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Presbyterians to hear about change

At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 10, the 79 members of Tyrone Presbyterian Church will hear a message entitled “Change,” delivered by Epworth Manor Chaplain Reverend Mark Liller, guest soprano Leslie Ieraci will offer special music, and the audience will participate with three congregational hymns about how Christ changes or transforms the lives those who believe.
Using chapter one of Saint Paul’s Letter To The Galatian Church as His Text, Pastor Liller will suggest that change can happen if a person possesses A Desire, A Design, A Dynamic, and A Sense Of Daring.
Tyrone resident, middle school dean of students, member of Saint Matthew’s Church, and Juniata College and Saint Francis graduate Leslie Ieraci will offer a soprano solo with these comforting lyrics — When I’m standing on the brink of all that matters in My Life / When I’m reaching for an anchor in the sea / When The Sky is dark above me, and when no one seems to love me / Someone waits beside me patiently.
The people in the pew will respond to Pastor Liller’s preaching about “Change” by singing three hymns where composers give God The Glory for Spiritual Changes in their lives. Presbyterians will open with blind Fanny Crosby’s 1875 Gospel Song entitled To God Be The Glory, Great Things He Has Done. In 1952, the Billy Graham Crusade Team made Crosby’s 1875 Gospel Hymn hugely popular in their Crusade in London, England.
Following Liller’s morning message, the audience will render a 1985 Hymn by Twila Paris which offers this Insight On Change — I was so lost, I should have died / But You have brought me to Your Side / To be lead by Your Staff and Rod, and to be called A Lamb Of God.
Finally, at the close of worship, Presbyterians will unite their voices in singing one of the most dramatic hymns ever written about Spiritual Change — Amazing Grace by British slave ship captain John Newton. After his drunken and debauched career as a slave ship captain, John Newton became an ordained Anglican (Episcopal) minister. Leaving his slave ship days behind, Captain Newton spent nearly 43 years preaching the gospel. On his deathbed at age 82, Captain Newton uttered these remarkable words about the changes God wrought in his life, My memory is nearly gone, but I remember two things: First, that I am a great sinner, and second that Jesus is a great savior.
As the days of spring lengthen into summer, why not change your Sunday morning routine and join Tyrone Presbyterians at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, June 10 for A Service Of Music And The Spoken Word about How You Can Change Your Life?