From the earliest days of the church, Christian worshippers saw the rising of the sun and the lighting of the evening lamps as symbolic of Christ’s victory over death.
These services focus upon the prayer and praise for God’s creation and in general prayer concerns and praises rather than the proclaiming of the word, reported White Stone United Methodist Church pastor, Rev. Bryan McClain.
Therefore, without much preaching, White Stone UMC will begin a short mid-week prayer and praise service to be held inside the sanctuary for an evening vesper type worship.
The Eucharist or Holy Communion also will be offered optionally. The service will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, and is open to anyone. All are invited to come by for a time of prayer and praise to God and to help them through the rest of the week.
This service will last approximately 15 to 30 minutes, said Rev. McClaun.