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All-Age Worship

cribservice1All-age worship starts from the perspective that although it's good for the younger end of church to have their own activities sometimes, it's also good for us all to be reminded that "the church" is not simply "the adults": the Bible makes it clear that children are as much part of the church as the grown-ups. So it's good for us to meet together sometimes as a church family, and it also lets individual families worship together. (It also has the benefit of giving our hard-pressed children's leaders a week off, which they richly deserve - which may be a point overlooked by those who feel uneasy at having children in the main service.) 

All-Age worship, at its best, is not a "children's service" but is a service of worship where everyone, of all ages and all states in life, can feel it touches them. Even if the service doesn't quite engage with everyone directly on every occasion, we hope that over a period of time it will directly engage with grannies, grandads, teenagers, single people, married couples - and everyone else too. And we hope that everyone there will catch the vision that it's good for us sometimes to be all together, and good that we exercise grace in giving up our own preferences a bit in order to accomodate everyone. After all, we do it in our own families...don't we?

"Apart from anything else, it's just jolly good fun, particularly if you're doing the talk" (Colin, 52)

"Of all the sermons I've heard, or given, it's the family service talks I mainly remember" (another one from Colin, now 55)

Позади него снова возник и затих цокот копыт.

Света мало, но те, кто пребывает здесь, слепы, так что это не имеет для них значения.

Алиса тряхнула головой, расправила плечи, немного поерзала на стуле и каким-то непостижимым образом "игры с веб камерой бокс" превратилась в юношу.

Да и психологических, собственно говоря, мало, подумалось Мейтланду.

Он согласен с тем, что там феодальное общество, и что некоторые из тамошних лордов действительно могут считать, что будто в своих владениях имеют непосредственную власть надо "скачать mp3 музыку,без регистрации" всем.

И в результате терялся в догадках, откуда взялись те сумасшедшие желания, что овладевали его разумом.


Sunday 30 April

8.00 Holy Communion (said)
9.30 Holy Communion (with Choir)
11.15  Morning Worship (with Music Group)

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