Community and Celebration Weekend 1st & 2nd February. On Saturday, 1st February (2-5pm), the church will be holding a Community event which will showcase the transformation of the church building to the local community and the exciting things which take place at Christ Church now and in the future. We would like to invite you to contribute and be involved in this event. You could help put up a publicity booth (presentation, demonstration, leaflets, an activity children/youth, quiet space….), help with refreshments, make cakes, provide a tours/history of the church, be a steward/welcome and pray during events, or move chairs and set up the church etc. If you are interested in taking part on this exciting day, please speak to Hayley Murdoch who will be available after the morning services. TIME IS RUNNING SHORT SO WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS EVENT A SUCCESS.
Sunday 2nd- THERE IS ONE SERVICE AT 10 AM. Bishop Alan is leading the service when we will give thanks to God for redevelopment and rededicate the church. Volunteers are needed to prepare and clear up refreshments for Sunday 2nd. If you can help please let the office know.
This Sunday is Christians last Sunday with us. Please do take the opportunity to thank him for all that he has done in the last seven years as our youth minister. On Thursday 16th at 7.30-9pm there is a gathering of all young people to celebrate with Christian – Food provided (let Christian know if you have any allergies)
Inter-church Quiz – 18 January The Inter-church Quiz will take place at Leaside Hall on Saturday 18 January at 7p.m. Interested teams (maximum 8 people) should register with the Christ Church Office by phone (01920 487267) or email (email@example.com). Cost per person is £10 and includes food. Any surplus money will go to Christians against Poverty.
Confirmation and Baptism John and Heather Hookway will be hosting preparation/exploration sessions for the young people on Sunday 26th January and 9th February from 5pm – 6.30pm on the church balcony. Pizza will be included! Let Joanne know if you are interested, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For adults who are interested in confirmation and baptism contact Joanne at email@example.com.
Serving in Church- A sound and MediaShout training and taster session has been booked for 19th Jan after the 11am service so we can introduce the systems to new people and give others an understanding of how everything works and what roles involve. If you would like to know more do just come along.
Working Party in church- Tuesday 21st January, 9-12.30. Many DIY jobs to be done including shelf fitting, brass cleaning, store set up, cleaning and polishing plus others. Just turn up.
PRAY PRAY PRAY!!! Third Monday of the month at 10 am in the Youth Wing: Second Monday evenings 8 – 9 pm all in the Church Centre.
Monday 13 January 8-9 pm. Jesus says ‘I am the gate for the sheep’ (John 10:7). Join us for the monthly church prayer meeting as we look at Jesus being the gate keeper, keeping us safe and keeping trouble out, how often do we try and cope with troubles alone. We’re not guaranteed no troubles, but we are guaranteed that Jesus will be with us through the troubles. Bring your troubles and those of people you care for, as we also pray for the needs of our church, our nation and our world.
The LWLW team would like to survey volunteers, past or potential, about LoveWareLiveWare events. To that end, please can you spare a few minutes to complete the survey ahttps://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SHWJG67. Any data collected will be handled according to GDPR rules. Thank you and any questions please contact Sam Woodward on firstname.lastname@example.org
Half Term JOIN IN Morning- Monday 17th February- 9.30 to 12 in church. A morning of fun, games, craft, drama and bible stories with refreshments. Free of charge. For children aged 0-11 and their parents/carers.
Save the date- Children’s Summer holiday club will take place 17th - 20th August. Details will be available soon but please save the date to help or take part in.
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First Sunday after Epiphany 9.15 Morning Worship 520 Tell out my soul 782 How sweet the name of Jesus 215 I heard the voice of Jesus say 1002 Sing to God new songs of worship
11.00 Holy Communion Reading: Luke 4 : 31-44
Children’s Church Children start in groups Crèche Start with parents in church and move to the Church Centre around 11.15
Young People Sunday at 11 am in Church No Wednesday evening meeting on 15th January. All together Party Night Thursday 16th ALL YOUTH WELCOME
For your Prayers: - Christ Church school community - Mustoe family following the death of Ann’s father.
Next Week January 19th
9.15 Reader: Mary Barnaby Intercessor: Julia Taylor Wardens: Martin Dudley, Hayley Murdoch Sidespeople: Julia Taylor, Margaret Curd Welcome: Kathryn Adams Prayer Ministry: Jenny & Peter Stratfold Coffee: Ridgeway
11.00 Reader: Intercessor: Ann Chamberlain Wardens: Martin Dudley, Jan Young Sidespeople: Jenny & Peter Stratfold Welcome: Jan Elliott & Brett Sutherland Prayer Ministry: David & Antonia Preston Coffee: Amwellbury