Still in lockdown, a church in China’s northern Shanxi Province held a worship and praise meeting for its full-time staff on September 2.
The theme was “Wait during the Pandemic, Pray to God and Praise Him,” according to the church.
Presided over by a pastor, the meeting was opened in a prayer by Elder Yang Guohua in a church Yaodu District, Linfen.
Citing Psalm 146, Pastor Guo Quanling preached a sermon entitled, “We Praise the Lord”. He encouraged the participants, as God’s children, to give thanks to and praise God in any circumstance. We should keep the faith and look upon him, particularly when COVID is spreading around the world and many public gatherings are suspended. As shepherds, we need to watch over ourselves and the flock.
Then all the full-time co-workers sang the Chinese hymn “One Day” in four parts with praise and gratitude to God.
As the church develops its program of sacred music, music professors from the seminary conducted training programs in the past years.
During their time of singing, each member sang expressed their praise to God with through their different styles and voices.
The activity ended with a benediction given by Rev. Yang Senlin. They also enjoyed a meal together.