I think it’s safe to say that when we returned from the 2020 Vision conference we were all wiped out. I’d had a headache on and off all of Saturday and so felt both physically and mentally drained after a full on 36 hours or so, but there is no rest for God’s workers! On Sunday morning Sam and I were back in the lewis chapel with our new look All Age Worship service. As Sam said in our last post, we ditched the booklets (HURRAH! I’ve never been a big fan of them) and decided to do everything interactively, including the time of confession and the reading. I was hoping to have a craft as part of the talk but ran out of planning time so that’ll have to wait for another week.
Monday was a very welcomed day off, but neither of us really rested. I had rushed off at lunch time on Sunday to go visit a friend, I got back around lunchtime on Monday and as soon as my shoes had been taken off Sam and I were playing card games, preparing for Afternoon Tea and Games on Tuesday. When we were all card’ed out we decided to rearrange the living room, once again, and then tidied most of the house (mum, if you’re reading this, don’t faint at the thought of me tidying up!). Monday evening we were at Bible study group and it was great as usual, lots of good discussion and laughter.
Tuesday morning we were back at Little Footprints, and we had a great time as usual. Sam didn’t get swamped by lots of children this week, and I learnt all about the Advent wreath as Mari-Anne explained it to the children. I love going to Little Footprints, it’s a wonderful way to start our week. Children are full of such joy and happiness, they always make me smile (no matter how tired I’m feeling). The leaders of the group do an amazing job, Sam and I just turn up and slip in where we are needed, it’s them that do all the hard work, so if you’re reading thank you for all you do.
As I mentioned earlier, we had Afternoon Tea and Games on Tuesday afternoon, this is our revamped Bingo afternoon. Sam had collected lot of games from his family home and I had a pack of cards to throw into the mix. We had a good number of people come along, they braced the rain and joined us which was awesome. Sam and I played chess, I nearly beat him but he is just too good for me. I’ve not played chess since I was very young, and I wasn’t very good at it then but it was always a game I played with my dad and he would always beat me, so I’m used to losing this game!
On Wednesday Sam, Fr.Mark and I went into one of the local primary schools and gave an assembly, we looked at forgiveness and why we should forgive. It’s not always an easy thing to do but it’s important. The assembly went well and the children were attentive and engaged with us which was great. In the afternoon Sam was working on one of the nativity characters for Holy Trinity and I was prepping dinner as we had Fr. mark over in the evening.
Thursday was a quiet day, as we had been busy on Monday we took it easy on Thursday. I worked on one of my essays due just after Christmas and Sam chilled around the house. Today we have been on call in the Tithe Barn, as not many staff were in so if it got busy then we were on site to help out clearing tables and such. Once again I’ve been working on my essay and Sam has been planning for All Age Worship on Sunday.
That’s about all for this week, tune in to our radio show on Sunday at 10am on 1287am, if you can, and if not you can listen to them all here.
To our God who provides all we need, is our strength, hope and eternal salvation, be all the glory, amen.