Church Notice Sheet 

Sunday 10th December
9.00am            Holy Communion
10.00am          Church Café
10.45am          All Age Communion

Upcoming
Mon 11th           2.00pm            Open Doors
Wed 13th          10.00am           Holy Communion
Thur 14th          9.30am             JIGSAW
                            7.00pm            Prayer and Praise
Fri 15th              3.30pm            Drench
Sun 17th           9.00am            Holy Communion
                           10.00am           Church Café
                           10.45am           Café-style All Age Service
                            6.30pm           Carol Service

Readings: Isaiah 40:1-11 & Mark 1:1-8

Life Questions
These questions are for you to consider individually and in Life Groups; take time going through these and allow questions to create conversation. Read the bible passages above.
1. (Mark 1:4) What kind of message do we preach?
2. How do we show we have repented?
3. (Mark 1:6) What are we prepared to give up to follow Jesus?

Notices
Office Closure: Hannah will be taking annual leave 11th-19th December so the office will be closed during this time
Advent Prayer Diary is available in the welcome area. Please help yourself to one and allow it to guide you through daily prayers
Christmas Cards by the front door are for you to take away and distribute to your friends and neighbours; particularly non-Christians (along with the HOPE magazine). They contain our Christmas service times, so they act as an invite as well as a Christmas greeting
Christmas Greetings Board in the welcome area is for your card to the whole church if you would like to do this and donate the money you would have spent on individual cards to charity
Nativity Scene Exhibition on Sat 9th Dec-Thur 14th Dec at West Orchard Church. 2.00-4.00pm each day (6.00-8.00pm on the Tues). Free of charge. Light refreshments. Children’s activity area

Prayer
Our People: We pray for freedom from pain; both physically and emotionally. We ask for healing for those we know struggling with pain and we pray for discernment for the best way to support them.
Our Community: We pray for our local schools as they prepare for their Nativities and Carol Services; that the children will receive God’s message of love, joy, hope and peace this Christmas into their lives.