This morning visit to South Bersted

I must admit I was a little apprehensive about leading this mornings service at South Bersted.


Well, never before have I attempted to sing and teach 11 brand new songs in a 1 hour service.

What made me even more apprehensive was I have never really sung or played hardly any of these songs ‘live’ before.

But I needn’t have worried because the reasonably full church immediately started singing them like they were old favourites!

This is just what I hoped would happen when I wrote the songs. They are all very simple and do have very (dare I say) annoyingly catchy and unforgettable tunes.

Matthew 1 verse 21 has taken over from Hebrews 11 verse 6 ‘In God alone’, ‘Christ came into the world’ and ‘To our King’ really took off as we worshipped together and ‘Lord hear our prayer’ fitted so well in a short time of intercession.

Yes and of course and some of the other songs, and the way that we sang them, really brought smiles to peoples faces.

What a wonderful morning.Special thanks goes to Emily and my childrens CD choir, brother Timbo on bass, and Vicar Tim for inviting me.

Looking forward to returning on Sunday January 2nd and to continue teaching, praising and having fun with these lovely people at St Mary Magdalene Church.

In case you are interested, these are the songs that I included this morning from my new Scripture Praise Party 2 CD.

Now is the time

In Matthew 1 verse 21

Give thanks to God

In God alone

Don’t ever judge others

Lord I really

Lord hear our prayer

Christ came into the world

Whoever obeys

For its by grace

To our King