Sunday proved to be another busy and important day at the Tabernacle on Sunday 20 November with the enrolment of our organisations taking place at morning worship, while in the evening our gospel rally service took place as usual.
After both the Scouts and Girls Brigade made their annual vows it was down to Pastor McConnell to bring the word of God at the morning service. Before the pastor preached, youth pastor Mark Penny made the point that children’s organisations are extremely important to the church, especially if one considers that our own pastor was saved at the age of just 7 years old. “Leaders you never know what boy or girl God has put into your hands,” commented Pastor Penny, who also took time to thank the church for allowing the organisations the opportunity to turn out at the morning service in such great numbers.
They were of course accompanied by many parents and well-wishers and were treated to an extremely clever message by Pastor McConnell which was directed very much at children. “If God can’t use a man, he will use a child” was the theme as the pastor gave the watching congregation a mini tour of the scriptures, honing in on all of the occasions when God used little boys and little girls to perform great tasks.
At the close of his message 5 people came to Christ and it was evident that the pastor certainly appeared more like himself also. Despite the minor complications following his heart by-pass surgery, the pastor seems to be getting stronger with every week and also looked to have put a little bit of weight back on. At the evening service the pastor took part at various stages and even closed in worship. Associate pastor David Purse again brought another powerful word on the Adams Family series about the first and second Adam. One lady responded at the close of the service making it a total of 6 people who made decisions for Jesus at the Tabernacle on Sunday.
The breaking of bread service will be held on Monday night 21 November at 8pm at the Tabernacle.