The beautiful flowers in the sanctuary today were given to the glory of God by Betty Fisher in memory of her father and brother, James H. and Charles N. Crawford.
Prerecorded music featuring the Sacred Sounds Handbell Choir opened the service with a bell peal and prelude from June 30, 2019. The anthem was “Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend, sung by our Chancel Choir on May 13, 2018.
This week marks the last Sunday Pastor Emily will be with us for a few months, as she prepares to give birth and take a leave of absence to begin the journey of life with her newborn child. We keep Emily in our prayers and wish her family a blessed time of bonding with the new little one.
Pastor Emily’s sermon, “A Word of Joy and Peace,” was based on readings from Isaiah 55:10-13, and Matthew 13:1-9.
Pastor Curtis offered prayers and assurances of pardon, and Angie Jenkins played the closing hymn, “Blessed Jesus, At Your Word,” the Benediction, “God Be With You Til We Meet Again” and the Postlude, “Marche Royale” by Jean-Baptiste Lully, on the pipe organ.
Scott McDuff continues the recording of services for YouTube, incorporating prerecorded music from our past services with accompanying photos.