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After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, ‘Take this and divide it among you. …and he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” (Luke 22:17, 19)
I was thinking of the words to “Sweet Hour of Prayer” and singing it to myself – thinking how to present my feelings about it in this part of the newsletter. I often get to church with all kinds of things going on in my head – but after choir rehearsal (which is such a joy to me), I ponder about the worship experience as a whole and I am calmed by prayers uplifted by the message, enthralled with “Marisha’s Magic” and the fellowship of such genuine, generous friends in this church. My “sweet hour of prayer” is a blessing to me all week. I wish fervently that anyone reading this could share that blessing with me – no more “I have too much to do”, “I have to work”, “I need the extra rest”, etc. Whatever, it’s only an hour. Give it some thought – you’ll be rewarded. (Not too “preachy”, I hope.)
Fall Worship times are 9:30 AM. Choir rehearsals practice is at 8:15 AM.
Our next dinner will be on Tuesday, February 4th. If you are contributing a desert, please bring by Sunday, February 2nd.
We celebrated the lives of the nine persons killed at Mother Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charlestown, SC.
The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, known as “Mother Emanuel”, was founded in 1816 in Charleston, South Carolina. It is one of the oldest continuous black congregations in the United States. The history of Mother Emanuel is one of perseverance in the face of adversity and racial hostility. An earthquake demolished the building in 1886. Tragedy struck again on the evening of June 17, 2015, a young white man, Dylann Roof, walked into the church and sat down to join the weekly Wednesday Bible study/prayer group. Though a stranger, he was welcomed. After an hour with the group, he shot and killed nine people.