First week in ministry
1st September - Methodist New Year
Today I visited Muswell Hill Churches Together prayer breakfast. I also got to speak with a pastoral secretary from one of my churches.
Helen and I also attended St Mark’s Church for Jasmine’s induction of connexional youth president. Encouraging to see people full of the Holy Spirit. We had a rave at St Mark’s.
On Sunday I presided at Holy Communion for the first time at Holly Park. Such an honour to be called by God to share communion. I also shared my testimony and congregation got to know me more. And it also encouraged people to share their story. Like the hymn says ‘this is my story, this is my song’.
This week I have also….
⁃ Attended a stewards meeting
⁃ Attended a community meeting
⁃ Visited my pastoral secretary
⁃ Attended Circuit Leadership Meeting
Did my first home communion to a lady who is housebound. She was born in Bridlington and later worked for Methodist Church House in the finance department. Her dad was a Methodist Minister in 1914 till 1946. We come as a guest into another person's house. We bring church to the person!
How would I describe my first week in ministry?
More reflections next week.