4 Corners Annual Service
A reconciliation service to begin the last day of the festival with contributions from Steve Stockman, Martin Magill, Jim Deeds, Sara Cook and Elizabeth Hanna. A calm but strong call for a different future for our city.
Steve talked about the vision of 4 Corners and Jeremiah’s call to bring peace and prosperity to the city. Martin Magill preached a powerful service of Jesus call to be reconciled and how it needs to go beyond the law. Fitzroy praise band were wonderful in guiding the worship. Sara and Jim shared some of the highlights of this year’s festival – How we have hosted hope in a dark time and Steve and Elizabeth prayed around the 4 corners of the city. Martin ended his homily with the phrase – “Go and be reconciled!” Steve ended the service with this benediction
God, give us faith to believe the truth
And the right to ask why
Give us joy in life’s fulfilment
And the right to cry
God give us the strength to carry others
And the right to wilt
Give us grace towards holiness
And the right to confess our guilt
Father show us a bigger picture
Jesus put grace notes in our song
Holy Spirit put us on a road that’s deeper
And more eternal than the one we’re on.
And the people of Belfast said AMEN.