(the Sunday before Epiphany on January 6th)


Brightly shining star
drawing wise men from the east
portends a new realm.

Gold, frankincense, myrrh
offered in homage to one
born to disrupt us.

The wise men depart
warned in a dream to go home
by another road.

Likewise warned by night
Joseph, Mary and child flee
paranoid Herod.

These refugees lived
Safely and free in Egypt
not in detention.         (c)Jeff Shrowder, 2015.

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Rev Sandy Boyce is a Uniting Church in Australia Minister (Deacon) in placement at Pilgrim Uniting Church, in Adelaide CBD (12 Flinders St). This blog is mainly to resource worship planners for our services, but of course may be useful for others. We have some great writers of music, words for hymns and liturgy at Pilgrim, so this blog also includes their words.
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