As far as we could the congregation participated ... stamping feet when Haman was mentioned and cheering Mordecai.
It is a story worth reading in its entirety, not a long book and full of drama, intrigue, plots and salvation. At one point it looks as if the entire Jewish population will be exterminated. How often in history has that been so very true.
The hymns fitted with the theme to perfection. O God our help in ages past, our hope for years to come ... and Amazing grace ...
It was a time of encouragement and praise as we remembered how God has been our guide, even in the days when we were unaware of God's presence.
Today was also the day when Saint Nicholas' received the supplement to the Church Hymnal, Thanks and Praise. There's some good stuff in it and we look forward to using it alongside the hymnal in the months/years to come.
There are very few daisies in the lawn here ... but these three cheerful heads have popped up among the moss and clover ... there is grass too!