Service Review: 3rd September 2017

“We are all one in God’s eyes and name” (Revd Hilary Howarth) The morning service was led by the Revd Hilary and it had the Junior Church and New Youth at its heart.

In her opening address Revd Hilary emphasised just how important the Junior Church is at the Triangle, and she reminded us all that “young people are not only the church of the future, but they are also the church of today”.

The opening hymn was the appropriate ‘Let’s build a house’, followed by prayers led by Brian Smith. Brian was ably assisted by three Junior Church members, Olivia, Eddy and Annie.

There then followed two hymns that had the congregation exerting energy, not only through singing but also through actions in response to the words. The hymns, ‘Father Abraham’ and ‘If I were a butterfly’ were led by members of the Junior Church and their leaders, and following the final command of “sit down” from ‘I am a butterfly’ the congregation collapsed into their seats with relief and a round of applause.

A more relaxing session followed as Revd Hilary and Don Astley presented the Junior Church with gifts in celebration of their attendance and contribution to junior church life. Thirty four gift books and tokens were awarded, and Revd Hilary thanked all those junior church leaders and helpers who make our Junior Church what it is today.

A further presentation followed as Jamie Blatchley, Senior Church Steward, presented Peter Haslam with a gift for his services as retiring Senior Steward.

Holy Communion came next, together with a reading from Isiah 43, vs 1-5, read by Margaret Thompson.

Soul Survivor is an annual event that brings together thousands of young people and youth leaders from all over the country to celebrate their love of Christ and his love for us through song, prayer and workshops. This year a number of our junior church attended the festival in Staffordshire, and we heard testimonies from Catrina, Ben, Nicole and Chloe about their experiences. Chloe summed it up by saying, “there was no negativity or hate, just love for one another and Christ”. About 4000 people attended the week long event this year.

One of the appealing features of Soul Survivor is the live music, and one of the headline acts is a band called the Rend Collective. We were treated to their version of ‘My Lighthouse’ on video, together with ‘Alive’.

Denis Kirkham then led us in prayers for others, and this was followed by the closing hymn, ‘How great thou art’.

Revd Hilary finally closed the service with the blessing and the exit music played was ‘Come holy spirit’ from Soul Survivor.

This service was testimony to just how alive and vibrant our Junior Church is at The Triangle, and it was refreshing to see and to hear how modern ways of celebrating Christ’s love is helping to attract and to keep the younger generation.

Kindly provided by Stephen Maslivec - Church Steward

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Service Photos: 3rd September 2017

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"Having put him to sleep on her lap, she called a man to shave off the seven braids of his hair , and so began to subdue him. And his strength left him."

Asubuhi njema na Karibu, Jambo, Bonjour, Goeiemôre, Goedemorgen.

Good morning and we are delighted that you are with us today. We hope you find your time of worship helpful and uplifting. Today Revds.’ Hilary Howarth and Sue Geunault are leading our All Age Worship continuing our theme of “Villains” Samson and Delilah”.

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