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 Sunday 9th December 2018

Welcome to worship

THE SERVICES FOR THIS SUNDAY

Sunday the 9th December 10.15 a.m. the morning service will be led by Ven. Dr. Gordon Khurt.

Sunday the 9th December    6.15 p.m. the evening service will be led by Mr. Paul Wright.

FLOWERS

Christmas Tree decorated by Nigel Jackman.

PRAYERS AND PIES

Saturday 15th December 11 a.m.- 12 noon.  Come, make and eat mince pies, have a coffee, listen to carols and Christmas prayer. Held in the School Room.  If you need a lift please talk to Pam or Teresa.

WELCOME TO NEW RESIDENTS

CTiH are organising some volunteers to call at the homes of new residents in Haddenham to give them a welcome pack and details of all church services. If anybody would like to join this group please meet in the lounge, St Mary’s centre, this Thursday 6th December at 5 p.m. to pray before going out at 5.30 p.m. ending at 7 p.m. If you are unable to join this group but would like to support the initiative your prayers would be much appreciated.

FOODBANK AT CHRISTMAS

As in previous years the Foodbank are providing Christmas boxes for those people who have very little.  The Christmas box comprises the following.  As a Church I would like to be able to donate one of these Christmas boxes, so if you feel you could provide one item to go in a Christmas box, please add it to your shopping list, and place it in the box in church.  Thank you.

Jar of Jam, marmalade or honey.          Christmas cake (bar or round).               Selection box of biscuits.

Jar of special chutney or pickle.             Tube or packet of children`s sweets.     Christmas Crackers.

Chocolate sweet selection box.              Family sized pack of nibbles/crisps.      Medium size Christmas Pudding.

Box of mince pies.                                  Packet of nuts and/or dried fruit.           Drinking chocolate.

Christmas Decoration.                            Christmas stolen or similar.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

There are many services over Christmas when we serve coffee and mince pies. If you are able to donate any mince pies please could you do so, and leave them in the church kitchen Thank you.

CHRISTINGLE PREPARATION.

Monday 17th 10 a.m. 12 noon.  Help is required for the preparation of the Christingle Service, which is to be held at Haddenham Baptist Church the following day.

CHRISTMAS QUIZ SHEETS

These are now available for sale still only £1.00. Raising money for Mission. Please see Marjorie if you would like to buy one.

REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR

We are supporting the Foodbank again this year by individually donating an item of food per day during advent, if you are able or wish to participate. Please put your donations in the basket and they will be delivered to the foodbank on a weekly basis. Thank you in advance for your generosity and continued support of this worthy and necessary cause.

FRESH FROM THE WORD

This is a collection of daily readings, reflections and prayers. Jan is about to place an order, please see her if you would like a copy.

NOTICES FOR THIS COMING WEEK 

Monday 10th December 9.45 – 10.15 a.m. Monday morning Prayer Group.

Tuesday 11th December 2.30 – 4 p.m. Housegroup at 3, Yolsum Close.

Friday 14th December Village Carol Service.

Saturday 15th December Mince Pies and Prayers in the School Room.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Sunday 16th December the morning service will be led by led by the Jam Team.

Sunday 16th December the evening service will be led by Revd. Ken Payne.

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