This Sunday, July 31, at 9 and 11:00 Rev. Gary Heaton will bring the final message in his sermon series, “Peace Like a River,” about unity in a world of division. The title is “Across the River” and the scripture text is Joshua 3:14-17.
Reading scripture at the early service is Mark Burton and at 11:00 it is Barbara Devlin. Barbara Thomas is leading the Psalter at 11:00 and at 11 the choir is singing, “On My Way to Jordan” by Jay Althouse. Brandon Mock will play “Promised Land” arr. Joseph Martin for the gathering music at the second service and “Lead On, O King Eternal” arr. by Evanovich for the postlude.
4 When the people set out from their tents to cross over the Jordan, the priests bearing the ark of the covenant were in front of the people.15 Now the Jordan overflows all its banks throughout the time of harvest. So when those who bore the ark had come to the Jordan, and the feet of the priests bearing the ark were dipped in the edge of the water, 16 the waters flowing from above stood still, rising up in a single heap far off at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan, while those flowing toward the sea of the Arabah, the Dead Sea,[a] were wholly cut off. Then the people crossed over opposite Jericho. 17 While all Israel were crossing over on dry ground, the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan, until the entire nation finished crossing over the Jordan. Joshua 3:14-17