Thank you to all those involved in the Family Service on Sunday: the families, Christine for her inspirational leadership, Hugh (how wonderful to hear the organ again now that the repair and maintenance work is complete), Ann for organising refreshments afterwards and to everyone else who was there.
Christine explained how Ascension can be considered as the reverse of Christmas, Jesus going back to Heaven. She then referred us to the Acts of the Apostles, from which Gabriel and Fabian had just read so well. The apostles, having witnessed the Ascension, returned to Jerusalem and spent time together in continual prayer. Christine then asked us to study extracts from the Lord’s Prayer (picking up on the theme Thy Kingdom Come) which she had posted on the walls around the church, together with interpretations and suggestions. I personally found this helpful and inspirational, and I hope others did too. Thank you, Christine!