Come Celebrate With Us Sunday
July 20 - Lunar Communion
Guest speaker: Robin N. Henderson (Bio), Associate Director NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Children's minute: Dr. Jan Davis (astronaut)
Communion: Rev. Larry Millard and Rev. Ed Soule presiding
This event commemorates the fact that 40 years ago on July 20, 1969, a unique event in the history of the universe happened. Outside the lunar module in which two American astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong landed. special marks were made by leaving their footprints on the moon. Aldrin, the Apollo 11 pilot, made an even more unique note in historical annals by taking communion before exiting the module.
Aldrin wanted to mark the first moonwalk by more than leaving footprints. As a Christian he sought counsel of his pastor, who suggested communion on the moon. His minister consecrated a communion wafer and a small vial of communion wine. Aldrin took them with him as he left the Earth's surface and flew into space in Apollo 11, to leave heartprints of gratitude to God, while on the moon.
9:00 AM Contemporary Service
11:00 AM Traditional Service
(Nursery/Preschool at both services)