A hot weekend with many events around the city couldn’t keep members and guests of Vine Street Baptist Church from gathering together in fellowship & community in order to learn and worship.
The main worship service began with Deacon Mickie Bainter reading Psalm 50:1-5 and saying a prayer. Worship Leader Jacob Hatcher asked the gathered to stand and sing, while Jaime Hatcher led the songs:
- Nothing But the Blood
- How Great Thou Art
After a time of fellowship, Associate Pastor Brandon Saunders set up the sermons today and tonight, returning to the normal schedule of events next week, and going over some pastoral concerns before praying for and setting the tone for the balance of the service.
Boyce College student Josh Bertsch read Revelation 21:1-4, then Jacob lead How Great is Our God. Deacon Gary Cook prayed for the offering, then the plates were passed. While the tithe was being collected, Jacob introduced a song called Psalm 126, based on the scripture and the text of Brandon’s sermon.
Today’s sermon comes as an encouragement to the body of Vine Street while we go through great trails, changes, grief and joys. The full audio of today’s message can be heard by clicking on the date link below, or right-click and select “Save As” to save the file to your computer. Click on the scripture reference to follow along with the reading.
|August 28, 2016 AM||Psalm 126||Finding Joy in the Journey||Brandon Saunders|
After the sermon, the congregation stood and reflected on the message while Jacob again sang Psalm 126. Brandon closed the service with a benediction reading.