A church in Liaoning province held a county-wide joint communion service and praise meeting.
More than 320 believers from churches in various towns and sub-districts in Tai'an County came to Shengli Church on August 13, participating in the communion service and praise meeting held by Tai'an County TSPM in Anshan City.
First, Elder Yu Li, vice chairman of Tai'an County TSPM, gave a sermon titled "The Grace of the Holy Communion". After reading 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, she preached that the holy communion is to help believers remember the grace of salvation through His death, to save people from the bondage of sin, and to let Christians enter the Kingdom of God as new people to enjoy all the grace.
After the sermon, Elder Shi Xiuchen consecrated the bread and the cup in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Among the staff workers who served at the event, some were still suffering from cancer chemotherapy but insisted on attending the event to serve for three days. Some believers were too tired during chemotherapy but continued to participate in the meeting after a short rest.
After the communion service, the county's joint Praise meeting begins.
Believers from Churches in Daniu Town, Datai Village, Sanglin Town, Shengli Village, Fujia Town, Huandong Town, Huangshatuo Town, and Xinhua Farm performed 27 hymns and dances. Besides programs played in an allegro tempo "Your Grace ", "The Cross" and "You Are the Ark in Flood", they also presented dances by men or by women, songs with dance, a cappella praise, bamboo pole dance, solo dance, and chorus.
(Reporting by Gospel Times staff writer in Tai’an, Liaoning Province)
- Translated by Luke Leo