Community churches gather to worship

By on August 19, 2009

Elburn Days offers an ecumenical church service
by Susan O’Neill
Elburn Community Congregational Church member Kay Johnson has been coming to the outdoor church services at Elburn Days for more than 20 years.

“I like being outside,” she said. “It’s a peaceful, nice and pleasant place to worship, and it gives me a feeling of being in communion with nature.”

The Elburn Days ecumenical church service begins at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday morning at the main stage.

The presentation of the worship service is often shared by one or more churches in the community. This year, the Rev. Jeffrey Dire of the Elburn Community Congregational Church will be joined by the Rev. Gary Augustine of the Evangelical Fellowship Church and the Rev. David Kletzing of the Hope Anglican Church in conducting the service. Kletzing’s congregation currently meets in the Congregational Church building on Sunday evenings.

Worshippers may either sit in the bleachers or bring their own blankets or lawn chairs.

“It’s always nice to share the service with other congregations,” Johnson said.