theology, worship

Why do we celebrate Communion?
I have recently been asked to give a short presentation to my daughters class on the meaning of communion, with particular attention to the idea of symbols. And it got me thinking. Communion is underrated. It is probably the most significant service that we have in Church. It’s a regular reminder that Christ died for us, a reminder that Paul tells us we should repeat until Our Lord returns. But it is also about community, reconciliation, forgiveness, love, peace, family, togetherness; Communion encompasses everything about what it means to be a Christian. It’s a celebration of love, the love of our God for His lost children and that He gave up His only Son to die for US!! God loves ME, that is at the heart of communion, it’s staggering!

It’s only four weeks to Easter, by far the most important date in the Christian calendar. I have added a page with some resources for communion services and will update it with more stuff over the next few days. Check it out here.
“This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 1 Corinthians 11:24

General, Hymns, music, worship

I just got back from Mission Worship, it’s an annual worship conference in Eastbourne, England. It’s for worship leaders and pastors and anyone else interested. This was my second year to go and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. We get to learn new songs, go to lots of workshops and most of all to worship God with fellow Christians. This was a new song to me, but probably not to a lot of you. The song is very well known, since it’s based on a Christmas carol, but it uses the chorus of the carol and adds two new verses.

O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

We’ll give Him all the glory . . .

For He alone is worthy . . .

I have used in church a few times since coming back from Mission Worship.  If you would like to go Mission Worship check out this link!