Advent 2 - Asubuhi njema na Karibu, Jambo, Bonjour, Goeiemore.
Good morning and we are delighted that you are with us today. We hope you find your time of worship helpful and uplifting. This morning is the Nativity and Own Arrangement.
6.30pm: "Quiet Space" led by Revd. Hilary Howarth.
Lighting the Advent Candle - Advent 2 led for us by the Schley Family
Advent is a time of longing – when we revisit the story of waiting for Christ’s birth and the reality of living in the in-between time of anticipating his return. We are still a people dwelling in darkness, living in a world where there is pain and sorrow. But it is also a time of celebration because through Jesus’ birth, God has already comforted God’s own people. As we focus on (and prepare our hearts more fully for) his return, we can be newly strengthened by the promise of how wonderful God’s kingdom fully present with us will be. We are – and will one day be still more – a people living in the light.
We light the second candle on the Advent Ring to remind us that Christ's coming had been long prophesied, waited for and expected. It was a wonderful prophecy that came to be, and we are the benefactors – because Christ came to teach, to love, to show us by example. We prepare ourselves to celebrate with joy that coming again.
Please remain seated during the singing.
1.Light a candle in a darkened place.
In its flame see hope on every face
Christ our Saviour is will be born,
Herald a brand- new dawn,
So let it burn.
2.In the darkness, see the coming light,
Word of God speaks through the darkest night
Keep watch, the time is near
Time for hope and not for fear,
So let it burn.
3.Stepping through each page of history
Prophets contemplate this mystery,
Celebrate the coming King,
words of joy and hope they bring,
So let it burn.
Lord Jesus, Light of the world, just as Isaiah and your other prophets spoke out boldly of your redeeming arrival being close at hand, so we announce the true comfort of your coming presence.
We need you; many are confused and searching for the truth. We wait for you; come soon.
Comfort the people living in darkness, oh glorious Lord of light.AMEN.
Steward On Duty Today:
Steward duty today is Glennys Astley, any problems please see either Glennys or any other stewards.
The Welcomers are Mavis Taylor, Gill Kenyon and Marilyn Taylor
Coffee Will Be Served By:
Coffee will be served by Doreen Hobson’s team Norman and Lorraine Lowe, Audrey Tavener, Annie Aspinall and Judith Whittle.
Flowers are given by Annie Aspinall in Memory of George and Kathleen Jackson.
Distribution of Flowers After Service:
Julie Smith and Lynne Haighton.
This Week's Events
Monday to Friday: opens between 10.00am - 2.30pm
Monday 7.30pm: Week Three - "Tell out, my Soul, the Greatness of the Lord!" Everyone welcome.
Tuesday: 10.00 - 10.30am Please consider joining us, if only occasionally, in this time of prayer.
Knit & Natter
Tuesday: 10.30am - 12.00pm
Enjoy Learning Carol Service
Thursday: 10.00am - 12.00pm.
Thursday: 6.45pm - 7.45pm
Thursday: 7.45pm - 9.00pm
Donations of Mince Pies
Donations of Mince pies are needed for the Carol Service (17th) and the Christingle Service (24th) please. Thank you, Joyce Read.
Greetings from Church Stretton, Shropshire. We moved to be near our son and daughter-in-law because of Duncan's health problems and already realise what a lovely, friendly place this is. Sorry to leave our friends in Bolton and the Triangle, but we wish you every success in the future Ruth has our address, and there's an open invitation to call if you are in this area any time. Happy Christmas to you all. Kathleen Jackson.
Happy 5th Birthday to Justin Schley on Wednesday 13th December.
Happy 5th Birthday to Holly Jones on Thursday 14th December.
Next Week at The Triangle Community Church
The Service Next Week:
(17th December) There is No Morning Service.
6.30pm: Carol Service led by Revd. Hilary Howarth. Coffee and mince pies will be served after the Service.
The Welcomers Next Week:The Welcomers are Andrew, Zoe, Eddie and Annie Scowcroft.
Coffee Next Week:Coffee will be served by Trevor Massey’s team Fiona Gorton, Janet and Trevor Davies, Dorothy Hilton and Faustin Musombwa.
Flowers Next Week:
Anne and Peter Haslam will be providing flowers in Memory of Mum.
" When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others. "
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