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This Sunday we held our annual covenant service, which gives us the opportunity after our AGM this past week to renew our commitment and covenant with God and with each other. We also pray for and commission our leaders for the coming year. Chris speaks briefly on the Fruit and Gifts of the Spirit and encourages us to choose one of each to focus and ask God for help with on over the coming year.
Mike leads our sung worship this week.
Jim Gourlay joins us this week to give an update on AsiaLink, an overseas mission organisation which enables local churches and organisations in Asia to bring God’s message of light and love to those who don’t yet have it. He also speaks on the sacrifices that Jesus calls us to make to become his disciples.
James leads the rest of the service whilst Pete leads our sung worship.
This week we resume our series in Acts, which we began last summer. If you can’t remember back that far (the last part was in September after all!) Chris gives us a brief catch-up on what has happened so far before we look at Saul’s encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus. This is the start of the amazing turnaround in Saul’s life from being one of the chief persecutors of early Christianity to becoming probably the most prolific evangelist in church history. God can use anyone!
Karen leads the rest of the service whilst Pete leads our sung worship this week.
This week in February’s all age service Chris introduces the theme for our all age services for the next few months: “More and More”. The universe is big. Really big. Really, really, really big and it’s getting bigger all the time, there’s more and more universe every day. Just like the universe, its creator, God, is awe inspiring. What we need to do is give more and more thanksgiving to him!
Mike and Lynne lead us in our sung worship this week.
After introducing our year text for 2024 a couple of weeks ago, Chris now looks at the verse in the original context. What was Paul trying to say to the Corinthians through this part of his letter, and how is that teaching going to be applicable to our lives throughout 2024?
Andy leads the rest of the service with an update on the Mission of the Month for January, CSW, whilst Mike leads our sung worship this week.
As we continue into 2024 we take some time this week to look back on what God has done through the church over the last year. Chris leads us through some of the ways that we’ve been led as a church and looks forward to what is going to happen in the coming year. We also reveal our year text and Chris speaks briefly about the meaning and decision behind the verse being chosen. But more on that in a couple of weeks!
Susan leads the rest of the service with a reflection on the Psalms whilst Pete and Nick lead our sung worship.
A very happy new year to you all! Ant leads us in our first all-age service of the year, taking his inspiration from Chris’ Advent series of last month. How do we experience God’s peace, love and joy in our lives?
Mike leads our sung worship this week.
Karen leads us in our final service for 2023 as we look back on the year and give thanks to God for His provisions to us. Several of the congregation share what they have to be thankful for and share their prayers for the coming year.
Pete leads us in our sung worship with many of the songs also chosen by members of the congregation.
As we conclude our Advent series for 2023 Chris looks at Jesus bringing peace to the world. This doesn’t just mean no conflict; it means true Shalom peace, the reconciliation and reunification of God’s people. The making right of the world. And Jesus calls us to do that right alongside him.
We also have prayers for peace in situations in our lives and around the world whilst Pete leads our sung Christmas worship.
In our traditional carol service Chris speaks about the hope that we have through the birth of Jesus. The readings are brought to us by members of the congregation, whilst Mike, Lynne, Zoe and Dave lead us in our carols and songs.