Sunday, December 21, 2014

Seward United Methodist Church

Our Methodist Sunday School program was last week so this morning we had a special musical Christmas service. Our Church has undergone considerable renovation during the past few months as the heating/cooling system was replaced. The old system leaked water leading to mold  under the raised Alter and in the area of the Organ. The Alter has been replaced by a stage with the Choir now setting in the pews as Drums, Pianos and other instruments are now in the area of the former Choir Loft. The Pulpit also now serves as the Lecture. This picture was taken during the Prelude this morning during the Adult Choir’s rendition of “African Alleluia” accompanied by piano, drums, bongos, etc. The congregation joined in the singing following the Call to Worship.  Other musical groups performing included: God’s Squad, Praise Team  and the Chancel Choir. The service also included the lighting of the Advent candles, a Sermon and Baptism. It was really quite inspirational and seems to appeal to younger people. The Church was filled for both the 8:30 as well as the 10:30 services. I’m adjusting to the changes but to me, Church without the sound of the Organ is like Apple Pie without Ice Cream. 

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