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Autumn Space 3 Sept - A First Sunday event
As we entered East Craigs Church Centre we sat around in a semicircle and watched images of autumn while listening to music from Moya and Jessica. There was something very beautiful about Psalm 23 (S Towend version) when played on the flute by Jessica and accompanied by Moya on the piano. Even though we had sung it in the morning it now seemed even more moving as an instrumental piece particularly involving the flute. Moya and Jessica also played I just want to praise you something the Singers have previously performed.
During this short reflective service we listened to readings and sang hymns. At one point we listened to a video - Eve Cassidy – Autumn Leaves - while being given the option to write our own personal prayer on a paper leaf which had been left on our seat and then we could put this leaf beside the candles on the floor.
We sang the hymns sitting down which helped to keep the calm reflective atmosphere. These were
Bless the Lord (Taizé song)
CH4 755 Be still and know
CH4 727 In the bulb there is a flower
CH4 222 Night has fallen
The readings opened with Ode to Autumn by Keats and included Harvest Moment and A Sea Change. We also heard some verses from Psalm 104.
This special quiet, reflective service lasted about 45 minutes after which we left the hall silently.
This service was one in a series of First Sunday Events.
What are the benefits of First Sunday Services?
Our Next First Sunday event is in October when we have a Film Night on 1 October. We hope you can join us.