In these extremely unusual (unprecedented) times we are surely all being led by the Lord to look afresh at everything we do in His name. At Highcliffe this has resulted in us seeking to develop new patterns of worship. We have now produced a clear visual representation of what this means in reality with the hope and belief that all church members will support this new pattern and consequently grow in their Christian maturity by doing so. Each of the four elements shown on the diagram are closely interconnected with the overall preaching theme and so by engaging positively with all four of them will give each of us the richest and deepest experience – the only proviso is that the physical element may need to be avoided by those with underlying health conditions.
The awful and frightening consequences of this pandemic may have been what pushed us in this direction but seeing the very positive benefits from this new and consistent pattern of worship we believe we should continue and develop further in this manner. The preaching themes can be foundhere
As in the exhortation from the writer to the Hebrews: "Therefore, let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity". Let us do likewise.