"Holy Sabbath" with be the theme of the worship service tomorrow at 10 AM at Guilford Community Church, United Church of Christ. Peter Amidon will lead the choir in two anthems: "To My Old Brown Earth" by Pete Seeger and "Devotion", a shape note hymn. Hymns include "In This Very Room", "My Shepherd will Supply My Need" and "Blessed Quietness". The service will open with the original tune "Shirley of Guilford" written for the previous pastor of the church, Rev Shirley Crockett, to mark the 18th anniversary of her passing. Emma Davis and Jenna Barry-Stoughton will be given awards in her honor and in recognition of their promise and spirits of service.
Rev. Lise Sparrow will lead the service and offer a meditation, "My Shepherd" focussed on the 23rd psalm. She has been given a sabbatical for the summer to mark her 16th year of service to the church and will be taking the summer off for rest and for study at the Frederick Buechner Institute at Princeton Seminary. During the summer Pastor jeremy Kirk will be filling in for pastoral care and will lead worship once a month. Other services will be led by members of the congregation. Rev Sparrow will return September 11.