Sunday, 19 July 2009

Ready for 2nd August

Plans are now in place for the next First Sunday Thing. The Bible text is Jesus saying 'I am the bread of life' and there will be an opportunity for some baking, as well as an opportunity for brass rubbing. As usual those who come at 10.30 will be able to chose one of these or another an activity for the first half hour, producing things which we'll bring together for the worship in the second half hour.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Brass rubbing

One of the treasures at St Nicolas' is two mediaeval brasses, of which we had exact replicas made and an interesting brochure printed a couple of years ago. We will have these out on the first Sunday in August and one of the activities available in the first half of the service will be rubbing this scene of Jesus' resurrection on one of the brasses.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Step out in faith

This is the life size disciple parked after the service this morning next to the prayer board at the back of St Nicolas'. The Gospel story for the day was Jesus sending out his disciples with only a staff, sandals and tunic. No bag, money or spare clothes were allowed. So one group put this disciple together with a second tunic, purse, and satchel which we had to remove during the service leaving him looking like this. The message was about stepping out in faith and trust.