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Rev. Martin Mills







On Friday March 2nd  at 2pm we host the Womens world day of prayer which has been prepared by the women of Suriname,in this service the women of Suriname urge us to cherish Gods equisite gift of creation and to commit ourselves to caring for Gods world responsibly,so that we can pass it on , unspoiled,to future generations.. All are welcome to join us including men and children as we learn about this country and culture.
As the spring approaches and hopefully warmer weather, we start to venture into our gardens to care for “our” small part of Gods creation,the sound of mowers and the smell of freshly cut grass will fill the air with seasonal reminders.
Genesis 2;15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.
In Genesis God gave mankind a command and told him that he must tend or keep the garden. The Hebrew word for “tend” or some translations say “keep” it is “shamar” and it means more than just keep it neat and tidy. The Hebrew word means “to guard” or “to watch and protect.” The other Hebrew word in this verse that’s very important is the word “work” or as some translations more accurately say “to cultivate” and is from the Hebrew word “`abad” meaning “to serve” so Genesis 2:15 would better read as: “The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to serve it and to guard and protect it.” That means that we are stewards of the earth and the Master will require of us an account on how we’ve been stewards of what He has given us.

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes
We are pleased to report the boxes sent from Bibury went to Bulgaria and were in time for Christmas , if you would like to see up to date photographs of the Bulgarian deliveries please look at www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/bulgaria2017
Thankyou again all who supported to this Harvest appeal
Jokes from the pulpit
A termite walks into a bar and asks, "Is the Bar tender here?"

The past, the present and the future walk into a bar, it was tense !

A farmer in Devon was milking his cow one day. He was just starting to get a good rhythm going when a bug flew into the barn and started circling his head. Suddenly, the bug flew into the cow's ear. The farmer didn't think much about it, until the bug squirted out into his bucket. It went in one ear and out the udder.