Sunday, August 23, 2009

140th Anniversary Celebration

What a wonderful day we had celebrating the 140th anniversary of the Scotch Ridge Presbyterian Church of Martins Ferry, Ohio. The church was filled with relatives, long-time friends, members, and even a few who came because they were interested in the history of our congregation. The meal was delicious! Bishop Michael Tolliver treated us to a wonderful concert in our afternoon service.

We also had a time to share memories. Paul Pickens remembered falling asleep in the pew at the age of nine back in the 1920s and dreamt of a bull charging him. He jumped so high out of the pew everyone thought the Holy Spirit had gotten hold of him. Jessie Williams shared that the the congregation had a similar reaction to her when a wasp flew up her dress. Thanks to all those who put so many hours in to make this such a successful day. A special thanks to Jane Daugherty who headed up our anniversary committee.

Below you will find three videos of our anniversary service.

Video 1: Duet -- Jessie Williams and Joe Ellis singing "Old Friends."

Video 2: Joe's Anniversary Sermon -- "The Solid Rock of Our Foundation"

Video 3: Bishop Michael Tolliver singing a beautiful praise song.

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