Family Service – 6th November 2011

We had a good turnout of around 45 people at our final Family Service of the year.

This month it was hosted by Phil Bray and began with the singing of Down from His Glory and prayer.

The second chorus was Wonderful Grace which was followed by a Bonfire Night matching pairs quiz.  Mention was also made of the upcoming events in December which we’re calling Step into Christmas.

Halfway through the matching pairs quiz

After the quiz the children enjoyed a number of their favourite choruse from Sunday Club before David Angell came to speak.

David began by asking the question ‘Who moved the stone?’ before linking it in to the story of Jesus appearing to his disciples after the resurrection and Thomas not being with them.

He went on to explain that Thomas was with them when they next met and Jesus appeared again and invited Thomas to touch his hands and feet and to see the wounds.  Thomas simply replied ‘My Lord and My God’.

David went on to talk about the different miracles that we have looked at in the Family Services this year and the fact that they are signs that point us to Jesus.  The greatest sign of all is his resurrection back to heaven and the fact that he has promised that he will return.

He went on, in a powerful message, to point out that death is not the end and one day all on earth will bow their knee to God.

We won’t have a normal Family Service in December but will have our Carols by Candlelight on Christmas Eve following on from our Step into Christmas.

Our next planned Family Service will be on 15th January 2012.

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