Thanksgiving service Tuesday at St. John's

Minister Brandon Navarre of Forest Grove Christian Church will deliver the message at Rockdale's annual Communit y Thanksgiv ing service, scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's United Methodist Church.

The service is sponsored by Rockd ale Ministerial Alliance.

Rev. Rick Hertle s s, pa s tor 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, will lead the congregation in several hymns.

The invocation will be by Rev. Warren.

Rev. Hertless will present a welcome from the Ministerial A lliance. Rockdale Mayor John Shoemake will present a Thanksgiving proclamation.

Old Testament reading w ill be by Rev. Har vey Wa mpler, pa s - tor of First Assembly of God Church and Rev. Anne Matthews of St. Thoma s Episc opal 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 Harr y Stevenson of Rockdale Christian Church will offer the benediction.

Other local pastors, and congregations, participating in the community Thanksgiving service are:

Rev. Leslie Adams, Calvary Baptist; Rev. Jack Chelf, First Baptist; Rev. Jan Campbell, Peace Lutheran.

Refreshments will be served after the service in the church fellowship hall.

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