The theme for the morning meeting was introduced
What are you hoping for in 2020
Where does God feature in it?
Major Ian quoted his chosen scripture for this morning
Psalm 119:1 You’re only truly happy when you walk in total integrity, walking in the light of God’s word.
Major Ian presented to us a Promise Box he had made, which contained chosen verses from Psalm 119 , we were all asked to take a verse during the singing of the first song of the morning –
Song 804 How firm a foundation
Tune 506 My Jesus I love thee
The Promise Box .
Major Peter Clack with his verse
We moved on to our next song , one that many remembered from childhood
Song 807 Jesus loves me this
Tune 267 Yes Jesus Loves me and it was great to see Carole Horwood playing the Piano for us this morning
We watched a short video which explained the layout of all the Psalms, a high level overview if you like .
I have put a copy of the link below.
The Bible reading this morning was many of the congregation reading out the verses of Psalm 119 , they had picked out of the Promise Box earlier .
our 3rd song of the morning was Song 565 All I once Held dear
Tune 725 Knowing You
following the Collection & Prayer by Andy Smith we watched & listened to a Video of the Song Bow the Knee , Sung by the ISS .
Message The Way Ahead
Major Ian said , in reference to the words of the Song that our relationship with God needs to get deeper & stronger each year, so rather than a New Year Resolution, perhaps we could set ourselves an Intention to improve our spiritual life in 2020
The Psalms often articulate what we need to say , so they can be a good place to start, and Psalm 119 has often been a source of comfort to Christian throughout history. Major Ian made the analogy of his Marriage , he & Judith are still getting to know each other , despite many years of Marriage, and the same should be true of our spiritual life, the more we learn about God , the closer our relationship gets .
The meeting was brought to a close with a Video presentation of “Everywhere ” – Words by John Gowans
and the final song of the morning was
Song 389 Rejoice rejoice
Tune 807 “ “