A review of our first outdoor service!
SUNDAY 2ND AUGUST
A really successful open air Eucharist today in the churchyard.
• A good sized congregation, considering …..
• Lovely inspired music to lift our hearts
• Warm fellowship as so many of us met up for the first time in months.
• Blessed by lovely weather
• First time visitors at the service
• Everyone went away really blessed and looking forward to next week.
• A recording of today’s service was made and will be on Facebook tomorrow.
FROM ONE OF THE 8.00am CONGREGATION
FROM ONE OF THE 9.30am CONGREGATION
“Praise the Lord for a wonderful service this morning – the words, the music and just being with our brothers and sisters in Christ – and from all three Sunday services, too!
And thank you for your sermon on the meaning of the difference between compassion and just feeling pity, which was so succinct.
I am looking forward to next week’s meeting already!”
….. AND ANOTHER FROM THE 9.30am
“I think you can be very pleased with the way everything came together this morning to give people a wonderful example of how excellent ‘outdoor’ worship can be.
Before the service people were all worried about whether they would be able to hear, if they would be cold!!, how they would manage on the uneven grass, and those were just the ones I overheard sitting quietly in my chair.
Every word was crystal clear, thank you audio team, certainly no one was chilly, and every single person navigated your clear instructions for receiving communion with no problems. Forward planning with great care was evident.
It was just wonderful to be sat amongst friends to worship, and to receive communion again.
I was so delighted to see some faithful 8 o’clock folk there too.
A personal thank you for keeping the service a Eucharist and also for a very relevant and honest sermon.”
FROM ONE OF THE 11.30am CONGREGATION
“How wonderful to praise God under the open sky. The atmosphere was lovely, and may I be forgiven, but when it came to the last chorus of ‘How great thou art”, I’m afraid I could not stop singing (but very softly!) though my heart was shouting.”