Merle Sommers was the song leader of the morning. It’s a shaky likeness, but his friends in Goshen and Sarasota will be able to recognize him. The songs he chose were appropriate to the theme related to Ruth and Naomi.
Daniel Yoder, Pastor of Youth and Young Adults. was the preacher of the morning. He used chapter one of Ruth as a basis for his message. He used volunteers to do a readers theatre to read the chapter. He encouraged us to live in hope.
The song says they “took on powerful men, defying laws and scruples to let live life again . . .”
After the morning meeting, a small group meet during the Christian Education time. We call ourselves Borderland. It is a safe group in which we may share our latest reading, doubtful thoughts, and faith. On this particular morning we were moved by deep feelings of gratitude for the group and its place in church.