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BRAIN TEASER TIME:
Can you find 30 books of the bible hidden in this passage? (We'll post the list of books in a few days - and the solution after Christmas!)

"This is a most remarkable puzzle. It was found by a gentlemen in an airplane seat pocket from Los Angeles to Honolulu, keeping him occupied for hours. He enjoyed it so much that he passed it on to some friends. One friend from Illinois read it while fishing from his John boat. Another friend studied it while playing his banjo. Elaine Taylor, a columnist friend, was so intrigued by it, she mentioned it in her weekly newspaper column.
Another friend judges the job of solving the puzzle so involving that she brews a cup of tea to help her nerves. There will be some names that are really easy to spot. That's a fact. Some people, however, will soon find themselves in a jam, especially since the books are not necessarily capitalised. Truthfully from answers we get, we are forced to admit it usually takes a minister or scholar to see some of them at the worst. Research has shown that something in our genes is responsible for the difficulty we have in seeing the books in these paragraphs. During a recent fundraising event, which featured this puzzle, the Alpha Delta Phil-Lemonade booth set a new sales record.
The local paper, the Chronicle, surveyed over 50 patrons who reported that this puzzle was one of the most difficult they had ever seen. As Daniel Humana humbly puts it, "the books are all right here in plain view, hidden from sight". Those able to find them all will hear great lamentations from those who will have to be shown. One revelation that may help is that books Timothy and Samuel appear without their numbers. Also, keep in mind, that punctuation and spaces in the middle are normal.
A chipper attitude will help you compete really well against those who claim to know the answers. Remember, there is no need for a mass exodus, there really are 30 books of the Bible lurking somewhere in these paragraphs waiting to be found."
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2 weeks ago

St. Thomas Derby - Journeying Together

Today is the first Sunday of Advent. It’s the season when we wait and prepare ourselves to celebrate the coming of Christ.

Each of us will have different experiences of waiting this Advent – from joy and excitement, to anxiety and sadness.

But who we are waiting for is the same.

We are waiting for Jesus, who brings each of us hope, healing, comfort, forgiveness, guidance, renewal and love.

Throughout the Bible, the prophets tell us that waiting is part of how we make space in our hearts for God.

This Advent, may you have the courage to wait, the faith to know what you are waiting for – and the grace to receive what God has in store for you.
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2 weeks ago

St. Thomas Derby - Journeying Together

Great to welcome a number of community organisations (including Roma Community Care, Normanton Community Learning Centre, Local Area Coordinator, the PCSOs and Cllr Azal) to the refurbished (warm!) St Thomas’ for our Advent celebration. ...

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Come and celebrate the start of Advent at a special event with the local Muslim Community explaining how Christians prepare for Christmas.

This Thursday 5pm - 7pm at St Thomas, Pear Tree Rd.
Food crafts and tours available.
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