Two Easter Offering services took place in the Cornwall District on Sunday 7th May:
The Theme of the Service, Shine Like Stars, was very much appreciated by the congregation of the Truro Circuit. We heard of amazing ‘stars’ who have done and are doing valuable work in Brazil, Ghana and Pakistan, and then had the opportunity to remember those ‘stars’ who had shone the light of Christ for each one of us. We wrote their name or a prayer on a star which was then affixed to a large board, looking like a constellation by the end of the service. Thanks are due to those who prepared this meaningful service.
The photo above shows us listening to the Scripture reading, Philippians 2:1-15, and in the photo below we are remembering our ‘stars’.
Jenny Skinnard (Cornwall District MWiB President)
BODMIN, PADSTOW AND WADEBRIDGE CIRCUIT
The service, held at Wadebridge Cornerstone Methodist Churc, was led by Mrs Eileen Smith,
the wife of Revd Peter Smith, the Superintendent Minister. The theme Shine Like Stars was prepared by Methodist Women in Britain on behalf of the World Mission Fund. We heard stories about Nationals in Mission Appointments in Brazil, Ghana and Pakistan.
A colourful backdrop display depicting shining stars had been prepared, and candles were lit throughout the service as a symbol of the power of Christ’s light to break down the barriers of darkness and bring hope into a needy world.
Representatives from various churches participated through readings and stories, and the generous donations for the World Mission Fund were brought forward for dedication. The hymns were accompanied by Cornerstone
Worship Band, and sixteen singers from the Millpool Chorale rendered a variety of items, beautifully sung and greatly appreciated by all.
Closing prayers were led by Revd Sally Long, who also outlined plans for a Circuit Pilgrimage Day to be held in June.
The afternoon concluded with a Cream Tea.
(Report by Jill Nute)