Little Rock Baptist Church: Air Conditioning System Dedication Service
Subjects: Church Services
Description: Little Rock Baptist church has a service to dedicate the new air conditioning system to God in September of 1996. The service included a responsive reading in which the congregation and the leader of the service recited the dedication together.
Date: September 1, 1996
Original Format: Special Event Program
Rights Management: Little Rock Baptist Church
Contributing Institution: Array
Relation: Little Rock Baptist Church
Contributor: Icee Griffin
Transcript: Responsive Reading:
Leader: Our purpose in gathering here today is to dedicate out Air Conditioning system to god and to rededicate ourselves to the carrying out of the commission that Jesus gave to His followers to win the world.
People: We dedicate this Air Conditioning system to the worship and Christian Service of the Almighty God.
Leader: When we turn to God's word for inspiration we shall know His will and have certain knowledge that if we use His word as a guide, He will bless both us and the work of the church.
People: We dedicate this Air Conditioning system in gratitude for those of the present fellowship who have made this endeavor possible.
Leader: In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you (I Thessalonians 5:18)
People: We dedicate this Air Conditioning system in memory of all those who have gone on before, who served this church with loyal hearts and hands.
Leader: We are to be motivated by love, not law, compassion, not compulsion, God is not calling the church to sameness, but openness in the body of Christ.
People: As a congregation, we pledge ourselves to serve Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit, and in a spirit of unity with each other.
Unison: As we dedicate this Air Conditioning system, let us rededicate ourselves and our church to be co-workers with Christ in witnessing to the world, not only in our small area here at 9000 Woodward Avenue, but to the uttermost corners of the earth. Amen.