Portswood Church has always been passionate about worship and finding the time and space to engage with God. We do this in a variety of ways, from our Sunday morning services to midweek home groups, but one thing we feel we have missed as a community during lockdown is our monthly gatherings at Worship Drop In. Therefore, we are excited to let you know that Worship Drop In is relaunching online in March 2021!
Eugene Peterson defines worship as “the strategy by which we interrupt our preoccupation with ourselves and attend to the presence of God.” Attending to the presence of God. What a joy and privilege that is, just to be in this presence. When engaging with sung worship when I was younger, I used to picture myself coming into the throne room of God and worshipping Him in that space, surrounded by the saints and angels. However, worship isn’t just about joining in with heavenly activity in the “heavenly realms”, but we see heaven meet earth in the spaces where we are. When we attend to the presence of God, we see the power of God move in places that seem desolate, we see life being breathed into dry bones, and we see the Spirit of God at work in our lives. Who doesn’t want to be a part of that?
This is ultimately what we would love to see at Worship Drop In as we relaunch this year. Our vision is simply for people to attend to the presence of God, and as a team our aim is to create a space where our church community can do just that. This past year has been a struggle for all of us in one way or another and so we would love you to join us once a month as we realign our perspective and fix our eyes on Jesus through worshipping our King. We know God is bigger than physical separation, can reach further than technology, and will meet us in the heart of our homes as we come before Him in worship.
We will be meeting on zoom on the third Friday of the month. Check out My ChurchSuite to sign up and find the zoom details or contact Lauren or myself (Emily) if you have any questions at email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Emily Daulby