Sunday Worship Service, July 4, 2021: The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

The flowers in the sanctuary were presented to the glory of God by Anne Paulk, Janice Topping, James Moore, and Gerald Moore in loving memory of their mother, Beverly Garner Moore Graves.

Our guest musician this Fourth of July was Larry Black, trumpeter.

Larry Black and Angie Jenkins opened the service with “Patriotic Medley” arranged by Don Phillips.

Pastor Curtis Fussell gave the Opening Litany, Prayer of Confession and Assurance of Pardon.

Pastor Emily Wilmarth invited any youngsters in the congregation to come forward for the Children’s Moment.

Pastor Emily unpacked a travel bag piece by piece, describing items one might take on a trip.

Items packed for the trip included such things as a stuffed duck for comfort, books to read, and of course, a waffle iron!

Emily then explained that, as Jesus sent his disciples out with no belongings, likewise no items are necessary for us to take along when we go out to spread the good news of God’s love.

Pastor Curtis preached on “God’s Sufficient Grace” based on a reading of 2 Corinthians 12:1-10, emphasizing that God is with us through any and all infirmities and burdens we might carry in our lives.

Pastor Emily offered the Prayers of God’s People.

Larry Black and Angie Jenkins played “Eternal Father, Strong to Save” as the Offertory.

Pastors Curtis and Emily offered the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

Curtis gave the Benediction.

Larry Black and Angie Jenkins closed the service with “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory.”

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