Special Guest Speakers

Luminary will host two special guest speakers the next two Sundays, both of them important leaders in Roane County.

On Aug. 21, Scott Mason, principal of Midway High School, will preach from 1 Thessalonians and Psalm 9 as he brings the sermon “Dancing in the Rain.”

On Aug. 28, Roane County Executive Ron Woody will deliver the sermon “Don’t Get Lost in the Fog,” drawing on his recently published book of remembrances.

Both men are certified lay speakers in the United Methodist Church, meaning they have the training and authority to fill United Methodist pulpits as occasional preachers. Lay speakers are part of a long tradition of lay leadership in the Wesleyan church reform movement, which dates to the 18th century.

Mason and Woody will preach at both the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services on their respective Sundays.