Here is a news update for this week.
A little word
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid? Psalm 27.1
As we remember this week the horrors of wars past, lives lost and ruined, and the scars it leaves; we are mindful too of ongoing conflicts, and the refugees it causes. There is much to fear.
The Psalms always give us an eternal perspective. Whatever horrors humankind can bring about, our God is bigger. Ultimately, we need not fear anyone because the Lord is our strength, light and salvation.
Things to pray for
- Give thanks for the knowledge that the love of God surpasses everything.
- For all those who bear the scars of conflict, past and present.
- For the COP27 talks. For meaningful, achievable, accountable, and just progress.
Holy Communion in Christ Church at 10am with CoGs group.
This week’s readings are: Psalm 98 & Luke 21.5-19
We will mark Remembrance with a wreath and silence at 11am at the end of the service.
Refreshments to follow.
We will have the church open from 5.30pm for those who would like to light a candle or record a name of someone they have lost. This time will be quiet and unled and will be suitable for those of any faith or none. Folk can just pop in for as long or short a time as they need. At 6pm we will have a short act of Christian worship to draw it all together. Please get this message out to those you know who are grieving or would want to mark or remember someone. If someone would like us to do it on their behalf, because they can’t attend, they can contact Pip to leave details
Reflective services are recommencing at Advent.
10am on Thursday
Holy Communion is now back at Christ Church in the Welcome Centre, followed by Lunch Club.
Bill Goodman has offered to run an Advent course. To get a flavour see https://www.lightsforchrist.uk/travellinglight It could be Monday or Thursday evenings and either in person or on-line. See Bill, Sara, or Pip to express an interest and we’ll see which is the best day and way.
It was a delight to have so many join us last Sunday. Thank you to everyone who helped to make it special for Arnold, Ivalyn, Sophie and Jessica and our guests from around our twinned deaneries.
Climate change in the form of unprecedented monsoons and melting glaciers have put 1/3 of Pakistan under water, affecting 33 million people. – Yet, Pakistan contributes less than 1% to world-wide greenhouse gas emissions.
On Saturday 12 November at 12 noon, meeting at Barker’s Pool, many will march for Climate Justice, calling for the pledges made by higher-income countries to help climate-vulnerable nations adapt to the climate crisis and invest in a more sustainable future, made back in 2009, to finally be delivered.
Please join them or sign a petition on Tearfund or Christian Aid websites. It’s only fair!
Craft & Chat
Is being re-launched on Fridays from 1-3.30pm starting on 11 Nov. It will include simple food. Talk to Yvonne for more details.
Reminders of contact details:
Maureen (for admin queries). [email protected], 07765 232789.
Pip (for everything else!). [email protected], 07799944436.
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