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Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Gathering of Pastors

My head is full of cobwebs from all the conversations yesterday. A whole bunch of members and friends of MCC gathered on the Westmont campus where we first began worshiping in 1959. Then we processed through the woods on a path singing to the gym, where 210+ people ate, talked and reminisced about the years 1980-2000.

Following the dinner, we adjourned to our third location for the night; the sanctuary. There we sang a hymn by Bryan Jeffrey Leech, heard a poem composed for the anniversary by Dr. Paul Willis, were moved to tears by a Bach violin duet by the husband and wife team of Phil and Claire-Marie Fiscor. To cap it off, we premiered a dvd by Casson Demmon on our 50 years, filled with reflections from members and friends, young and old. At the end of the evening, the former pastors gathered up front to talk about today's joint pastoral prayer. And for a moment, MCC's history was standing together, shoulder-to-shoulder on the chancel. Tasting God's grace.

2 Comments:

At 6:57 PM , Blogger young Owen said...

And quite a gathering it is.

 
At 6:03 AM , Blogger James R Hawkinson said...

Great day, Don. Can you identify all the former pastors in the picture? I would be interested.

 

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