This is a repeating event17 february 2019 9:15 am
The members and friends of Church At The Corner gather regularly on Sundays to sing a little, pray,
The members and friends of Church At The Corner gather regularly on Sundays to sing a little, pray, reflect together on a select passage from the Bible, and consider how Jesus exemplifies and the Holy Spirit leads us in the Good Life. In these ways, we are encouraging and equipping each other in our friendship with Jesus.
Whether you are mature in your faith and lifestyle, or are still not entirely sure what Jesus is about, you will find a warm and genuine welcome here.
After the program, most stick around for morning tea and fellowship. Expect relaxed conversation and laughter, treats and hot drinks.
What is Worship?
Worship is both a verb and a noun, something we do and something we feel. When a person comes to know God, who he is and what he has done, you cannot help but respond. For some, that response is rejection; for others, that response is praise and adoration. The friends of Jesus gather together weekly, typically on Sundays, to do things that express our praise and adoration, but also to foster praise and adoration.
A typical worship gathering at Church At The Corner looks like this:
- we start at 9:15am on Sundays (and Pastor Ian is pretty adamant about starting on time)
- everyone is welcomed by Pastor Ian, who leads most of the gathering, and he reminds us why we are gathering
- we sing 2-3 songs to express our praise and adoration, but also to help us reframe the joys and trials of the week that has passed
- we confess in prayer our often-botched attempts to follow Jesus’ example and God’s commands, and are assured of the forgiveness of God
- 1 or 2 selected passages are read from the Bible by a volunteer
- Pastor Ian offers some reflections on those passages and some ways to apply the lessons
- we sing again or recite together a creed of the Church
- we make an offering to enable the work of the Church and our church
- a volunteer leads us in praying for one another and the events that shape and challenge our society
- we sing a final song (the singing is accompanied by guitar and sometimes with drums and piano)
- the gathering is closed with a blessing
- once a month, on the second Sunday, Pastor Ian leads us in a symbolic meal we call Communion (it involves dunking a small chunk of bread into a cup of grape juice), which helps us to remember the death and resurrection of Jesus and all that accomplished for his friends
Pretty harmless really. But it is in these ways we worship our creator-God and are encouraged and equipped in our friendship with Jesus. Pastor Ian tries to be creative with the gathering, so it is not always the same. He is always open to new ideas, new songs, new volunteers, to keep things fresh and lively.
Feel free to drop in and gather with us on any given Sunday! Just be sure not to be late 🙂
For a lighthearted look at singing in churches, read this:
(Sunday) 9:15 am - 10:30 am
Church At The Corner
cnr of Punchbowl Rd & Linda St
Ian Forest-Jonesianfj [at] belfield.nswact.uca.org.au
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