All around us, amidst the tremors, the earth is bursting with the fragrance and colour of spring. School holidays are here. What a wonderful time to celebrate St Francis and the care of creation!
Lifestreams All-age Worship this Sunday, 3 October.
This Sunday Adrianne Robinson, who is a gifted storyteller, will be with us and retell the story of St Francis.
Francis was a young man who rejected his family's wealth in order to become a homeless, wandering preacher. As well as his love of Christ, Francis is regarded for his simplicity and care for all God's creatures. When people around him refused to listen to his message of God's love, Francis often consoled himself by preaching to wild animals. Craziness and genius have often walked hand in hand!
Bring a pet, a stuffed toy, or a favourite plant
On Sunday a crèche space will be available for parents with small children; but even better - worship and prayers will involve all ages.
During the service we'll write or draw prayers for the care of the creation and hang them on a tree.
We'll also have a special animal blessing - so bring a favourite pet, toy animal or even a plant to take part!
I'll send out the roster details tomorrow afternoon.
Thanks to all of you who came to last Sunday's services to say goodbye to Paul. I know many of us will miss having Paul around. Our prayers are with him as he faces his future.
And if you need anything at any time please let me know. Anna and I will be moving out of the vicarage on the 11th October, so for now the best contact number on which to call me will be: 0212014798 or my email: email@example.com
May God's blessings be with you,