Pictured at an all age worship service in Christ
Church Parish, Lisburn last Sunday morning (10th
December) are L to R: The Mayor - Councillor Trevor
Lunn, the Mayoress - Mrs Laureen Lunn, Mrs Nola Dundas
and the Rev Paul Dundas - Rector.
Ian Black (left), Sonia Black (right) and Rev Diane
Matchett - Curate (second from right) pictured with
‘Salt’, the Parish’s praise group that led the praise at
an all age worship service in Christ Church Parish,
Lisburn last Sunday morning (10th December).
The Mayor - Councillor Trevor Lunn and the Mayoress - Mrs
Laureen Lunn were the special guests at an all age worship
service in Christ Church Parish, Lisburn, last Sunday morning
(10th December), the second Sunday in advent. The Rector,
the Rev Paul Dundas conducted the service assisted by the
Curate, the Rev Diane Matchett.
Mr Dundas welcomed everyone and gave a
special welcome to the Mayor and Mayoress. In response, the
Mayor thanked Mr Dundas for his welcome and in bringing the
greetings of Lisburn City Council, spoke about his visits to
several churches in the Lisburn area and about his Mayoral Theme
to make ‘Lisburn a City for everyone’ and the need to embrace
diversity. He wished the Rector and the parishioners every
success as a parish and concluded by wishing everyone a merry
Christmas and a happy new year.
The Mayor read the Scripture lesson from Matthew 25 v 31-40.
In his address Mr Dundas took as his text the words of Jesus, “I
tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of
these brothers of mine, you did for me.” Speaking about
the coming of Jesus as our Saviour and in particular about when
he will come again as Judge, he explained that we will give an
account of our lives and emphasised the need to live a faith
that shows in order to be assured of the inheritance he has
promised. He used the words from Matthew 25 which speak of
a practical faith: “For I was hungry and you gave me
something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to
drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes
and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in
prison and you came to visit me.”
Sonia Black and the Parish’s praise group ‘Salt’ led the
praise. The congregational hymns included ‘Wonderful Lord,
wonderful God’ and ‘There is a higher throne’.