Across Oklahoma, Easter Sunday (April 4) marked a day of blessings and renewal for many churches. Reports were seen on social media of churches having the highest attendance in months, of many baptisms taking place and of renewed evangelism efforts.
At Yukon, Trinity, pastor Brian Mills reported 21 baptisms on Easter Sunday.
“What a day seeing people follow through in Baptism! Wow!” Mills reported on Facebook. “Proud of (my son) Parker and all the others who were baptized today!”
Julio Crespo, pastor of Oklahoma City, Iglesia Central, one of Oklahoma Baptists’ Hispanic congregations, reported on Facebook that eight people were baptized on Easter Sunday.
In all parts of the state, many reports were shared about people following the Lord in believer’s baptism on Easter Sunday.
Prior to Easter, Oklahoma Baptist churches offered robust activities and services leading into the holiday.
On Good Friday (April 2), Owasso, First offered a special Lord’s Supper event called the “Upper Room,” at which members took part in an interactive time of worship around the Lord’s Table, styled after the meal Jesus shared with His disciples. Pastor Chris Wall called it “an amazing way to experience Good Friday.”
Edmond, Henderson Hills offered a Good Friday Experience, a come-and-go “interactive and immersive experience” of the week leading up to the resurrection of Jesus. Individuals and families took part in the multi-station worship experience, which had an adult and children’s curriculum.
When compared to the virtual Easter happenings of 2020 that were limited by the pandemic, the 2021 Easter holiday in Oklahoma was reinvigorated and saw many blessings.
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