When we think of our worship life, it is really important to remember special Sundays. On September 15, we celebrated one of these.
First, we were surprised by John Coakley (clarinet), John Leonard (cello) and Ben Berman (piano) when they framed worship with pieces from Beethoven and Max Bruch. Our Senior Choir followed suit with an anthem by C.L. Williams.
The sermon that followed was delivered by Rev. Derrick Jones, who works for our denomination’s mission office for Africa in Chicago. Derrick provided us also with a very interesting PowerPoint presentation on the situation in South Sudan. That is the country where Rev. Elly Kajaminyo lives, the missionary our congregation has been supporting for a few years. Derrick renewed in us a sense of the importance of the work in South Sudan.
We also celebrated the baptism of Fawn Stephens on that particular Sunday. Several persons have been baptized as adults in our church in recent years. Each time, it is a reminder how much the world in front of our door steps is asking for God’s grace.