There were morris dancers, a smoothie bike, lunches, tea and cake, handbell ringers, a jazz pianist, crockery smashing, a bar and a barbeque… what else would you have at a summer fete?
Song Cycle is a musical bicycle pilgrimage.
They’re coming to St Leonard’s on Thursday 31st July at 7.30pm.
The plan is this: some musicians turn up on bicycles at a church and play a recital or concert. The next day, the musical cyclists make their way to another church or community centre and do the same thing…
On 21st June we had a ‘Teddy Bears’ Picnic’ - an afternoon party for children who had been baptised at St Leonard’s. There were games, cakes, drinks and lots of fun. And we ended the afternoon by reminding ourselves about our baptism.
Next Holy Commotion will be on the 14th July 2014 (4-5:30pm). The topic will be ‘journeys’ with lots of activities, songs, games and of course refreshments…
There’s no charge to take part, but please let me know, if you’re coming: youthworker(at)stleonardslexden.org.uk
Then the Alpha course is for you. It explores such questions as; what is the point of life? What happens when we die? Is forgiveness possible? What relevance does Jesus have for our lives today?
Well, that was a week! We have made a Holy Commotion with the Smile puppets. We drank some great locally brewed beer and sang our hearts out on a beautiful sunny Friday evening. We learned about social media and how we can make the best of the opportunities the internet affords us. We welcomed musicians from St John’s, Colchester and enjoyed a very different evening service. We worked hard, we welcomed people, we had fun, we worshipped.
On Sunday evening we had something new for St Leonard’s.
Instead of our usual Evensong we welcomed musicians from St John’s Church, Colchester, who led us in a very different songs of praise.
We sang contemporary worship songs as part of our thanksgiving and celebration for the week, and our community – and followed that with a get together over wine and nibbles…