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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland



'Stauros' the Easter Story at First Lisburn

Pictured above is the choir that helped lead the praise at 'Stauros - the Easter Story' in First Lisburn Presbyterian Church last Sunday morning (Palm Sunday).

The Easter story was presented in readings, song and music in First Lisburn Presbyterian Church last Sunday morning. Co-ordinated by Jonny McGeown, the Palm Sunday event was entitled 'Stauros'. The soloists were Lyndsay Parr, Karen Orr, Keith Lunn and Nicky Parks and the readers were Joyce Moran, Karin Finlay, Douglas Anderson and Richard McNeight. In welcoming the large congregation and visitors, the minister, the Rev John Brackenridge gave the call to worship and opened in prayer. The overture was Jesus Christ Superstar; solo items were: 'Stauros', 'Leader of the band', 'Gethsemane (I only want to say)', 'The Trial', 'Bridge over troubled water', 'Judas', 'Testimony of the guard', 'Easter' and 'Jesus Alive'; choir items were 'I want to know what love is', 'My Lord, He is a-comin' soon', 'I'm coming home' and the congregational hymns were 'How great the father's love for us' and 'Day by Day'. The readings were: The Carpenter, Footprints in the sand, Sentences on leadership, Gethsemane 1914-1918 (Rudyard Kipling), Pilate's soliloquy' and How long, O Lord'; the Scripture readings were from Corinthians 13, Jeremiah 31, Psalm 23, John 10, Matthew 26, Matthew 27 and Isaiah 53.