CHURCH LINK FOR DECEMBER
God Bless, Richard
I've just been into the city and seen that Peterborough's shops are clearly ready
and waiting for an influx of happy Christmas shoppers. This is also that time of
year when it seems to have gone dark all of a sudden, and the times of day that
used not long ago to be light have now been plunged into darkness.
OK, so Christmas is coming, the goose is getting nervous, and our churches
across our Group have some imaginative plans to welcome everyone who
wants to celebrate with us. There's a Christmas Tree Festival at Stilton and
Messy Church at the School. There's an outdoor Nativity at Haddon, a
Folksworth crib service as jam packed as a Bethlehem inn, Christingle Services
in many places and Carols in the pub at Elton and the courtyard of the Bell in
Stilton. For those who prefer peace and quiet, then where else to go but for carols
at All Saints, Morborne. Surely, somethlng for everyone.
Whatever event you choose to come along to, you will notice something indefinably
special about it, Is it the mystery of the story, or sense of joy? Is it the childlike
wonder of it all, or the buzz of an expectant crowd? Christmas is a uniquely special
time of year and is blessed with feelings that we couldn't recreate at any other time.
For me, as someone with a faith in Jesus, I believe that it's his presence that
makes the difference. We can't physically see him, but he is still present,
transforming our celebrations by giving them a deep and satisfying meaning;
God's 'Goodwill to All', and a reminder that
there should 'Peace on Earth', a message
never more evident than in the reality of the
coming of His Son.
O, Come let us adore Him
Looking forward to Christmas the Foodbank needs
donations of festive food, such as Christmas puddings,
chocolates and biscuits. All the volunteers thank you
for all the help you have given and wish you all a Happy
Contact Pearl 01733 241114 for more information
Group Services For
Everyone is Welcome
Sunday 4th 11.15am Holy Communion
Wednesday 7th 12.30pm Holy Communion followed by Soup Lunch
Sunday 11th 8.00am Holy Communion [BCP] led by Rev'd Michael Soulsby
11.15am Christingle led by the LinCup Team
Friday 16th 7.00pm Carols in the Courtyard at The Bell
Sunday 18th 8.00am Holy Communion [BCP]
11.15am Carol Service
Wednesday 21st 7.30pm Ladies Holy Communion
Christmas Eve 11.30pm Midnight Holy Communion
Sunday 4th 9.45am Family Folkus
Sunday 11th 9.45am All Age Worship
Sunday 18th 9.45am Morning Praise
Christmas Eve 3.00pm Christmas Eve Crib Service
Christmas Day 9.45am Holy Communion
Sunday 4th 9.30am Holy Communion (CW) Rev'd Richard Gibbs
Wednesday 7th 6.00pm School Christingle Rev'd Richard Gibbs
Sunday 11th 6.00pm Carol service in the church followed by carols in the
Black Horse Richard Gibbs
Wednesday 14th 10.00am Holy Communion (BCP) Rev'd Richard Gibbs
Friday 16th 2.00pm School carol service Rev'd Richard Gibbs
Sunday 18th 9.30am Holy Communion (CW) Rev'd Richard Gibbs
Christmas Eve 9.00pm Midnight in Bethlehem Rev'd Richard Gibbs
Sunday 4th 6.00pm Evening service Rev'd Richard Gibbs
Sunday 11th 11.00am Family Service Andrew Walker
Sunday 18th 5.00pm Outdoor Nativity
Sunday 25th 11.15am Holy Communion
Around the Farmers Table 6.45pm every Monday night with Rev. Daniel Cozens.
Prayer time every Thursday evening at 7pm in Haddon church. Please come along for laughter, fellowship and (of course) prayer, whatever the weather!
Sunday 18th 3.00pm Carol Service
Regular Weekly Activities
Wednesday 7:45pm - Beta Blble Study Group Contact Jean Thompson (01733 245411).
Thursday 8:00am - Stilton Church Meeting Room Stilton - Prayer Meeting.
Thursday 7:00pm - Haddon Church - Prayer Meeting..
2nd Saturday of the month 8.00am - Men's Prayer Breakfast - Join together in prayer over a cooked breakfast.
Activities During Term Time - Stilton Church Meeting Room. Tuesday 9:15 am - Children's Fun Dance.
Friday 9.00am - Linking Hands - Informal chat of how Christian teaching relates to everyday life, over a 'cuppa'
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