It really was a joy to join the new contemporary worship service being ‘piloted’ on Sunday 23 October at St Andrew’s. The resources were intentionally simple with Patrick Davies leading our sung worship on guitar, and Patrick Fleming speaking to us with the title, ‘Faith is spelt R-I-S-K’.
Using the account of Peter walking on the water from Matthew 14, Patrick encouraged us, inspired us and challenged us to ‘get out of the boat’, keeping our eyes on Jesus, having ‘Faith’ not ‘Fear’. For, as he summarised from Hebrews 11.1,
‘Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.’
Another point of difference was that the talk was followed by a short time of discussion when people were invited to share their own experiences of ‘getting out of the boat’ – also very encouraging.
The next pilot service is planned for Sunday 4 December, with the title ‘Faith is spelt L-O-V-E’ and where the team will try out a different form of sung worship and will take on board the feedback from Sunday (the reason for the pilots!)
So, if a contemporary service of Worship, Word and Prayer is your thing, and if you want to be part of shaping this new Sunday evening service, why not come along? Refreshments are served from 6.30pm and the service runs from 7-8pm.