“By Our Love” This Sunday at 9 and 11

“By Our Love” This Sunday at 9 and 11

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Join us for worship this Sunday, February 7 at 9 or 11.  Hannah Oakes is guest speaker at both services and her sermon title is “By Our Love” (Luke 9:28-36).

Hannah currently works at Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare for people struggling with mental illness and substance abuse issues. Before working at Blue Ridge, Hannah spent three years working at Camp Bethel. She has a huge heart for camp ministry and relational ministry. In December, Hannah traveled to Uganda to minister with Agape Christian School orphans and fell in love! She plans to return to Uganda each year to continue her relationship with the staff and students.

Hannah will graduate from Radford University with a Bachelors of Social Work in May 2016. She is a member of Summerdean Church of the Brethren.

At 11:00 the anthem by the Chancel Choir is “Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies” (Willan). Gathering music by Richard Cummins at the 11:00 service includes Pastorale “Forest Green” (Purvis) and In a Monastery Garden (Ketelbey).

 8Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 29And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. 30Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. 31They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. 33Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah” —not knowing what he said. 34While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud. 35Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!” 36When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen.   Luke 9:28-36