Our meeting this Sunday – Was entitled International Praise
‘See the Difference you can make……
After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.
Introductory music from the Band was tune 897- “They shall come from the East” & Tune 890 “This is the day ”
Our Corps had played host to an African Home league conference on Saturday , and we had some of those involved contribute to the our morning meeting . we also had a visiting group from Norway , so our meeting really did have an International flavour.
Major Ian began the meeting looking at the Army’s Strength when it works Internationally , illustrated with some Chatham Dockyard Hemp rope.
Made of strands , in themselves not strong , but when bound together become immensely strong
Our first song of the morning was
Song 926 Let us go out into the world
Tune 937 With love in our hearts
which was followed by a film clip of people saying what they were ” thankful for” in Life . In between the verses of the next song , the congregation were encouraged to do the same
Song 60 Thank you God For your Gift (Piano)
Prayers I Thank God For…
We had our next self Denial Film
Film Clip2 Self Denial no.2
Some of our Young People have just come back from Territorial Youth Choir & Youth Band week in Bournemouth
The Singing Company sang – Zephaniah 3,17
Following The Singing Company we heard from two of the Visiting Group from Norway , who are taking part in a course learning about the Salvation Army, It’s history & Faith , and part of the Course is a trip to the UK. Everyone is staying at the training college during their visit
Captain Geir ( on the right in the above photo ) from Bergen gave his Testimony ..
As a young boy in Trondheim , where his parents were Corps officers , he used to show off the large Corps Building to his school friends , as his house ( not saying that they really lived in the apartment above) . One boy took a rather beautiful copy of the Army songbook ( which Geir had admired for some time himself )from a shelf and ran off. After the book was ” Recovered” it was given to Geir as a gift from his Father along with a life verse ( It’s the same as your body temperature 37.5 so it’s easy to remember)
Psalm 37:5 – Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this.
Geir told us that he has stayed faithful to that verse, even through some tragic personal losses over the years – and as he summed up , the Lord was always there, Trust in the Lord .
We also heard from Major Anne-Grethe Karlgren Brevik Amland of Stavanger Corps , who played the Piano and sang a song of her own composition which had as its theme
” You Barely Scratched the Surface of what God has for you ”
The Songsters contribution to the meeting was “Open Hand” adapted from Psalm 145
Film Clip General Brian Peddle
For our final songs we had a rousing finish to the day , with the Band Playing and three of the Corps who attended the African Home League worshipping from the Platform
Song 940 We’re an Army fighting
Tune 644 Happy Song
Song 903 We are Marching in the light of God
Tune 912 “ “ “
Chrs 941 We’re marching on, We’re Marching on
Tune 312 “ “
Following the Meeting the Band played in the High street and our Visitors stayed for Lunch at the Corps
Thank you to all who made worship possible today