Sunday 20th December - Icon of the Day
Music I love - but never strain Could kindle raptures so divine, So grief assuage, so conquer pain, And rouse this pensive heart of mine - As that we hear on Christmas morn, Upon the wintry breezes borne. Though Darkness still her empire keep, And hours must pass, ere morning break; From troubled dreams, or slumbers deep, That music kindly bids us wake: It calls us, with an angel's voice, To wake, and worship, and rejoice;
‘Music on a Christmas morning’ - Anne Bronte ***
Image: NGC 2264, "Christmas Tree Nebula"
Photo: Dylan O'Donnell, deography.com, 2018
In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, today we pray for St. Mary’s, that we may worship, sing and celebrate together in person or virtually with joy this Christmas.
In these unprecedented times, St Mary’s is reaching out and supporting our community in many ways, especially online. But with activities in our buildings greatly restricted, we no longer receive the previous level of financial support from collections at Services, nor from hiring out the church and hall buildings.
If you can help us financially to continue to offer Christ's love to our community in these difficult times, as those before us have done down the centuries, please consider making a donation by debit/credit card and to Gift Aid it if possible, by clicking this link to 'givealittle':