Worship at St Peter’s – What do people think?

Comments noted in discussions after the Parish Eucharist, when we were doing our Mission Audit in February 2006

What inspires? – hymns (especially rousing ones, like Shine Jesus shine!), spiritual uplift, prayers for self and others, the togetherness, readings (give an insight).

What renews? – Communion, something to think about each day, time to be still/say Sorry, miss it when I don’t come.
Part of the rhythm of the week – ends one week, begins the next (and that’s renewing).

Photo: Ruth Souter (Curate) presides at her first eucharist after being ordained Deacon in July 2004

Ruth Souter (Curate) presides at her first eucharist after being ordained Deacon in July 2004

Other churches’ good ideas? – Bands! (but we need a reasonably short service too), songs that children learn, that we can join them with, more interaction in prayers, more modern hymns, (a lot that we don’t sing), good that we tell people about those who are ill. Midweek services, eg early evening?

What does God think? – God enjoys every style of worship, as long as we worship him, not something else. Accepts us as we are, as long as we’re honest and faithful. Disappointed when we’re divided.

The final verdict: “Improved; not too formal; sincere; we worship rather than being entertained.”

This entry is dated Sunday, April 15th, 2007 at 8.38pm and is filed under News.

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