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A Joyful Sunday at St Pauls & St Barnabas with our Family Carols and Community Carols by Candlelight

A Joyful Sunday at St Pauls & St Barnabas

A Joyful Sunday at St Pauls & St Barnabas

Last Sunday was a day filled with warmth, worship, and community spirit at St Pauls & St Barnabas. It was a day when the church family came together to celebrate and reflect, marking a special moment in our Advent journey.

Morning Service with the Sunday School

The day began with an inspiring Family Carols service in the morning. The Sunday School took the lead in guiding us through worship and prayers, showcasing the tremendous work they have accomplished over the past months. We were also reminded of the profound ministry of John the Baptist, a timely reflection as we prepare for Christmas.

A heartfelt thank you goes out to all who participated and to the Sunday leadership for their dedication and hard work in organising the service and their year-round commitment.

Community Carols by Candlelight

In the evening, despite the dark and wet conditions, over 50 people gathered for our Community Carols by Candlelight. The church was beautifully decorated, creating a serene and welcoming atmosphere. The choir and praise group, led by our talented organist Michael, provided a magnificent musical ministry, uplifting everyone present with their harmonious carols.

We extend our deepest gratitude to Michael and all the singers and musicians for their tireless efforts. Their dedication greatly enhanced the evening's worship experience. We also thank everyone involved in adorning the church, adding to the event's splendour.

The evening was a wonderful blend of music, fellowship, and reflection, as we remembered the coming of Emmanuel, 'God with us.' It was indeed a blessing to be part of such a vibrant and committed church community.

The morning's service was further enriched with a special message, available for listening here. This message, embodying the spirit of our congregation, further deepened our understanding and appreciation of this sacred time.

We are grateful to everyone who joined us on this special Sunday. It was a day that truly reflected the words from John 1:14, 'The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.'

Looking forward to more such blessed gatherings, we continue our journey towards Christmas, filled with hope, joy, and the love of Christ.

St Pauls & St Barnabas Church, Belfast

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