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The Oxhill News

July 2008

This months News



Vicarage Notes

Scarecrow Weekend June 14th / 15th

Huge thanks to Lilian Welsby and her team for all the hard work put into the weekend. Thanks to everyone in the village who so kindly made scarecrows, opened gardens and welcomed visitors to Oxhill – the hundreds who came had a great time.  The generous support given by many has been a real boost to St. Lawrence’s Church!

Pet Service 3.30 p.m. July 13th 2008

All are invited to Oxhill Manor for the annual outdoor service to which both people and pets are invited!  There will be the informal service suitable for all ages followed by tea.  Do come along, with or without a pet.  Please note that there is no 8.30 a.m. H.C. that day.

Thought for the month

When speaking with couples planning their marriage service, the choice of hymns – old and new - is always discussed: hymns of praise; reflective hymns, jolly songs and national hymns.  I have a long list of those chosen at weddings over the years.  A perennial favourite is “Praise my soul the King of heaven” by Henry Lyte, the author of “Abide with me”.  Lyte provides a poetic interpretation of Psalm 103  with memorable phrases, but one verse is always omitted, as the sentiments expressed are too unsuitable and difficult for a hymn of praise.  However, these are the words – so you can make up your own minds!

Frail as summer’s flower we flourish, blows the wind and it is gone;

But while mortals rise and perish, God endures unchanging on.

Praise him! Praise him! Praise the high eternal one.

Best wishes and God bless,

Nicholas Morgan, 01608 685230

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