As I write, every nook and cranny of our church building is being inspected in preparation for the first phase of our Refurb plans, ensuring that there is no asbestos hidden away. If I’m honest I’m feeling a tad nervous, the experience reminiscent of the times I would sit in my dentist's chair, awaiting news of what could be seen by him alone. However we feel about it, in the case of inspections, as in many other walks of life, we need the help of others – we can’t do everything on our own. Indeed we’re are designed to be in community, with a healthy reliance on each other.
Last Sunday we were studying the Trinitarian nature of God on (surprisingly!) Trinity Sunday. After a somewhat inadequate but enjoyable illustration formed by a 3 parted Jaffa cake, we moved on to the more significant image of the community found within the Godhead – that interdependence which perhaps can be a model for our own community life as a church family.
It’s good to be together – and perhaps we can take advantage of the opportunities given to us over this weekend for community and fellowship. Tomorrow, celebrating Jess’ ordination as priest at the Cathedral in the afternoon, all are invited to a BarBQ held in the Rectory garden from 5.30pm. Trampolining isn’t essential, but please bring along something to put on the BarBQ or in the Pizza oven, and your favourite tipple (access through the green gate round the back of Hartfield Close). The following morning, Jess will be leading our Sunday service and celebrating communion. We’re designed to be in community and these events won’t be the same without you!