Preparation for Holy Week has been the work of many voices, much thought, preparation and planning.
Thank you to Valentina Satvedi Leydon, our supply minister, who has offered a rich ministry in Holy Week in circumstances that none of us could have anticipated when she first accepted the call.
Thank you to Dave and Clara Hall and all the young people who helped to create the Lenten silhouette series and artworks offered for worship.
Thank you to David and Ray Cameron for knowledge and expertise in filming, sound and compilation as we have moved through the various phases of providing worship in this time of physical isolation.
Thank you to the music coordinators (Alistair Hunter, Shawn Whelan, Elaine Potter and Natalie Sims) and musicians who prepared and recorded music.
Thank you to Hannah Friebel, member of the Student House program, for her improvisation reflection following the sermon on Easter Day.
Thank you to Leanne Salau, Natalie Papworth and Glenice Cook for the loan of their art installation ‘Imaginative Garden‘ which has added colour and beauty to our worship space and now graces our Tower Room Window display. The art work was created for the 2019 ‘Let the earth speak‘ art exhibition at Brunswick UC. Their statement for the exhibition was ‘The earth speaks with its beauty. With all the different flowers. All different colours, textures, shapes. Variety of sizes and seasons.‘
Thank you, thank you to everyone who participated, offering readings and prayers, offering support and encouragement and so much more.
The worship committee (Kirsty Bennett, Amelia Ware, Natalie Sims, Helen Burnham, Jenne Perlstein, Jim Kilpatrick, Dave Hall, Valentina Satvedi) has delighted in working together to plan worship for Holy Week in these challenging times.
For me personally it was been a source of great joy to be in contact with so many people over these past two weeks and to bring all the contributions together to offer a series of worship services that have reached so many people within and beyond our own congregation.
Saide Cameron, liturgist and member of the worship committee