The Second Testament was written by men about the men's activities in the new church. The activities of the women didn't get nearly enough attention. Mother's Day is a good time to balance the scales a bit by talking about Lydia, the first convert to Christianity in Europe. Lydia was an important person in her community -- a dealer in purple. Her influence in spreading the Gospel isn't documented, but it's unthinkable that someone of her standing would not influence the course of her community, and the church at Philippi which became one of Paul's proudest accomplishments.
Today's service is special in another regard -- a gentleman who rejoices in the name Terwilliger Jones came by and offered to play the Offertory on his Zither.
Click here to join the joint congregations of the Chapel of St. Starbuck's and Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky for this week's sermon, Leading Ladies.
Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.