Anna Jarvis that Mother’s Day became a national holiday in the United States. Anna’s mother, Mrs. Anna M. Jarvis, had been instrumental in developing “Mothers Friendship Day” which was part of the healing process of the Civil War. In honor of her mother, Miss Jarvis wanted to set aside a day to honor all mothers, living and dead. In 1907, Miss Anna began a campaign to establish a national Mother’s Day. She persuaded her mother’s church in Grafton, West Virginia to celebrate Mother’s day on the second anniversary of her mother’s death, the 2nd Sunday of May. By the next year Mother’s Day was also celebrated in her own city of Philadelphia.
Miss Jarvis and her supporters began to write to pastors, evangelists, businessmen, and politicians in their crusade to establish a national Mother’s Day. The campaign was a success. By 1911, Mother’s Day was celebrated in almost every state in the Union. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson made the official announcement proclaiming Mother’s Day as a national holiday to be celebrated each year on the second Sunday of May.
We give God thanks for mothers today. We are to honor mothers because of their strength, love, and faith. We are to honor mothers because God demands that mothers be honored and respected (Eph. 6:2-3). Mothers are to be honored as a whole, but especially by their children. God has promised a special blessing to those who do so. God has promised that those who do so will live long and prosperous lives right here on earth. May God’s blessing be upon our mothers today and every day. Amen!
Happy Mother’s Day!
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK
- Board Meeting is cancelled
- LUNCH HOUR HOTLINE /BIBLICAL DYNAMICS
- Wednesday, 12:00 noon – Lunch Hour Hotline
- 5:30 p.m. – Biblical Dynamics (The study of the book of “Revelation”.)
- HOUR-OF-POWER PRAYER SESSION
- Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
- NEXT SUNDAY
- Worship & Ministry, 9:00 a.m.
- The Kingdom Men’s Ministry Meeting , 6:00 p.m.
- The Kings Daughter’s Ministry Meeting , 6:00 p.m.
Sunday School Ministry
As the Sunday School Ministry prepares for Vacation Bible School this summer, we’re kindly asking that you save the following items for us.
- Bottle caps – All colors and sizes.
- Toilet and bounty paper rolls,
- Cartoon boxes – All sizes
- Empty tape rolls – All sizes
- Cans & tins – Pringles, drink mix & food cans.
Please drop items off at Sunday School. Thanks in advance. God bless. Sunday School Director Yuette Austin
YOUTH SUNDAY- May 29th
Everyone is encouraged to invite the youth
to participate in our Worship Experience.
World Overcomers: WSTA 1340 AM station: Sundays at 8:30 a.m. & Tuesdays at 6:00 a.m.
- Website: http://www.fea.vi & Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- On our Website you will find: Live Streaming, free copies of our audio message & radio broadcast. You also can see Live Streaming on Facebook & YouTube.
The vision of FRENCHTOWN EVANGELISTIC ASSEMBLY, INC. is to be a mighty people who live as world over-comers: being all God wants them to be, doing all God wants them to do, possessing all God wants them to possess, and manifesting the power of God through signs, wonders and mighty deeds.
The mission of FRENCHTOWN EVANGELISTIC ASSEMBLY, INC. is to bring sinners to Christ, to establish believers in the faith, and to equip the saints to impact the nation and beyond for the glory of God.