Community and Celebration Weekend 1st & 2nd February. On Saturday, 1st February (2-5 pm), 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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. A team is needed to run this event so please speak to Jess if you can help with setting up on Sunday 16th February or help on the morning with games, craft, registration, café or prayer tent.
The funeral of Hubert McLoughlin, know to us as Mac, takes place Tuesday 4th February at 11.00 in Church. Ann and family extend a warm invitation to all who wish to attend.
Awayday@Home takes place Saturday 21st March. Information leaflets and booking forms are available in Church. We would encourage all to to make an effort to attend as it promises to be a great day.
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.
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. Seamstress needed to make a draft excluder for the Church. If you are able to help please talk to the office.
Women’s World Day of Prayer – would anyone be interested in being the contact person for this year’s prayer meeting to be held at Leaside on Friday 6 March 2020. If so please let the office know.
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Third Sunday after Epiphany
9.15 Morning Worship - Great is thy faithfulness - Come and see the Lord in His breath-taking Splendour - Be still for the presence of the Lord - Christ triumphant ever-reigning
11.00 Morning Worship
Reading: Luke 5:17-26
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 Years 7-9 Thursday – 7.30 till 9 pm Years 10-13 Wednesday 7.30 till 9 pm
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 2nd February
10.00 Service of Celebration Reader: tba Intercessor: Children’s Church Wardens: Martin Dudley, Judith Swindell, Stuart Baker Sidespeople: June Jarvest, Jan Young, Alison Richards Welcome: Phillip and Lesley Scott, Wendy Tucker Prayer Ministry: Brad Holland, Sian Woodward, Sue Illot Coffee: Volunteers