We enjoyed a great Family Service this morning, hosted by Phil and ably assisted by Brian.
The service opened with In Christ Alone followed by prayer, after which Phil ran through some of the upcoming activities at Parkside including Toddlers, The Link Coffee Bar and the various Christmas services which are planned.
With the help of Kerry and Judith we were able to learn a new song – There is a Hope, by Stuart Townend:
After singing some of the kids choruses from Sunday Club, led by Brian, we had a slightly chaotic ‘pairs quiz’ which was followed by two readings (the parables of the Wedding Feast and the Great Supper) and singing Majesty, before Dave came up to speak using the two readings as a basis for his talk.
Dave used the idea of receiving an invitation from various people and how we would react, finishing with receiving the offer of salvation from God and whether would choose to accept or reject his invitation.
The service was followed by soup, bread and other refreshments, organised by Lesley.
We now look forward to our first Christmas Carol Service in two weeks time.