Serve Moses Lake gathers for worship, prayer

Print Article

Charles H. Featherstone/Columbia Basin Herald Worship leader and singer/songwriter Jared Anderson during the ‘Night of Worship’ on Saturday organized by Serve Moses Lake.

MOSES LAKE — Members and parishioners with the two dozen congregations that partner to support Serve Moses Lake gathered Saturday evening for the group’s annual worship and fund-raising event.

And also to listen, and sing along, to the heartfelt praise tunes of musician and worship leader Jared Anderson.

“I grew up in this,” said the 38-year-old Colorado Springs native. “It’s like singing your prayers, and I haven’t run out of things to sing about.”

While Anderson performed a few of the songs he’s known for — such as “Great I Am” and “Glorified” — with Serve’s in-house band, it was mostly just him and the piano for the evening.

‘It’s like singing the National Anthem,” Anderson said. “People gather around a present truth they can participate in as a way of opening up.”

“It doesn’t all depend on me,” he said. “You just start the song.”

Serve Moses Lake is an outreach organization that helps the poor, the homeless, and others in need with basic needs or with help in times of crisis.

“This is our annual gathering, it started as a concert and fundraised, and this is our seventh or eighth year,” said Tim Cloyd, the organization’s director.

But the gathering became so central to the organization that it evolved into a worship service.

“It’s a core piece of who we are,” Cloyd said. “The people of God coming together to worship, to express our thanksgiving.”

Right now, Serve could use a place in Moses Lake to be its winter warming center for area homeless. For a number of years, the group had been using the old Boys and Girls Club on Third Avenue near downtown, but that has been sold and Serve needs another location in order to start providing that warm place to stay beginning on Friday, Dec. 1.

“We have a desperate need for a location for 30 or so people every night, a place to serve a hot meal, where people can come out of the cold,” Cloyd said.

And for that, some of the gathered people of Moses Lake prayed — both in word, and in song.

Charles H. Featherstone can be reached via email at countygvt@columbiabasinherald.com.

Print Article

Read More Basin Life

Keeping cool is easier at the pool

July 15, 2018 at 8:02 pm | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — Okay, it is mid-July, so it’s reasonable to expect triple-digit temperatures. The question is, how to stay cool? Or at least, stay cooler? Well, that’s what the pool is for. All that w...

Comments

Read More

Freedom rings at ML Freedom Fest

July 08, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — It’s almost a capsule description of America: a whole bunch of very different people, all doing their own thing, coming together to make something great. On a much smaller scale, that’s ...

Comments

Read More

Keep on shinin’

July 01, 2018 at 8:07 pm | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — Peter Steffens talks about the feeling of having on a pair of freshly shined shoes with a fondness that hearkens back to the days of old when city streets were lined with shoe shine stan...

Comments

Read More

Annual rubber duck derby feathers Boys and Girls Club’s nests

June 24, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — Rubber ducky was certainly the one on Saturday, as the annual Duck Derby filled Cascade Park with kids, noise and fun. The event is a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of t...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(509) 765-4561
PO Box 910
Moses Lake, WA 98837

©2018 Columbia Basin Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X