This Sunday, July 5 at 9:45am, our summer journey continues. Craigville resident Rev. Dr. Bill McKinney will preach a sermon titled “Jesus Gets Taught a Lesson,” based on the challenging story of Jesus and the Syrophoenician Woman. Ginny Henderson will play the organ, including some selections to celebrate Independence Day. Folk singer Kathy Phipps will make her Craigville debut with two special music pieces.
Together, we will celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion, a practice that unites us with hundreds of generations of Christians who came before us. We will also bless the Craigville Painters mural, which represents the heritage and community of our village.
We continue to work to make the Tabernacle a place where people of all generations are welcome. This week, we will introduce a more comfortable children’s area in the worship space, as well as an arrangement in the side room for young people who need a break during the service. In this Sunday’s Gospel reading, Jesus learns that he is called to serve all people. So too, we strive to make our worship community welcoming to everybody.