Please join us for in-person worship this Sunday, January 16 at 10:00 am! The bulletin for this Sunday is available for viewing HERE.
Celebration of Martin Luther King Sunday ~ Sunday, January 16, 2022, 10 am
*[Our in-person Sunday worship in the Sanctuary requires masks for all. Please continue to practice 6 feet physical distancing whenever possible.]
*There will be NO Coffee Hour gathering in the Social Hall following worship due to a surge in the Omicron variant infection rate in our county. We will resume when the infection rate subsides. Thank you.
Children’s Time: “A Lesson from Sidney Poitier: “Please. Thank you” Pastor John
From ABC Evening News on Jan. 12, 2022
Message: Sounding the Alarm: “The State of American Democracy” Rev. John Song
Benjamin Franklin was walking out of Independence Hall after the Constitutional Convention in 1787, when someone shouted out, “Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?” To which Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”
The bedrock of democracy is the representative government of the people, by the people, for the people and the peaceful transfer of power. These two foundations of our democracy are being assaulted today. America has been downgraded from a democratic nation to quasi-democracy by the international watchdog organization. Switzerland has surpassed now as the oldest existing democratic nation that once perennially belonged to America. Pastor John will address what is going on today that threatens our democracy and what we all can do to help preserve our Republic.
“that these dead shall not have died in vain– that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
~ U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863