It was fantastic to have our Brownies and Guides with us for our worship this morning.
Today’s reading from St. Lukes’ Gospel was about Herod whom Jesus described as ‘that Fox’ and about God sheltering us under her wings like a hen with her chicks.
We brought to God the times when we had hurt people or been nasty, with the help of a very nasty looking fox, and Basil Brush – a good fox laying the foxy symbols around him as we asked for God’s forgiveness.
Remembering God the mother hen, we used tiny chicks, putting beneath the hen as we prayed for those who needed to be kept safe in God’s care.
And then we thought about places in the world where people (or God’s world) are victim to violence. We placed dots on a map as we thought about those whose lives are marred by war and persecution.
Then we celebrated Holy Communion together.