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Experiencing God in Worship – group discussion

Resulting from our discussion on 30 April, we challenged ourselves to describe what elements were necessary to ‘experience’ God in worship services.  We quickly realised that different environmental stimuli would impact positively on some but not others.  After all we are each unique.  We agreed that for a single worship time to invoke a feeling of God’s presence, a range of senses had to be stimulated – not just one or two.  Some of these include music, well sung songs/hymns, soft lighting/candles, silence, opportunity for contemplation, something visually interesting and unique, drama, smell – fresh bread and coffee, dance.