Worship was held on Sunday, February 19, 2023, at Ray Of Hope Church @ 10:30 a.m. in person and interactively on the Internet using Skype as we celebrate the third Sunday of Black History Month, and the Feast Of The TRANSFIGURATION. Do you know what the Transfiguration is? Listen to this recording of the service and find out how this impacts LGBTQSIA+ people everywhere. Mrs. Christina McLaughlin sings a solo. Download the Order of Worship with weekly announcements: RIGHT-CLICK HERE. View the Facebook Live recording: RIGHT-CLICK HERE.
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There are four points to start with. 1) We come to worship to pray. Each person is an equal and active partner in every aspect of the worship event. This is not a spectator’s event to hear some good music and listen to a good message. The definition of the word liturgy is the prayer work of the people. The people lead, serve, organize, and facilitate every aspect of our time together. We also discussed there is no conflict between Science and the Bible. 2) We are celebrating the Transfiguration, when Jesus was seen in His glory on the mountain with Peter, James, and John. 3) We are celebrating the third Sunday of Black History Month. Pastor Holly Strickland shared a link about Makya Little, who is a Delegate for Virginia’s new 19th District. She also works for the CIA and she is commenting on the absence of a complete Black History from the local Public Schools. We only played the audio during worship. Here it is: https://l.facebook.com/l.php... . We are not endorsing Makya Little for her run for office. We are featuring her as a successful young Black-American woman. Here is her website: https://www.makyalittle.com/