We shared an evening of music and worship with the people of Motherwell Ebenezer Evangelical Church tonight. It was great to The church was almost full to capacity tonight for the band’s visit.
The band got the evening off to a rousing start with the march Emblem Of The Army, followed by the hymn tune Holy Ground.
The band shared a number of other items. These included:
- Every Time I Feel The Spirit
- The Break of Day (An arrangement of Matt Redman song 10,000 Reasons)
- Hold That Fort!
- Call of the Gospel
A couple of soloist were featured tonight, the first a xylophone solo from the youngest member of the band Cameron Shanks, entitled Tango. The second was from our principal cornet, Alex Ramsay, who shared the beautiful cornet solo Share My Yoke during the devotional part of the programme. During this devotional time Band Sergeant David Kendall reminded us of God’s promises to us. This was followed by the band playing Guardian of My Soul which features these words:
I worship you, God’s only Son,
Who took my sins to the cross
So I could be completely free
To follow where you lead.
Lord you wounds are now my healing,
And I am wholly yours.
You know my name and where I’m going,
Guardian of my soul.
O let me hear thee speaking
In accents clear and still,
Above the storms of passion,
The murmurs of self-will.
O speak to reassure me,
To chasten or control;
O speak to make me listen,
Thou guardian of my soul.
I’ll follow you, God’s only Son,
Along the road to the cross,
No other place can I find grace,
Unfathomed and unflawed.
And as I reach the hill of Calvary
And see your open arms,
I’ll know my name and where I’m going,
Guardian of my soul
Two members of the band shared their testimony during the evening, the first Christopher Keane told us about his recent visit to Ukraine with the Ukraine: Vision of Hope 2018 team, where he helped run a kids club. He told us how he’s been challenged by his experience there to now change his career, and so has applied to train to work with children.
The second testimony was from Dayna Mathie who is about to start her second year at university. She told us how she’s found sharing her faith with other Christians in the Christian Union at university has helped her in her faith, as well as helped her build some great friendships. She is now looking forward to the new academic year where she will be helping the new first year students in the Christian Union.
We pray for both Christopher and Dayna, as they both step out in faith, looking to God to help them with the future.
Many thanks to everyone at Motherwell Ebenezer Evangelical Church for the warm welcome we received. Thanks also to all who came along and supported us tonight. We pray you were blessed and challenged by our message.