“Does Our Church Have a Prayer?” This Sunday, 9 & 11

“Does Our Church Have a Prayer?” This Sunday, 9 & 11

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BROWN-MARC-444Rev. Marc Brown, Director of Connectional Ministries for the Virginia Conference, will preach at both services this Sunday, June 26. His sermon title is “Does Our Church Have a Prayer?” scripture text: Philippians 2:1-11. Rev. Gary Heaton will be worship leader.

Donna Musselwhite and Mary Elizabeth Morris will read the scripture which is Galatians 5:13-25 and Gary Morris will lead the Psalter at 11:00.

The choir anthem is “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say” (arr. Larson). Brandon Mock will play “Fanfare” by Jacques Lemmens for the Gathering Music. The offertory is “The Heavens Are Telling” (Beethoven) and the Postlude is “Toccata on Ellacombe” (arr. Mark Thallander)

Ordained in 1977, Rev. Marc Brown has served as the pastor of a variety of churches and as a district superintendent. Marc’s ministry focuses on missional church revitalization. He co-authored the book, “Does Your Church Have a Prayer?” with Kathy Merry and John Biggs.


If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, 2make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. 4Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. 5Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,
6 who, though he was in the form of God,
   did not regard equality with God
   as something to be exploited,
7 but emptied himself,
   taking the form of a slave,
   being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
8   he humbled himself
   and became obedient to the point of death—
   even death on a cross.

9 Therefore God also highly exalted him
   and gave him the name
   that is above every name,
10 so that at the name of Jesus
   every knee should bend,
   in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue should confess
   that Jesus Christ is Lord,
   to the glory of God the Father.   Philippians 2:1-11