Hello my friends. Well, another week has flown by – how on earth did that happen? Time seems to be speeding up – is it my age?? However! This has been quite a week – step inside last Thursday – busy as usual. Saturday we had an amazing evening at church – more about that later. Sunday I led worship – out of my comfort zone there as it was an all age service, so a friend and I did it together, and were blessed beyond measure to know that our Father God came among us, meeting people in their needs. WOW! Then Monday Canu Camilla and Denise (a friend from church) came round for the day, and we set to busily, to make LOTS of little things for step inside’s Christmas event. Someone (Can’t imagine who??!!) came up with the idea of putting little paper lanterns with electric candles in onto all the tables – and making little boxes to give to everyone as a thank you for supporting us. Hmmm… So much for keeping the house tidy!
So this is what the desk looks like on Tuesday evening after a further box making session! From the front to the back – some of the dies for the lanterns (Camilla has the rest to make some more), a pile of card scraps from cutting out that big pile for the boxes, the usual clutter like scissors, DST, glue dots, pokey tool, etc., a big basket with the finished articles, and on the floor, masses of ribbons for tying the boxes and lanterns.
And so this is what we have been making. Camilla and Denise have taken some to finish, and I have more – we need around 25 lanterns and 100 small boxes. We thought a couple of chocolates with a thank you note and the Christmas services in each one would be nice.
So, Saturday evening! One of our church members is a fabulous musician and worship leader. He has been invited to go out to Israel in January to lead the worship at a medical conference. It’s not cheap to travel, pay for accommodation at the conference, plus take a visit to his daughter who is currently working out there on her gap year. He and his wife came up with the idea of a musical soiree – plus three course dinner! Wonderful idea idea. So we catered for 40, enjoyed a wonderful meal of mushroom soup, chicken pasta , salad and trifle, with accompanying music including suggestions on the evening. Never once did Chris look at any music – even when presented with the suggestion of “The Minute Waltz!!! Just gazed at the keyboard then played. Some of us thought it would be good to decorate the tables a bit – candles and stuff …
… so I went hunting in the attic amongst all the Christmas decorations and found these – musical instruments, treble clefs, bells, and beads to finish off the tables. A great evening was had by all as you can imagine. A couple of the children even decided to make some cakes to raise more money! YUM!!
So that’s me this week folks. I’ll get around to visiting everyone, but it may take a few days. It’s my turn to do the soup and casserole for step inside this week – so I shall be off to the shops first thing Wednesday morning – hence writing this Tuesday evening! Then I shall be AWOL next week as I am going visiting friends and family for a few days to deliver Christmas cards and presents – so I shall see you in two weeks!
Take care everyone. God bless.