Autumn seems to have struck …
A misty morning, temperature low – what a shame we have been asked to wear sandals.
Moving to the place under the beech tree we love so much we began with a Litany from the Iona Community Worship Book
The God of Columba
The litany reminded us of those saints in the past who have had a huge impact in the world,
we joined together saying to God “stay with us now”
Wendy brought a prayer activity based on God writing our names on the back of his hand
Meeting outside has made us more aware of seasonal changed, of people around us, of our environment taking off our shoes and feeling the earth beneath our feet made us even more aware.
The activity was introduced with the idea that Moses took off his shoes when he met with God saying it was Holy Ground.
Rooted and Grounded
This morning we are here to touch the cold, wet, earth
Firm under our feet
Here we are rooted and grounded
In this Thin Space/Third Space
To stand on …
God made Holy Ground,
This is holy ground …
Giving us roots and wings,
Here in this place teeming with creatures
like the first creation,
Seeing the magnificence
elemental, historical, futuristic
Where the grass sings and the earth hums
Roots and wings
Rooting us, upholding us
Help us to see God in this place
All connecting, my life, our lives, all life
to share our own joys, sorrows and laughter
and intercede for all in God’s earth.
Steve had written some brilliant words to accompany bread and wine and closed with a blessing