Sunday Preview: June 15, 2014

Sunday, June 15, is the first Sunday after Pentecost, and is also known as Trinity Sunday. Rev. Michael F. Bailey will preach the message, Encounter, Embrace, Embody, Jesus the Christ, based on Matthew 28:16–20, at all four services of worship.

Additionally, volunteers for Bible School and the SC Mission Trip will be commissioned for their week of ministry at all four services of worship. 

Worship

In the 8:30am and 11am traditional services, the organ voluntaries and the opening hymn "Holy, Holy, Holy" (as well as the offertory at 8:30am) refer to the concept of the Trinity. The Hymn of Response, "O Zion Haste", is a response to this week's Gospel lesson, which includes the Great Commission, and the closing hymn, "This is My Father's World", is used to highlight our Father's Day observance. The Choral Anthem at 8:30am is a simple song of praise based on Psalm 118:24: "This is the day which the Lord has made". At 11am the choral anthem is a brilliant setting of the well-known hymn "How Firm a Foundation" by contemporary composer Dan Forrest.

John Voyáge

The congregation is invited to John Voyáge, a special celebration for Pastor John Bletsch, on Sunday, June 15, from 9:45am to 10:45am in the Sanctuary. This will be John’s last Sunday at our church before he departs for his new pastoral appointment in Pennsylvania. Although this celebration is appropriate for all ages, we will offer the following options during the Sunday school hour:

  • Nursery will be provided for preschool aged children and younger.
  • There will be a joint “mission project” for K through 5th Grade, or these children are welcome to attend the celebration. 
  • No middle school, high school, or adult Sunday school classes will meet.

There will be a short reception time for John before and after the celebration in the Gathering Space. Please join us as we bid a fond farewell to our beloved Pastor John.