2013-09-12 / Worship

Presbyterian Fall Services offer study of Lord’s Prayer

The Washington Presbyterian Church will be holding Fall Services on September 29-30, and will be open for everyone to attend. The theme for this year is “The Lord’s Prayer.”

Christian author A.W. Tozer wrote: “Have you noticed how much praying for revival has been going on of late – and how little revival has resulted? I believe the problem is that we have been trying to substitute praying for obeying, and it simply will not work.”

“As Presbyterians we do not ‘do revival.’ We ‘do’ study, fellowship, classes, and worship,” said Rev. Glen Kohlhagen. “There are calls for revival all over Wilkes County, however they have very little impact because there is so little teaching. Too many churches skip the call to confession and the prayer of confession because it makes folks feel uncomfortable.”

Kohlhagen added that revival seldom works well because there is so little teaching and repentance is often ignored. “It is easy to get wrapped up in an event, but as soon as the event is over, as soon as the hoopla ends, so does the enthusiasm,” he explained. “Teaching is not event driven; it is learning driven and learning stays with us far longer than the feelings stirred by an event. Good feelings fade however learning grows.”

The Sunday morning service will be held at 11:15, and the Sunday- Monday evening services will begin at 6 p.m.

On Sunday morning, Kohlhagen, will discuss the meaning of “Our Father” from Matthew 6:9, and how that relates to our lives.

On Sunday night, Rev. Dr. Charles Henderson, from New Saints CME church, will preach. The Sunday evening communion service will be preceded by a potluck dinner at 5 p.m.

On Monday night, Rev. Ed Anderson will close the discussion. The service will be preceded by a soup dinner starting at 5 p.m.

“The Presbyterian Church has long been steeped in education and community outreach and support, and our services this year are geared toward a part of our faith that touches us all and is often taken for granted,” Kohlhagen said. “Our services are contemplative and provide time for singing, reflection, and prayer. After each service the guest pastor and I will be available for individual prayer as well as offering to answer any questions that may have arisen from that service’s lesson.”

For more information, call Rev. Kohlhagen at the church at 706-678- 7511.

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