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As members and guests of Vine Street Baptist Church gathered for worship, they were reminded of the events that happened 15 years ago this day — the attack on the country in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. Those who lost their lives on 9/11 were remembered during the pastoral prayer in the service.

The worship service began with Deacon Gary Cook reading Psalm 34 and saying a prayer. Worship Leaders Jacob and Jaime Hatcher led the gathered in song:

  • Precious Lord, Take My Hand
  • How Firm a Foundation

Jacob welcomed everyone, then encouraged the congregation to greet one another in a time of fellowship. Pastor Spencer Harmon brought everyone back together for a prayer over the offering, then the deacons passed the plates while Spencer presented several announcements:

  • Introduction of a new bulletin format and changes to the order of service
  • Introduction the sermon series over 2nd Corinthians
  • Tonight’s bible study covers “The Person of Jesus: Judging”
  • Business Meeting tonight after evening study
  • Pal-O-Mine this Wednesday at 10:30am
  • Shape Note singing next Sunday at 2:30pm
  • Ordination Service for Spencer Harmon on September 25th, 6:00pm
  • Pastoral concerns and prayer

After the prayer, the Hatchers led the body in more songs:

  • ‘Tis So Sweet
  • Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Spencer read the opening passage to the sermon, then began preaching.

Today’s message was the first in a series through the book of 2nd Corinthians. The full audio can be heard by clicking on the date link below, or right-click and select “Save As” to save the file to your computer.  Click on the scripture reference to follow along with the reading.

Date Reference Title Speaker
September 11, 2016 AM 2nd Corinthians 1:1-11  The Purpose of Pain Spencer Harmon

After the sermon, the congregation sang Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus during a time of response and reflection, then Spencer read a closing benediction.