The very first Sunday of 2018 continued a long stretch of bitterly cold temperatures outside. On the inside, however, members and guests were warmed by both the hard working furnaces and the warmth that comes seeing fellow believers gathered for study, prayer, singing and hearing the Word of God.
The service began when Senior Pastor Spencer Harmon reading Psalm 65 and saying a prayer. Jacob Hatcher played his guitar while Nolan Hodge played his djembe, and together they led everyone as they sang Jesus Messiah. Jacob welcomed everyone to service today and then a time of greeting one another was given.
Spencer brought the fellowship time to a close by going over a few announcements.
- Winter Break continues for the month of January
- Special Called Business Meeting scheduled for January 21, 2018 for a brief budget update
- Other pastoral concerns
After Spencer said a pastoral prayer, the ushers collected the offering while Jacob led the gathered in song.
- We Will Feast in the House of Zion
- What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Deacon Donnie Aebersold read today’s sermon scripture, and then Spencer delivered today’s message. The full audio 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.
|January 7, 2018||Hebrews 4:14-16||Boldness in Prayer||Spencer Harmon|
After the sermon, Christians participated in the Lord’s Supper, and then everyone stood and sang Come Ye Sinners during a time of reflection.
Spencer closed the service with an invitation for anyone to speak to a pastor after the service about church membership, becoming a Christian, or to discuss today’s sermon. He read a closing scripture and then dismissed the group.