Saturday, June 30, 2018

Diary w/e 30 June 2018

Sun 24 Jun

Gethin good as ever at adult Sunday school with a repeat playing of the hip hop, Jesus the lead crusher, an amazing way of teaching deep theology. Paul gave a very well structured treatment of Mat 8:1- 22. Met Shaun a lecturer from Singapore who remembered me and Larry Beckler from being with IPC in 1988. A treat day for England sport, 6-1 Worlds Cup, whitewash 5-0 over the Aussies in ODI cricket and Hamilton first in F1. Preached on Noah the non-conformist at Harmondsworth where numbers were down but new detainees from Nepal, Malaysia, Ghana and Nigeria.

Mon 25 Jun

Recipient of the best kind of pastoral visit - when the visiting pastor brings the beer. I have my 2019 diary. now. Five gallons of Chardonnay in the fermented. (Not the communion wine). Hottest day of year. Garden watered. Two builders came to quote on garden walls. Annual joint elders and deacons meeting to set the budget for the next year. Full house of deacons, 8 out of 11 elders in the pastor's garden. Figures encouraging.

Tue 26 J

Ealing Lunchtime Talks, Chris Roberts on Ps 50 then a pastoral visit.

Wed 27 Jun

U3a History group on Cyprus. Not enjoying preparation for colonoscopy tomorrow - fasting and purging. This prevented me from going to house group.

Thu 38 Jun

The laxatives prevented me going to elders early morning prayer. Ten polyps removed in a lengthy colonoscopy.

Fri 29 Jun

Builder estimated more cheaply so has the garden malling job.

Sat 30 Jun

Failed to rise early and see the iconic Flying Scotsman depart from Ealing Broadway 6:10 am. Greenford carnival. Good burger lunch but nowhere to sit with a pint at the bar. Chat with our friendly MP. Good birthday drinks for Gethin Jones at the Drayton.

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