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Sun Jan 5e...Rev. Neville Pugh. Covenant
l2ft...Rev N eville Pugh.
19d'...Mr Michaet Valentine
Service Holy Communion.
266...Rev.Robbie Bowen.
All our
services are prepared with ohitdren in mind so there is always to
interest them.We have music sessions with various instruments and tuition
is givento anyone who wants to leam more to enable them to fullyake
part Everyone is welcome to join us.
Our carol service on Dec22nd was well attendeii and for those of you wtro
didnt oome, you missed a wondprful time. lvlake a resolution to visit us
next year.
In a few days time the oribs and mangers will be put auay for another year
Decorations are packed away , but there ar€ weys we can carry some of
those special moments of Chrisunas into the New Year. It would be great
to think that the '?eace and Goodwi[ to all men" that &e angels sang
about could flow into 2014 and that the hopes for Bethlehem and the other
trouble spots in the world could be fulfilled
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FRIDAY JAN. 10e.at 7.00 pm
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Less than a couple of wee*s ago we were all singrng 'oAnd so this is
Christmas and a Happy New Year.......etc.and now in wlrat seems a few
short days it's nearly over.
Did you see in the shops folks selling Xmas trees? On Christmas Eve
they were beginning to pack up any unsold tees to discard them of no
Doing maths at school, often'problems'had to be solved. Many
were in the form of eqrutions and the question would often end'Find the
value of X; X was an unknown.
It would seem tlnt for a lot of people the X in Xmas is still
unknown. Christ has been replaced by X How very sad that the Christ we
read about in the Christmas story the babe born in a manger seems to be
dicsarded too and pushed into the backgroundjust now as 2000 years ago.
Wb live in an uncertain world and we can nsver remove uncertainty. We
have to have courage to progress even in the midst of it.
As we t egrn a new year we know that Ood, in His son Jesus Christ
is the only thing we can be sure about. He is not an unknown.He's what
Chrisbnas, just a little while ago was really all about, Somebody once
wrote that'Christsnas is tenderness for the past, courage for ttre present and
hope forth€ future.'
IvIay the year 2014 bring God's Peace and Joy to everyone.
Who is He in yonder stall
At whose feet the shapherds fafl
'tis ttre Lord, O wondrous story
'tis the Lord, the King of Glory.
At His feet we humbly fall
Crown Him, Crown Him Lord of al[.
Let's praise the man who comes to light
The church stove on an icy night.
Let's praise that hard'worked he or she, the freasurer of the P.C.C.
Let's praise the cleaner of the aisles
The nave ,the candlesticks and tiles.
Let's praise the organist who tries
To make the choir increase in size
Or if that simply cannot trejust to improve its quality.
Let's praise the rir,rgers in the tower
Who come to ring in cold and shower.
But most of all,let's Praise the few
Who are seen in their accustomed pew
Throughout the year, whate'erthe weather
That they may worship God together.
These, like a fire of glowing coals,
Strike warmth into each others souls.
Andtho'they be but two ortlree
They keep the chwch for You and me.
John Betjeman.
Lord of all pots and pans and things, since I've no time to be
A saint by dorng lovely things or watching late with Thee
Or dreaming in the davrn liglrt or storming heaven's gates
Make me a saint by getting meals and washing up the plates.
Although I must have Martha's hands,I have a Mary mind:
And when I black the boots and shoes, Thy sandals Lord I find,
I think of how they trod the earth each time I scrub the floor;
Acceg this meditation, Lord, I havent time for more.
Warm all the kitchen with Thy love andlight it wittt Thy peace
Forgive me atl my worrying and make my grumbling cease.
Thou who didst love to give men foo4 in room orby the sea
Accep this service that I do* t do it unto Thee.