AS PART of the worldwide tercentenary celebration of John Wesley’s birth, Kampong Kapor Methodist Church will be having “A Service Celebrating the Life, Witness and Hymns of John Wesley (1703-1791)” on Sept 21 at 8 am and 10 am.
The liturgy is written by Dr S. T. Kimbrough together with Dr Carlton R. Young, the Music Editor.
The Wesley brothers, John and Charles, led an evangelical revival within the Church of England in the 18th century. This movement became known as Methodist. It has now spread around the world to some 60 million people of diverse languages and cultures. As they sing their faith, the gospel message resounds in very different rhythms and music.
At the service, John Wesley’s hymns and hymn translations on the theme of love and praise are shaped by the rhythms and music of many different cultures, reflecting the truly universal gospel the Wesleys proclaimed.