On Wednesday February 25th Beth came round to see us and she and I went to Café Culture for a drink and a chat. It is always good to see her. On Saturday I helped other members of the Fairtrade Group at the coffee morning for Fairtrade fortnight. It was a busy morning and I was glad when my shift finished, so I could sit down. I signed a petition of 38 Degrees to save our wonderful NHS, before returning on the bus.
On Sunday March 1st I attended a service at Pannal Chapel led by a preacher on trial, Clive Wilson. It was a worshipful and thoughtful act of worship. The Lent introduction was the betrayal of Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. We sang ‘Be thou my vision’ before he reminded us of the two greatest commandments, loving God with all my heart, soul and mind and your neighbour as yourself. He asked the children about what their favourite food was and did they know where it had come from. The answers were soon forthcoming. After the prayers we sang ‘Lord the light of your love is shining,’ before the readings, Psalm 22v23-31 and Mark 8v31-38. He discussed these readings after we had sung ‘Jesus good above all other’. We sang ‘Be still for the presence of the Lord’ before the prayers of intercessions. Worship concluded as we sang, ‘Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy.’