[MLK Fellows Worship Service In Ghana]

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Soul Service (Black Church Service) by M.L.K. Program (Powell Auditorium, Accra)


James Forbes

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Martin Luther King Fellows In Black Religious Studies, Inc. Collection

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This recording features a MLK Fellows worship service in Ghana. The service features a sermon by Dr. James Forbes, pastor of St. John Holy Church of Richmond Virginia. His sermon is titled Ephatha, and is taken from Mark 7:31-37. During the worship service there are several prayers and musical selections.

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00:00:03 An unidentified man leads in musical selection “Give Me that Old Time Religion.”

00:03:00 Rev. Leotis Belt leads in prayer.

00:05:18 A man leads in worship with song, followed by a woman leading prayer.

00:18:39 Man leads congregation in musical selection “Amen.”

00:20:42 An unidentified man presides over worship service, reads scripture and leads congregation in musical selection “Leaning on the Everlasting Arm.”

00:36:37 Talks about central persons of West Africa and talks about foundation in Ghana.

01:03:51 A man recognizes members of the Martin Luther King Jr. Fellows.

01:24:32 James Forbes pastor of St. John Holy church of Richmond, Virginia gives opening remarks and thanks Henry and Ella Mitchell.

01:30:32 Introduces scripture (Mark 7:31-37) and topic Ephatha.

01:58:45 Audio ends.


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