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21 November 2017

Dear All, 

I wonder if you feel, as I do, that the 'Christmas rush' seems to come earlier and earlier each year. The pressure in society from work, social and family commitments is enormous and it can sometimes feel like Church is just another pressure. But it should not be like this. In Psalm 46 God says, 'be still and know that I am God'. As Christians, our help comes from resting in the presence of God and the knowledge of who we are as God's children, made in God's image and loved beyond measure. 

So may I ask you this Advent season to share with me some opportunities to rest in God's presence and be reminded how precious we are to God just as we are. Hopefully, this will 'fuel' us up for service to our neighbours and keep in our hearts, in the crowds, rush, joy and fun of this season, the message of God in Jesus 'Immanuel', God with us. 

Advent:   Ways during Advent to take time out for spiritual refreshment:

Wed 29th Nov 9.30am 4 week Advent course in Church - please email me. 

Sun 3rd Dec 6 pm Advent Carol Service

Tues 5th Dec 10 am Christmas Wreath Workshop (Kathy 677063)

Read a book for Advent - see our bookstall in Church

Join our Advent Prayer challenge - can you sign up to pray for an hour on one of the 24 days in Dec? Contact Cassa or sign up at Church. Church will be open every day in December as a space to 'be still and know'.  

Advent Prayer Day - Tues 19th Dec 6 am to 7 pm

Services:

Sun 19th Nov 8am BCP and 10am MS,  Jenny Tebboth will be preaching on the theme of Lament (Part of our prayer series)

Sun 26th Nov (Christ the King) 8am BCP and HC, Cassa will be preaching on the theme of unanswered prayer. 

Sun 3rd Dec 8am BCP, 10am Christingle All-Age Service, 6pm Advent Carol service

Sun 10th Dec 8 am BCP, 10am HC with guest speaker Tania Bright from Churches for Refugees, 3.30pm Living Nativity, 7pm Christmas Celebration with Village Voices. 

Key: BCP = Book of Common Prayer communion service, HC = Holy Communion Service, MS = Morning Service

Can you help?

1) Our Fun, Food, and Fireworks joint church event still needs some helpers, only half an hour slots, please sign up here - ttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080949afa722a5fa7-fun

2) Our Living Nativity joint church event on Sun 10th Dec 3.30pm needs some helpers for acting and for serving refreshments. There is a rehearsal for the actors on Sat 9th Dec 9 am at the Baptist Church, please contact Janna (cc'd into this email) if you can help. 

3) Welcomers needed - over the Advent and Christmas period, our wonderful and hardworking sidespeople need some support with welcoming people to church. If you can help on Sun 10th Dec 7 pm, Sun 17th Dec 7 pm, Sun 24th Dec 11 am, Sun 24th Dec 3 pm and 4.30pm, Sun 24th Dec 11.30pm or Mon 25th Dec 10 am. 

4) Decorating the church for Christmas - we will be decorating the church for Christmas on Sat 16th Dec 10 am, please come and help. Mince pies and Christmas music will be provided :-)

5) Our Christmas cards are available in church to be delivered. Please take a pile and deliver them. 

Coffee MorningOur next monthly coffee morning will be on Thursday 7th Dec 9- 11 am. There will be mince pies and a Christmas quiz so please come along and bring a friend. 

Alpha We start a new six-week Alpha course in January. We have an 'Invitation Supper' on Thursday 11th January 7.30pm with guest speaker Steve Gaukroger. Please consider if you might participate this time or who you might invite. 

As we await our coming Saviour, may we be people of peace who serve the Lord in our daily lives. 

Blessings :-)

Cassa

21 November 2017

 

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