Sunday - 14th January: Two worship services
Posted by: MORELLE on Saturday January 13, 2018
We have a full agenda!
9h00 Holy Communion
10h30 Morning Worship.
Sunday school start in church but will go to their groups after a few minutes.
Over coffee we will be showing a video from Bishop Robert on the finances of the Anglican diocese in Europe.
Following that around 12:45 we will have our monthly Bring & Share lunch. All welcome to stay on for that; please bring some food and drink to share.
Letter from the chaplain
It’s good to be entering into a new year together as a church family. After the Christmas celebrations, January can often seem like an anti-climax. Although the spotlight of the world moves rapidly away from the baby in the manger, we know that Jesus was born to do something, to show us something and to change our lives forever. The baby grew up and became the Lord and Saviour we worship this Sunday morning, and every day of our lives.
In the Gospel of John there are seven times when Jesus uses the words 'I am' of himself. Each one of these statements represents a description of how Jesus is the answer to our human spiritual needs. This week we start a new sermon series looking at these sayings beginning with I AM the bread of life. Jesus said ’I am the living bread that came down from heaven, if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever’.
During Lent in our home groups we will be exploring themes of salvation and redemption in Victor Hugo’s ‘Les Miserables’ .
After over two decades of raising money for the restoration of the buildings, 2018 is the year to use the gift of the church for mission. At the heart of our mission will be prayer, as we start a monthly community prayer time. As we seek to grow in our intimacy with Christ we are going to start a healing service once a month. Bishop Robert (Bishop of Europe and Gibraltar) will be joining us on Palm Sunday and later in May for a Confirmation Service. In between his visits we will have an Alpha course. I pray that 2018 will be a year we see the love of God shining in our lives as we reach out in His name to share that love with others. I am looking forward to us partnering together in this exciting adventure of building God's Kingdom.
Men's group 13th January
Tomorrow all male members of the community are invited to breakfast at 8:30 in the church centre. Aaron says that it would be helpful if you read Matthew 6:25-34 beforehand.
E(edited)enical Service 21st January
As part of the week of prayer for Christian unity the South Oise churches are having a joint service at the Temple Protestant in Creil at 17h00. Do come if you can.
Burns Night Supper 27th January 19h00
Reserve the date now for some fun and entertainment at the Chrurch Centre! Children welcome too!
Alpha Taster Supper 21st March
Alpha is an opportunity to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed friendly way. The course lasts 10 weeks; please talk to Sarah if you are interested.
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