Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Ecumenical Worship Wednesday morning
Westminster Presbyterian Church hosted the GA Ecumenical Worship service this morning, another amazing worship experience. The Minnesota Boy Choir sang beautifully at the beginning, middle, and end of the service, and the group African Harmony also sang an anthem. The worshippers, after a little instruction, sang songs representing the cultures of Korea, Ghana, and El Salvador. Scriptures were read in French and English, and many ecumenical partners participated in the worship service. We received greetings from former Vice President Walter Mondale, who is a member of the Westminster congregation. The sermon was given by Peg Chemberlin, a Moravian minister who is the executive director of the Minnesota Council of Churches and the President of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA. We celebrated her message of unity in the sacrament of holy communion, becoming one in the body and blood of Christ.