Sunday, 31 July 2011

For the Sake of the Name

These are a couple of pictures taken by Caritas, of a CMS communion during a residential Core Training at All Nations some time back.

Yours truely is holding up a painting started during sacred:space 'Drawing near to God' It ws done in Acryllic and represent the start of the current painting obsession, which have illustrated my Blog over the past year.

On the Table a woven blue cloth representing water with an armada of Origami boats, made by participants as floating prayers during a previous session. A French Stick and an Italian Red as Bread and Wine.

On the screen behind the text from 3 John 7: 'For the sake of the Name they went forth, taking nothing.....'

The Communion Service is based on the Northumbrian Community's liturgy - all projected as a Power Point.

It was all very informal and relaxed, with contribution from the children. I was telling the tale of St Bendon and teh Perigrinati - Wanderers for the Love of God who set out in their Coracles, allowing the wind and the waves to direct them believing that behind the circumstantial and the elemental is the Hand of God.

Fear not, for God will be unto us a helper, a mariner and a pilot. May God do unto us his servants and his little vessel as he willeth

The story of St Brendon is the subject of our next sacred:space in September on Navigatio: Spiritual Journeys.

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you,

wherever He may send you.

May He guide you through the wilderness,
protect you through the storm.

May He bring you home rejoicing
at the wonders He has shown you.

May He bring you home rejoicing
once again into our doors

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