Sunday morning’s early communion was conducted by the Rev Beverly Turner, who spoke about the seasons in our spiritual life as well as in our physical world. The Rev Beverly also encouraged us to Aspire to Inspire before we Expire!
Sunday morning worship was also conducted by the Rev Beverly and was based on Earning our Crowns. The young people heard how what we do in our youth can have consequences in our later life, both physically and spiritually. If we choose Jesus as our friend then we have a friend to help us all through our life.
The Bible readings from Corinthians 9 and James 1 were by Nicola Hale and Margaret Eva. The Rev Beverly spoke about the association of crowns with royal, festive and joyous occasions; Laurel wreaths were used to crown winners in early Olympic games. To win those crowns the athletes had to train, persevere and cast off anything that might hinder them from reaching their goal. We need goals and we must pray to God to discover his directions for us. We have to avoid temptation and call on God’s strength to help us overcome. To him that over cometh a crown of life shall be – a laurel wreath will fade but God’s crown will last.
Music for the service was led by Nicola Hale (piano) and Margaret Eva (organ).
The sectional evening service was conducted by the Rev Daniel Reed, who spoke about Nehemiah and how we can learn from his experiences when seeking our own mission, both as individuals and as a circuit. We have to look at the comfort, the content and the conflict that we will have to deal with. Members of the congregation took part in group discussions looking at the aspects that Mr Reed had mentioned. We have to concentrate on God’s mission and pray about it. For the sake of the Kingdom we will walk in God’s way. Margaret Eva was organist.
Wendron Feast family service was conducted by Mandy Jenkin and took the form of a Café-style service in the hall. The congregation sat at tables and enjoyed nibbles and drinks. Mandy involved everyone in discussing the seven senses and then passed around various items to illustrate the sense of smell. The replies from the discussions could be used as the basis for a future sermon. Mandy accompanied some songs on her guitar and Nicola Hale played piano. Paul Triggs operated the computer and projector.