How lovely it was to welcome people back into the building today for our first Sunday service since 15th March. We were so glad to be together, we held a wave offering with balloons and flags (for the background to wave offerings, see Ex 29:23-26, Lev 7:29-36, Lev 23:10-14 and Ex 25:20-29).
We also enjoyed time to pray and hear testimonies of how God has spoken to us through this period apart and shared Holy Communion together.
We gave thanks to Eileen for her faithful service in leading us in taking Communion for so many years as she lays down that mantle now and gave her flowers as a token of our appreciation.
She clearly enjoyed the balloons!