Ken brought greetings from the Methodist Connexion and talked about 24/7 prayer and how he had become involved in that while in Carnalea and how it had then been developed in Fermanagh, with lots of work from Patricia, into a very worthwhile monthly 48 hour prayer room in various locations.
Ken also pointed out that the apostle Paul always has a prayer in his letters. He highlighted the one in 2 Thessalonians 1: 11-12. Paul thanked the Thessalonians for the signs of God’s grace among them:
Faith is growing
Love is increasing
Perseverance under trial
The President’s question was: Is this also true of our congregation?
Ken encouraged us to use Paul’s prayer for our church and community:
That God will count us worthy of His calling
That God will work out His purposes in our lives
That the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in all we do
The choir sang two lovely anthems. ‘O let the Son of God of God enfold you’ as an Introit and ‘I then shall live’ later in the service.
The Old and New Testament lessons were read by Alfie and Sandra Steed.