Good morning and a very warm welcome to our service of Holy Communion, celebrating our patron saint, St Margaret of Antioch. We also celebrate music! Despite Covid regulations still restricting singing during worship, today we share with you all we recently learned during the “Inspiring Music in Worship” course attended by many of our music group, Maggie’s Music Makers. Rev Sue will preside, Rev Deborah will preach, and Reader Christine will share with us the reasons behind each hymn choice … More The Importance of Music in Worship
In her service of Holy Communion this morning, Rev Deborah ponders what is meant by “lament” … More What is lament?
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”
These are the iconic words of benediction that sometimes close worship services and are found in the book of Numbers. Some of these words are slightly adjusted to open psalm 67 with the words:
“May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us.” … More Psalm 67