text :: Matthew 13: 45-46
theme verse :: “On finding a pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.” (Mt 13:46)
As we enter a time when millions of people will make resolutions for the New Year, we are met with a parable that Jesus tells about a merchant who is resolved to acquire a pearl of great value. What sort of pearl could possibly be worthy of such commitment? What will it take to obtain the object of his desire? What will we uncover that may inform our own resolutions in the year ahead?
opening :: ‘The First Noel’ : The Rising Band; Isaac Herbert, leader
reader :: Keenan Barnard
preaching :: Rev Kevin Howe
closing :: ‘I Wonder As I Wander’ :: Kelly Ford, tenor; Billie Kay Sawyer, piano