Service of the Lord's Day with Rev. Stephen Earl, and the installation of Elders: Ron Coleman, Kelly de Bernard, Stephanie Moehlenkamp and Mark Younkin.
Sermon Title: "Beautiful Feet and Labor Pains"
Scripture: Isaiah 52:7-10; Galatians 4:12-20.
Choral Anthem: “Many gifts, one Spirit.” Music by Mary Lynn Lightfoot. Words by Matthias Claudius.
All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above; We thank you God, we thank you God for all your gifts, your wonderful deeds, and for your love. Many gifts, one Spirit, in grateful song our voices raise. Many gifts, one Spirit, our thankful hearts sing joyful praise. All good gifts are simple gifts bestowed by God’s loving care. And may we use these precious gifts to help, inspire, reach out, and love. So many gifts to share. God is the only Maker of all things near and far; painting the wayside flower and lighting the evening star. Blessing us with the sunshine and soft, refreshing rain; With heart and voice we sing and rejoice for all good gifts, for all God’s love, for simple gifts. ‘Tis the gift to be simple, ‘tis the gift to be free, ‘tis the gift to come down where we ought to be. And when we find ourselves in the place just right, ‘twill be in the valley of love and delight.