Nick and I are slowly getting used to being the Church Sacristans, and today took the big step of training a Duty Sacristan. It went well, and she had a lovely calm-ness about the way she performed the duties. A previous Sacristan was saying that one of the joys of the job is training someone on the Monday, then sitting back and watching them grow and blossom in the role. I continue to be so thrilled to have been asked to do this. Tomorrow is our first Eucharist practice/rehearsal so I hope it goes well.
This evening my room neighbour’s brother died. I feel so terribly sorry for her. I was so moved by her raw emotion that it made me cry. It worries me that I can’t hold my emotion in when things like that happen, but at least it shows that I really feel it. However, it just didn’t feel appropriate this evening and yet I couldn’t stop it. Poor poor her, she is going to have a hard night. And then a hard few weeks because she can’t get to the funeral as it is in the States. I am hoping to be able to put together a little service during the time when the funeral is happening, and we could hold it here in his honour.
I have spent this evening working on a sermon for Pentecost this Sunday.
Then I went to Compline in Chapel which was very soothing.