We're hoping for a WONDERFUL turnout at our Gazebo service on Sunday, July 26," offered Dr. Thomas Dickelman, minister of the Community Church. "We've invited our friends from the Episcopal congregation in Lake Forest - Church of the Holy Spirit - to join us for worship at the Gazebo. When we initially made the invitation, their only services were online and it just made sense to extend an invite for them to join us."
Dickelman added, "Father Luke Back is a great guy who has been a wonderful addition to the local faith community since he arrived at Church of the Holy Spirit two years ago last March. There's a really nice energy @ CHS these days."
"We're going to have a 'traditional' Community Church outdoor service, though what will make it extra fun is that both Luke and I will each preach for 10 minutes on the same passage -
Matthew 13:31-33,44-52 - which are parables and sayings about the kingdom of heaven. We'll flip a coin to see who goes first - and then it will be really interesting to see the different tacks each of us takes."
"Also, Steve Rashid will provide music - and he is always excellent. This service should be a highlight of the summer," Dickelman said.