July 10

God Moves in a Mysterious Way

Today we want to share this timely new song performed by our missionaries, “God Moves in a Mysterious Way.” The text, thought to be the origin of the phrase, “God moves (or works) in mysterious ways,” was written in 1773 by the poet William Cowper. Cowper was a friend and collaborator of John Newton (the author of "Amazing Grace") and was active, along with Newton, in the abolitionist movement.

Nick Holovaty based this arrangement on a hymn tune from Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, William Walker ed. (1854). Cowper’s poem was originally entitled, “Light Shining Out of Darkness.” 

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In the midst of the chaos, Connie’s son, Dewayne, a six-year-old Praise Academy student, re-entered the room. He walked towards his cousin, stretched out his hand and silently began to pray with her.

 

Servant Branch members distributed 40,000 pounds of food, along with masks, toiletries and games on a Saturday in late June.

 

She was the parish nurse for several years till her own health began to decline, but even then Georgine sought ways to serve those in need. She initiated our branch’s outreach with the Lamb Center—a ministry to the homeless in our area.