This Coming Sunday Morning...
We invite you to visit Sunday morning, 4949 Caroline St.
Here is a preview of this coming Sunday's service.
Adult Education (2nd floor, Building B)
This Sunday, October 26, Patrick Parker will debut a keynote speech on "Cultivating Hope" that he will deliver several times in 2020. The presentation addresses current social issues, uses examples of hope from his life, including coming to understand gender in new ways. He will paint a story of what hope can create through his take on the innovation story of the Wright brothers.
Children & Youth Sunday School
The PreK class - Ages 3-Kindergarten will use the Shine curriculum for the lesson "Ruth and Naomi," all about friendship, Ruth 1-4. They will make story puppets.
Elementary class - Grades 1-5 will use the Shine curriculum and study the lesson "Fall of Jerusalem", 2 Kings 24:18-25:21. They will learn about and create a personal symbol.
Youth Group - The youth (grades 6-12) will meet at 10am in the orange classroom to drill down into the book of Acts through the story "The church in Corinth", Acts 18:1-7, 1 Corinthians 13.
9am & 11 am
We will turn our attention to words of the prophet Isaiah this Sunday. Isaiah is full of rich imagery of a time in the future, a time of peace and sharing. Let’s consider how we might make such a vision a reality.
Scripture: Isaiah 65:17-25
- Laura Mayo
At the 9:00 service this Sunday, a small ensemble will sing "Let There Be Peace on Earth," a song written by Jill Jackson-Miller and Sy Miller in 1955. It was initially written for and sung by the International Children's Choir created by Easter Beakly and Arthur Granger of the Granger Dance Academy in Long Beach, California. The song's composers led a number of rehearsals for the children's choir from 1955 to 1957, and the song continues to be the theme for this group of children who represent a host of nations.
At the 11:00 service, the Covenant Singers will sing "And I Saw a New Heaven," by Edgar L. Bainton (1880-1956). Bainton was an English born composer, who worked at the Newcastle Upon Tyne Music Conservatory. During a 1914 trip to Bayreuth, he was arrested spent until 1918 in a civilian detention camp as a "male enemy alien of military age." He moved to Australia in 1934. "And I Saw a New Heaven," written in 1928, is the Revelation parallel to Sunday's scripture from Isaiah.
- David Lee