We all had a super day away over this last weekend at Penhurst Place near Battle in West Sussex.
Canon Kerry Thorpe, Fresh Expression missioner for the Diocese of Canterbury, took us through some searching diagnostic questions regarding our community:
- Who am I?
- Who are we?
- What is our purpose? Where are we going?
It is always good to reflect together on these things.
We then in a brief time of reflection we considered what God has or hasn’t been doing in our lives building a series of stones or markers as in 1Samuel to mark this place together:
“Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far has the LORD helped us.”
Kerry then led us in the Eucharist as we brought our lives into the presence of Jesus.