Every summer for the past 48 years, vacationers at Thurmond Lake have gathered on the shore and in the water for a come-as-you- are worship service.
Some arrive by boat, others by car. The services, which are open to the public, run 13 weeks from June through August, said Curt Strickland, of Augusta’s St. John United Methodist Church.
The services began in 1964 as an outreach to vacationers. Today, the nondenominational services feature lay speakers and pastors from Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran, Presbyterian churches.
This Sunday, Patty Strickland, a lay speaker from St. John, will preach a sermon titled, “Fill my cup, Lord,” based on John 4:5-26.