This morning, we read the story of Jesus walking and talking with the disciples on the road to Emmaus in All Age Worship. The road to Emmaus has always been one of my favourite Bible stories, and it was wonderful to see the young people listening so well! We also put together a puzzle reminding us of all the different bits of Jesus’ story we’ve looked at over the last few weeks, and had great fun singing together – I even attempted the actions to ‘Be bold, be strong!’
The All Age Worship service at St Mary’s has recently undergone some changes, most notably moving back into the St Joseph chapel (the former Lewis chapel), where we enjoy the morning light through the Jesse window. It has been wonderful seeing the service grow, especially with visitors and a few new faces joining us! It’s worth remembering that although we aim the service at young families, all are welcome, and we are glad to be joined by regulars of all ages. We are especially grateful for all those who help out with the All Age: our sidespeople who wait patiently to welcome the congregation, Sheila, who kindly prepares teas and coffees for us afterwards, Robin, the All Age families who have donate our sound equipment, Megan who ably serves at the service, Fr Tom for all his dedicated work each week, and Paul for his beautiful sermon props. It really is a community effort, and it’s such a privilege to be part of this joyful service.
If you are thinking of joining us, perhaps if you are looking for somewhere to bring children or grandchildren, you are very welcome to come and join us. Services are held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 9.30, with tea and coffee afterwards in the Priory Centre. If you would like to know more, or check the dates for a service, do get in contact with us (full contact details are on the St Mary’s website).