5 December 2021 – Second Sunday of Advent
9.30am Holy Communion
10.30am Coffee in the Hall (Paula William’s Home Group)
11.15am Morning Prayer
EVENTS NEXT WEEK 6 – 11 December 2021
Monday 6 10 – 11.30 am Bumps & Babes at Church Tuesday 7 10 – 12 noon Crafts and Coffee/Tea (see below) Thursday 9 10 – 12 noon Tea/Coffee at St Mary’s Thursday 9 10.30 am Holy Communion Friday 10 7.45 pm Bellringing Practice
BIG CHRISTMAS CARD
The children at the Craft Day have made a wonderful BIG card which
anyone is welcome to sign as a greeting to everyone in our congregation (instead of sending individual cards). Please donate the money you save to the charities that we are supporting through our offerings this Christmas (these will be decided at the PCC meeting on Tuesday).
CHRISTINGLE SERVICE – SATURDAY 4 DECEMBER 2.30 pm: All are welcome to join us at St Mary’s Church for this service which raises money for the Children’s Society, followed by tea/coffee in the Hall.
CRAFTS & COFFEE (OR TEA) TUES 7th DECEMBER, 10.00 – 12.00 The monthly craft group is the first Tuesday of the month. Each month a new craft will be demonstrated and available to make. You may bring crafts from home to work on or purchase a craft to do on the day. For more information, contact Lynne on 353655 or email@example.com
CONFIRMATION SERVICE – 12 DECEMBER – 3pm – ST MARY’S HIGHAM FERRERS Please pray for those from our church who are being prepared for Confirmation in December: Kaylee Stock, Linda Wilson and Tracey Cave.
CAROL SINGING AT RUSHDEN LAKES – 12 DECEMBER from 3pm The local churches will again be singing carols at Rushden Lakes as a witness to the real meaning of Christmas. Come join us on Broadwalk next to the big Christmas Tree.
CAROL SINGING AT NEWTON – 20 DECEMBER 7.30pm Newton Church will be carol singing at The Swan Newton. Please come and join us.
CHURCH OFFICE: The Church Office will be open Tuesday – Thursday this week from 10am -12 noon and otherwise by arrangement. Notices for next week’s notice sheet, should be sent to the Church Office by 10am on Wednesday by placing in the letter box outside the office, phoning 01933 412235 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
For those who are Ill: Linda, Colin, Alma, Michelle, James, Glenis, Iris, Mel, John & Ruby.
For the recently bereaved family and friends of: Margaret
For our Partners in Mission: Langham Partnership Langham have helped one of it’s graduate Scholars, from Thailand, to write a theology book for Christian leaders in his country. Also he has assisted a Thai Christian publishing house to publish it. Thai believers make up 1% of the population, and frequently meet with opposition for “betraying Buddism”, Please pray that God will use this theology book to help them grow in understanding and be encouraged in their faith.
For Mission in our Local Community: The Homeless
Pray for the homeless in our community as the weather gets colder and for the staff and volunteers at the Rushden Homeless Accommodation who support them.