Weekly news for 20.12.20

Dear Friends

Here is the latest news, please note the updated Zoom log-in, which should work for the Christmas specials as well as regular Sundays. Do please also check in with the facebook page www.facebook.com/ccpitsmoor/   and website  www.pitsmoor.church/  during the week as things do change!

There won’t be a news update next week so have a wonderful Christmas filled with peace.

A little word

So the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come … with singing                                             Isaiah 51.11

In Advent daily prayer has been focussing on Isaiah as the OT reading. The longing to return from exile has struck a new chord this year, as despite all the joys of Zoom it’s not the same as real meeting. And even when we meet in small numbers, we can’t sing.

So, I’m really looking forward to Sunday evening. It may be cold and dark but I’m going to sing! We all need to be sensible, but it will feel like a step forward. I hope you can join us.

New for this week

Services

9am Holy Communion in Church

10.30am It’s Zoom Nativity

We are continuing our on-line services for the foreseeable future. This is a new link and will be the same every week.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89030249289?pwd=dTdneVo3L0RreVdSYm15MGF2OHlwQT09

Meeting ID: 890 3024 9289  Passcode: 238289

Alternatively, for audio only, you can phone in to this number: 0203 901 7895, and follow the instructions.

This week’s readings are 2 Samuel 7.1-11,16 & Luke 1.26-38

6pm Carols in the Churchyard

Expect it to be cold and dark. Dress warmly, wear sensible shoes and bring a light

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for all those inspiring our Advent thoughts
  • For students and teachers as school finishes
  • for families unable to meet and all those working over Christmas to keep us safe.

Advent opportunities
An Advent Calendar of thoughts. During each day of December head to our facebook page or website for a daily message on the themes of waiting, hoping, longing, and expecting. They will be more satisfying than chocolate and less fattening! Join the conversation and spread the word.

Lights for Christ, our Advent Course started last week, this week we are going for MONDAY at 7.15pm. Zoom Link below.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88367159015?pwd=N09NZmlIOFI3eVhCODdCYzJ0dUttZz09

Meeting ID: 883 6715 9015  Passcode: 619385

Zoom Coffee Morning

Next Monday morning, 21st December at 10.00 a.m. – a Christ Church Coffee break via zoom. Bring your favourite hot drink and something to dunk or nibble and join Ruth at 10 for a zoom coffee and chat. Christmas cracker jokes and /or Christmas themed quiz questions welcomed – along with their accompanying human! To join in, click on the link below (Ruth will open 5 mins before)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82168523735?pwd=SVBER2RhUFN1dnBNa1ZnRzNOakxBZz09

Meeting ID: 821 6852 3735
Passcode: 948578

To join by phone dial 0131 460 1196, and follow the instructions.

Christmas Services

This year everything will be a bit different from usual. We are trying to do what we can whilst still being sensible. We hope to see you at the things that will work for you either on-line or in person.

Here is the link for full Christmas Service details

This is the link for Huw’s instructions for the Nativity

Earlier week’s news

Previous editions of this news update are on the website if you can’t find it in your in-box.

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