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Sarah’s Soundings: January 2019

 

By the time you read this Christmas will be over, pretty much – we’ll be back at work and the shops will be starting to think about the next big thing.

In the life of the church it is not quite the same – Christmas goes on for a good bit longer one way or another.

I am sure we have all heard memories of a time when trees went up on Christmas Eve, when Christmas started on Christmas day: the 12 day feast after a month long fast.

Though it is not quite like that now – it is worth remembering that Christmas does extend into the new year – in our worship in church we continue to celebrate the birth of God’s son through the Christmas season and into Epiphany (when we celebrate the visit of the Magi - or wise men- to the Christ Child).

And this is not only about worship in church. The message of Christmas – that God has come to earth to live among us, that God’s love is for all people, that God desires peace on earth – is for everyday and throughout the year.

This comes with my prayers and best wishes for 2019.

Rev Sarah

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Prayer for January

Lord Jesus may your light shine our way,

as it once guided the steps of the Magi:

that we too may be led into your presence and worship you,

the Child of Mary,

the Word of the Father,

the King of nations,

the Saviour of mankind;

to whom be glory for ever. Amen

Frank Colquhoun

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