MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Features

January 3, 2014

Worship event set for Sunday

Muskogee’s faithful are being called to The Heights worship event Sunday.

Kyle Beard, a 2012 Muskogee High School graduate, said he and some friends are putting together the event, designed to cross denominational lines.

“We decided we wanted to do something that would unite the body of Christ,” Beard said.

“We’re calling churches, inviting pastors, youth pastors, inviting everyone we could so it can be a community event.”

Beard, majoring in justice at Oklahoma City University, said the event will feature contemporary Christian music, speakers, praise and prayer.

This week’s event is patterned after a summer 2013 gathering at Honor Heights Park, hence the event’s name, he said.

“We want to take people to reach new heights,” Beard said.

He said that at the summer event, “we started a band, played a couple of songs, prayed for and with each other.”

Jerrod Murr, youth pastor at First Assembly of God, spoke at that event, Beard said.

Beard said he grew up attending St. Paul United Methodist Church, and he knows members from that youth group will come.

He also expects people from First Assembly and Ekklesia, a Muskogee church Beard now attends.

Beard said Brett Baggett of Ekklesia will speak Sunday. Beard also is getting a band together to play contemporary Christian music.

 “But we’ll also have arrangements of a couple of traditional hymns,” Beard said, listing “In Christ Alone” and “Revive Us Again” as two of the hymns.

Alison Lambert, a 2009 MHS graduate, grew up attending St. Paul with Beard. She said she will help pray with people at the Sunday event.

“It’s exciting to just worship and think the city is coming together for Jesus,” she said.

Reach Cathy Spaulding at (918) 684-2928 or cspaulding@muskogee

phoenix.com.

If you go

WHAT: The Heights.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Sunday.

WHERE: Roxy Theatre, 220 W. Okmulgee Ave.

1
Text Only
Features
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
Poll

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

Yes
No
     View Results
Featured Ads
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks