Rejoice Church in Mill Creek packed the Lord's house on Sunday, Sept. 11, for a Rememberance Worship Service and picnic honoring our veterans, firefighters and police officers.
A young member of the congregation, Lucy Gruber, shared her perspective after visiting the memorial site in New York this past summer. See the photo gallery for a clip.
Pastor Lou reflected on the power of hope after an event such as this as he shared a story about a courageous fire department chaplain who entered the burning buildings on that day without hesitation; one whose love and hope lives on even though his physical body does not.
A very moving tribute video, compiled by a Rejoice member and local firefighter Ed Jancauskas was also shown.
At the end of the service, there was a free-will collection to "Fill the Boot," which funds a summer camp for children and teenagers who are burn victims.
All were invited to celebrate community and picnic together following the service. Enjoy these pictures for the first time or re-live the memorable event.