Off very shortly to get things set up at church for today's morning service which combines marking Trinity Sunday with the Sunday School end of year celebration. As a result we are (loosely) following a theme of 'creating, redeeming and sustaining' in a slightly crazy All Age interactive service. We neatly side-step the fact that it is Father's Day because you really can't have a trinity of themes in single service without it all getting a bit too contrived (unless you focus on God as Father I guess).
Then, as soon as we usher morning folk out of the door (or even before if last week is anything to go by), people will start to arrive for our afternoon Philosophy Cafe as part of the Glasgow West End Festival. One of our folk, who happens to be a hermeneutics lecturer (I have a scary congregation in some ways!) will be leading thoughts on 'What is a University For?' Good question!
Swiftly sweeping up the crumbs, we will then begin choir rehearsals for our evening Choral Midsummer Communion, another Festival Event which attracts quite a lot of visitors. I am planning on attempting to sing alto again - it is a good challenge singing an 'underneath' part. Sometimes it gets quite amusing as the most experienced alto sings the first note, the next one tunes to her and so on along the row! I just sing quietly and hope no-one notices the bum notes!! I am also 'presiding' at the communion bit, which I love doing in an evening when everything is a little slower and more reflective.
So, a trio of events for Trinity... does that make it Trinity-cubed?
I think I'll sleep well tonight! Good job my hols start tomorrow!!