Photos of the Launching Service

The first worship service of Grace Presbyterian Church in York, PA was held on October 18, 2015 in the beautiful sanctuary of Trinity Lutheran Church (“The Little Green Church”). Photos from that service capture the beauty and joy of that special event.

 

Nancy Sanders, the first congregant, arrived one hour early, giving her plenty of time to prepare for worship.

Nancy Sanders, the first congregant, arrived one hour early, giving her plenty of time to prepare for worship.

The sanctuary gradually welcomed seventy-four people (54 adults and 19 children).

The sanctuary gradually welcomed seventy-four people (54 adults and 19 children).

 

 

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The Rev. Dr. Rob Norris preached, with passion, from II Corinthians 1:1-11. His sermon was entitled “Blessings in Buffetings.”

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As congregants listened to the message, the Holy Spirit brought the scripture alive as He applied it to hearts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some people had very front-row seats

Some people had very front-row seats.

Tammy Olderich sang "Where Joy and Sorrow Meet" for the offertory as Tim Ryan accompanied her on the piano. The beauty of the sanctuary, the music, the flowers, and the autumn harvest all spoke to the wonder and glory of God.

Tammy Olderich sang “Where Joy and Sorrow Meet” for the offertory as Tim Ryan accompanied her on the piano. The beauty of the sanctuary, the music, the flowers, and the autumn harvest all spoke to the wonder and glory of God.