Activities this Sunday - 8th December 2019
8am Holy Communion
- Leader: Alec Ham. Preacher: Alec Ham.
9.30am Prayer Meeting
- Prayer meeting in the Eddowes Room
10am Morning Prayer - Matthew 25:1-13; The Ten Virgins
- Leader: Jeremy Hunns. Preacher: Mike Smith.
6.30pm Evening Prayer - 2 Timothy 4:9-22; "To Him be Glory ... Grace be with You"
- Leader: Mike Smith. Preacher: Michael Boreham.
- Crossover in the Church Centre
- After 8s meet at Rob & Kathryn Payne's home
Preachers elsewhere today:
- Michael Field at Trinity Methodist Church, Winsford (10.30am)
Church Diary - 8th December 2019
Monday 9th December
Readings: 2 Chronicles 9, Jude, Zephaniah 1, Luke 23
Teresa taking a KS2 assembly at Hartford Manor Primary School (2.50pm)
|9.30am-5pm||Church Office open in the Church Centre (Monday-Thursday)|
|9.45am||Ladies' Walk - meet in the Church Centre car park|
|10am||Preschool Nativity Service in St John's (Mike and Teresa)|
Tuesday 10th December
Readings: 2 Chronicles 10, Revelation 1, Zephaniah 2, Luke 24
Mike's day off
Teresa taking an assembly at Whitegate CE Primary School (10.25am)
Alec attending a Curacy Tutorial at Church House (12.15pm)
|10am||Jigsaw in the Church Centre|
|8pm||Discipleship Explored course in the Church Centre|
|8pm||Christmas choir practice in the Church Centre|
Wednesday 11th December
Readings: 2 Chronicles 11-12, Revelation 2, Zephaniah 3, John 1
|10am||Tots & Tinies Nativity Service in St John's (Mike and Teresa)|
|2pm||Ladies' Fellowship in the Church Centre - Christmas Party|
|2pm||Funeral Service in St John's (Alec and Rev Simon Heron)|
|8pm||Housegroups meet for 1 Thessalonians Study 7: Faith, love and hope|
Thursday 12th December
Readings: 2 Chronicles 13, Revelation 3, Haggai 1, John 2
|7am-10pm||Church Centre being used as a polling station|
|10am||Men's Walk - contact David King for meeting point|
|10am||Greenbank School Carol Service in St John's (Dimitri)|
|8pm||Clergy and Churchwardens meet at The Vicarage|
Friday 13th December
Readings: 2 Chronicles 14-15, Revelation 4, Haggai 2, John 3
Ministry team taking Hartford Church of England High School Chapel Services (2.35pm)
|10am||Preparing Christingle packs in the Church Centre Conference Room|
|10am||Sir Leslie Martin Nursery Nativity Service in St John's (Teresa)|
|10.30am-3pm||Church Office open in the Church Centre|
|7.30-9pm||Friday Night Live (combined with Mind the Gap) in the Church Centre|
Saturday 14th December
Readings: 2 Chronicles 16, Revelation 5, Zechariah 1, John 4
Alec's day off
|2pm||Setting up Christmas candles in St John's|
|3-5pm||Koinonia in the Church Centre - with Con Fuoco|
|5-7pm||Parish carol singing (meet at junction of School Lane & Woods Road)|
Sunday 15th December
Readings: 2 Chronicles 17, Revelation 6, Zechariah 2, John 5
|8am||Holy Communion in St John's|
|9.30am||Prayer meeting in the Eddowes Room|
|10am||Holy Communion in St John's (Matthew 25:14-30)|
|4pm||Christingle Service in St John's (John 8:12)|
|8pm||Crossover Social in the Church Centre|
For more details about the daily Bible reading plan, including online readings, please visit our website.
Prayer Diary - 8th December 2019
The Collect for today - Second Sunday in Advent:
Blessed Lord, who caused the holy Scriptures to be written for our learning, grant that we may so hear, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them that through patience and the comfort of your holy Word, we may embrace and for ever hold fast the joyful hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
Please pray for...
the sick and the bereaved:
those marrying this month:
our mission partners: Charlotte Kirkham (St Catherine's, Tranmere) and Robert Matati (Anglican minister in Butere, Kenya).
our local schools:
- The Grange Junior & Senior Schools, and other schools which members of the church are involved in.
- Hartford Church of England High School.
- For Christian governors to wisely fulfil their duties.