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Presbyterians to feature Dave Grazier

At 10:30 a.m. worship this Sunday, August 24, Tyrone Presbyterians will feature baritone David Grazier as guest vocalist, Reverend Mark Liller will deliver a message about a question from Jesus, and the audience will respond by singing several gospel hymns about Christ’s identity.
The musical highlight of this end of August worship service will include two vocal solos by Mr. David Grazier entitled, “Uncreated” and “How Deep The Father’s Love For Us.” The only son of the late George Grazier and Mary Ellen Grazier Waite, David graduated from Tyrone High in 1971 and later from William and Mary College in Williamsburg, Virginia, as a star football player and Health and Physical Education major. Following his graduation from the college of William and Mary, Mr. Grazier taught Physical Education and coached football at Jersey Shore High School. In Jersey Shore, he met Janet Keller, who eventually became his wife. The Graziers have three children and five grandchildren.
For nearly 25 years, Mr. Grazier has served as vice president and general manager of the Kunzler Corporation in Tyrone (formerly Juniata Meat Packing Industry). A member of Tyrone’s Grace Baptist Church along Columbia Avenue, Mr. Grazier serves there as a deacon, an adult Sunday school teacher, leader of the AWANA youth group, and baritone vocalist.
Epworth Manor chaplain and Presbyterian preaching and visitation pastor, Reverend Mark Liller, will deliver a message based in Matthew 16. There, Jesus asks his disciples this vital question – “Who do you say that I am?” In his homily, Liller will review the names that the followers of Jesus have given him across the centuries – teacher, prophet, physician, king, and friend. Ultimately, Liller will focus on the identity given to Jesus by his disciple Peter – “You are the Christ, the son of the living God!”
In response to Liller’s sermon, the audience will unite their voices in singing three beloved gospel hymns that expand on the sermon question – “Who do you say that I am?” There hymns will include Eliza Hewitt’s 1887 Sunday school song, “More About Jesus Would I Know,” Johann Schwedler’s 1741 German chorale, “Ask Me What Great Thing I Know,” as well as Will Thompson’s 1880 evangelistic chorus, “Jesus Is All The World To Me.”
In this presidential election year, as American citizens confront many questions about wars and rumors of war, why not join Tyrone Presbyterians at 10:30 morning worship this Sunday, August 24? In that worship service, through the music and the message, the church will provide some answers, as eloquently expressed in these opening lyrics from Johann Schwedler’s 1741 hymn: “Ask me what great thing I know, that delights and stirs me so/What the high reward I win/Whose the name I glory in/Jesus Christ the crucified!”