But the first service of the day was a definite highlight for me.
I was at Raunds Methodist (my local if you like) with Les as the Worship Leader. The service included Mark’s baptism, Carol’s confirmation & reception into membership and Paula’s reception into membership. Oh and communion.
We wanted a nice big space in the centre for the baptism which meant we only just fitted enough chairs in, a problem I do love to have.
I got quite a few people on the edge of their seats, worried I was going to burn down the building, when I was demonstrating that 3 foot high flames from a gas stove were a much better symbol for how the Spirit can be at work in us than little tea lights.
Mind you I think my reputation at Raunds for longer services is getting worse. Just before we started, at 10:30am Clarice, our pianist whispered to me that she needed to leave my 12. I pointed out that I needed to be in Thrapston by then (see 42: Thrapston Praise in the Park), however, Clarice was on time but I was not.
Powerful worship with a full Church is a wonderful thing to be part of.