Rev. Gary Heaton Begins Sermon Series This Sunday

Rev. Gary Heaton Begins Sermon Series This Sunday

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Join us for worship this Sunday, July 3, at 9 or 11.

Rev. Gary Heaton will begin a series of sermons using the river as a theme for perspective in our tumultuous world. Rev. Heaton wants us to search for “peace like a river. . .” in this conflicted and divided political climate. The theme this Sunday is by the river and the title of his sermon is “A Nation at Peace”; the scripture text is Psalm 137.

Reading scripture at 9:00 is Katie Haley and at 11:00, Bill Magee. Kay Jester is leading the Psalter at 11 and at 11:00 the choir will sing, “By the Waters of Babylon” arr. Scmid and during The Lord’s Supper, “In Remembrance” (Red), Brandon Mock, directing.

By the rivers of Babylon—
   there we sat down and there we wept
   when we remembered Zion.
On the willows there
   we hung up our harps.
For there our captors
   asked us for songs,
and our tormentors asked for mirth, saying,
   ‘Sing us one of the songs of Zion!’

How could we sing the Lord’s song
   in a foreign land?
If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
   let my right hand wither!
Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth,
   if I do not remember you,
if I do not set Jerusalem
   above my highest joy.

Remember, O Lord, against the Edomites
   the day of Jerusalem’s fall,
how they said, ‘Tear it down! Tear it down!
   Down to its foundations!’
O daughter Babylon, you devastator!
   Happy shall they be who pay you back
   what you have done to us!
Happy shall they be who take your little ones
   and dash them against the rock!   Psalm 137