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Parish Prayer Walk – 28 June 2009

The Church of St Andrew Glencairn went on a Prayer Walk up and down Forthriver Road on Sunday 28th June. We were accompanied by Bishop Alan and his wife Liz. First we walked up the hill to the junction with Forthriver Park and there held an act of worship including a song, a reading and prayers. The infirm travelled by minibus and car. Then down the hill again to the junction with Forthriver Drive and there we continued to worship. Bishop Alan gave a short address on the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13). This involved all present joining in vigorous actions to illustrate:

        the birds zooming down to pick up the seeds scattered on the path;

        the scorching of the seeds that fell on rocky places;

        the thorns choking the life out of the plants that were trying to grow amongst them;

        the seeds that fell on good soil and grew up strong to bear much fruit.

The Church was today scattering seeds on the Forthriver Road, being bold witnesses to the saving power of Jesus in our lives.

We returned to the church building and there concluded our worship with the distribution of prizes to the members of the Investigators’ Club (AKA the Sunday School) and a closing song. Bishop Alan sang the Blessing.

The Church of St Andrew Glencairn is seeking new ways of reaching out to the local community. Please pray for us as we seek to discern the will of the Father, the love of the Son and the power of the Holy Spirit in our personal and parish lives.

Photographs of the event may be viewed here.

The story is also on the Diocese of Connor website.