Our Children and Youth presented the true meaning of Christmas on Sunday, December 18 during the 11a.m. worship service. Below are a few pictures of the wonderful group of young people we have in our midst. Thank you to the congregation who supports their efforts, and to all parents for bringing the children to us!
Members of the Lake Huron Presbytery and members of our congregation were privileged to participate in a joyful installation of our new co-pastors, Lindsey and Robbie Carnes, on Sunday afternoon, May 22, 2016.
Our church welcomes Ishmael Siniarski to its church family!
Our youth are truly spirit filled and disciples of Christ. Here is an excerpt from the 9am worship service on February 21, 2016 Youth Sunday where 5 youth interpreted scripture while senior Emily Kinser read the passage. Emily also gave this year’s sermon. All parts of worship were written and delivered by youth at both the 9 & 11am worship services; the theme was “Bread of Life.” And who do you say is the Son of Man?
On Sunday, December 27, our congregation participated in its first Taize Worship service. Our new Presbyterian Hymnal, “Glory to God,” contains 20 Taize songs – four of which were introduced to our congregation. During the time of personal prayer and reflection, candle light was shared and members were invited to come forward, as they felt led, to place their candle in the receptacle and linger for personal contemplation. This time was used to reflect, pray, or to renew commitments to Christ and His church as we approach a New Year. Four of our college students came home and assisted in worship with readings and passing the flame. This worship service was very moving and meaningful. Below is a picture of our chancel area at the end of service.
Our Jr. & Sr. High youth led both worship services for Youth Sunday, February 15, on the transfiguration of Jesus. Senior Olivia Kirkey did an excellent job delivering the sermon titled “The Good, the Bad, and the In-Between,” after a re-enactment of Mark 9:2-9. The message explored how the transfiguration was one way Jesus revealed his divinity to the disciples, and the crucifixion was his final act of revelation. The question was posed, “How will you allow Jesus to reveal himself to you?”
Thank you to Cindy Crawford, Sheila Tabone, Colin & John Hodgkin, and the Lamplights Children’s Choir and the Illuminate Praise Choir for beautifully leading us in music and song! I heard it said that the service was “very worshipful,” “inspirational,” “moving,” and “very well done.”
It is tradition that youth write all parts of worship for this service. Thank you, youth, for your thoughtful and respectful approach to the meaning and experience of worship! Below is a picture of those who wrote and participated in service – regretfully the choirs and musicians are not pictured.
November 16th’s 5th Sunday service was led by and filled with the Holy Spirit – someone commented that it was “very worshipful”! Emily Kinser gave a great sermon, stirred quite a few hearts, and challenged folks to get out of their comfort zones- throw off their cozy blankets- and live a life with God! Below is a picture of some of the children and youth in choir and youth group practicing sign language for the anthem “As It Is In Heaven” by Michael W. Smith. A huge THANK YOU to Erin Bradley for teaching us all sign language, to the band – Colin & John Hodgkin – piano & keyboards, Julie Hussar – harp, Logan Kirkey – bass guitar, and Andrew Donar – drums, and to all of the children, youth and adults that participated. Praise God!
The Lenten Simple Meals has been cancelled for this evening, March 12, due to the weather.
All choirs will still meet at there reguarly scheduled times.