This Sunday: August 20, 2017

10:00 am Worship in the Sanctuary

12 Words of Hope for the World: Heart

Dr. Steve Eason

Ezekiel 36:26-30 & Mark 7:1-8


Week of August 18, 2017

What Will Heal Us?

Our thoughts and prayers are with our neighbors in Charlottesville. We are saddened by the deaths of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen, and Trooper Berke M. M. Bates. We pray for their families and for the recovery of the many who were wounded in this shocking display of hate and rage.

Studies reveal the Church, along with other faiths, are shrinking in numbers and support. The American culture is becoming more secular. There is less absolute truth, more distrust of institutions and authority, and a prevailing “radical individualism.” (Bellah) A growing number of people are classified as “nones.” They have no affiliation with the Church. We either lost them, or we never had them. Many see religion as a crutch and irrelevant to modern issues.

OK, so who or what is going to fix this mess? Will more education do it? Will health care? What about business? Science? The arts? Technology? The military? Politics? Maybe the law? What do you think? Is religion irrelevant? When it’s all said and done, that will be the last thing standing--our relationship with God.

Join us Sunday as we continue a very relevant summer sermon series on “12 Words of Hope for the World.” This Sunday’s word is “Heart!” Who’s dealing with that? See you Sunday at 10am. Invite someone to join you. Casual is acceptable, and plan to stay for Lemonade on the Lawn. 

Thanks for listening,


Prayer List

Please keep in your prayers:

Those with special concerns:

  • Robert Aboud
  • Bev Davis
  • Vernon Glenn
  • Dorothy Kuffler
  • Julie Magrath
  • Hermie Powell
  • Ray Ryan

Those rejoicing:

  • Taylor and Carter Keeney, on the birth of their son, Carter Taliaferro Keeney, Jr., on August 15.

Those grieving:

  • The family and friends of Margaret Dawson; Mrs. Dawson died on August 15.

Members and family serving in the military:

  • Jenny Sigel Burkett
  • Matthew Horton
  • Nathan Thomas Meade.

Please let us know if you have a joy or concern that we may lift up in prayer. Contact Mary Kay Collins, or any of our pastors. If you are in immediate need of pastoral care,  please call the church office at 358-2383. During night and weekend hours, your call will be transferred to a pastor on call.



Friday, August 18
Cam Beck, Jr.
Jones Brackett, Jr.
Sean Campbell
Margaret Dawson
Tara Modisett
Thurston Moore

Saturday, August 19
Michelle Call
Molly Farmer
Kaitlyn Harris

Sunday, August 20
Kenna Rash
Mary Speight
Kelly Wiltshire


Monday, August 21
Megan Aycock
Adam Ballard
William Ballard
Westy Byrd
Bo Morano, IV
Jon Morris

Tuesday, August 22
Aynsley Cosby
Dick Erickson
Anne Henry
Caitlin Kirk
Anna Land
Mimi Reynolds
Erin Sutton
Ellie Whitehead

Wednesday, August 23
Autumn Alberg
Anne Hedgepeth
Henry Jamieson
Henry Knighton
Emily Laux
Hunter Meyers

Thursday, August 24
Isobel Anderson
Martha Grattan
Dylan Lormand

Friday, August 25
Cabell Doswell
Jack Irby
Dianne Jefferson
John Jeter, III
Lauren Neal


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