Monday, 22 December 2008

Commissioning Service to see us off

On Sunday, 11th January we will be in Cambridge for the last time for our commissioning service at Eden Baptist Church (directions). Eden have been fantastic in their suport for us going to serve with the ships - not just financially but in many other practical ways. There will be a simple lunch after the service in the back hall where we would love to say 'Au Revoir'. If you would like to come let us know so that we can have an idea of how much food we would need to provide.

If you don't normally come to Eden here is how the service will go (roughly). It begins at 10am with a hymn, welcome and prayers. The first half an hour or so of the service has more songs, bible readings and prayers. There will be a short break when the children go out for their sunday school groups (if you have a baby there is a creche available during the whole service) and then in the second half of the service there will be a sermon by our pastor, Julian Hardyman, on a short passage from the Bible:

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
[Hebrews 12:1-3]
The sermon usually lasts about 35-40mins and would be followed by a final hymn. The service itself usually finishes about 11:45(ish).

We would love to see as many of our friends there to see us of (we fly out two days later) so please do come if you can make it. If you have any questions let us know.


1 comment:

natalie said...

wish i could be there but i'll be here to welcome you!