One by one, the worshipers at Gurdwara Sahib on Sunday approached the holy text, bowed and prayed.
Later, a priest chanted and sang in Punjabi as more than 200 Sikhs celebrated the life of Gobind Singh, the last human guru.
"This is about the birthday and big life of our 10th guru," 7-year-old Anmol Marwah announced to the congregation. "It's a story that's grown on the pages of our history, changed our world and filled our hearts."
And it's a story that many local Sikhs hope Mid-Southern neighbors will want to discover for themselves.