Monday, May 28, 2007

An interesting weekend... part 2

Yesterday was Pentecost... the day when the Holy Spirit came to the early church. We spent the morning in Church celebrating the gift of the Comforter... singing songs like Send the Fire:
O God of burning, cleansing flame, Send the fire
Your blood bought gift today we claim, Send the fire today
God of Elijah, hear our cry, Send the fire
And make us fit to live or die, send the fire today
To burn up every trace of sin, to bring the light and glory in
The revolution now begins, Send the fire today
William Booth

...along with more contemplative ones. Tremendous.

Balloon release

Afterwards... the majority of the Corps braved the weather and headed down to Strathclyde Park for a Family Fun Day. The boys played football and the real men (like me) played rounders with the girls. Great fun!

Later on we released some helium-filled balloons into the air... each balloon had a wee ticket that spoke of Pentecost and invited folk to join us.

Balloon releaseFlyin'

In the evening... a group of us headed over to Airdrie Corps for a time of sharing and fellowship. We played silly games and hung out with old friends - good times.

Joanne, Kenny & Leeanne

Good to see Joanne, Kenny & Leanne.

Rachel & Bobby

Sweet to see Bobby and his girlfriend Rachel... who comes from Paisley Corps and was part of their Youth Alpha who asked me really awkward questions. Good to see you guys together!

Dan, Chris, Emma & Cameron

It was also fun to hang with Dapper Dan, Chris and Emma, and Cameron; It was a special evening... far exceeded my expectations through the power of just coming together.

Swappin' shoes

Lastly, Olly and I thought this was so sweet... Chris and Emma had swapped an All Star... His and Hers. Nice!
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