Moston Methodist Church

Minister – Rev Sharon Read

POSTED ON: 1 September 2012

Let the Celebrations Begin

Talk about starting with a bang, at the start of the service on 2nd Sept 2012. 50 party poppers were let off in church to loud cheers and applause. The service had all the elements of a birthday party, cake & candles, singing happy birthday, exchanging cards and party bags at the end. The theme being celebration and memories go hand in hand. As we gave thanks to God for the faith and foresight of those members 50 years ago of whom a dozen or more were present at the service, we recalled 2 readings from Matthew 22: 34 -40 and 28: 16-20 reminding us of OUR commitment and calling to the next 50years. The children used their artistic skills and talents producing a thank you card to God as well as dancing in the aisles and cart wheeling across the front of church to ‘I’ll go in the strength of the Lord’.

 Anniversary Party

At 12.30pm we shared an amazing buffet lunch with lots of chatter and laughter. A cake made by one of our members was cut by representatives of the 4 churches that came together 50 years ago.  The representatives were: Kath Sagar (Streetfold Methodist Church), Muriel Harrington (Gill Street Methodist Church), Marjorie Smith (Lightbowne Road Methodist Church), Barbara Edwards (Ashley Lane Methodist Church).

 Cutting 50th Cake

After being fed and watered Paul, Mark and Bret (from kids praise) entertained us with both secular and spiritual songs – ‘How Great Thou Art’ was sung with such passion and vigour that the walls shook, a guitar string snapped not once but twice.

Band for 50th party

 

The atmosphere was so buzzing, our minister struggled to string together a coherent sentence as she gave thanks to all who had made the day a great success.

 

As the tables were cleared away and floors swept, there was no doubt that the celebrations had begun, tired yet elated, we are now looking forward to a whole month of celebrating How Great is Our God.

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