Sunday Reflections-Epiphany Team Gathering

Well last evening was a real blessing for all of us.17 (!!) people attended the Team Gathering, which was a great surprise as no one seemed to have grasped the concept of my instructions to “RSVP”. However things should be better next time since Mrs. Philmore offered a short tutorial on the subject before we began our worship time(ahem!) The cocoa was hot and plentiful, the homemade marshmallows were appreciated, and the fire did not fizzle out until the end of the evening.
    Steven did a super job sharing with us the Epiphany reading from the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 2. He focussed on getting us to think about what sort of “treasures” we have that we are willing to give to Jesus. Most of us think of treasures as being beautiful things, whether tangible or intangible but maybe we need to see treasures in this context more as the things we hold onto, which should really being given over to the Lord if we truly believe that He should be in control of our lives instead of us.

The discussion led me to think of the verse I have painted on the wall above my bed Psalm 5 v.3 (The Message Translation):-
    “Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on your altar and watch for fire to descend.”
 I see this verse as being along the same  lines as the “treasures” discussion.
For the purposes of Day Camps badgering Jillian was cheeky enough to suggest to the assembled group that perhaps the treasures they should consider giving over to the Lord would be their time-as in 6 weeks of their summer, to come on the Travelling Teams. HA! She is well trained and did not miss this golden opportunity to plant some seeds in the hearts of these young people 😊All in all a special evening was had. After wearily washing all the sticky cocoa mugs and then mopping the bootprints off the hall floor, Wil and I headed to bed late (for us!)

Do enjoy these photos; I took the first ones “before” the rest were taken by Chelsea “during” and “after”…


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