Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday Recap

It was great to have Andrew Shearman with us today. He did a great job in continuing our series "When Love Comes to Town" speaking on the subject of grace.

He mentioned the Hymn The Love of God Words by Frederick Lehman. Here is the full version:

The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell;
It goes beyond the highest star,
And reaches to the lowest hell;
The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled,
And pardoned from his sin.

O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints’ and angels’ song.

When years of time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
When men, who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call,
God’s love so sure, shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;
Redeeming grace to Adam’s race—
The saints’ and angels’ song.

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above,
Would drain the ocean dry.
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.

It was great to see all the food coming in for the Food Bank Restock day and all 50 Shopping lists for hampers went from the Christmas tree. So I am looking forward to seeing them all come in on the 14th December.

We also launched our Christmas Love Gift offering. We gave everyone who attended today and envelope with anything from £5 - £100 and asked everyone to give it away to a good cause or a person or family in need this Christmas time. Remember if you have given away one of the gifts let us know what you did by writing it here.


Anonymous said...

Yeah it was a totally awesome morning. Loved the message, especially the bit when Andrew said 'we live to be loved by God' - that was so cool to hear! The encouragement for the whole church to give food to people, and to invite many to the Christmas presentation was brilliant. It's so cool to be a part of a church that is making reaching the people of Milton Keynes it's priority. It gives me real confidence in inviting non-christians to come to church, knowing that people do love them, will welcome them, and befriend them etc... It'd be great to see many come to know Jesus this Christmas time!

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