January Gathering

10th January 2017

The Baptism of Jesus

At this first meeting in 2017 we were delighted to welcome Archdeacon Robert to lead our worship. The focus was the baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan. Mark 1 verses 9-11.
Archdeacon Robert then led a glorious singing workshop exploring the Kyrie Eleison, asking for God’s help and mercy. This was followed by Alleluia refrains thanking God. We learned to listen, express emotion, smile and feel the sincerity of the words we sang and indeed the presence and power of the Lord.
Craft activities abounded, including making a concertina book with decorated covers needing skill and control, the results were intricate and beautiful.
Work continues on intricate Celtic knot patterns and the Tree of Life tapestry which is really taking shape with many more decorated leaves.
The writing focussed on words from the biblical text, such as Beloved, which could be expanded into ideas and poetry.
The many pieces of work were celebrated and shared as we gathered together at the end of the morning to sing praises around a symbolic river Jordan.
A delicious lunch of soup, bread, and cake was much enjoyed by everyone.

We meet again on February 14th 2017.

For this month’s pictures, see the Gallery