Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Photocopier ...

.. with damp paper!
It's raining here today and the air is damp both inside and outside.  
Today is the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple so I wanted the gospel reading appointed.  All was well with the A4 paper ... but the A3 (for the visually challenged) was more of a problem!  It is a thinner quality and buckled in a most interesting way when it met the heated rollers.  
One of the oldest of the stained glass windows in Saint Nicholas' depicts Simeon with the child Jesus.  This picture was taken by Paul Dawson (son of the parish now living and working in London).
"Lumen ad revelationem gentium et gloriam plebis tuæ Israel"

By the time I'd finished using the photocopier today it was steaming hot!  Yes, Parish Magazine time again ... and all afternoon the machine churned out the pages which were then collated, stapled and folded ... and will deliver first thing tomorrow morning!  So the hunt begins for information and articles for the next edition which is due for publication at the beginning of April. 
Meanwhile the TV news continues to bring messages of trouble in various parts of the world ... and right now it is from Egypt.
The Church of England has a new prayer:

Prayer for the People of Egypt
Lord God, sustainer of all creation,
  Guide the nations of the world facing trials and temptations,
especially at this time the people of Egypt.
  Give wisdom to those in authority
that they might seek justice and peace.
Let the needy not be forgotten,
nor the hope of the poor be taken away.
  Make your people instruments of peace
and let your glory be over all the earth.

Church of England Website

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