13th November 2017

Messiah From Scratch

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
Ephesians 5:19 (KJV)

A group of singers from our church joined over 3800 other voices singing The Messiah From Scratch (meaning with no rehearsal) in the Royal Albert Hall on the last Sunday in November. The Messiah is a choral work, a Sacred Oratorio by G. F. Handel, based on scriptures in the Bible about Jesus. What a fantastic way to spread the Gospel and glorify God. The Royal Albert Hall’s vast domed interior filled with harmony as we sang through the story:

Isaiah 9:6, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

Luke 2:8-11, 13-14, “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them and they were sore afraid, And the angel said unto them, Fear not, for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord…And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”

Hallelujah!

Prayer
May our voices join with the angels in glorifying you, Father, and may those who hear be turned to you through our songs.
Amen

Study by Nancy silcox

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About the Author:
Nancy Silcox attends the Watford Congregation of the Worldwide Church of God UK. Nancy prepares and uploads the Day by Day studies submitted by members of the Worldwide Church of God UK/Grace Communion International.

Local Congregation:
Worldwide Church of God Watford
St. Peter’s Church
61 Westfield Avenue
Watford, Herts. WD24 7HF

Meeting Time:
Saturday 11AM

Local Congregational Contact:
George Henderson
Phone: 01923-855570
Email: george-sue.henderson@tesco.net

 

 

 

NB – Messiah From Scratch 2017 is on November 12