Monday, January 21, 2013

MLK Weekend

I'm almost done with the long runner I showed a couple of weeks ago and have also been working on a couple of Valentine's Day projects. I haven't had the opportunity to do much sewing lately, however, Last week I put in a lot of overtime as part of the team preparing for our church's weekend MLK luncheon celebration which included a performance by our local treasures, The McFadden Brothers
and a keynote address by author Clifton Anderson on Living Dr. King's dream. 
This morning members and staff gathered at the church to sign up for a variety of serving events in the community, including picking up trash in the inner city, serving meals at soup kitchens, playing games with kids at a children's shelter, stocking shelves at a food pantry, organizing clothing in a thrift store whose proceeds benefit charities, writing notes of encouragement and assembling snack bags for students taking assessment testing and making Valentines with seniors.
We are honored that our senior pastor, Adam Hamilton, has been invited to deliver a sermon tomorrow at the National Prayer Service. DH and I visited the National Cathedral last March. I was impressed by its size and grandeur (and, of course, especially appreciated the beautifully handcrafted needlework prayer stools and stolls on display).
I can't imagine what it would be like to give a sermon in such a majestic church, let alone before the president and other high ranking officials. We're all praying for him and if you wouldn't mind saying a prayer for him, too, that would be great! 


Robin ~ Bird In The Hand Primitives ~ said...

What a wonderful way to Celebrate the life of Dr. King !! The McFadden Bros...have they been on TBN before... I think I may have seen them on Praise The Lord Show ???
Keep on serving the Lord .... Awesome !!

Carol Z said...

Happy to pray for Rev. Hamilton. Both services sound wonderful.

annie said...

An honor for your Pastor, so glad you got a great performance with the group, and so very great all the sign ups to help where needed!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Awesome! What a fabulous way to celebrate this great man!!!