Sunday, 25 July 2010

2010:365:206 Fun!

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.
While the adults stayed indoors the young people had a great time outside.  The occasional light drizzle  forced the grown-ups to seek shelter.
I suspect that for most of us the Bouncy Assault Course was a bit too daunting.  I had a go on the last castle we had but this one is more of a challenge.
The younger adults had fun with their children and there will be some sound sleep tonight.
The kids are fearless as they leap off the top of the slide over and over again.  It isn't my idea of fun at all - and I'm not sure that it ever would have been!
New pup joined us as well - he belongs to one of the parishioners and had a great time running around until my big hound arrived in the mid afternoon.  I suspect that Eliot was a bit surprised to see a dog so small and little Cooper wasn't too sure about the "monster".  No doubt they'll begin to accept each other and, as Cooper grows taller, they may well enjoy a run together.  Eliot loves to play but he is a little rough and certainly a lot too big for Cooper just yet!
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.   

Merciful God,
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.

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