Thursday morning worship opened with The Rev. Vera Welker sharing the Call to Worship, reminding the congregation that we ground our hope in the grace of Jesus Christ. The WOC praise team led the congregation in singing several praise songs followed by prayer. Bishop Palmer invited the newly elected delegation to General and Jurisdictional conferences onto the stage to consecrate their work on behalf of The West Ohio Annual Conference. The Bishop asked the delegates, “Do you promise to seek God in all you do? To listen for God’s voice…to receive God’s wisdom…to act in ways that are in keeping with the building up of God’s kingdom?” Responding that by the grace of God they will seek to do so, Bishop Palmer followed by praying for the 36 delegates and alternates. The worship service ended by singing, “The Church’s One Foundation,” reminding all that Christ is our foundation.