Notices: 3rd December 2017

Advent I - "Be on your guard! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come." "

Asubuhi njema na Karibu, Jambo, Bonjour, Goedemorgen

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 Revd. Hilary Howarth is leading our morning Worship, Posada, receiving of Toys by the Lion’s Club and Holy Communion.

12.15pm: The baptism of Khloe Kavanagh, daughter of Tom and Karen will take place after the service and you are invited to stay and support the family as we welcome Khloe into our church family.

Steward On Duty Today:

Steward duty today is Steve Maslevic, any problems please see either Steve or any other stewards.

The Welcomers:

The Welcomers are Audrey Tavener, Rob Broughton and Kath Powter.

Bible Readings:

Mark 13:23-37

Coffee Will Be Served By:

Coffee will be served by Joyce Read’s team Betty Anne Kirkham, Gill and Peter Kenyon, Christine and David Quinn.

Flowers Today:

Flowers are given by Steph Shipley in memory of Mum and Dad.

Distribution of Flowers After Service:

Alison Foster and Carolyn Haslam.

Rota Duty for Junior Church Helpers:

Alison Kramer (B) and Lynne Haighton (E)

Thoughts & Prayers

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary Shreeves’s family, who passed away on Monday 20th November. The funeral is at Triangle Monday the 4th December at 2.30pm. If anyone is going to the funeral no Black to be worn. Thank you.

If you have any concerns or worries and you would like someone to pray with you after the service, please let Hilary know.

Advent Liturgy

We light the first candle on the Advent Ring to remind us of the longing of those of the past, and of the need for our own individual preparation of our hearts and minds as we look towards the celebration of the birth of our Lord and His 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.

Lord Jesus, Light of the world, just as Abraham and Sarah yearned to hold a living promise in their arms, so we long for the true comfort that is your presence. We need you; many are lonely, frightened and lost. We wait for you; come quickly.

Comfort the people living in darkness, oh glorious Lord of light. AMEN

This Week's Events

Coffee Lounge
Monday to Friday: opens between 10.00am - 2.30pm

Advent Course
Monday 7.30pm: Week Two - "Hope of the World." Everyone welcome.

Praying Together
Tuesday: 10.00 - 10.30am Please consider joining us, if only occasionally, in this time of prayer.

Knit & Natter
Tuesday: 10.30am - 12.00pm

Connect Too has been cancelled this month.

Churches Together
Wednesday 7.00pm at St. James ‘s Catholic Church, Johnson Fold

Coffee Morning
Thursday: 10.00am - 12.00pm.

Choir Practice
Thursday: 6.45pm - 7.45pm

Band Rehearsal
Thursday: 7.45pm - 9.00pm

Faith and Worship Meeting
Thursday: 7.30pm. 7.30pm If you have any suggestions or ideas, please let Hilary, Brian or Denis know after this morning’s service. This is an open meeting, and everyone are welcome to join us.

Christmas Party at Hope Centre
Saturday 12.00pm - 5.00pm

Cream Crackers
We need 61 more packets to reach our target for the 8th December, can we make it?

Quiz Results
Great quiz night last Friday, thanks to Steve, Phil and Elsie - £223 raised that is being donated to Christmas Dinner with Jesus.

Babes In The Wood
On Friday 12/1/2018 we are planning a trip to Victoria Hall to see ' Babes in the Wood' Tickets need to be booked as soon as possible. Those wishing to attend please see Beryl or Don after the Service or telephone Beryl on 01204 593791 and leave a message on the answer phone if I'm not available. Beryl Leighton.

Happy Birthday!

Happy 9th Birthday to Toni Oteju on Monday 4th December.

Happy 17th Birthday to Tobi Oteju on Wednesday 6th December.

Next Week at The Triangle Community Church

The Service Next Week:

(10th December) Nativity and Own Arrangement

6.30pm: "Quiet Space" led by Revd. Hilary Howarth.

The Welcomers Next Week:

The Welcomers are Mavis Taylor, Gill Kenyon and Marilyn Taylor.

Coffee Next Week:

Coffee will be served by Doreen Hobson’s team Norman and Lorraine Lowe, Audrey Tavener, Annie Aspinall and Judith Whittle.

Flowers Next Week:

Kathleen Jackson will be providing flowers.

Parting Thought

" Close the door to hate and open the door of love all over the world. "

Notices Information

All notices for Sunday (10th December) should be sent to me by 6pm on Wednesday 6th December please. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01204 413664.

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