Lastest Sunday scripture readings & audio of worship.
A Blog is supposed to be a place to write one’s opinion, to choose some hot button issue and take a stand. I do that too, and I’m sure this blog space will be used for that purpose often. But, tonight I am simply excited about something that I want to share with…well, whoever reads this!
For many years, the Woodford County Ministerial Association (WCMA) has hosted weekly worship services during Lent on Wednesdays. These services have been hosted by a different church each week, welcoming a guest preacher, bringing the faith community of Woodford County together in wonderful ways. For several reasons, the WCMA understandably decided to take a year off from this tradition.
So, Pisgah is excited to announce that we will be hosting the community services on Wednesdays at Noon! Each week, there will be a different “preacher” and a special musical offering. Here’s the really exciting thing for me: None of the “preachers” will be preachers by trade. Below you will find a description of the 5 preachers, and a just a bit of why we asked them to be our 5 “Voices of Hope”.
Also, as part of the service each week, we will collect an offering to benefit the Woodford County Food Pantry Building Fund! Finally, of course, lunch will follow! Where two or more are gathered, there will be food!
March 12th- Lisa Johnson- Executive Director of Mentors and Meals. Lisa created an incredible mentoring program for middle school youth in Woodford County. 5 days a week, she (and many others) work with these youth to help them get homework done, raise their grades, and glimpse a future filled with hope.
March 19th- Amuri Kikoko- 2 days before Thanksgiving in 2013, Amuri arrived in the United States by way of Kentucky Refugee Ministries. He came along with his parents and his 9 brothers and sisters. Amuri is originally from the Congo, and spent many years is a refugee camp in Namibia. What a story of hope he will have to tell!
March 26th- Gary Jones- When people in Woodford County are fed, it is a pretty safe bet that Gary Jones provided the food! In his work with the Woodford County Soup Kitchen, Gary works with many of the missions in Versailles to provide the necessary food. He is not a cook. He is not a social worker. He is simply a man who volunteered to help an hour a week, and now basically works full-time to keep our hungriest people fed.
April 2- Judge John Coyle- Serving as the Woodford County Judge/Executive of Woodford County places John Coyle at the center of any number of community projects. He values each of those equally, but over the last two years Judge Coyle has worked tirelessly to help our Food Pantry relocate and build a building. That vision will come to fruition this summer.
April 9- Anna Pan- Every Sunday, Anna Pan plays the organ at Pisgah Presbyterian Church. The history of the organ and the skill with which she plays it would be enough to make her life intriguing, but Anna is truly a world traveler, currently living on a religious worker’s visa in the United States. She exudes hope in every way!
These services are meant for Pisgah people, and for the community at large. We should ALL be together more. It is important for us to do so.
Come and worship. Come and hear voices of hope. Come and hear incredible music. Come and make an offering toward the Food Pantry Building Fund. Come and share a meal! All are welcome!