"New World Coming!"
July 1, 2020
8:00 pm Eastern; 7:00 Central; 6:00 Mountain; 5:00 Pacific
On July 1, 2020, a Denominational Worship Gathering will take place virtually at 8:00 pm EDT. It will center around the theme: “New World Coming!”
The service will feature the preaching of Kayla Alphonse and Paul Mundey, with a wide array of music, including selections by Jacob Crouse, Janelle Flory Schrock and Kendra Flory , the Keister Sisters, Shawn Kirchner, Nancy Faus Mullen, and Josh Tindall. Two of the hymns of the denominational virtual choir will be offered: ‘Move in Our Midst,’ and ‘I See A New World Coming.’
General Secretary David Steele will offer prayers for the church. A wide array of persons from around the denomination will offer other expressions of worship leadership.
A series of congregational stories will also be featured, lifting-up the missional fervor and outreach of the Church of the Brethren from around the world.
In a season of disruption and despair, the service will point to the God in Christ who makes a way where there seems to be no way (Isaiah 43:19) -- encouraging us to build new worlds in God’s name (Luke 4:18-19) -- seeing with eyes of faith, the vision of the Lamb (2 Corth. 5:7) -- as a weary earth sings – nevertheless -- a New Song of New Creation, in Jesus (2 Corth. 5:17; Rev. 21:1-8)!