News of all the Christmas services is here.
A little word
On God alone my soul in stillness waits; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold, so that I shall never be shaken. Psalm 62.1,2 (CW)
In the light of the worrying news about Omicron and the governments difficulties this week the words from the Psalm above are a helpful reminder that it is to God alone that we look. His kingdom is not transitory but permanent. Therein lies our hope.
Things to pray for
- Give thanks for the kingdom of God – here, now and for ever
- for schools – as they think about the Nativity & Christmas
- our outreach to the lonely and vulnerable
In-Church worship Sunday at 10am. Holy Communion with CoGs group for primary children.
Face coverings please and be especially conscious of how some people will still want to be cautious.
You can also watch by live-stream on the church facebook page.
This week’s readings are: Philippians 4.4-7 & Luke 3.7-18
5.00pm Advent Sundays reflective space
Join us for a short time of reflection, contemplation, and communion on the theme of “stopping” in the run up to Christmas.
We’ll spend 45 minutes together with simple music, some prompts for thought, and a space for you to stop and reflect amongst the busyness.
10am on Thursday
Holy Communion in Church
Looking out for each other
Do you know of someone who hasn’t got back to Church after Covid for any reason? If so, could you let Sara know please: we want to get a card to all those of our family we haven’t met in the flesh yet and would hate to miss anyone.
Thank you to everyone who contributes financially to the work of the church.
If you are used to giving by the envelope scheme and would like to continue like this, please see Karen Rodgers who can give you a set of envelopes.
If you would like to know about how to give through the bank or use the Parish Giving Scheme speak to Karen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bernadette (email@example.com) or Pip (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Finally, a reminder that peoples financial circumstances change. If you have signed a gift-aid declaration, please let us know if you cease to be a taxpayer. Alternatively, if you are a taxpayer and have never signed one, please talk to us so that we can recover the tax paid on your gifts.
Donate to us with your on-line shopping
A reminder that with this link you can raise a small donation for us when you shop on-line at many places. If you sign up as a new user, we get a bonus once you have ‘earned’ £5
Gifts for the world
You could send a Christmas eCard to your friends and family this year. It’s free, easy to do, and saves on paper and postage! – https://www.tearfund.org/campaigns/christmas-ecards
Or ‘twin’ the essentials you have with the essentials others need:
If you are aware of the luxury of having rubbish collected from your doorstep:
If you love the safety and privacy of your loo, tap or fridge:
NOT the PCC! Monday 13th of December 7.30 to 8.30 in Church or the small lounge.
An hour for any of us in any kind of leadership, inside or outside Church, to pray for each other and the activity we are involved in. The aim is to support each other and pray for those diverse people, places and activities we love and serve.
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