These days life is hectic and complicated. We often hear the best things in life are the ‘simple things’. One of my favourite songs sung by the late Joe Cocker is called The Simple Things. The song starts with the lines:
“Somewhere along the way, I got caught up in the race, I kept spinning and turning, lost myself my hope my faith”.
Can you identify with that feeling? Or maybe the next line of the song:
“We’re always wanting more than what we have”. The song continues with these words leading into the chorus:
“and what I’ve learned is all I really need are…
the simple things
that come without a price
the simple things
like happiness joy and love in my life
I’ve seen it all from so many sides
and I hope you would agree
the best things in life
are the simple things”.
I really enjoy the simple things in my life. I like reading, and meeting with friends to eat and talk. I’m sure you have your own examples; what are the simple things in life you enjoy?
When you think about going to church it may seem strange and complicated but it’s actually really simple. At church we take the simple things of life and make them holy. The simple things like happiness, joy, and love.
Our church building is a holy house of God in which the family of God meet. We join the family through Holy Baptism when we begin our journey of faith with water made holy. We have regular family ‘get togethers’ where we eat together – through the sacrament of Holy Communion when simple bread and wine are made holy. We read and listen to words of the Bible – God’s holy word.
If you’d like to experience these simple things in your life, you’ll be assured of a warm welcome at St Davids. We offer a safe environment where all are valued and nurtured in faith and life. We are an Inclusive Church – our doors are open to you – everyone is welcome.
You can sit wherever you want in the church’s seats; don’t ever think you are sitting in someone else’s seat. We have hymn books to sing from and a service book so that you know exactly what to do and say. We have toilets – five to be precise – with baby changing facilities and we are disability friendly.
Our Sunday morning service starts are 10.30am but you can arrive any time after 10am and the services usually last about an hour. There are young families with children, and we understand they sometimes make a noise – no one will be ‘tutting’ if your children talk or run around! Single people and older people attend the service – everyone is welcome.
On Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm you can experience a quiet thirty-minute service. Again, everyone is welcome.
We look forward to welcoming you to one of our services. Come and be part of the simple things in life made holy.