Friday, April 19, 2019

Good Friday at Seal Church

A busy day!

This morning we had a great Messy Church on the theme of Holy Week. Here are some pictures.
Scraper board eggs and crosses helping us to remember that even when life seems dark, the rainbow of God's love is still with us. 

Egg shell mosaic pictures - messy fun. 

Ali, as ever, proud of her creation!

How clever are these roosters? Made out of the corner of an egg box.

And here are some tissue covered eggs to go in them.

Butterflies made from coffee filters, with "bleeding" tissue sandwiched between them, and water dripped on them. 

It wouldn't be Good Friday without hot cross buns for refreshments, followed by some singing and a prayer as we rounded up what we had done.

In the afternoon, when the dust had settled, I put up some reflective displays. They will be there at least for the next week, so you can pop in when you like if you are nearby. We are always open during the day. 

Scraper board prayers linked to a display on George Matheson's lovely hymn, "O Love that wilt not let me go", which includes the line "I trace the rainbow through the rain". I preached on this hymn at our Good Friday service (sermon here).

We embroidered this crown of thorns at Messy Church, so I thought people might like to continue it in the afternoon.

A prayer station exploring the hiddenness at the heart of the story of Holy Week. 

A display about the song we are singing on Easter Sunday, the Seven Joys of Mary, and its links to the many traditions of praying with beads and knots, rosaries, prayer ropes etc. 

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