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?
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.
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
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.
There are several ways you can get involved, whether it be serving, donating or joining one of our weekly life groups, we can point you in the right direction.