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GARSTANG UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

Croston Road, Garstang, Preston PR3 1FL

A WARM WELCOME TO ALL FRIENDS AND VISITORS

Coffee will be served in the Church Hall after the service – please join us.

 

NOTICES

 

Sunday 24th December, Fourth Sunday of Advent

 

10.45am         Nine Readings and Carols led by Revd Irene

 

Music             June Baker

 

The small change collection for Lancaster Homeless will be taken up during the singing of hymn 273.

 

Monday 25th December, Christmas Day

 

10.15am        Christmas Day Café-Style Worship in the Hall led by Revd Irene. Coffee will be served from 10.00am.

 

 

This Week:

 

Tuesday 26 December                    7.45am, CTiG Prayer Meeting at SS Mary and Michaels

 

Thursday 28  December                  9.00am, Quiet Time.

 

Happy birthday this week to Ben Andrews, Alan Green, Crispin Myerscough and Peter Burkill.

 

 

Sunday 31st December

 

10.45am         Mrs Sally Watson – Tidings of Comfort and Joy

 

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Christmas Eve Service 10.45am

 

Call to Worship

 

Lighting of the Advent wreath and hymn 282, v.4

 

1st Lesson – Genesis 3: 8-19: The fall of man

Hymn 273: O come, O come

Prayers

2nd Lesson – Isaiah 9: 2-7: The future King

Hymn 472: Come thou long-expected

3rd Lesson – Isaiah 11: 1-9: The peaceful kingdom

Hymn 284: Hope is a candle 

4th Lesson – Micah 5: 2-5: A promised ruler from Bethlehem

Offering/prayers

5th Lesson– Luke 1: 26-38: The birth of Jesus is announced

Hymn 316: Love came down  

6th Lesson – Luke 2: 1-7: The birth of Jesus  

Hymn 151: See him lying

7th Lesson – Luke 2: 8-20: The Shepherds and the Angels 

Hymn 296: While humble shepherds

 8th Lesson – Matthew 2: 1-12: Visitors from the East

Hymn 326: As with gladness

9th Lesson – John 1: 1-14: The Word became flesh (Irene)

Hymn 301: Hark! the herald

Blessing  

Song - We wish you a merry Christmas

Posted: Sat 23rd Dec 2017

 

GARSTANG UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

Croston Road, Garstang, Preston PR3 1FL

A WARM WELCOME TO ALL FRIENDS AND VISITORS

Coffee will be served in the Church Hall after the service – please join us.

 

Sunday 17th December, Third Sunday of Advent

 

10.45am         Adult Nativity followed by Hot Pot Lunch.

 

Readings       Luke 2: 1-16

 

Music             June Baker

 

The small change collection for Lancaster Homeless will be taken up during the first hymn.

 

This Week:

 

Tuesday 19 December       7.45am, CTiG Prayer Meeting at

                                                SS Mary and Michaels

 

Wednesday 20 December  2pm onwards, Tea and Chat.

 

Thursday 21 December      9.00am, Quiet Time.

 

Happy birthday this week to Robert Wadsworth,

Tom Chapman-Fox, Geoff Birtles and George Slater.

 

Sunday 24th December, Fourth Sunday of Advent

 

10.45am         Nine Readings and Carols led by Revd Irene

 

Monday 25th December, Christmas Day

 

10.15am        Christmas Day Café-Style Worship led by

Revd Irene. Coffee will be served from 10.00am.

 

 

 

 

Café-Worship, 25th December

 

Please note that the Christmas Day service starts at 10.15am,

following coffee at 10.00am.

 

 

 

Women’s Guild Epiphany Feast

 

The members of the Women’s Guild will be going for their Epiphany Feast on Tuesday, 9th January 2018, 12.30 at the Royal Oak. Everyone is welcome. If you want to come please see Lynne Mason before 17th December.

 

 

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Posted: Fri 15th Dec 2017

 

GARSTANG UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

Croston Road, Garstang, Preston PR3 1FL

A WARM WELCOME TO ALL FRIENDS AND VISITORS

Coffee will be served in the Church Hall after the service – please join us.

NOTICES

Sunday 10th December, Second Sunday of Advent

 

10.45am         Communion led by Revd Dr Irene John. Communion collection for Lancaster Homeless.

The service opens with the Advent Liturgy (see separate sheet) and Advent Hymn.

 

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

 

Music             June Baker

 

The small change collection for Lancaster Homeless will be taken up during the first hymn.

 

This Week:

 

Tuesday 12 December       7.45am, CTiG Prayer Meeting at

                                                SS Mary and Michaels

2.00pm, Women’s Guild Christmas Service with Revd Irene. 

 

Wednesday 13 December  6 pm for 6.30pm, Men’s Fellowship,

                                                Christmas Meal at the Bell Flower.

 

Thursday 14 December      9.00am, Quiet Time.

 

Happy birthday this week to Ray Hesketh (today), Andrew

Burkill, Kate Parker, Christine Butcher and Barbara Hill.

 

Sunday 17th December, Third Sunday of Advent

 

10.45am         Adult Nativity followed by Hot Pot Lunch.

 

Baboushka

 

Next Sunday we will be having our annual adult Nativity play This year we shall be telling the story of Baboushka. Come along and join in the singing of well loved carols, see the wise men, and follow Baboushka’s search for the Christ child.

 

Would anyone taking part in the play please stay for a rehearsal after church today.

 

Christmas Hot Pot Lunch

 

After the story of Baboushka everybody is invited to stay for a Christmas Hot Pot Lunch in the Hall. There is no charge for this so please do come along and join us.

Please sign up on the notice in the Hall to make sure that you do not miss out.  Last chance to sign up today!!!

 

Café-Worship, 25th December

 

Please note that the Christmas Day service starts at 10.15am,

following coffee at 10.00am.

 

Fairtrade Stall

 

The takings for the Fairtrade Stall on 26th November were £36.90. Thank you for your support. The next Fairtrade Stall will be on 28th January 2018.

 

Women’s Guild Epiphany Feast

 

The members of the Women’s Guild will be going for their Epiphany Feast on Tuesday, 9th January 2018, 12.30 at the Royal Oak. Everyone is welcome. If you want to come please see Lynne Mason before 17th December.

 

Olive wood carvings on sale today, in the hall during coffee.

 

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Posted: Fri 8th Dec 2017

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