We were delighted to welcome so many to today’s service and especially those who had travelled from the other parishes in the Cross Country Group. Jane introduced the subject which was Going for God, as opposed to ‘going for gold’ and was on an Olympic theme. We looked at the negative side of the games, with cheating, censorship and prejudice but celebrated the good parts of inclusivity, sacrifice, teamwork, friendship and inspiration. During the interval, each table came up with their own gold, silver and bronze words to best describe the event and there were many varied and thought provoking suggestions. We had several readings and prayers illustrating how the Christian faith is like running a race we can all win and with a prize for all that does not tarnish or wither away. The children made jigsaws and designed a t-shirt for the next Olympics in Paris and Ellie modelled hers for us. Our hymns were some of the several films we watched and it was great to be able to sing again if you wanted to.
Thank you to all who contributed to the service in so many ways.