Our second open worship evening, held on Wednesday 17 September, was well attended and brought lots of participation.
Following silent meditation and Exposition of the Sacrament, there was a very lively poetry session, with Brenda, Frances, Jenny and Eileen among those reading or reciting their favourite verse.
After coffee there were favourite scripture verses, and a link with the congregation’s past. Jenny pointed out that there was a painting of Christ in the church, tucked away on the floor beside the piano, which she remembered seeing as a child at St David’s in Scotstoun – now long gone – with the inscription from John 15:13 below: ‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends’.
The session concluded with intercessions followed by Compline, led by Eileen Condie, who in Sydney’s absence hosted the evening superbly.
Open Worship is part of our Strategy for Growth, which involves every church in the Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway in Mission Action Planning for the year ahead and reviewing progress annually with the Bishop.