|
|
Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Celebration of Grace planned at Clemens Field

  • More than 700 letters have been sent to churches in several Hannibal area cities, inviting the public to a Celebration of Grace, God’s Promise For You at Clemens Field on Saturday, Aug. 16.
    • email print
      Comment
  • More than 700 letters have been sent to churches in several Hannibal area cities, inviting the public to a Celebration of Grace, God’s Promise For You at Clemens Field on Saturday, Aug. 16.
    Events are planned from noon to 9 p.m. on Aug. 16 at the ball park, according to Paster Michael Stoerger of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hannibal.
    St. John’s is sponsoring the celebration, which Pastor Michael described as “having an old-fashioned revival in a different way.”
    He reported “the reason for the ball park, it is very open, not in a church. It is an open place where people of all denominations feel free to come, invite their friends and invite their neighbors.
    “Those in attendance will celebrate the opportunity to revel in God’s promise of forgiveness and salvation.
    “Everyone from the Hannibal community and the surrounding tri-state area is invited to come and share in fellowship, faith and fun while experiencing inspirational speakers, a Christian band, a Christian comedian and music presented by local churches,” Pastor Michael said.
    “Praise teams, praise bands, choirs and hand bell groups will perform throughout the day. This family friendly event will have something for all ages, including a children’s activity area.” The children’s area will have inflatables and other games.
    Music will be presented by several groups, including the choir from Second Christian Church in New London, and Counter Clockwise of the Hannibal area. Stanley Clark will be playing his harmonica.
    The featured speaker will be Pastor Bill Yonker of East Dundee, Ill., who is nationally-known for speaking to youth gatherings around the country and proclaiming God’s gospel message of grace and salvation.
    Among the music groups will be a Christian duo, Lost and Found, which Pastor Michael said also is popular with young people but appeals to people of all ages, with their quirky singing and guitar accompaniment.
    Music and skits are planned all afternoon, he said. The celebration is free, Pastor Michael said, with the only thing to spend money on being food. The concessions will be “much of what the ball park usually serves,” he said, such as hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, popcorn and nachos, because “at the ball park they have the equipment to cook” that type of food.
    He is hoping for a large attendance, reporting, “we sent to letters to every church in Hannibal, Quincy, New London, Palmyra, Center and Monroe City, and to Lutheran churches in Central Illinois, Eastern Iowa and all of Missouri.”
    For more information or a tentative schedule for the day call St. John’s Lutheran Church at (573) 221-0215, the Facebook page, .com/ celebrategracemo, or the website, www.celebrategracemo.org.
    Page 2 of 2 -  
     
     
     
     
     

        calendar