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Good morning and welcome today I trust you are all well
**THIS WEEK WE WILL HOLD A SAID MATINS SERVICE ON SUNDAY AT 10.30 AM. Anyone who wishes to attend must wear a face covering (mask) as this is now mandatory. I REALLY HOPE TO SEE SOME OF YOU ON SUNDAY, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU INTEND TO COME. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PRAYER BOOK IF YOU HAVE ONE. We will still record the Sunday service for those who prefer to access our services on line.**
Our readings today: Ezek 16: 1 - 15; Psalm 118: 14 - 18 Matthew 19: 3 – 12
The Pharisees were desirous of drawing something from Jesus which they might represent as contrary to the law of Moses. Cases about marriage have been numerous, and sometimes perplexed; made so, not by the law of God, but by the people who fix what they will do, before they ask for advice. Jesus replied by asking whether they had not read the account of the creation, and the first example of marriage That condition is best for us, and to be chosen and kept to accordingly, which is best for our souls, and tends most to prepare us for, and preserve us to, the kingdom of heaven. When the gospel is really embraced, it makes people kind relatives and faithful friends; it teaches them to bear the burdens, and to bear with the infirmities of those with whom they are connected, to consider their peace and happiness more than their own. And we learn that the married state should be entered upon with great seriousness and earnest prayer.
Love is in the things unsaid,
the early morning tea in bed.
A gentle touch when you are stressed,
the healing hugs that are the best
The meal prepared when you get home,
the knowing that you're not alone.
The sifting of words said in haste,
the challenges together faced.
The umbrella in the rain,
the love heart hanging on a chain.
The worried look when you feel ill,
the jacket to ward off the chill.
Love shows itself in many ways,
the tiny spark becomes a blaze.
The little gestures go unspoken,
healing hearts that once were broken.
And if you find love, hold on tight.
Cherish it with all your might.
Respect each other's point of view,
and always be forever true.
Love is a treasure rare and pure,
it can't be bought, it has no cure.
It is the greatest gift on earth,
If you can recognise it's worth.
Our Prayers Lord of life and love, we pray for all who are preparing for marriage; for those who are already married and for those who find their marriages difficult. Be with them all; in their joy and sadness, their hope and their expectations, and above all, help them to understand that you hold them in love each moment of their lives. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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God bless you and keep you safe
With my love
Rev Judy Darkins
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