“Studio” from the inferred Greek, so said someone apparently wise, can be loosely translated as “family”. The first I heard of that got me between a “hmmm, really” and a “no he didn’t”, seeing it was being told by a pal, (who I from now will address with his rightful moniker, papa) whose aptitude for languages was a baby to that for his instruments. To put it flat, he prob’ly had no idea what he was saying. Months later, I get to see what Studio 10 was all about, a group of people meeting to give their very best of talents in worship to God. And I am not saying it was/is a reserve for those with the best of talents, putting it in perspective, everyone who turned up for a worship session came ready to give their all…but how does it usually start?

1. Are You Going for Studio? It could be a Friday evening, Saturday afternoon or Sunday lunch break, any one could buzz you and on picking up, all you are asked with a heightened buzz in the background is “Are you coming for Studio?” That is not supposed to mean anything else, it is not supposed to mean some recording is ensue at a random site, it means it is time for a worship session, a Studio 10 worship session. And for me, the first I was to get of such an invite was at the age of 13. It was a Christmas carol concert, or so I thought. I was to stand corrected. Sunday December 20th 2009, was one of my first best worship experiences (with a Christmas theme) of the hundreds to come. Seven years later, I still get the jibbers receiving the call with the million dollar question; “Are you going for Studio?” which brings me to…

2. Of course, where at? The other upside of Studio 10 is the spontaneity that it so comes with. It is certain every gathering of Studio 10 members has worship involved. However, there is no dogmatic script to the arrangement; it would be a worship session at a church, or in a home, or yes, in a swimming pool! Besides, Christ said that He’d come that we may have life to its fullest, (John 10: 10) and learning to “walk on water is not a bad place to start! Sometimes our “worship” takes us to places where we ought to give back to God’s people. When the disadvantaged need a hand, empty or not, ours is to give it. When a deaf child needs a smile, a handicap needs a hug, we are there, we make it our act of worship to give joy to them, and that’s just the start… (Meki’s picture at School of the Blind would do) And when you would think we are a weekend bunch with drab weekdays, Studio 10 brings life to Monday’s with Bible study, and it is not your average lecture class with a tinge of Sunday School, it is a free discussion with laugh and soul to it, something that redefines bible “sharing”, who said feeding on the word should be like eating your dreaded veggies? Oh, and did I mention there’s the part of worship that involves eating, Studio 10 does not miss that… as I said, spontaneity is our style, a worship session could be crowned with pork (feel free to cancel that if it is found offensive) steak or for the less meaty, Ethiopian “Njera”. Well, all in all, isn’t nourishing our physical bodies, bodies which our good Lord created, an act of worship?

3. True, so how do I get in? Worship, like air, is everyone’s intrinsic right, taking it in, however, is by choice. So as Studio 10, everyone’s invited to come witness and be part of the worship. As you may have noticed, we probably have our hands full with weekly back to back activities but the beauty is, even then, there is always, there will always be room for more. So take this online message as the jittering invite, “Are you coming for Studio?”

Written by Joesph Lagen

We worship God in humble submission as His children, knowing that Our Creator hears, desires and accepts our worship, gratefully acknowledging that as we spend time in His presence, we are convicted, refreshed, encouraged or directed, according to the will of our Father in Heaven.

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship. 

(Romans 12:1)

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