For the next few days there is a Quilting Exhibition in our church building, and some extremely colourful and magnificent examples are on show. This morning our Eucharist had to be in the Community Hall as the church was buzzing with visitors. As I collected books and chalice etc etc from the church I met with 3 American Episcopalians, and another four folk from Episcopalian Churches in the Diocese! In the end, there were more Episcopalians at the quilting than in the Community Hall for the Eucharist.
If it hadn't been for a smattering of Presbyterians wanting to look at the quilting, we could all have joined together in a wonderful celebration in church, surrounded by the talents and gifts that God gives us!