Today we joined in worship with the congregation at Chuluchosema. The idea of a church service which lasts nearly four hours seems almost unimaginable to most people in Scotland, but all of the group enjoyed the experience, especially the singing. Hopefully we will be able to load and edited recording onto the St Columba’s church web site when we get home.
Gavin and John led the Children’s address, which was very well received, Nicola did one of the Bible readings, Alan preached. Silas and Alan shared the celebration of Holy Communion using the trays donated by Kinross Parish Church and St Columba’s, which we also used for communion in St Columba’s two weeks ago. Margaret, Sue, Lauren and John joined elders from Chuluchosema to serve communion. As part of the service, we signed the partnership agreement.
We were united today as partner congregations in ways that we probably don’t fully understand and we are on a journey together. As Montford (the partnership chair) said, we don’t know where this journey will take us, but we travel together with God.
We concluded the day with a wonderful meal at the Hotel Splendour, which opened recently in Zomba. As has happened most evenings, Silas invited to share our experiences and reflections on the day, which were all very positive.