Scripture verse for the week: Romans 15 verse 13

May the God of all hope fill you with all joy 

and peace in believing, so that by the power of the 

 Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.’


Today’s Sermon Topic

Our sermon topic today is ‘Justice & Righteousness’.  


What’s on this week?


Life Groups

Our vision for Life groups is that we can meet in community and share life together as the apostles did in Acts Chapter 2 v 42 - 47.  If you would like to know more information about life groups, then please speak to Mark or life group leaders, Adam and Amy, Rosie and Stephen or Su (photos on the notice board!)


The Monday evening life group will meet at David & Sue’s from 8pm.


Tuesdays: Life group at Adam & Amy’s at 7.30pm.  


Wednesdays: Life group at Rosie and Stephen’s at 7pm.  



ChurchNews


ChristmasEve Crib Service 

We would love as many people as possible to dress up as their favourite Christmas character and take part in our Crib Service.  Do think about who you’d like to be as we retell the Christmas story.


Invitation to the Vicarage – 29 December 2019

Wewill not be meeting for our usual 11am service on Sunday, 29 December 2019,instead Pip and I will be hosting a festive meal at The Vicarage, 1 Holly Lane, GWP, OX11 6DA.  It will be a simple bring and share affair.  We will provide meat or a vegetarian option for the BBQ. Donations of salad, potatoes, pasta and desserts etc would be appreciated.  If you would like to come along from 11am to share a meal with us at midday, then you will be most welcome.  Please let me know.  Mark.


Dates for your diary


Christingle

Our Christingle Service will take place on 5 January at 11am.  Do come along and join us as we make a traditional Christingle and support the work of the Children’s Society.



What’s on in the wider community?


Ecumenical StudyGroup - Through Advent with Charles Wesley

The Ecumenical Study Group will be meeting during Advent this year on Fridays:13 & 20 December from 10.30am to 12 noon at the home of Jenny Loder.  We shall be reflecting on four of the Advent carols of Charles Wesley. For further information speak with Mark.


Advent Labyrinth Walks at St Michael and All Angels, Park Road, Abingdon

The church will be open on Tuesday 3, 10 and 17 December between 11am -noon, and 7pm - 8 pm. There will an opportunity to walk the labyrinth or simply to enjoy the sacred space.  Material for reflection will be available on a different Advent theme each week: Longing, Listening, Letting Go.  A short prayer will be said at the beginning and end of each session, but feel free to come and go as you please.  Entry will be through the porch on the south side of the church.


Hagbourne’s Spectacular Treefest

St Andrew’s Church, East Hagbourne, is hosting the annual ChristmasTree Festival from 7 – 20 December.   30 decorated Christmas trees will be available to view daily between 10am and 5pm or from 12 noon on Sundays.  See the notice on the notice board for more information. A programme of festival events can be found at www.easthagbourne.net


The Meadows’ Care Home Carol Service

Andy Lord, along with members of All Saints’ Church, will be leading a Carol Service at The Meadows’ Care Home, Britwell Road, Didcot, on Friday, 13 December at 10.30am.  If you would like to go along and join them, they would be delighted to see you.  


Didcot Food Bank

The Food Bank continues to be busy with an increased need for food at this time of year.  All donations of food and toiletries are gratefully received.  In particular, donations of jam, instant coffee, tinned carrots and veg, toilet rolls, washing up liquid, shower gel, nappies, and sanitary products would be appreciated.  Christmas food would also be appreciated although not mince pies or sprouts!  Lots of smaller amounts of food and toiletries will go further.  Please note donations of alcohol are not permitted.






Church Address
Great Western Park Church
UTC College Café, Greenwood Way
Harwell, Didcot
Oxfordshire OX11 0DL
The Vicarage
The Vicarage
1 Holly Lane, Didcot
Oxfordshire OX11 6DA