WYNNEWOOD—For numerous churches across Oklahoma, Mother’s Day Sunday (May 10) marked the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak that congregations gathered for in-person worship.

Wynnewood, First sees blessings at Mother’s Day service - Baptist Messenger of Oklahoma 1

Praise band leads worship through music at Wynnewood, First’s Mother’s Day service; (Above) Pastor Jarrod Kendall delivers the sermon at the service.

Members of Wynnewood, First experienced a special Sunday, as nearly 150 attended a lawn chair service.

Pastor Jarrod Kendall said, “Yesterday we had another drive-in/lawn chair service for Mother’s Day, which was very special.”

According to Kendall, people attended in person, as well as by Facebook Livestream. Kendall expressed gratitude to all the mothers in attendance and ones watching online.

“You all do so much. We ought to recognize you more often than one day a year,” he said.

In addition to worship through music and preaching, another element of the worship service made the day particularly meaningful. The church observed believer’s baptism.

Kendall said, “I got to baptize a father and son, as well. This is an encouragement that shows God is still saving people and drawing them close to Him during these times.”

From Wynnewood to communities all throughout the state, God has been at work amid COVID-19. He is still changing hearts and changing lives.