This morning at church the theme was sheep and their shepherd. The Collect, the 23rd Psalm, the Second Lesson (1 Peter 2:19-25) and the Gospel (John 1:1-10) were loaded with sheep/shepherd analogies. As for the hymns--the titles say it all! Hymn 645 The King of love my shepherd is, Hymn 343 Shepherd of souls refresh and bless, and Hymn 708 Savior, like a shepherd lead us.
Oh, I do love sheep....
Having decided to create a Sheep Scavenger Hunt on our Parish Blog, after the service I photographed the ones scattered about in our stained glass windows:
The Chap and I returned to the Lodge for lunch. We packed Ruth and Jewel into the car and headed to the cottage on the Big Lake. The weather was grey and blustery, but our impatience to visit after so many weather and activity postponements was too great to ignore.
On arrival, we took the girls for an abbreviated version of their favourite walk. On our private part of the road, we immediately discovered that a winter storm had knocked down one of the big birch trees. Somebody had already carved it up and pulled it out of the way.
In falling, it took out our telephone line! The cable was snapped in at least three places.
We won't officially open the cottage for another month, so plenty of time have it repaired.
Down on the dock, the girls looked at the open water as if remembering the swims of last summer. I was thinking of the time Lola accidentally tumbled off the dock and, thoroughly nonplussed, swam back to shore.
No swimming today--our Bay is partly frozen still. And there's snow on the mountains.
Photo op on the dock, as the wind almost blows us over.
We stopped at Ping's in the village to order Spicy Singapore Noodles for our supper. While waiting for the dish to be cooked for us, we walked the girls in the park beside our Church. The Chap went in to set the thermostat timer so the heat will come on and warm the Undercroft before his Vestry meeting tomorrow.
The girls are absolutely exhausted. They slept in the car on the way home and are napping soundly now.