Sunday Reflections-Lent 2

Another bitterly cold spring (?) morning.
    After rushing around and walking Wil, Nick picked me up early so I could go with him to church and hang the Purple Tulip panel (part of last Sunday’s All Ages activities). Not having seen the finished product last week, I had been forewarned that it was “not what you expected” and Sue was correct!! I decided to look upon it as thecreation of a group of Jackson Pollack “wannabes”. It does ,however offer a splash (well PLENTY of splashes) of Lenten Purple in our worship space, so I dutifully hung it in the bay window.
     We had a visiting child join us today as we wrestled with John 3:1-17, the story of Nicodemus. I had found quite a good “child-friendly” version on YouTubewhich we watched, after first reading it straight up from the Bible.

 During snack we had a chat about it and zeroed in (not too surprisingly) on John 3:16, which they all took a stab at memorising using my handy-dandy “memory blob” game. It was so refreshing to be with 3 small people who did NOT already know this verse, which has sadly become quite hackneyed in modern day parlance.

Next we trooped into the crafts room and made some quite credible Nicodemus hand puppets. The children were happy to show them to the congregation at the end of the Service as Nick “interviewed” them about our activities.
     It was a blessing to be offered a ride home with some parishioners who live on my street so now, after a quick lunch, we are about to head out on the afternoon Wil Walk and then I hope to devote a chunk of time to Pysanky.
    The week ahead looks pretty full, with the Day Camp Committee Meeting tomorrow evening and Birthday Crown and Cake preparations for next weekend. The CTM AGM takes place next Sunday afternoon so there will also be a need to make some refreshments for that occasion. It’s a good job I’m so fond of cooking!
    But for this afternoon, at least, I can bask in the calm of Pysanky-making and offer some extra hours of Thanksgivings and Petitions; also to try and deconstruct John 3:16, looking upon it with the fresh and clear-eyed enthusiasm of a 5 year old. Maybe I’ll listen to this version too!

4 thoughts on “Sunday Reflections-Lent 2

  1. Janette Braun 17/03/2014 — 5:47 pm

    Valerie , you are such a blessing to our little ones as well as to the "big " kids.


    1. Crosstalk Ministries 19/03/2014 — 9:52 pm

      Thank you, That is very kind of you. I felt it was time to step forward after hiding behind my knitting for a couple of years!

  2. I love that bit of Stainer's Crucifixion. (I love the whole piece, actually, but this port in particular!)

    1. Crosstalk Ministries 19/03/2014 — 9:51 pm

      Me too! It was one of Dad's favourtes as well. We have it on CD but that YouTube Version is gorgeous!

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