Maiden Lane congregants gather to “watch and pray.”
By Carl Stagner
Unless you work third-shift or suffer insomnia, chances are you were asleep at midnight on Good Friday this year. Not Pastor Mark Martin and a good crowd of people from Maiden Lane Church of God, in Springfield, Ohio, though! With the aid of the Holy Spirit—and perhaps an extra cup of coffee—they could be found gathered at church, embarking on a unique adventure like never before. Inspired and challenged by Jesus’ words in Matthew 26:36–46 to “watch and pray,” even for just an hour, they took a spiritual journey back to the Garden of Gethsemane to reflect on the gravity of that historical moment, and ultimately prepare the way for a victorious Easter celebration. Continue reading
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Recently, Maiden Lane Church of God in Springfield, Ohio, held a prom dress giveaway. Many teen girls were afforded the opportunity to attend prom which, for some, might have otherwise been cost-prohibitive due to the expensive nature of prom dresses. Though atypical of what churches typically donate, each dress was laced with the love of Christ. The video above tells this encouraging story.
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