We're in the middle of Holiday Bible Club fortnight. The teenagers have had their week and we're preparing for the juniors this coming week. So it seemed like a good idea to have a special All Age Service in between.
Folk brought picnics to church and then we gathered in the halls to enjoy fellowship together. Today was made even more special as we had our local Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) with us.
We often meet each other in the supermarkets but seldom have the opportunity to chat and enjoy each other's company.
As a "hoover" Cooper is second to none! Not a crumb was left on the floor after he'd been up and down the boards.
Now, after an early start, two morning services, the picnic and then a very, very long service this evening I'm about ready for sleep! All that has to be done is to put out the bin for the morning collection - that comes before most people are even beginning to think about getting up.
whose holy apostle Saint James,
leaving his father and all that he had,
was obedient to the calling of your Son Jesus Christ
and followed him even to death:
Help us, forsaking the false attractions of the world,
to be ready at all times to answer your call without delay;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer
Collect of Saint James the Apostle.