“Dear Sainsbury’s local, Thank you to all the managers and staff at the local Sainsbury’s store in Fishponds who have been so kind and generous to St. Marys’ Church before and throughout the pandemic. The gifts of flowers bring such pleasure and joy, as was the representation of Staff when you joined the gardening team. Many thanks and blessing to you all. St Marys (on behalf of us all - Olive Abbey and Revd Lizzie) Poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) “This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.” Sent in by one of our readers Prayer for the new day Dear Father, In this strangest of summers, with its traffic-light travel restrictions and on-going concerns about Covid 19, help us to remember that You never change. Your light is constant. Your love continues. Your presence is assured, whether we stay at home, or travel within the UK, or further afield. There are no restrictions on Your Holy Spirit. Thank You, Lord, for the gift of each new day, wherever we may be. Thank You that by Your grace, we share all our days with You, secure in all circumstances, when we put our trust in Your precious son, Jesus Christ. In His name we pray. Amen. By Daphne Kitching 25

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