Weekly news for 20.11.22

Dear Friends

Here is a news update for this week.

A little word

For the Father has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.                                                                                                                              Colossians 1.13-15

This week is the final one before Advent starts. We call Sunday Christ the King. Can we ever truly know God? St Paul seems to suggest if we want to know God, look at Jesus. When he wrote that there were still people around who had seen Jesus. For our benefit they wrote the gospels, and so we too can see the invisible God walking and talking and interacting with people. A King of and for the people.

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for King Jesus
  • For our Diocesan staff and the upcoming Diocesan Synod meeting.
  • For a just resolution to disputes, national and international.


Morning Worship in Christ Church at 10am with CoGs group.

This week’s readings are: Psalm 46 & Luke 23.33-43

Refreshments to follow. 

Sunday evening.

Reflective services are recommencing next week at Advent.

10am on Thursday 

Holy Communion is now back at Christ Church in the Welcome Centre, followed by Lunch Club.

Twinned Deanery gathering

Everyone is welcome to St John’s Owlerton on Tuesday 22 Nov at 7.30pm to hear from Bishop Sophie and hear local stories of hope and encouragement from our twinned deaneries of Ecclesfield and Hallam.

Advent Course

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.

Envelope Scheme

If you give through the weekly envelope scheme, see Karen for your new supply of dated envelopes for the coming year.

Informal worship options

During our Big Question follow-up there were a number of folk who expressed a desire to add to our worship offering by (re) starting (up) something new and informal. If you are interested in contributing to that conversation, please come along to a meeting in the Welcome Centre Lounge on Saturday 3 December at 9.30am.

Free money for church

Easyfundraising is a simple way to donate to Christ Church with lots of your on-line shopping. It is often only a few pence per transaction but soon mounts up if there are quite a few people doing it. We’ve just been sent £30 and that’s with only a couple of us using it.

Use this link to get started


Keeping up

Reminders of contact details:

Maureen (for admin queries).    office@pitsmoor.church, 07765 232789.

Pip (for everything else!).             vicar@pitsmoor.church, 07799944436.

Earlier news

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