The Gospel According to Luke (Age 9 3/4) – Sunday 10th MArch

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The Gospel According to Luke (Age 9 3/4) – Sunday 10th MArch

10 March 2013

The Second Church Parade for 2013 and as it is Mothering Sunday the Readings and Sermon had Mothers and Mothering as a Theme.

Numbers attending were low with Only 1 Scout (Ethan), 1 Cub (Luke) and 5 Beavers (Thomas, Billy, George, William and Noah) 4 Leaders (Tracy, Phil, Andy and Chris).

Flags were Presented and collected by:- Billy for the Beavers with help from Thomas, Luke for the Cubs and Ethan for the Scouts – Nicely done boys!

The Collection and Offerings were entrusted to Luke, Ethan, Thomas and Billy. The congregation seemed delighted with your clean, fresh smiling faces.

With a distinct shortage of Volunteers we had to press Luke Wightman to give the first of the 2 Readings, Exodus 2.1-10 that we had been so fortunate to be allocated.

A Long Reading – but Luke performed superbly, clear, precise, with excellent diction – Luke spoke at exactly the right pace, leaving time for his rapt audience to digest his every word before moving flawlessly to his next, he rolled through the whole reading – Bravo.  Many thanks to Andy (Luke’s Dad) for that little help that makes all the difference. I could tell by the set of his shoulders and the smile upon his face that Luke felt rightly proud of himself, equally it was clear that Andy experienced one of those rare joyous, proud moments in parenting.

Many thanks to Rev Andy Froud, Andrew and the St Mary Magdalene Parish Team.

All Sections are encouraged to try to attend the next Church Parade this time Sunday 31st March – Easter Sunday.

All Beavers, Cubs and Scouts need to log 6 attendances to Qualify for their My Faith Badges, but also need a few attendances to tick off boxes in other badges, whether it be just the membership award or Promise Challenge.

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to Meet Outside if the Weather is Good at the Front Gates. Otherwise inside at 9:45 for a 10:00 start. Usual Finish is 11:15-11:30.

(It is my belief that the Boys as Scouts can gain a sense of place and belonging that is invaluable in todays society.  Exposure to this aspect of our Common culture allows them to make informed decisions that may deeply affect and influence their whole lives.)

 

Thanks Chris (GSL)

Parade Sundays for this year are:
10th February Spire Dedication Done
10th March Mothering Sunday
31st March Easter Sunday
19th May Pentecost
21st July Patronal Festival
22nd or 29th September Harvest Festival (TBC)
1st December Advent Sunday