Joshua Morrison/News To close out the Knox County Interfaith Service honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., members of the audience with the members of the gathered churches, held a ribbon with cards pinned to them. The cards asked those in attendance for messages of positivity and change.

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To close out the Knox County Interfaith Service honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., members of the audience with the members of the gathered churches, held a ribbon with cards pinned to them. The cards asked those in attendance for messages of positivity and change. Request this photo

 

MOUNT VERNON — The second annual Knox County Innerfaith Martin Luther king Day Worship Service focused on becoming a “beloved community,” a theme Dr. King spoke of often, according to Rev. Scott Elliott, pastor at First Congregational Church and one of the organizers of the event.

Although Martin Luther King’s first cousin, Rev. Joel King Jr., as well as a few of the other scheduled feature speakers, were unable to attend due to the weather, the service was powerful and unifying. Singing led by Steve Fry between speakers throughout the service evoked the sense of togetherness as well, with songs such as “Lean on Me,” “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and “We Shall Overcome.”

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  • Joshua Morrison/News To close out the Knox County Interfaith Service honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., members of the audience with the members of the gathered churches, held a ribbon with cards pinned to them. The cards asked those in attendance for messages of positivity and change.
  • Joshua Morrison/News To close out the Knox County Interfaith Service honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., members of the audience with the members of the gathered churches, held a ribbon with cards pinned to them. The cards asked those in attendance for messages of positivity and change.
  • Joshua Morrison/News To close out the Knox County Interfaith Service honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., members of the audience with the members of the gathered churches, held a ribbon with cards pinned to them. The cards asked those in attendance for messages of positivity and change.
  • Joshua Morrison/News To close out the Knox County Interfaith Service honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., members of the audience with the members of the gathered churches, held a ribbon with cards pinned to them. The cards asked those in attendance for messages of positivity and change.
  • Joshua Morrison/News Reverend Karen Oehl.
  • Joshua Morrison/News Reverend Karen Oehl.
  • Joshua Morrison/News Kenyon College Jewish Chaplain Marc Bragin.
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  • Joshua Morrison/News Pastor Eddie Massey.
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  • Joshua Morrison/News Reverend Joy Brennan
  • Joshua Morrison/News Reverend Scott Elliott
  • Joshua Morrison/News Reverend Scott Elliott
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  • Joshua Morrison/News To close out the Knox County Interfaith Service honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., members of the audience with the members of the gathered churches, held a ribbon with cards pinned to them. The cards asked those in attendance for messages of positivity and change.
  • Joshua Morrison/News To close out the Knox County Interfaith Service honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., members of the audience with the members of the gathered churches, held a ribbon with cards pinned to them. The cards asked those in attendance for messages of positivity and change.

 

Chelsea Olms: 740-397-5333 or chelsea@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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