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The Oxhill News

January 2016

This months News



Vicarage Notes

Dear friends,

Sirpa and I receive many cards which are usually all different, which amazes me. Some tell of family and events, but most have a link with the Christmas story and with two important words – love and peace.

Some cards reveal the Epiphany scenes, and I was inspired to look for a long forgotten poem, which, though written about 400 years ago by Jeremy Taylor (1613-67), still speaks to me:

They gave to thee
Myrrh, frankincense and gold,
But, Lord, with what shall we
Present ourselves before thy majesty,
Whom thou redeemest when we were sold?

We’ve nothing but ourselves, and scarce that neither;
Just dirt and clay;
Yet it is soft and may
Impression take.

Accept it Lord, and say: this thou hast rather.
Stamp it, and on this sordid metal make
Thy holy image, and it shall outshine
The beauty of the golden mine.

Christmas Services

My thanks to all who led and shared the special services over Christmas. As always, our churches were beautifully decorated and I hope that all who came felt welcomed and even inspired.

On behalf of Martin, Jill and myself, may I wish everyone

Happy New Year,

God bless, 

Nicholas Morgan
01608 685230
braileschurch @ gmail.com

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