Sunday, May 22 – Scottish Reformation Sunday
Scottish Reformation Sunday helps us remember our Presbyterian roots that go back to John Knox. During the Protestant Reformation, Knox, a friend of the French reformer John Calvin, fought to bring freedom to read the Bible and to govern the local church to the people of Scotland. Knox also believed that the local congregation or Kirk though part of a larger church network of churches should be governed by its members and not some far off bishop.
Scottish Sunday is normally held on a Sunday in May which coincides with John Knox returning to Scotland from exile in Switzerland in May of 1558 to lead the Scottish Reformation and political revolution which eventually replaced Queen Mary on the Scottish throne.
This is also a time for our congregation to thank state, regional and local officials for their service to our community and to pray for their work throughout the year. A procession of invited dignitaries will follow the pipes and drum into the 11:00 a.m. worship service. There will be a smaller procession at the 8:45 a.m. worship service. Following the 11:00 a.m. worship service, there will be a festive reception in Fellowship Hall.