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 contact to Hayley Murdoch. 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. If you would like to contribute to a leaving gift please place in an envelope in the collection box, marked Christian. 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: email@example.com. For adults who are interested in confirmation and baptism contact Joanne at firstname.lastname@example.org. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. There is a service of prayer, for all of the churches in Ware at Leaside church on Tuesday 21st January at 7.30 p.m. All are very welcome. 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.
Alpha is coming! We will be running Alpha in church on Wednesday evenings from 5th February to 11th March, 8 - 9:30 pm (tea/coffee from 7:45 pm). To register your interest in attending, please email email@example.com. To support the course, please prayerfully consider inviting friends using the invitation cards available at the back of church. We would also love as many people as possible to commit to praying for the sessions. For further information talk to Katy Cole, Susan Embley or Andrew du Boulay.
PRAY PRAY PRAY!!! Third Monday of the month at 10am 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 at https://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.
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.
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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Second Sunday after Epiphany
9.15 Holy Communion 24 Angel voices ever singing 1148 May the mind of Christ my Saviour 357 Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us 1120 Will you come and follow me
Reading: Luke 5:1-16
Children’s Church Children start in church
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. Christian as he starts his new job with the Diocese of St Albans.
Next Week - January 26th
9.15 Reader: Sue Barker Intercessor: John Stockwell Wardens: Bob Barker & Bob Owen Sidespeople: Diana Perkins & Jenny Dixon Welcome: Elsie Edwards Prayer Ministry: Coffee: Widbury
11.00 Reader: Dave Willis Intercessor: Ron Porter Wardens: Bob Barker & Stuart Baker Sidespeople: Richard & Heather Clayden Welcome: Deborah Mercer & Ron Porter Prayer Ministry: Pam Willis, Ann Mustoe, Geoff Cole Coffee: Hungry