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Holmer Green Methodist Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 17th December 2017

Third Sunday in Adven

God for whom we wait and watch, you sent your servant John the Baptist to prepare your people for the coming of the Messiah. Inspire the ministers and stewards of your truth to turn our disobedient hearts to you; that, when Christ shall come again in glory to be our judge, we may stand with confidence before him, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.

AMEN                                                                                        

Advent is a time of waiting and preparation for Christ’s birth.

Each week, leading up to and including Christmas Day, we will light candles representing Hope, 
Peace, Love and Joy. After the candle is lit please join in with following prayer.

Advent Congregational Prayer

Let us Pray

O God, as light comes from this candle,

May the blessing of Jesus Christ come

Warming our hearts and brightening our way.

May Christ our Saviour bring life

Into the darkness of this world, and to us,

As we wait for his coming

Preachers Today

10.30.am.  -  Morning Worship  -  Margaret Newman

6.pm.  -  Candlelight Carol Service  -  The Choir

Christmas Eve

Fourth Sunday in Advent

10.30.am.  -  Christingle Service  -  Rev John Richey

11.pm.  ACTS joint Midnight Communion at Holy Trinity Penn Street

Monday 25th December 2017 Christmas Day

9.30.am.  -  Family Service  -  Rev John Richey

Please bring along a present you have received Young & Old

Sunday 31st December 2017

10.45.am.    ACTS Joint service  -  Baptist Church

No Evening Service

Tylers Green Methodist Church

Sunday 31st December 2017

10.45.am.  -  Morning Worship  -  Peter Stevens

Sunday 7th January 2018

10.30.am.  -  Morning Worship  -  Peter Green

6.pm.  -  Evening Worship  -  Rev lesinga Vunipola

Church Flowers

                Dec 17th Christmas, Dec 24th Christmas, Jan 7th Christmas, Jan 14th Brenda Youens,

                                             Jan 21st Kath Wiltshire, Jan 28th Ceridwen Rose

Hilda Newman’s funeral will take place on Tuesday 19th December at our 
Church with a thanks giving service at 11.30.am followed by a committal at 
Amersham Crematorium at 1.15.pm.
All are welcome to the service and refreshments 
in the schoolrooms.

Christmas Flowers Any donations towards Christmas flowers would be appreciated 
please give to any of the flower ladies, Jane, Ruth, Barbara or Moira.         Thank you

Cherry Garth Service will be held on Monday 18th Decem

Christmas Charity giving. Extraordinary Gifts for Christmas.

This year at Church council it was agreed that we try something different instead of the
 Christmas card and various Charity collections. We invite you take part in All We
 Can’s Christmas project, raising money to support projects in some of the world’s poorest 
communities. Gifts include buying 10 chickens for families in Zimbabwe, supplying sheep to
 farmers in Ethiopia, giving access to clean water for school children in Uganda. 
The gifts vary in cost from £10.00 - £240. 00 and a catalogue is available with a 
description of the different gifts.

There are different options to supporting this appeal.

·       As a family choose a gift and donate the amount. (There will be a form to make your selection) 

·       As a Church decide on a project after collection through donations and gift aid envelopes.

·       If you are stuck for ideas for individual friends or family members you can buy your gift (before December 13th) and you will receive a card to pass on to them showing them what a difference the gift will make.

Catalogues and gift aid envelopes are available and a collection box will be placed in the vestibule throughout December.

For more information please talk to Jackie Youens.

Offerings at the Carol Service will be donated to a charity of the Choir’s choice and a donation will be 
made to the Church of England Children’s society, following Christingle. (The C of E children’s society 
provide some of the materials for Christingle.)

Sunday Club are aiming to raise £12.00 to buy ‘Precious water’ for a school child in Uganda. 
Please look out for their creative items that will be on sale over the next few weeks.

LIGHTHOUSE MISSENDEN CRYPTIC QUIZ
Available from Val Lynn. £1 per copy. This year the theme is "In an English Country Garden"
A fun way to get the family thinking!           Please support this worthy cause.

ONE CAN Thank you to everybody who continuing to fill our “One Can” boxes each week. The work of this charity is ongoing and are always in need of more, and we know they are grateful for the contributions we do make. Please read attached leaflet.

ENCIRCLED in care Pastoral Training - free course for anyone interested. A 5 session circuit course to develop caring relationships in church and community at Marlow Methodist Church on the following Saturdays @ 9.30am-1.00pm. If you interested Barbara can give anyone a lift.

13th January—Pastoral Course 4—Across the generations

24th February—Pastoral Course 5—Loss and Bereavement

To book contact Judith Elliot, judiell@gmail.com 01628 471744

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