This week at Clarendon

Check out what is happening at our church. We invite you to join us as we Become Better Together and discover a life of purpose and passion through Christ.

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All are invited to these weekly opportunities to Worship, Grow and Connect. 

Sunday Small Groups

Join one of our Sunday School Bible Study classes.

Monday Prayer with Pastor Danielle

Join us Mondays at 1pm for a weekly prayer call with Pastor Danielle. This is a time of connection, meditation, and intercessory prayer.

Wednesday mid-week prayer

Join us for Mid-Week Prayer Wednesdays from 7-7:15am. You will receive the mid-week inspiration that you need by joining us each Wednesday for a word of encouragement and corporate prayer.

Wednesday night bible study

Join us each Wednesday night at 6:50pm for a virtual Small Group. We hope you can join us and be sure to tell a friend!

The Art of Neighboring Book Study 

Join us for this six-week study that will equip and empower us to be better neighbors. We will read and discuss this powerful and instructive book together while considering all that Jesus means in the commandment to love your neighbor as yourself. You don’t want to miss this exciting time of study and fellowship. Groups forming now. Complete the registration form today and grab your book on Sunday or Wednesday!

Birthdays & Anniversaries

We would like to wish Happy Birthday to all those celebrating birthdays this week! May God continue to bless and prosper you.  And, Happy Anniversary, to all couples celebrating this week! We pray God's grace, strength, and peace be upon your union!


In an effort to draw us closer to God and build togetherness within our church and community, we will have a Prayer Blitz throughout the month of June. Thank you for committing yourself to pray with our church and community this month. Click here to download thePrayer Blitz Calendar.

Join our Prayer Call each Wednesday from 7-7:15am
Dial: 605.313.4162
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Also, let us know your prayer requests and praise reports. 
“Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” – June Hymn of the Month
"Leaning on the Everlasting Arms" is the result of an epiphany based on the text of Deuteronomy 33:27, "The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms" (KJV). Showalter was a musician who conducted singing schools. He studied music in England, France, and Germany and served as an elder of First Presbyterian Church in Dalton, Georgia. Showalter was inspired by this Scripture after hearing the news that the wives of two of his former pupils had died and were buried the same day. In a letter of sympathy, he created the refrain out of a verse from Deuteronomy and asked Hoffman to write the stanzas. According to hymnologist Carl P. Daw, Jr., it appears that the Baptist Hymnal (1956) appropriately assigned SHOWALTER as the tune name for this song (Daw, 2016, 799-800).

After serving as a soldier for the Union Army, Elisha Hoffman attended Union Bible Seminary in New Berlin, Pennsylvania, and was ordained by the Evangelical Association in 1868. A pastor in Ohio, Michigan, and Illinois, he also worked with the publishing arm of the Evangelical Association in Cleveland, Ohio, and was the first music editor of Hope Publishing Company (1894-1912), a leading publisher of gospel songs.
The first stanza addresses the joy of God's presence. The hymn writer suggests that even in times of death, peace can be found. The second stanza compares the Christian faith to a pleasant pilgrimage. With the use of the first-person singular pronoun "I" in the third stanza, there is no confusion about who the speaker is.

This hymn can become a personal testimony because of the use of "I" in the third stanza. While the stanzas do not specifically reference Christ, the refrain does when the lower voices sing, "leaning on Jesus."

The original reference from Deuteronomy takes on a Christian character in the refrain and implies an intimate relationship with Jesus — the friend on whom one can lean. Even though the word “Lord” in the stanzas is ambiguous, the hymn is inherently Christological in its message.

The African American tradition of syncopation, handclapping, and heavy use of percussive instruments enlivens this hymn and gives hymn lovers the freedom to embellish and improvise in worship.

Hymn of the Month:
“Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”
Suggested Artist: Mahalia Jackson

Opening Song:
“Let the People Praise”
Suggested Artist: William Johnson and Echoes of Worship

Musical Offering:
“Be With You”
Suggested Artist: BJ Putnam

Song of Praise and Invitation:
“I Need You to Survive”
Suggested Artist: Hezekiah Walker
Does it Take All of That!?!
June 8th, 2023
And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father. Colossians 3:17 (NLT)As we prepare to launch into our small group study of the book The Art of Neighboring, I want us to be very prayerful and open to Holy Spirit. The concepts and disciplines expressed by the book’s authors are good, and they will be challenging. When we get into ...
Praying IS Believing!
June 1st, 2023
Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years! Then, when he prayed again, the sky sent down rain and the earth began to yield its crops. James 5:17-18 (NLT)There are times when prayer can be hard. We may really want to pray, but for some reason, we can’t quite get to it (or through it). Sometimes we don’t pray because...
In Celebration of the Church
May 25th, 2023
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this [R]ock, I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. Matthew 16:18 (NIV)What is the value of the church? Not the building of course, but the called-out people who have professed belief in Jesus Christ. Is there benefit to us gathering (virtually and in-person)? Is it important for us to be and stay connected to one another? Doe...
This is Our Story!
May 19th, 2023
This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long! – Traditional Hymn (Blessed Assurance)I am filled with excitement and gratitude as we prepare to celebrate our 114th Church Anniversary this Sunday. I am excited because you know how I feel about a party! I am grateful to God for sustaining and blessing us for all these years. I am also grateful for each of you and the many me...

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