At 10:30 a.m. worship this Sunday, October 5, Tyrone Presbyterians will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of World Communion Sunday with hymns, anthems, a meditation, and The Lord’s Supper.
Worshippers will open the service singing the hymn God of Our Life, Through All The Circling Years by Hugh Thomas Kerr. Kerr was the Presbyterian Minister who first established World Communion Sunday in 1933 in Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh.
The Tyrone Presbyterian Choir will sing the anthem I Come With Joy to Greet My Lord.
This anthem encourages people all across the world to exchange their Conflicts for Communion at The Table of The Lord on World Communion Sunday.
Presbyterian soloist Larrie Derman musically will set the stage for communion by singing An Anthem of The Last Supper.
Pastor Bob Dunkleberger will deliver A Communion Meditation.
Following that, church elders will invite all present for World Communion to partake of the bread and wine as Richard Merryman provides jazz piano accompaniment for the first African-American Spiritual to appear in The Presbyterian Hymnbook – Let Us Break Bread Together on our Knees.
Especially on World Communion Sunday and every Sunday of the year, Tyrone Presbyterians believe that In Christ there is no East or West/ In Him no South or North/ But one great fellowship of Love/Throughout the whole wide Earth.