Wednesday 22nd July - Icon of the Day
‘Things happen, for reasons that are hidden from us, utterly hidden for as long as we think they must proceed from what has come before, our guilt or our deserving, rather than coming to us from a future that God in His freedom offers to us…
…Each of them, joy and loss, exists in its own right and must be recognised for what it is. Sorrow is very real and loss feels very final to us. Life on earth is difficult and grave and marvellous.’
Image: A child prays at the Luxembourg American Cemetery in Hamm, Luxembourg, 1946
Source: American Battle Monuments Commission
In St Mary’s prayer cycle for June 2020, today we pray for those who no longer have a job and all those who have money worries.
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In these unprecedented times, St Mary’s is reaching out and supporting our community in many ways, especially online. But with Services in church cancelled, we no longer receive income from collections, 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':
If you would like to contribute to these reflections, please do email Katherine Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org
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