Saturday, January 7, 2012

The undertaker left his clothes in church

Saturday 7th January 2012
Prayer requests on the star tree in St Aidan's church, Thorneyburn
At the carol service on 23rd December, the congregation were invited to write their own prayers on card stars and fix them to the Christmas tree whilst Jessica played the Northumbrian pipes.  I had hoped that there might be some response to this invitation and was pleasantly surprised to see about forty people of all ages coming out of their seats to affix their prayers.
    Yesterday, Epiphany, , the twenty children taking part in St Aidan's after-school club also wrote prayer requests on stars (as we thought about the star guiding the Wise Men to Jesus).  These were to be added to the tree in church.
     When I went into Thorneyburn church to photograph the tree, the churchwarden and I found that the undertaker had left his smart clothes there when he changed into his overalls to fill in the grave.  Today he called on me to arrange a funeral somewhere else; so I lent him a torch to enable him to go to St Aidan's after dark and retrieve his funeral wear!

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