As we continue to reflect upon our call to “draw the circle wide” this Sunday, we turn to themes of repentance, forgiveness, and acceptance. Craigville resident Rev. Dr. Dianne Carpenter will preside and preach a sermon titled “Hung Out to Dry” based on Luke 23:39-43, in which Jesus promises paradise to a repentant thief on the cross. The thief’s earnest request in this passage, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom,” inspired a popular Taizé song that is often sung in both Catholic and Protestant churches on Good Friday. We will sing this hymn (one of my favorites!) as part of our worship.
We continue to enjoy an abundance of musical gifts during our services. Ginny Henderson will play the organ, leading us in the hymns “Lift High the Cross” and “Draw the Circle Wide.” Local singer-songwriter Dawna Hammers, whose music focuses on world peace and unity, will share reflective music, including two original songs. Join us for another service of beautiful music, stirring preaching, and divine grace!