Our regular 'Family Service'
is usually held on the second Sunday of the month and this month was no different, so on May 12th we celebrated the important festival of Pentecost
because the next week, the actual day, it's our custom to hold a quiet said Service of Holy Communion (Return to top)
Today's Service followed our usual informal format, except before the Reading there was a short account of the story of the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, with the congregation encouraged to call out 'but wonderful' each time the reader said 'it was weird'.... but wonderful. (Return to top)
This was followed by the reading of the account from the Book of Acts of the coming of the Holy Spirit onto the disciples gathered in a closed room after Jesus had
Ascended back to heaven. The 'sermon' took the form of four children sharing a short message with someone in the congregation who then had to pass it to the rest of those gathered in a whisper. The ensuing 'chaos' was likened to the chaos on the actual day when the startling event occurred and the 'sending out' of the message of Jesus with all who would hear it. (Return to top)
The Young Singers (Junior Choir) sang a spiritual
and the adult choir sang an anthem, whilst we all sang two traditional and two modern hymns on the theme as well as 'Happy Birthday' to the church, which traditionally began with the Pentecost event. (Return to top)