Teresa Bowers Parker to speak at King Celebration Sunday at St. Thomas

Published 11:56 am Thursday, January 12, 2023

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St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Elizabethton will have a community celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m.
“It is a fitting and beautiful statement about our city and our faith that in a church built by slaves making bricks on-site and then laying them to raise this House of God in1861-1865, that we here today celebrate Dr. Martin’s Luther King’s message of the love of Jesus for all of us,” said Father Timothy Holder, priest and pastor at St. Thomas.
The guest minister is Teresa Bowers Parker, who with her family have blessed untold numbers of faithful with their singing and testimony throughout the area and around the country. Minister Teresa returned home to Elizabethton from New York with her husband, Dan, after a career on Broadway, first appearing in the cast of “Ain’t Misbehavin’”.
“From Elizabethton, Minister Teresa and her family sing, preach, and live the power of the God of love and justice for all,” said Father Holder. “This is the message of Dr. King, that God is great in each and everyone of His children, here in Elizabethton, Carter County and all over the whole-wide world!”
Traditional spiritual singing as known throughout America’s struggle for freedom will be celebrated: “We Shall Overcome,” “Glory, Glory, Hallelujah,” and, “I Don’t Feel No Ways Tired,” and Dr. King’s favorite, “If I Can Help Somebody.”
St. Thomas Parish musician Annie Hopson will accompany at the piano.
The public is invited to the local celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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