Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14
The words of the psalmist reminds us of how we need to look to the Lord as we wait. I wonder what you feel you are waiting for at the moment. Maybe the children are waiting for Christmas, maybe we feel we are waiting to see what the New Year will bring, maybe we are waiting to see how this new Covid variant will affect our immediate plans or maybe we are waiting to see what God is going to do in this church family as we wait to declare the vacancy and then wait for a new minister. Lots to think and pray about but let us not forget the words of the psalmist above.
Advent and Christmas
Advent Prayer Guide – it has been great to see some photos appearing of the Jesse tree creations. Do share your pictures to the church Facebook page to encourage us all.
Nativity trail Sunday 5th December, 2.30 pm. This takes place this Sunday afternoon. It is not too late to offer to help with welcoming or refreshments. We have heard of a number of families who are intending to join the trail – please do pray for good weather and that the children and families will get to understand something more about the real meaning of Christmas.
Christingle service on Christmas Eve will be outside. Please speak to Rachael if you can help prepare the Christingle bags. If you have suggestions for or can help with this service please speak to me. If you can help with refreshments please speak to Marie. We are asking people to book for this on Eventbrite:
Carols by Candlelight will be on 19th December at 6.30pm (there will be no morning service)
We are asking people to book for this at https://plumecbc.eventbrite.co.uk
Christmas Day – we will have a family service at 10am (there will be no service on Boxing Day).
Christmas Cards Thank you to everyone who has helped to deliver the Christmas cards this week. What an amazing team effort!
Foodbank – We need to take Christmas items to the Foodbank this coming week so please do either bring them to church on Saturday morning or when you come to the service on Sunday.
Social Services Gifts – We will be receiving and dedicating the gifts for social services during the service on Sunday morning. Please speak to Sheila if you would like more details on this.
CAP Hampers – we circulated an e-mail about this last week. If you would like to donate to this please do so at: https://www.stewardship.org.uk/pages/ChristmasCampaignCCDC
Hope you have a blessed weekend.