I had a really strange dream last night, I guess it reveals my anxieties about Stationing next year and the coming move... I missed notifications and ended up somewhere quite strange, on the plus side there were boats everywhere so Tim and the girls were pleased!!!
Thankfully the day was more normal, first a funeral thanksgiving service for an amazing man. John was 85, an encourager, a man of great faithand wisdom. John made a commitment to Christ as his Lord and Saviour at the age of 13, and never stopped learning and growing, he had just started reading through a new Bible version when he died and asked for the readings today to be taken from it. How wonderful to be able to celebrate a life well lived. John had encouraged and inspired many of us, his family spoke warmly of a Dad and granddad who will be sorely missed, we have been privileged to know him.
From the funeral the storytellers and I went to lead an assembly at one of the towns Primary Schools. The school have recently purchased a projection system and screen, the year 6 (read 5th Grade in the US) pupils were preparing the screen, they had written up:
Hooray it is Sally's assembly!!!!!
a bit of prompting from one of the teachers and it became:
It's Mrs Coleman's assembly!
To be honest I preferred the first one apparently I am doing something right! I am grateful to the storytelling team who come in with me, we act out gospel accounts and parables. At the moment we are working towards a Harvest Festival Celebration Service, both the school and the Church are keen to strengthen links. This will be the first of many services the school attends this year; we will be going to the school for a special performance of their Christmas play. I am privileged to be a part of this growing relationship.