Three weeks to practice gearing up for the “real thing” next year, I am preaching in 3 different churches, one service a week for 3 weeks and the contexts are all completely different. So places to avoid are Redhill Methodist Church 10:30am on the 15th, Tywardreath Methodist Chapel 6:30pm on the 22nd and Crawley Methodist Church 11:00am on the 29th.
At Crawley I will tie in with the Salt theme of Forgivess (from David and Bathsheba), it will be a bit different from “normal” practice with some quiet symbolism, taize chanting and a variety of community prayer styles besides. We will be experimenting with the new moveable Church furniture to make the layout more suitable for a smaller worship service which is what I would expect on a Bank Holiday Weekend – lets hope I am surprised and caught out
At Tywardreath I am going to be building upon an Ignation style with an end of day spiritual exercise along with Biblical reflection. The theme will be Grace.
As for Redhill, that comes first so I am least prepared I am waiting to discover what they are doing with their Young People, at least that is my excuse.