The Week at All Saints
The word of the week is “incongruous”. The hall is filled with gentleman in hazmat suits which gives the impression we are working in a crime scene (or maybe I just watch too many crime shows) but the feeling is one of hope and joyful excitement which is not “crime-scene appropriate”. It’s weirdly dissonant and so suits me perfectly. I always enjoy a good affect schism – the delicious looking cake that turns out to be made of mud and shaving foam, the smiling child in the midst of chaos. Though obviously I only enjoy these things in theory – like parachuting or throat singing – they’re amazing – but only at considerable distance.
Further bittersweet news is that Bonnie Elvin died this week. I am sure she was ready to “lay her burden down” but obviously she will leave a considerable gap. Bonnie was clearly a woman with a core of steel and it’s hard to say goodbye to such an indomitable presence. No funeral arrangements have been made yet but we’ll keep you posted.
We gather at All Saints tomorrow - Saturday 24th June at 1 pm to remember Bobbi Gilmore and a life well lived. Please keep her family in your prayers at this time.
Messy Church takes place on the same day – Saturday 24th at 4 pm – this time at the home of Bill and Carolyn Dodds. Bring a small friend.
We meet as usual on Wednesday 28th June at 10 am for the OASIS Eucharist and Bible Study – but otherwise all is ‘quiet’ while the building work is underway.
Don’t forget – our summer schedule starts next week – July 2 – with one service on Sunday at 9:30 am.
I’m off to take a headache pill and enjoy the peace of a summer afternoon in a hammock as a further celebration of opposing reality. Happy Friday!