WMC: February 2017
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'!
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
From the Manse.....The past couple of weeks have seen the Labour and Conservative party conferences taking place in Brighton and Manchester respectively.There, they have unveiled to their faithful and loyal supporters, the nation and further afield something of their vision for the future. They have spoken of what is important to them and how they would seek to address the multifarious...
Our thanks to all those involved in our Harvest service on Sunday. This year was slightly different as we made a collection of tinned and dried goods for the local Wantage and Grove food bank. The church was also decorated with mini garden flower decorations which folk were able to take home after the service. This photo was taken well before the service started and so more goods...
With more people continuing to receive their doses of the vaccine and without the expected high spike in Covid cases in the summer holidays, we are pleased to announce that Community Café will resume in October. Every Monday from 4th October, 9 am to 12 noon. For further information please contact June G or...