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Combined Service on May 6th

Combined Service on Sunday, May 6th
11:00am in Wesley Abbey

(Please note that the 8:00am and 9:30am Main Sanctuary services will still take place on May 6)

You are invited to be a part of a service and celebration ten years in the making! On Sunday, May 6, we will combine the 11:00am Traditional service and the ICON service at 11:00am and worship together to celebrate that the church has paid off the mortgage of the Perry Home/Wesley Abbey and is now debt free! This Service for the Dedication of a Church Building Free of Debt, which is outlined in the Book of Worship, will be a great celebration, giving glory to God.

At this service we will pray that God will continue to use this space for the worship of God, preaching of the everlasting gospel, and for the celebration of the Holy Sacraments. We will pray that it will continue to be a place where those who mourn are comforted, a place where those who are tempted will be strengthened, and a place that shines a light for years to come.

Part of the service will include the official dedication of the Perry Home and Wesley Abbey. Our Senior Pastor, Dr. Wachob, whose leadership guided us in the purchase of this building, will burn the mortgage and preach the sermon in this hour of great celebration. The service will include music by Rick and Heidi Branch, the youth choir, Jeb Hunt, and the ICON Praise Band. A video summarizing the Wesley Abbey/Perry Home project will also be shown. Please note that the 8:00am and 9:30am Main Sanctuary services will still take place on May 6.

On October 14, 2008, exactly 100 years after the cornerstone of our Main Sanctuary at Wright and Palafox was laid on October 14, 1908, we consecrated the beginning of the Perry Home/Wesley Abbey project. At this service, we prayed that God would make the Perry Home and Wesley Abbey a place of praise, prayer, and continued ministry to the church and the world. Now ten years later, we celebrate the lives that have been touched through the expanded ministries made available by the congregation stepping out in faith and rejoice in God’s faithfulness in completing the work started.

The Perry Home/Wesley Abbey project was made possible because of the faith and sacrificial gifts of many in our congregation over the past ten years, including the gift from Bill and Kitty Weatherford. Come join us for this joyous celebration as we say thank you and honor God on May 6 at 11:00am in Wesley Abbey!