Morning meeting 13/10/2019

When I walk through the doors I sensed His presence
And I knew this was a place where love abounds
For this is a temple the God we love abides here
Oh we are standing in His presence on holy ground

We are standing on holy ground
For I know that there are angels all around
Let us praise Jesus now
For we are standing in His presence on holy ground

In His presence I know there is joy beyond all measure
And at His feet sweet peace of mind can still be found
For when we have a need He is still the answer
Reach out and claim it for we are standing on holy ground

We are standing on holy ground
For I know that there are angels all around
Let us praise Jesus now
For we are standing in His presence on holy ground

These were the words associated with the music, Holy Ground, that the band provided as the call to worship this morning.

Worship today was led by Deputy Bandmaster Melvyn Shanks. The theme for worship was Making Plans. He encouraged us to continue to make plans for the future but to ensure God is included in those plans.

The band contributed Geoffrey Nobes arrangement of Prelude on “Lavenham” to our worship. This fitted well with the theme for this morning’s meeting – We may not always understand why things happen in our life, but they are part of God’s plan for us.

Lord, there are times when I have to ask, ‘What?’ –
times when your love is not easy to spot.
What is life’s purpose and what of me here?’
Grant me some answers, Lord, make your will clear.

Lord there are times when I have to ask ‘Why?’ –
Times when catastrophe gives faith the lie.
Innocents suffer and evil holds sway,
Grant me some answers, Lord, teach me your way.

​Lord, there are times when the questions run fast –
times when I fear that my faith may not last.
Help me, support me, Lord, help me get through.
Lead me through darkness till light shines anew.

At the end of worship this morning, the band played the melody, Be Thou My Vision.

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart!
Naught be all else to me, save that thou art;
Thou my best thought in the say and the night,
Waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

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