Tuesday 2 December 2014

29 November 2014 - Worship Works in Oxford

Devon in action
Just a week after the Worship Works weekend in Welshpool, Roger was on the road again, this time to Oxford.  He took with him Helen and Devon, and they were joined by more local associates Paul, Catherine and Debbie.  It was also great to have Eddie and Jenny at the day - they have been slightly less involved with CMM since Eddie was ordained, so it was wonderful to see them and meet the group they had brought from their church.

The day was hosted by the Christian Music Fellowship choir and was held at Marston URC church.  It was quite a small venue, but very full - Alan was stood at the back the whole time, although that was possibly because the radiators were there!

Once things had warmed up a little it was a fantastic day.  The worship was really moving and powerful, with worshippers from different backgrounds and experiences lifting up their voices together.

A slight challenge came in the second session when there was a problem with the power, and the projector went off - including all of the words for people to sing along.  Helen had to improvise the last half hour of her talk, which was interesting...
That moment the screen went blank

The CMF group looked after the team amazingly well at lunch time with a beautiful spread, which was then shared around with everyone.  Thanks so much to Margaret and Elizabeth for their hard work.

In the afternoon Roger led a workshop on creative worship, and Helen led one on healing in worship at the same time.  Then the final session of the day began again with worship, including the 5/4 hymn 'Sing of the Lord's Goodness', which Paul accompanied with his amazing new keyboard.  It was great fun.

Thanks so much to Michael, Elizabeth, and the whole team at CMF Oxon.  It was a privilege to minister among you.
Paul, Debbie and Catherine

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