By Melanie Threlkeld McConnell*
Lake Junaluska, NC – “Standing on Holy Ground” is the theme for the 2013 Summer Worship Series at Lake Junaluska, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
The Summer Worship Series runs Sundays, June 16 – August 11, with Holy Communion offered at 8:30 a.m. in Memorial Chapel, and a traditional morning worship service held at 10:45 a.m. in Historic Stuart Auditorium. The Junaluska Singers provide worship music; guest speakers lead the worship service. Childcare is provided for the 10:45 a.m. worship service.
Reverend Dr. Luke A. Powery will preach the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday, July 28, at Stuart Auditorium.
Powery, the first black dean of Duke Chapel, has taught at Princeton Theological Seminary since 2006, where he was the Perry and Georgia Engle assistant professor of homiletics. He has taught courses and lectured at numerous educational institutions and has been a frequent guest preacher and singer at various congregations and conferences.
He is the author of "Spirit Speech: Lament and Celebration in Preaching" (Abingdon Press, 2009). His most recent book, "Dem Dry Bones: Preaching, Death, and Hope," on the spirituals as a resource for preaching, was recently published by Fortress Press. Powery received his B.A. degree from Stanford University, his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and his Th.D. from Emmanuel College, University of Toronto.
To find out more about the 2014 Sunday Summer Worship Series and to see a complete schedule, please visit www.lakejunaluska.com/summer-worship or call us at 800.222.4930.
The Summer Worship Series will be streamed live each Sunday atwww.lakejunaluska.com/streaming.
* Melanie Threlkeld McConnell is a freelance writer, former AP newswoman, editor and media consultant based in Waynesville, NC.