The open air service planned for 11.00 a.m. down at the Links moved into the beer tent. The Rev Steve was his usual self, moments of comedy and serious anecdotes to make us think deeply about ourselves and our relations with others, particulary at those stormy moments in life.
One moment Steve Manders will be telling you that he does a £5, £10 or a £100 service and what would you like? He says he usually counts the collection before deciding. Then he will tell you a wee story like the time he worked in a hostel for men seriously ill and dying from HIV/aids. They had two attitudes, half of them thought they deserved it and the others that they were merely human beings experiencing suffering. He said that there was one auld wifie that would regularly bring sweets and tablet. He asked her one day why she came, a family conection perhaps? She simply said that they were all some mother's son.
A remarkable, inspiring moment or two from the Rev Steve then and you don't need to be particularly religious to appreciate his craic too - what he has to say can apply to our lives whether we are believers or not. A reminder that the Games are not all about drams and chat, an opportunity to take a moment or two for reflection on more serious matters that effect us and the community - the good and the bad, the stormy and the calm, the way many lives are.
Now it's music until 5.30 p.m. The giant kites are out and there's a chance to shake off that sore head and have another bit of a blether. "Pain in the rain or fun in the sun - it'll be a mixture of both today.