“Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8:9)
The Messy Church gang filled the hall at St. Luke’s on Saturday, September 14th, celebrating the theme “Love Your World” as part of the Season of Creation. Crafts included sock caterpillars and bird feeders, rock insects and flower painting. On the “Caring for Creation Tree” people had a chance to note the things they and their families do to help care for our world. A possible favourite was the creation of dirt cups with worms (the dirt being made of Oreo cookies and chocolate pudding; the worms being multi-coloured gummy worms!) At the prayer station, those who wished were invited to write a prayer on a flower and let it gently float in a ‘pond’ of water. And during the celebration, a giant inflatable globe bounced through the crowd reminding us of the world God has put into our care.
The Ven. Richard King, rector of St. Luke’s, called this first gathering after the summer break an “epic Messy!”
“It was great to see so many Messy Church ‘regulars’ back after two months away,” he said, “and some invited friends along for the first time! Plus, it was enormously gratifying to see new as well as more experienced leadership from within the St. Luke’s church family stepping up to plan, organize and lead Messy Church, and to find joy in doing it.”
In October, St. Luke’s Messy Church falls on Saturday the 12th. The theme will be 'harvest' just in time for Thanksgiving.
Photos by Tony Saloway