Monday Spot 21st May 2018

                                              PENTECOST

Our Pentecost meeting this morning began with the Congregation singing

Song 318/642     Come Holy Spirit, accompanied by the Band and Song 91/209     Of all in earth , accompanied by Carole on the Piano . A  time of Prayer followed when Prayers were said for our Youth by Lisa Davis & Nigel Day prayed for the Salvation Army High Councils

The Singing Company gave us “Jesus what a beautiful name”.

Major Ian had 4 commissions to present

 Elsa Burdett – Received her Band commission

Lesley Bell received her Songster commission

Barry Robinson Received his Band Librarian commission

Lisa Davis Receiving a Youth Leaders commission

The Congregation sang Song 329/854   “Who is it tells me what to do” accompanied by the Band

 

A Testimony was brought to us from CSM Tim Scott , who remembering some advice from Major Ian years ago, when both were at Bromley Corps, which was to give testimony not a sermon, Tim gave a very personal one. Tim has been our CSM since 2007 and recognising  in himself someone who is essentially traditional and possibly old fashioned in some ways, but is someone   who is willing to take on new ideas  and follow Gods plan . Tim said if Gods plan was for him to continue as CSM, that was fine , but he did not want to be complacent, and felt that if a change was part of Gods plan that was fine and moving forwards was always the best plan.

 

Bible Reading                    Acts 2:1-24

The Songsters   gave us             ‘Breathe on me’

The Message  was delivered by Major Ian  , and was entitled –         ‘They were all together..!’

Celebrating Pentecost, the birth of the Church, Major Ian focused on the earlier Bible reading, commenting on the fact that the Holy Spirit is for “all” and the Church is not currently   “all together”. We were encouraged to recommit ourselves to God , our Corps & our town .Major Ian said we should have confidence in God through the Power of the Holy spirit, and together we could make a significant difference .

The congregation sang Song 294/159     Breathe on me, breath of God, accompanied by the Piano, and many of the congregation prayed at the Mercy seat

 

 

our final Song 326/294  ” Thou Christ of burning, cleansing Flame” was accompanied by the Band

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Our afternoon meeting was at 4pm and was the next in a series of Music nights, and our Special Guest was Kevin Ashman

Our Band gave us the introductory piece     ‘Thank You’ followed by   SA Song 413/752 “Come to the Saviour” accompanied by the Band

Kevin Ashman was introduced by Major Ian and the 1st item he played was a Cornet solo             ‘’Tucker” which in part goes with the words to “Send the Fire”.

The Singing Company gave us the Song     ‘A melody of love’

Singing Company led by Emma Davis

apologies for the odd photo angle.

Following on from the Singing company Kevin  gave us the Cornet Solo from   ‘Haydn trumpet concerto Movements 2 & 3’             Kevin was accompanied by Carole Horwood on the Piano

following the Offering we had a Cornet Duet   ‘Happy Warriors’       bought to us by    Kevin Ashman & Isaac Woodman

Kevin Ashman & Isaac Woodman

 

The Songsters contribution was    ‘I will sing your praises’ after which we heard from our YP Band , who gave us the tune      ‘Romford Young People’ which includes in part the tune “We want to see Jesus Lifted high ”

 

We then had a Devotional period led by Major Ian with Kevin

To include Cornet solo ‘Share my yoke’ by Joy Webb

Major Ian referred to  two Bible passages

Matthew 11 v 29

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

and

Galations 5.1

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery

We closed the meeting with the singing of Song 679 -“Be strong in the grace of the Lord” and thanks were given to Kevin Ashman for his ministry and special thanks were given to Carole Horwood for her Piano Accompaniment

 

 

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