First Ballyeaston

Presbyterian Church


Encounter at the Midweek:

From Wednesday 6th March for 6 weeks

It is the greatest invitation any of us will ever get.

Come and meet with the living God in worship.



It arrives every Sunday. We take it up, and yet the wonder of encountering God in worship can pass us by through distraction, just going through the motions or boredom. Yet, God promises that as we draw near to him, he will draw near to us (James 4:8). How can that become more of a reality in our worship Sunday by Sunday?

One answer to that question is cultivating a greater appreciation of what happens in worship. We gather together as the people of God at his invitation; we confess our sin and receive his forgiveness; we receive light from his Word and respond to God with our lives; we are blessed and sent back into our everyday lives to live for him. Becoming more aware of these movements in worship and entering into them with heart and soul helps us to focus more fully in meeting with God.

Worshipping God week by week is a privilege that we need to treasure and recapture in an age when increasingly we ‘go to church when it suits us’. The Encounter sessions offer a mix of biblical pictures of what it is to meet with God, a way of refreshing our experience of worship and practical suggestions for approaching each Sunday with anticipation and expectation. So, come and let's learn again what it is to encounter God as we worship together.


Week 1     6th March Meeting With God in worship  (Isaiah Chapter 6) Week 4   27th March Illumination - We hear God speak (Exodus 3:1-15)
Week 2   13th March Gathering - Coming to Worship  Psalm 100) Week 5   3rd April Response - We respond to God speaking to us  (Acts 2:36-42)
Week 3   20th March Confession - and assurance of forgiveness (1 John 1:4 to 2:2) Week 6   10th April Blessed & sent - We go out in love and serve the Lord (Numbers 6:22-27)

Encounter will be running at our midweek meetings, in the Galbraith Hall, for 6 weeks commencing on the 6th March. Each evening will begin with tea and coffee from 7.45pm and end at 9pm.



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