Over the last 24 hours our living room has been in turmoil! After a series of protracted conversations with diocesan officials who are responsible for the Rectory, we were told yesterday afternoon that the living room could be decorated by one of their contractors, but that it really needed to be started today! So late last night, and early this morning, Helen and I were clearing and decluttering a room ready to be prepped and then transformed. It was amazing to see how much rubbish we (or perhaps more accurately I!) have accumulated over the past 25 years, but hopefully the work put in will enable the new paint job to be all the more effective.
Over the course of this Lent, a number of us have attempted to live a more uncluttered life, creating more space for God who, (as we will prepare to celebrate in a couple of week’s time), makes “all things new”. If we haven’t had the opportunity up to now, can I challenge us before Easter, to affect a clear out in our lives, making room for God andHis transformational spirit.
Within our church building we’re also having both a bit of a clear out and spruce up. Ahead of our hoped for Refurb of the whole building, we're looking to re-decorate the church lounge. It’s a room that serves us well both for the church family and wider community, and we have the opportunity to make it lovely in time for Easter. Don’t worry if you’re not a seasoned decorator: there are plenty of ways to help out and get involved. Any offers of help for however long will be welcomed between 10 and 4 this coming Saturday – why not come along?
Saturday will be followed by our All Age Service on Sunday. As always, it provides the opportunity to bring and share food at the end of the service. Do again consider joining us as we share together in learning and fellowship.