Monday, 13 April 2015

Back from Spring Harvest

28 people from St Paul’s have just returned from the Christian holiday celebration, Spring Harvest, based in the Butlin's holiday camp at Skegness. Those who had been there frequently marvelled at the five days of continuous sunshine that we enjoyed –so different from their previous experiences of frost and rain!

Morning Bible studies in the Big Top were given by the Archbishop’s chaplain, Jo Bailey-Wells as she explored the Christian significance of the second half of St Paul’s letter to the Ephesians chapter 3.
The words from verse 17 provided the theme of the celebration – “More.” “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,  may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,   and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

The theme was studied in greater depth in seminars and there was much else available. The children seemed to have activities from morning to dusk, and they came to the front of the church in last Sunday’s service, to tell us of all their activities. They had obviously had a great time, as well as learning more of the Christian faith.

Another group is planned for next year. Would you like to come?