Fathers’ Day Service
It was lovely that so many people resisted the charms of a balmy summer evening to join us in church, especially with it being the day after various knees up the night before!
As ever we were glad to have the opportunity to say thank you for fathers and all they do. Hymns, readings and prayers also reflected the importance of God’s support for us as our Heavenly Father.
During the service, the children were busy at the back preparing special surprises for the gentlemen present. Later some joined us at the front to tell us of experiences they had shared with their Dads – something that some of the grown-ups were happy to do as well.
Then it came time for the youngsters to give out the surprises which involved buttons and a piece of twine. We used to call them whizzers – you’ll have to ask around the parish if you want to know more! Anyway, they seemed to take many of the chaps on a trip down Memory Lane to long-gone homemade childhood amusements often made by inventive Dads when money was in short supply.
The congregation’s generosity ensured a full table for our usual social time which enabled everyone to catch up with all the latest doings.
Many thanks to all who advertised the service, prepared the church, or took part in the service or kindly helped with the refreshments and clearing up afterwards.
Hope to see everyone at our next service on 16th July which we hope will be along the lines of a Songs of Praise.
All the best, Pam
Words: Pam Livingstone Lawn Photos: Michael Brown