Pastor Curtis led the worship service with his sermon titled “More Valuable Than Many Sparrows.” based on Scripture from Matthew 10:24-31. Pastor Emily offered prayers and assurances of pardon. Angie Jenkins played the hymns — “God of the Sparrow” and “His Eye Is On the Sparrow” — on the pipe organ, as well as the Postlude, “Voluntary on Engelberg” by Charles V. Stanford. The beautiful flowers were brought and arranged by Sally Copeland, in honor of Linda and Michael Lancaster’s 42nd wedding anniversary on June 23rd.
Scott McDuff recorded the service for YouTube, incorporating prerecorded music with accompanying photos from past services. Since we still are unable to gather together for worship, we must continue to make every effort to keep in touch with our church family members while keeping a respectful physical distance. And we look forward to a time in the not-too-distant-future when we may loosen these precautions and greet each other with hugs once again.