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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