“Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!” Psalm 150
Our recently re-vamped venue revealed the prolific skills and hard work of many brothers and sisters who took part in painting the walls, creating photographic artwork and scriptural based art that adorned our walls. It combined to remind us of the wonderful God we serve and added to the sense of festive celebration.
The stage sparkled with decoration as our talented band and joyful song leaders led us in an array of uplifting worship songs covering many styles – including a new and upbeat reggae rendition of a hymn, led by Bruce Miller.
We were also encouraged to see some dearly loved old friends, and brothers and sisters from Leeds, London and elsewhere whom we had not seen in a while. It was incredibly special to worship together as one again.
After the service we enjoyed a special buffet that we all contributed to; a delicious array of jerk chicken, jollof rice, quiche, bolognese, cakes, Sue Anti’s famous and much loved homemade scones and a whole host of other delectable treats, all reflecting the richness of cultures and backgrounds within the Manchester church.
Throughout the Bible God reminds us to remember Him and His good works. The Manchester church enjoys a strong identity and history, we are family orientated and bonded in love by God’s Grace; we want to remember how God has worked in our lives.
It was an opportunity for drawing closer together as a congregation and to celebrate God’s faithfulness to the Manchester church and we look forward to continuing in God’s lavish love as He guides, trains and grows us in maturity to become more of a reflection of Him.