Past Service reports
On the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month we have a Family Service, where all are welcome to join in our praise to the Lord. Children and their families come and are involved in all aspects of the service, including: reading the prayers, reading the lessons, collecting the gifts (at Harvest and Lent), collecting other items at the Service of Remembrance and Advent and they also help to collect and put away the service and hymn books at the end of the service before enjoying a drink and cake or biscuits with the rest of our congregation family.
Below you will find a summary of some of our recent services, showing what we do and how we do it to make it interesting and FUN!
In January, April, July and October, the Family Service on the 4th Sunday of the month includes a simple service of Holy Communion
The Third Sunday in January was our Family Service with Holy Communion and we were very pleased to welcome the Archdeacon the Venerable Hugh MacCurdy to take our service. We always like it when he comes because he is such fun !
then we had Sam and Daisy the puppets in the Pulpit. Chris and Hugh were to tell us the story of Saul when he was on the road to Damascus and was struck down by a bright light. Sam tried to help with the story and got things a little wrong, such as when Hugh said that Saul was on the way to Damascus, Sam said Disneyland which annoyed Hugh when he should have said Damascus. Sam interrupted Hugh a number of times with the wrong names. It was funny, but we learnt a lot about Saul.
Lovely cakes, tea and coffee and a chat and fellowship followed a lovely service.
We look for to seeing the Archdeacon again on Easter Sunday morning.
Second Sunday Family Service by Eleanor Chilvers
Today we fought our way through storm Ciera, picked up Imogen and made it through to our lovely warm church. We have a power cut at home!
Today’s homework was to bring a hat. Everyone had lots of different ones to show us, some were funny and some showed us what jobs they had, Sue for example brought her police helmets, and Dad showed us his Royal mail cap. Others showed us hats that reflected where they had been, like Francesca’s American Stetson. Alan had some lovely hat boxes full of old-fashioned hats like a top hat and bowler, which he informed us was invented in Norfolk for the game keepers at Holkham Hall to wear because the Gamekeepers top hats kept getting knocked off while riding in the woods .
Our first reading concerned the 4 different hats that involved Stevie telling us about the story of the coming of the Messiah and how different people thought that this was only a story or was wishful thinking. Some of the voices Stevie used were funny and each time she changed hats so we could see that she was going to say something different about what people of today would say if we asked them what they thought about preparing for Jesus to come again.
This week there were 3 birthdays – my grandad Rob, Christina and Lexi (who was 3), so we all sang happy birthday and shared their lovely smarties cake, biscuits and drinks together in fellowship.