MOUNT VERNON — A number of local faith communities and leaders are sponsoring the second annual Knox County Interfaith Martin Luther King Day Worship Service. The service will be held on Monday, at the Escape Zone (the old armory), located at 1 Mansfield Avenue in Mount Vernon. The service will start at 7 p.m. with parking in the back and across the street.
One of the leaders organizing the service, Rev. Scott Elliott, pastor at First Congregational Church, indicated the theme for this year’s interfaith service honoring Dr. King is “How we are doing at becoming the beloved community Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about?”
The order of service will include hymns and music and Dr. King’s words as well as God’s Word in prayers and readings from Christian, Buddhist, Jewish and Muslim traditions. King’s first cousin, the Reverend Joel King, Jr. is the featured speaker in the middle of the program.