St. John's UMC site for community's Thanksgiving service
Minister Brandon Navarre, pastor of Forest Grove Christian Church, will deliver the message at Rockdale's annual Community Thanksgiving service, scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at St. John's United Methodist Church.
The service is sponsored by Rockdale Ministerial Alliance.
Rev. Rick Hertless, pastor of Meadowbrook Baptist Church, and Ministerial Alliance president, said music will be provided by members of the Rockdale High School choirs, under the direction of Mary Ray, who will also provide the prelude and postlude.
Offering money will benefit the Rockdale Christian Services food pantry.
Welcome, and special announcements, will be by host pastor Rev. John Warren of St. John's United Methodist.
Rev. Earl Presley, pastor of First Christian Church, w ill lead the congregation in several hymns.
The invocation will be by Rev. Warren.
Rev. Her tless w ill present a welcome from the Ministerial Alliance. Rockdale Mayor John Shoemake will present a Thanksgiving proclamation.
Old Testament reading will be by Rev. Har vey Wampler, pastor of First Assembly of God Church and Rev. A nne Matthews of St. Thomas Episcopal Church will read the epistle.
Rev. Royal Johnson, pastor of Rising Star Baptist Church, will offer a prayer for the nation.
Gospel reading will be by Ray Don McIntosh, pastor of Murray Street Church of Christ.
Following Navarre's sermon, Minister Harry Stevenson of Rockdale Christian Church will offer the benediction.
Rockdale pastors, and congregat ions, par t icipat ing in the community Thanksgiving service are:
Rev. Leslie Adams, Calvary Baptist; Rev. Wampler, First A ssembly of God; Rev. Jack Chelf, First Baptist; Rev. Presley, First Christian.
Minister Navarre, Forest Grove Christian; Rev. Hertless, Meadowbrook Baptist; Rev. Jan. Campbell, Peace Lutheran.
Rev. Matthews, St. Thomas Episcopal; Minister Stevenson, Rockdale Christian; Rev. Warren, St. John's United Methodist; Rev. Johnson, Rising Star Baptist.
Refreshments will be served after the service in the church fellowship hall.