Sunday, 17 January 2016

A Service of the Word.

I am waiting fairly impatiently for the light to return in the morning. It is very dark again this morning as I get up for a service later!
It's very dark. But there's no wind as yet!
Driving in the dark has become a small problem in old age. Parking in the dark is an even bigger anxiety.
Today's service is being led by a newish worship leader. I'm just doing a bit of nattering....
Another bit of nattering is going to be very interesting. A young woman whose life is just opening up for her is going to speak about her recent trip abroad.
This is one of our young girls who used to come to all our family services ten years ago...
To see her and listen to her now is much like watching a butterfly emerging from the chrysalis. Her life has become an exciting exploration of what is possible with the help of education and a church grant to enable her to travel .
A service of the word is still for me an exciting opportunity to explore, to excite, to learn. It's how I started my church venture about fifteen years ago before I was ordained.
This morning will be good on several different levels....old friends, new ones too, I will enjoy it all...especially sharing the pulpit with one of our very young women!

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Ray Barnes said...

Your service this morning sounds rather more interesting than ours. We, very unusually for us, had a visiting prison chaplain who seemed to take great pleasure in giving us some quite grisly details of the crimes committed by some of the young offenders who are in his care.
We had our first snow-fall to face rather than a dark morning but turning out when it seems the rest of the world is still in bed seems particularly difficult at this time of the year.
I hope your speaker made up for your difficulties.

Jean Rolt said...

Our young speaker was simply wonderful! Everyone remembered her as an eight year old, now grown into a beautiful talented young woman!

UKViewer said...

Sounds great. Service of the Word will be my bread and butter when I'm licensed. I will be authorised by the Bishop in May as a Worship Leader, and now in year 2 of the course, finding it ever more challenging, but even greater fun and a real privilege to be part of a ministry team. Next challenge is to lead a session of our Lent course.....