Monday Spot 7th October 2019

 

Sunday 6th October 2019

                          This Sunday we Celebrated Harvest

10am ‘The Bread of Life’

 

35 Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life.

Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever

believes in me will never be thirsty.

John 6:35

CSM       –                                 Announcements ,  Which included the total raised at the recent McMillan Coffee morning as £ 182.69 and that next week their would be no evening meeting

Our Hall had been superbly decorated for Harvest  by Irene & Ray Maycock and Karen Smith.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the Harvest offering

Major Ian’s welcome  included questions about ”  making the bread  ”   and he asked what some of the Singing company knew on the subject  , and found some culinary knowledge amongst them , about ingredients etc

Our first song of the morning was

Song               9                      Come ye thankful people Come

Tune              269                 “                      “                                       Supported by the Band

 

Introducing his theme for the morning  Major Ian spoke of how the Celebration of Harvest has changed , in a couple of Generations we have mainly lost the direct contact with farming and produce , but while we may have changed God hasn’t

Whilst the Bread that Major Ian had made ( See above )  was broken and shared around , giving people time to ponder the significance of the times Jesus shared bread, and how he declared  ” I am the Bread of Life ”  Carolynn Woodman played through the tune ”  Spohr ”  and then we sang the words associated

Song               610                 My Life must Be Christ’s

Tune              111                 Sphor                                                             (Piano)

Prayer:

 

The Singing Company welcomed a new member today , Daniel Christie , and this morning they sang  ” We want to Thank You Lord of the Harvest ”

 

Bible Reading:                     John 6:28-40

Our next song was quite an old one  (  words are copied below if you would like to read them )

Song               ppt                  Seeds now we are sowing

Tune              510                 Take time to be Holy

 

 

Following  our Harvest Altar Service the Songsters gave us the song  ” He Was There ”  by Isobel & Ian Robinson

 

Message from the Word ‘I am the Bread’ Major Ian F Payne

 

Major Ian quoted from Matthew – “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. ”  and he told us that he felt it was a privilege to be sent out to Chatham . However , to increase the workers we need to build relationships with people around us , and going back to the bread analogy, if you get the preparation right, and use the correct ingredients and your timing is good , enjoyment follows . It is the same with us , we need to be doing the work God wants us to do  and believe in the one he sent.

Our Final two songs of the morning were

Song               599                 Kneeling before thee

Tune              701                 Into thy hands

 

Song               70                   We plough the fields

Tune              236                 “                      “

 

 

 5pm Harvest Songs of Praise

 

Harvest Songs of Praise & Testimony

We began our Evening meeting with the singing of  

Song           58                Sowing in the Morning

Tune           579              Bringing in the Sheaves                            (Band)

and our second song was a new one to many , but was a song from George Beverly Shea , who sang with Billy Graham

Song           65                There’s the wonder                                    (Piano)

Tune           874              The wonder of it all

There’s the wonder of sunset at evening,
The wonder as sunrise I see;
But the wonder of wonders that thrills my soul
Is the wonder that God loves me.
O, the wonder of it all! The wonder of it all!
Just to think that God loves me.
O, the wonder of it all! The wonder of it all!
Just to think that God loves me.
There’s the wonder of springtime and harvest,
The sky, the stars, and the sun;
But the wonder of wonders that thrills my soul
Is a
There’s the wonder of springtime and harvest,
The sky, the stars, and the sun;
But the wonder of wonders that thrills my soul
Is a wonder that’s just begun.
O, the wonder of it all! The wonder of it all!
Just to think that God loves me.
O, the wonder of it all! The wonder of it all!
Just to think that God loves me
Just to think that God loves me
Songwriters: GEORGE BEVERLY SHEA

 

Prayers of Thanksgiving for Provision

 

The Band Message was Ray Steadman-Allen’s   A Thanksgiving  suite , which combine elements of at least three harvest songs

 

Song                       Sowing the Seed  (  words are copied below )

Tune                                Sheet Music (OSATB 795)                                   (PIANO)

We had a Time of Testimony

We Heard from Charlie Gouyet, who spoke of the parallels he finds with some recent planting ,  in the fairly barren new garden, and the results that are starting to show. Alongside this Charlie has recently taken  over leadership of the YP  Band and believes that early work and preparation with the new learners , will bring fruit in the Future

Tim Scott spoke about how we shouldn’t be surprised when God uses us , and when we were at Bromley Corps with the Songsters yesterday, Tim found himself pleasantly surprised at how we were very positively received from the first song .

Greg Davis spoke of seeing fruit from a client of many years past , to whom Greg had given a Songster & band CD . The client got back in touch with Greg as they recently had been listening to the CD, and were struck by the message . They asked Greg for details of the nearest SA  Corps they could visit,  to follow up what  blessings they just received.

The Songsters message this evening was  ” Praise His Holy Name ” , and while we were a bit thin on the ground ( 7 in total  due to sore throats and other illnesses , and loss of voices from yesterdays concert in Bromley )  )  Carole Horwood told me the sound was good , and that’s good enough for me .

Our final two songs of the day were

Song           26                Great is thy faithfulness                                      (Band)

Tune           641              “                   “

and

Song           ppt              This is the Field                                            (Band)

Tune                                Sheet Music (OSATB50)

 

Major Ian pronounced the Benediction

 

 

 

 

 

SATB (OLD) 795

Sowing the seed by the dawn-light fair,
Sowing the seed by the noonday glare,
Sowing the seed by the fading light,
Sowing the seed in the solemn night:
O what shall the harvest be?


Sown in the darkness or sown in the light,
Sown in our weakness or sown in our might,
Gathered in time or eternity,
Sure, ah! sure, will the harvest be.

 

 

 

2.
Sowing the seed by the wayside high,
Sowing the seed on the rocks to die,
Sowing the seed where the thorns will spoil,
Sowing the seed in the fertile soil:
O what shall the harvest be?

 

Sowing the seed with an aching heart,
Sowing the seed while the teardrops start,
Sowing in hope, till the reapers come,
Gladly to gather the harvest home:
O what shall the harvest be?
Emily Sullivan Oakley (1829-83)
 

Seeds now we are sowing, and fruit they must bear,
For blessing or cursing, for joy or despair;
Though we may forget them, the things of the past
Will work out God’s sentence upon us at last.

Seeds now we are sowing, each day that we live,
That must to our future its character give;
When God sends his reapers, our gladness or woe
Will spring from the nature of seeds we now sow.

 

 

 

O sinner, remember you’re sowing such seed,
By wishing and thinking, by word and by deed,
As will in the future bear evil or good,
Make tares or ripe wheat for the garner of God.

Richard Slater (1854-1939)

John 6:28-40

28 Then they asked him, ‘What must we do to do the works God requires?

29 Jesus answered, ‘The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.’

30 So they asked him, ‘What sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? 31 Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: “He gave them bread from heaven to eat.”[c]

32 Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.’

34 ‘Sir,’ they said, ‘always give us this bread.’

35 Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 36 But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. 37 All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. 38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. 40 For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.’

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