This Sunday: “A Warrior’s Faith”

This Sunday: “A Warrior’s Faith”

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This Sunday–part of the Memorial Day Weekend–we will recognize the holiday by thanking those who served using our liturgy and prayers. A display showing the branches of service is up in the Welcome Center.

The United Methodist Women Candle Burning Ceremony will be a part of both services.This ceremony is a time to honor or memorialize a woman you care about. Funds collected for this ceremony will be donated to the mission work of the United Methodist Women such as the Community Outreach Program at Trinity United Methodist Church in Roanoke and the Henry Fork Community Center in Franklin County. Some of the money will go to missions abroad.

Rev. Gary Heaton’s sermon is titled, “A Warrior’s Faith” and the scripture text is Luke 7:1-10. Jeff Shawver will read the scripture at 9:00 and at 11:00 Charlie Steele reads. The choir will sing, “Create In Me a Clean Heart, O God” by Mueller. Music by Organist C. W. Markham includes play “Prière” by Lèon Boëllmann, for the prelude; for the offertory, “Dolcezza” by Percy Whitlock, and the postlude will be “Triumphal March” by G. F. Handel.

During the early service, Rev. Heaton will talk with small children about the item he finds in “the box.” Each Sunday one of the children takes the box home and puts in a item for the minister to use as the subject of his talk the next Sunday. He is unaware a head of time what the item will be! When the child returns the next Sunday with the box, Rev. Heaton gets a surprise as to what the subject of his talk will be!

The community is invited to join us at 9:00 or 11:00 for this special day!

Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant

After Jesus[a] had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. A centurion there had a slave whom he valued highly, and who was ill and close to death.When he heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to him, asking him to come and heal his slave. When they came to Jesus, they appealed to him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy of having you do this for him, for he loves our people, and it is he who built our synagogue for us.” And Jesus went with them, but when he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to say to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; therefore I did not presume to come to you. But only speak the word, and let my servant be healed. For I also am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and the slave does it.” When Jesus heard this he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, he said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.”    Luke 7:1-10