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Worship through art

On Sunday 5th February, Keith led the morning service on the theme of exploring worship through art.

Using paintings by William Blake, (The four & Twenty elders casting their crowns), Pieter Bruegel (Landscape with the fall of Icarus) and John Steuart Curry (Baptism in Kansas 1928), we looked at three aspects of worship; adoration, confession and response.

As Blake's picture seeks to draw you into eternal worship, we made chains of adoration as part of our worship and praise.

In Bruegel's painting, it is easy to miss the feet of Icarus as he falls into the water. Life simply goes on all around him, oblivious to his fate — when it comes to our prayers of confession — rather than focus on what we have said and done, perhaps we should look at that which we failed to do, or the times when we remained silent?

Baptism is a very obvious, one off response, but what are our regular responses in worship and daily living to all that God has done for us? Have we for too long, undervalued the role of the offering in our worship? A weekly re-commitemt perhaps to the words of our Covenant promise, "I am no longer my own but yours'!

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