The Fullness of Life
No where else is the fullness of life more embraced, honored, and celebrated than the local church. This will be especially true for our congregation this weekend.
On Saturday at 1:00 p.m., we will host the funeral service for Ida Ford, our church custodian who was tragically killed last week. We will be working in tandem with Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, where Ida was once a member. Rev. Henry Ficklin is pastor there and he and his choir and musicians will lead the service in our space. We will then host a reception in the fellowship hall immediately following the service.
If you are able to help host this service and the time of fellowship to follow, please be in touch with the church office. You can also contact Kerri Thompson directly, who coordinates our congregational care ministry.
Following what will be a hard day on Saturday, we will reconvene at our usual time on Sunday morning, only our worship will carry a special significance. We will be ordaining four new deacons into service and installing several more back into active service.
Our new deacons to be ordained are:
Our deacons to be installed are:
We’re so very grateful for each of these folks who have accepted the call of our congregation to lead in the way of compassion and service.
As has been our practice, the entire congregation present will be invited to come forward and bless these new ordinands through the laying on of hands. This is one of the oldest and most powerful forms of blessing we have as a church, and is always a holy moment in worship. I hope you’ll come and be a part of this important service of blessing here at the start of our new year together.
The fullness of life, with all its tenderness and blessing. We in the church are honored to be the keepers of these things, which is our holy responsibility. Thank you for your part in helping us be a place and a people worthy of the task.