The song leaders for the morning welcome and lead us in a time of singing and worship. Many of the songs we sing are original compositions written by members of our church. We often hear from small groups of musicians and singers who encourage us with specially prepared ministry songs.
Our gatherings include a time of spontaneous expression in song as a whole congregation. This song has no musical score and is truly ‘new’ every time we sing. This unique way of singing is described throughout the Scriptures (particularly in the Psalms, Isaiah and Revelation) as the ‘new song’. As the Holy Spirit leads us, the song begins with our response of thankfulness and honour to God, and then proceeds to specific expressions of song played on instruments or sung by individuals.
Some people may also be inspired by the Holy Spirit to sing or speak specific words of praise, encouragement or thanksgiving. These people, along with others filled with the Holy Spirit, will confer together so that what is expressed is clear, valid and in order.
The high point of the worship is to participate together in the communion. We are being joined to what He has spoken to us and to each other.
"The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we, though many, are one bread, one body; for we all partake of that one bread."
1 Corinthians 10:16, 17 (New King James Version)
The second part of the service involves a teaching session where we aim to build solid foundations in the present truth word of God. This can take the form of a prelude or followup to the monthly Bible Study program.