Go for Green
Church News | Sunday, 29 November 2015 |
No, Revd’s Carolyn and Anne were not going mouldy around the neck, or so we were assured, they were only wearing green dog-collars in support of the UN Conference that is to be held in France on Climate Change. Anne who delivered this morning’s sermon gave us some stark reminders of information on what had been forecast to occur in or around eighty years time if most of the countries of the world decline to take action on cutting green-house gasses and pollution.
The service began with the blessing of the new bibles that contain the Apocrypha purchased from a bequest left by Kath Cook, following her death last year; Carolyn said that Kath had been a faithful servant of God and a Sunday School Teacher. This was followed by a beautiful Anthem sung by St Mary’s Choir.
It was the first Sunday of Advent and it was a delight to see the children help light the first of the Advent candles before going off for their lessons. And just before we celebrated the Eucharist Carolyn blessed the Children’s Society Gift Boxes that had been placed before the altar.
So much it seems to cram into our 10.30 service, yet it was still very moving and meaningful.