From the Manse study desk(Winter 2019)

Whenever I go on holiday, I always get the words ‘Again!’ ‘You only work one hour a week, and you need a holiday!” Now I do love the banter, but it got me thinking, do you, the congregation at Tron St Mary’s, know what I get up to? I tend to take a holiday once every 8 to 10 weeks, because I am bad at taking days off, and I get tired. I don’t want sympathy, as I am in control on my diary, but there are weeks when I don’t take a day off. That will and needs to change for me, and the ministry at Tron St Marys, and us all. We all need rest, we all need down time, we all need our Sabbath, just as God set the example for us when creating the worlds. So, if your interested, here is a list of things I have got up to in the last 4 weeks. Conducted three funerals (visits, preparation and leading the service) attended one. Visited 6 members from the congregation, 2 from the parish, 2 linked to projects. Attended two management group meetings for the project. Had three one to one with Matthew, one each with Megan, Tom and Lynne. Visited Balornock primary twice, including their Halloween disco. Been at the Youth club four times, Soup and Pud, prepared four Sunday worships (around 6 hours prep for each) then attended church, had two Sunday session, four team meetings on a Friday, covered the church on a Thursday 9am -3pm, had a TSM Kirk Session, and a Colston Wellpark one (I am the interim moderator there) Visited YAV head office, did a service at Broomfield court twice, produced and led Bible blethers twice, did the youth club accounts with Marion, meetings with North Glasgow Uniform bank, attend Challenge poverty meeting, had a one to one with Leslie (Ordained Local Minister at Colston Wellpark) supported the Holiday club in October week, collected Greggs three times, Worship team meeting, Coffee afternoon for Breast cancer, Christmas planning meeting, Safe guarding meeting, Staffing meeting for Presbytery, attended Presbytery, TSM church board, Pastoral care meeting, attended the Big conversation for a full day, Hosted the Parish group meeting, typed up minutes, responded to 513 emails (yes, that’s right), prepared Tron Talk, met with John Campbell, covered the Wise guys group, and on occasion, read the bible! Genesis 2: 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.

Rhona, off for a rest! But I do love the role, and you all

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