With the help of several members of the church, sidewalks and steps were cleared, parking lot prepared, allowing for members and guests of Vine Street Baptist Church to safely arrive and come inside for a warm time of fellowship, singing & worshiping, and listening to God’s word.
The service began with Associate Pastor of Youth Justin Francis reading Jeremiah 9:23-24 and saying a prayer. Nolan Hodge played the piano, while he led everyone in the song O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing.
For several minutes, the gathered spent some time greeting one another. Members said hello to guests and welcomed them warmly. Hugs and handshakes were many. Justin returned to the platform and gave a few announcements, then he said a pastoral prayer for some church concerns.
Nolan continued the service and led the congregation in additional songs, while the ushers collected the offering.
- The Solid Rock
- Abide with Me, Fast Falls the Eventide
- It is Well
Joshua McCarthy read today’s sermon test, and then Associate Pastor of Worship, Jacob Hatcher, 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 14, 2018||Genesis 28:10-17||A Certain Place||Jacob Hatcher|
After the sermon everyone stood and sang Great is Thy Faithfulness during a time of reflection.
Justin 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.