‘Defenceless under the night
Our world in stupor lies;
Yet, dotted everywhere,
Ironic points of light
Flash out wherever the Just
Exchange their messages:
May I, composed like them
Of Eros and of dust
Beleaguered by the same
Negation and despair
Show an affirming flame’
from ‘Sept 1st 1939’ by W H Auden
Image: Night sky with meteor trail viewed from the hills surrounding O'Leary Peak, Coconino National Forest, Arizona, USA.
Photo: Deborah Lee Soltesz, 2017; U.S. Forest Service Coconino National Forest.
In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, today we give thanks for our beautiful world.
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':
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