LAKE JUNALUSKA, NC – Experience a worship-filled summer by attending the annual Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series. This year’s Summer Worship Series theme is “Lost in Wonder, Love and Praise” – a line taken from one of Charles Wesley’s hymns, “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling.”
The Series begins June 20and continues through August 15, all are invited to attend a unique and inspiring series of worship services at Lake Junaluska featuring well-known preachers. The opportunities will extend through the month of July until August 15th.
“We are excited to offer this enriching summer worship series at Lake Junaluska,” says Jimmy L. Carr, Executive Director. “We encourage everyone to attend and engage in as many services as possible during their Junaluska experience.”
“The services include the arts as expressions of faith and engage worshippers in each of the worship settings in a rich encounter with the holy,” indicates Roger Dowdy, Director of Ministry.
Series speakers include Bishop Woodie W. White, who served as General Secretary of the General Commission on Religion and Race of The United Methodist Church from 1969-1984, and recently retired from the Indiana Conference; Tom Long, the Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology; Heather Murray Elkins, Professor of Worship, Preaching, and Arts at Drew Theological School and elder in The United Methodist Church; Leonard John, Alaskan minister who served as President of Kootznoowoo Cultural and Educational Foundation from 1995-2005; Greg and Susan Jones, teachers and leaders at Duke Divinity School; and many more. More information about all summer worship preachers can be found at www.lakejunaluska.com/summer-worship.
Everyone is invited to attend as many of the Sunday services as they would like, and all services are free and open to the public. The Sunday morning schedule at Lake Junaluska’s Summer Worship Series is as follows:
• 8:30 a.m. – Holy Communion at Memorial Chapel
• 9:30 a.m. – Morning Praise and Prayer Service at the Cross Amphitheatre
• 9:30 a.m. – Emerging Worship at Memorial Chapel
• 10:45 a.m. – Traditional Worship at Stuart Auditorium
Each worship service is sure to be a meaningful and spiritually-enriching experience, with music by the Junaluska Singers in the Stuart Auditorium service under the direction of Dr. Melodie Galloway, while spirit-filled congregational singing will be woven into all of the services as the Word is opened and proclaimed.
For more information on the schedule, speakers, services, lodging and directions, please visit www.lakejunaluska.com/summer-worship or call Pam Naplen at 828-454-6656.
Written by: Andie Robbins, Communications Intern