A tent with about 200 chairs will be ready to go and members of the Clinton Assembly of God Church in Clinton are invited out for the first service for the Clinton church after a devastating fire this week left the congregation's sanctuary in ruins.
Pastor Nick Blacklidge tells Regional Radio News there is a story of hope in the face of destruction. He believes there will be many blessings to come out of this tragedy and is looking forward to the future.
The front lawn of the church will be the site of this Sunday's service. Pastor Blacklidge says the outpouring of support from the Clinton community and surrounding communities has been unbelievable.
Pastor Blacklidge already had a sermon planned out and says he is not going to have to alter anything. His Sunday message will center around the lessons in Ephesians 6 and the Shield of Faith and its purpose to extinguish the fiery darts of the enemy.
The service will get underway at 10:30 am and with a warm weekend ahead, Pastor Blacklidge does not anticipate it being a long service.