Another grey sky this morning with a poor forecast. So much for hoping that we might get a bit of a dander in the Mournes or a romp on the beach ... or perhaps Kilkeel will have a micro climate of Mediterranean proportions. I'm not holding my breath for that! At this stage "dry" would suffice ... though "sunshine" would be a bonus!
Thinking of those to be ordained deacon at the beginning of September.
Almighty God, the giver of all good gifts,
by your Holy Spirit you have appointed
various orders of ministry in the Church:
Look with mercy on your servants now called to be deacons;
maintain them in truth and renew them in holiness,
that by word and good example they may faithfully serve you
to the glory of your name
and the benefit of your Church;
through the merits of our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen
Book of Common Prayer