Pictured at morning worship in Lisburn Christian
Fellowship last Sunday morning (17th December) is L to
R: The Mayor - Councillor Trevor Lunn, the Mayoress -
Mrs Laureen Lunn, Mrs Melanie Hilary and Pastor George
Janette McKnight pictured with Susan Alexander from
India (left), Amarilis Thompson from the Dominican
Republic (third from left) both of whom recently moved
to live in Lisburn. Included are Gladys Thompson, Bryan
Thompson and Susan and Amarilis’s children. Also
included are (back row) the Mayoress - Mrs Laureen Lunn,
the Mayor - Councillor Trevor Lunn, Mrs Melanie Hilary
and Pastor George Hilary.
Members of the LCF Worship Band pictured at morning
worship in Lisburn Christian Fellowship last Sunday
morning (17th December). L to R: Jessica Thompson
(harp), James Toal (percussion), Willetta Fleming
(violin), Elaine Honeyford (keyboards), Niall Hilary
(bass) and Mark Wilkinson (guitar).
The Mayor - Councillor Trevor Lunn and the Mayoress - Mrs
Laureen Lunn were the special guests at morning worship in
Lisburn Christian Fellowship last Sunday (17th December).
Pastor George Hilary conducted the service with participation
from Janette McKnight who interviewed Amarilis Thompson
(Dominican Republic) and Susan Alexander (India) both of whom
recently moved to live in Lisburn. Janette asked about how they
were received as strangers to Lisburn and how we as a church can
help to make them feel welcome.
Pastor Hilary welcomed the congregation and gave a special
welcome to the Mayor and Mayoress. The Mayor read the Scripture
lesson from Matthew 2: 13-23. In his address Mr Hilary took as
his text Leviticus 19: 33-34 and spoke of a Biblical INSTRUCTION
not to mistreat the strangers living in our midst; an ATTITUDE
to love them as ourselves and a REASON to do so, because Israel
had been strangers for many years in Eygpt.
Mark Wilkinson and the LCF Worship Band led the praise. The
congregational hymns were Give thanks to the Lord, O come all ye
faithfull, Holy One, I can only imagine and In Christ alone.
Children from the Popcorn Club sang ‘God you’re good to me’.
Also taking part in the service were Jessica Thompson on harp
who played a selection of carols and Alistair Cousins who
produced an interesting powerpoint presentation entitled
‘Diversity’ showing the diversity in all creation - people,
culture, cities, food, animals, birds etc.
The Mayor thanked Pastor Hilary for his welcome and in bringing
the greetings of Lisburn City Council, he picked up the Pastor’s
Biblical instruction “not to mistreat the strangers living in
our midst” and spoke about his Mayoral Theme to make ‘Lisburn a
City for everyone’ and the need to embrace diversity. He also
spoke about his recent visits to several churches in the Lisburn
area and wished Pastor George Hilary and members of Lisburn
Christian Fellowship every success as a congregation. He
concluded by wishing everyone a happy Christmas and a prosperous
and peaceful New Year.