CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE THE LORD A SCREEEAM…!!! Wow, it’s already the last Sunday in the month of February and SAVED is excited…! Everybody has been wondering how it’s going to be like and it’s finally here. IT’S SAVED’s FIRST EVER DANCE POLAG! We can hardly believe it.
The service began like any other saved night. As the time of prayer, which was led once again by Joseph Gordon-Mensah, went on smoothly, it was almost hard to imagine that the night had anything in store. When the Ascension came up to lead the congregation in a time of worship and praise, it seemed quite natural, the excitement that filled the air. Then the Transfiguration came and ministered the house’s version of the old song, Stand by Me. By this time, the atmosphere had begun to change. After this, the Quakers had a beautiful performance for the congregation.
It was already time for the word. As soon as he held the microphone, Rev. Oko made obvious his excitement. Then he said, “I’m going to be preaching for a very short time today, and so I need you to pay close attention.” He went on to explain to the congregation how and why there are no grandfathers in the spirit realm. He said that the moment one introduces the concept of a grandfather in the spirit realm, a certain distance is created and the anointing and blessing that person has to give is immediately one step farther from you.
Then Rev. Oko introduced the message for this week which he entitled, HONORING FATHERS: THE ULTIMATE BLESSING. The sermon was based on Ephesians 6: 2-3, which he read to the congregation. He explained that commands do not come with rewards. He made the church see that GOD’s attaching a promise to this command is to tell man how badly He wants him to honor his father and mother. He said, GOD is looking for an excuse to bless man with two things.
1) 1) That it may be well with thee.
2) 2) That thou mayest live long on the earth.
Rev. Oko emphasized the fact that GOD cannot break a promise. Then he told the congregation a real life story about a girl who won a competition simply because she did not forget a recipe which her grandmother taught her. After this, Rev. Oko led the church to sing Horatio Spafford’s IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL. Then he prayed and ended the sermon officially. However, when he was taking the offering for the night, he shared a testimony with the congregation about how he has his own house today because he honored his father.
At this point, a rushing wind of excitement filled the room, as Rev. Oko announced what was coming next. He announced the branches that had come to POLAG and the M.C. for the night, Lady Rev. Erica Aryee. When Lady Rev. Erica took the microphone, she began by announcing the rules of the game. She told the church what the judges were looking out for, and in what order the POLAGers would come on stage. Then, she gave way.
The first group on stage was The Angelic Feet from Abeka. They arrived on the stage in Angelic Feet T-shirts, black skinny trousers and different color school bags. They performed to a variety of songs from different artistes.
Next was the Chosen G from Airport. They were dressed in all black and different color ties. They danced to Michelle Bonhilla’s I Love You, and their performance was by far the shortest.
Next was Charismata from Achimota with their boys in black T-shirts and khaki shorts, and their girls in different color T-shirts with white vests and white trousers. They danced to a variety of songs.
Finally, Katakeros from Adenta came up in black T-shirts and jeans with white long sleeves underneath the lack T-shirts and white bandanas. One fellow was however in a red T-shirt instead of black. They put up the longest performance and they used a variety of songs.
At the end of this stage, the judges decided that there was a tie between the Angelic Feet from Abeka and Charismata from Achimota. This called for a battle between the two parties, and the judges decided that two representatives from each group should compete. At the end of this, Lady Rev. Erica called out five neutral members from the congregation and asked them to judge between the two groups. Two out of the five went for Charismata while the other three went for the Angelic Feet. Thus, the winning group was the Angelic Feet from Abeka and they will be representing Accra North in the Grande finale during SHOMCOM 2013.
At the end of it all, Rev. Oko remarked that every group was a winner, and then he announced that the next POLAG would be on the 24th of March, 2013 and between the branches of zone 4 of Lighthouse Chapel International.
Needless to say, SAVED Night this week was full of excitement. It is one SAVED Night that a lot of people will remember for a very long time. We can barely wait for the 24th of March or for SHOMCOM 2013. We simply cannot contain our excitement!