Sabbath 3 October was a memorable day for the members of the Wolverhampton Central Adventist church. Under the leadership of Pastor Jeff Nicholson, we held our first virtual Communion Service.
The leadership of the local church, deacons, deaconesses and several church members worked very hard in the weeks leading up to the service to distribute the emblems of bread and wine to the members and other attendees of our congregation, who wished to take part in the sacred service.
The service was streamed from the Wolverhampton Central Seventh-day Adventist church and was conducted by Pastor Nicholson, who was supported by his wife Sister Marcia Nicholson and their family. The praise and worship throughout the service took the whole virtual experience to another level and was led by Brother Byron Taylor Jr and the praise team.
Pastor Nicholson reminded us all, lest we forget the ultimate gift that Jesus gave for us His children and how important it is for us to get our lives in order and our priorities into perspective, so that one day we can be reunited with our Saviour.
As the pastor and his family led the way virtually, we washed our feet where possible and took part in the sacrificial emblems in our individual homes. We felt joined together in one accord through the technology that God has gifted man with the ability to develop and which is being used so powerfully for His glory and the sharing of His Word.
Time was taken to reflect on the reality that the last time we took part in this service we have had approximately nine members of our church family that God has seen fit to allow to sleep and are no longer with us. However encouragement and hope was given by Pastor Nicholson to the families, loved ones, the church congregation and all who were watching online, that one day soon we will meet again and share around the welcome table with Jesus. What a great day that will be!
Several members sent in messages that they were blessed and uplifted by the service and felt that the effects on their spiritual well-being was so needed.
May God continue to guide us all as we navigate through these challenging times, knowing that He is in control: Psalms 115:11 – Ye that who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord: He is their help and their shield.
Wolverhampton Central broadcast their services each Wednesday and Sabbath as an outreach ministry https://youtube.com/wolverhamptoncentralsda/live/.