Weekly news for 27.11.22

Dear Friends

Here is a news update for this week.

A little word

You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.’                                                                                            Psalm 91.1-2

Bishop Sophie came to the twinned Deanery gathering and shared thoughts from this Psalm. God who is the ‘most high’ is also ‘my God’. She also emphasised that the Psalm speaks of danger and difficulty, but that God is our place of safety and protection. May that be a truth we can all grasp.

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for God’s protection in difficult times.
  • For our PCC meeting on Monday.
  • For our local Surgeries, with the Dr’s, nurses, health visitors and staff.


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

This week’s readings are: Isaiah 2.1-5 & Matthew 24.36-44

Refreshments to follow. 

Sunday evening at 7pm.

Advent reflection.

10am on Thursday 

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

Advent Course – Thursdays starting 1 Dec.

7.00 arrivals for 7.15 start, finish by 8.45, in the lounge.  

The course is ‘Travelling Light’ and it focuses on the comings and goings of biblical characters, particularly in passages related to Advent and Christmas, to see what light they shed on our own Christian journeys.

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


Saturday night out

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.