Homecoming Sunday

September 13, 2009 – A celebration of homecoming and remembrance

September 13th marked a day of celebration as we welcomed all of our church families home from their summer destinations and kicked off a new year of Sunday school classes. A photo montage prepared by Jon McGrew gave us a glimpse into some of the lighter moments of the past few weeks as shared images of our church friends and families, the places they visited and the good times spent at home were enjoyed by all present.

It was a day of remembrance as well as we reflected on the events of September 11th, 2001 and heard the moving testimony of survivor Brian Clark.  Brian, a friend and former parishioner of Dr. Gram, is one of only a handful of people to make it out of either tower from the floors above where the planes hit. He described his encounter with tragedy and death and how, through the Grace of God and Jesus Christ, he was led out of the destruction of the south tower, saved another individual in the course of his actions, and was reunited with his friends and family.   Brian is a living testament to the power of God in the life of one individual, and we are grateful for his visit and his generosity in sharing his story and his faith.

For those that would like to know more about Brian’s story, the following link to NOVA’s “Building on Ground Zero” web site is provided.  You can also hear his account by clicking on Audio Sermons and September 13.