MainStreet church pastor to hold festival worship service

By Pastor Jeremy Berg

Join us for a special Centennial Community Worship Service at Surfside Park and Beach on Sunday, July 22 at 9 a.m., where all churches are invited to join in worship to celebrate our shared history of ministry in Mound and prepare for the next 100 years.

In recent days, a new wave of pioneer pastors have brought fresh vision and started new churches in the Mound area. Freshwater Community Church began meeting in the St. Boni City Hall in 1998. River Valley Church (Apple Valley) started a Minnetrista campus at the former home of Mound Assembly of God in 2010. Mound’s youngest congregation, MainStreet Covenant Church, began weekly worship in January 2012 at the Gillespie Center.

Yes, you don’t need to go to the Middle East to stand on holy ground. You need only have the eyes of faith and a basic knowledge of our city’s past to discover that it’s all around us. There’s a well known story in the Bible where Jacob lies down at a seemingly ordinary place for a nap. He awakens to declare, "Surely God is in this place, and I didn’t realize it!" Mound is full of such places. So, next time you’re throwing a frisbee in the Highlands, making a sand castle at the Mound beach, boating across West Arm Bay, or driving past a local church, let us remember and marvel that God has been in this place – and still is today.