Morning meeting 28/04/2019

The band provided the call to worship this morning by playing Paul Sharman’s arrangement Hide Me Now:

Hide me now
Under Your wings
Cover me
Within Your mighty hand

When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with you above the storm
Father, You are King over the flood
I will be still and know You are God

Find rest my soul
In Christ alone
Know His power
In quietness and trust

When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with you above the storm
Father, You are King over the flood
I will be still and know You are God

Your Joy Oh lord
will be my strength,
Renouncing fear
We stand in your glorious grace.

When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with you above the storm
Father, You are King over the flood
I will be still and know You are God

Our contribution to worship was another Paul Sharman piece of music, Everlasting Hope. This features the hymn tune Great Is Thy Faithfulness, and reminds us:

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own great presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today, and bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside.

We were challenged by Major Chris this morning to make sure our relationships with one another are loving, and based on a true and loving relationship with Jesus. He reminded us that when we let the Holy Spirit into our lives, we build a loving relationship with Jesus. And when we build a loving relationship with Jesus, we will see our relationships with others, and those in our communities flourish.

This morning we also marked the retirement of Jim Pentney as band secretary having held the position for 25 years. Jim was presented with a certificate recognising his 25 years as band secretary, as well as a card and a gift from the band. On behalf of the band we thank Jim for his many years of service as band secretary.

At the conclusion of the meeting the band played Lord, I Come To You:

Lord, I come to You,
Let my heart be changed, renewed,
Flowing from the grace,
That I found in You
Lord, I’ve come to know,
The weaknesses I see in me,
Will be stripped away,
By the power of Your love

Hold me close,
Let Your love surround me
Bring me near,
Draw me to Your side
And as I wait,
I’ll rise up like the eagle
And I will soar with You,
Your Spirit leads me on
In the power of Your Love

Lord unveil my eyes,
Let me see You face to face
The knowledge of Your love,
As You live in me
Lord renew my mind,
As Your will unfolds in my life
In living every day,
In the power of Your Love

After worship we went to Wishaw General Hospital where we were able to spend some time sharing music with the staff, patients and visitors to the hospital.

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