The Grace Lutheran Church will worship at Memorial Park Baptist Sunday at 9 AM
December 2015 Update:
Grace Lutheran welcomed their new pastor Rev. Andrew Watkins. How appropriate as they are starting a new chapter in their church life after their building was demolished due to last May's fire that destroyed their church. Say hi to Pastor Andy and his wife Dawn, if you should see them.
Tragedy struck the Grace Lutheran Church of Vestal the night of Monday, May 18, 2015 when their church building was destroyed by a fire.
In response to this tragic event, on Sunday, May 24, 2015, the congregation of the Memorial Park Baptist held an emergency meeting and voted unanimously to extend an invitation to the Grace Lutheran Church to use our church until they could rebuild. They accepted our invitation and held their first service at this church on May 31, 2015 at 9 AM .
Helping another church is not new to Memorial Park Baptist. In 2007, we welcomed St Andrews Anglican Church when they were without a church building. Today, our two congregations continue to enjoy a close friendship.
We ask those attending services at Memorial Park Baptist to not enter the sanctuary before 10:30 AM, and to please be mindful of the Grace Lutheran congregation as they worship here. Most importantly please welcome them and keep them in your prayers. It is our prayer that we can somehow make this difficult time for them a little easier.
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you."