Encounters with the Holy

While I loved Viewer Mail and the Top-Ten Lists, my favorite part of the David Letterman show was called Brush With Greatness. In case you never watched the show or don’t remember that segment, allow me to explain. Members of the audience would share with Letterman their chance encounters with famous people or their Brush With Greatness. 

Over the years, I have had a few of these types of encounters. When I was waiting tables in Orlando, there was the time that Jack Nicklaus sat in my section. Then there was the time when Paul Newman’s stunt double brought Newman to the restaurant where I was working, to prove to me that he really was Newman’s fill-in. 

Brush With Greatness: Encounters with the Holy will take a closer look at eight ordinary folks who experienced a Brush With Greatness when they had an unexpected Encounter with the Holy; when they found themselves face-to-face with Jesus.

Whenever I had a Brush With Greatness whether it was meeting Jack Nicklaus or Paul Newman, I was thrilled to be near people who had achieved that level of greatness. But, if I am honest, after my encounter with these folks, nothing had really changed in my life; I wasn’t any different than before I met them. But the men and women who had an encounter with Jesus, whether it was in the middle of the night or high noon, their lives were forever changed. Their Brush With Greatness were life-changing, purpose-giving, joy-bringing transformative moments.

It is our hope that during this series you will have a Brush With Greatness and an Encounter with the Holy. We pray that, through music and art, through singing and maybe even preaching, that you will meet Jesus face-to-face so that you too will have life-changing, purpose-giving, joy-bringing transformative moments.

- Rev. Marty Vershel

June 11: The Night Shift (John 3:1-19)

June 18: Deviled Ham (Luke 8:26-39)

June: 25: High Noon at the Well (John 4:3-26)

July 2: Swing and a Miss (Mark 10:17-31)

*(On July 2, we will combine for one service at 10:30 AM.)

July 9: Hands On (Mark 5:21-43)

July 16: To Proud to Be Carried; Too Afraid to Walk (Mark 2:1-12)

July 23: Writing in the Dust (John 8:1-11)

July 30: Who Stinketh? (John 11:1-45 Excerpts)

August 6: As Soon As (John 5:1-9)