Sunday, 1 February 2009
Our second go
We had over eighty people of all ages with us this morning, and there seemed to be quite a buzz, so we hope people thought it helped them worship. It is difficult to judge which groups will attract most attention: last time I said I was surprised that quite so many joined the group exploring the Tear Fund link with Ecuador and this time I was surprised that there wasn't more of a queue wanting to have a go at the hand bell ringing which looked and sounded so good; I guess we need to go on providing quite a variety rather than narrowing choices down to what we predict will be most popular. The music group chose 'My eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord' which was a welcome different take on the prophet in the Bible reading saying that he could die in peace now that his elderly eyes had seen God's salvation in the child Jesus who he recognised to be the glory of God's chosen people.