Yesterday was my trial service for the year. It took place in Uitenhage at an Afrikaans-speaking Coloured church. It was great to be in a new context and I enjoyed it. I passed with a B mark, so I am happy about that!
The major criticism was the quality of my Afrikaans reading - which I thoroughly deserved, so I have no reason to complain.
I, of course, have some thoughts about the service of my own, but I need to think them through. They relate to self-confidence, performance (as in acting) and how not to be too influenced by the responsiveness of the congregation!