Church on The Hooch

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During the summer months, LaGrange First Methodist offers Church On The Hooch, a casual worship service held at 10 a.m. each Sunday on the banks of the Chattahoochee River at West Point Lake.

Our 2022 season of Church On The Hooch will be held on Sundays from June 5 to August 7 on the banks of the Chattahoochee across from Highland Marina at the Boy Scouts’ Camp Lumpkin (2818 Antioch Road). Close GPS coordinates are 33.0600 and -85.1427. Everyone is welcome to come by land (bring a lawn chair!) or by boat.

Here’s a rundown of those who will be delivering the message and leading worship each week:

June 5 – Rev. Ben Wills and Jared Jones
June 12 – Rev. Dr. Adam Roberts and Dr. Bowen Beall
June 19 – Mayor Jim Thornton and Dr. Beth McClanahan
June 26 – Sherri Brown and Jacob Broome
July 3 – Carol Cain and Mary Elizabeth Gerick

July 10 – Dave Kegel and Kevin Dunn
July 17 – Rev. Carl Von Epps Jacob Broome
July 24 – Jeanne Jones and Jan Lockerbie
July 31 – Rev. Dr. Dane Wagner and Jan Lockerbie
August 7 – Charlton Askew and James Camp

Hymns On the Hooch

“Nothing But the Blood”

(Robert Lowry, 1876)

1 What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.


O precious is the flow
that makes me white as snow;
no other fount I know;
nothing but the blood of Jesus.


2 For my pardon this I see:
nothing but the blood of Jesus.
For my cleansing this my plea:
nothing but the blood of Jesus. [Refrain]


3 Nothing can for sin atone:
nothing but the blood of Jesus.
Naught of good that I have done:
nothing but the blood of Jesus. [Refrain]


4 This is all my hope and peace:
nothing but the blood of Jesus.
This is all my righteousness:
nothing but the blood of Jesus. [Refrain]

 

“Blessed Assurance”

(Fanny Crosby & Phoebe Knapp, 1873)

1 Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.


This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long.
This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long.


2 Perfect communion, perfect delight,
visions of rapture now burst on my sight.
Angels descending bring from above
echoes of mercy, whispers of love. [Refrain]


3 Perfect submission, all is at rest.
I in my Savior am happy and bless’d,
watching and waiting, looking above,
filled with his goodness, lost in his love. [Refrain]

“In His Time” (Diane Ball, 1978)

1 In His time (in His time),

in His time (in His time),

He makes all things beautiful

in His time.

 

Lord, please, show me everyday

as You’re teaching me Your way

that You do just what You say

in Your time (in Your time).

 

2 In Your time (in Your time),

in Your time (in Your time),

You make all things beautiful

in Your time.

 

Lord, please, show me everyday

as You’re teaching me Your way

that You do just what You say

in Your time (in Your time).

 

“Standing on the Promises”

(R. Kelso Carter, 1886)

1 Standing on the promises of Christ, my King,
Through eternal ages let his praises ring;
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God, my Savior;
Standing, standing,
I’m standing on the promises of God.


2 Standing on the promises that cannot fail.
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living Word of God I shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God. [Refrain]

 

(4) Standing on the promises I cannot fall,
List’ning ev’ry moment to the Spirit’s call,
Resting in my Savior as my all in all,
Standing on the promises of God. [Refrain]

“Put Your Hand in the Hand” (Gene MacLellan, 1971)

Put your hand in the hand of the man who stilled the water
Put your hand in the hand of the man who calmed the sea
Take a look at yourself and you can look at others differently
By puttin’ your hand in the hand of the man from Galilee