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Order of Service 1st January 2012

A very warm welcome to you all as you worship with us this morning.
Morning tea will be served in the lounge after the service.
A  special welcome to our friends from Beckenham Methodist Church.

CALL TO WORSHIP  (adapted from Prayers to Share – David Sparks)
The bells ring out to welcome a new year!
We celebrate with joy the good times past
and the memories that delight.
The bells ring out to welcome a new year!
We rejoice in the support of family and friends and in the encouragement of our  church family.
The bells ring out to welcome a new year!
We celebrate practical and creative achievements and all the opportunities that lie ahead.
The bells ring out to welcome a new year!
We rejoice in a just and loving God, whose compassion shines from the Way of Jesus.

HYMN:  Come in, Come in New Year   (Tune: Darwall  WOV 147(ii))
Come in, come in New Year
with shining summer day!
Your promise calls us here
to celebrate and pray,
through Jan-u-ary’s open door
to stride with hopeful step once more.

Come in, New Year, and sell
your wares of chance and change:
engage us with your spell
to risk and re-arrange,
to feel the Spi-rit’s impulse beat,
to follow down a different street.
For though December dies,
still Christmas keeps the light,
the hope in children’s eyes,
the star that shatters night;
now Sim-e-on and Anna see
the child who rules all time to be.

The calendar of Christ
will mark the seasons’ turn,
his story claim our trust,
his love be ours to learn.
For all the world, for young and old,
we pray a year of peace unfold.           ? Shirley Murray (CoC)

OPENING PRAYERS

A STORY

O.T.  READINGS:  Ecclesiastes 3: 1-14a    Allison Blackler
Psalm 8            Tony Blackler

HYMN: Songbook 61  Our Life Has its Seasons

N.T.  READING:  Philippians 3: 12-14    Tony Blackler

REFLECTION:  A Meditation For the New Year

A CREED FOR NOW  (adapted from Jesus Our Future – B Prewer)
We believe in the loving Creator,
whose generous providence has been above all,
beneath all and in all the moments and days of the past year,
and will be at work in this new year.
We believe in Jesus Christ, whose saving grace finds,
heals and reconciles `lost people’, including even us,
and who calls us to the ministry of reconciliation.
We believe in the Spirit of  truth,
whose tireless energy is at work through all the upheavals, achievements, disappointments, joys and discoveries of this era.
We believe in this wonderful God, who loves our land and its people and is weaving through the tangled affairs of our nation
a purpose outreaching anything we could imagine.
We believe that our belief  is a precious gift, to be treasured, nurtured, shared and dared –  to the glory  of God forever.   Amen and Amen!

OFFERING
God, on this New Year’s Day 2012 we offer gifts of money and food along with the gift of ourselves.
We are mindful of the need:  to listen more carefully;
to speak out against even one injustice; to get to know and encourage
even one new person in our churches;
to grow in faith and  to put our faith into practice.
God, these gifts, are a token that we take our responsibilities to heart.
And we believe that you will bless us, as we carry them out. Amen.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

HYMN:  This Is a Day of New Beginnings  (Tune: St Clement WOV 388)
This is a day of new beginnings,
time to remember and move on,
time to believe what love is bringing,
laying to rest the pain that’s gone?

For by the life and death of Jesus
love’s mighty Spirit, now as then,
can make for us a world of difference
as faith and hope are born again.

Then let us, with the Spirit’s daring,
step from the past and leave behind
our disappointments, guilt and grieving,
seeking new paths, and sure to find.

In faith we’ll gather round the  table
to show and share what love can do.
This is a day of new beginnings –
our God is making all things new.           © Brian Wren (CH4)

A EUCHARISTIC POEM:

Praise to the God …  of bread and wine.

Jesus Christ, child of the earth,
Sign of our eternal worth –
“Do this to remember me,” he said.
“Drink this wine and eat this bread.
My body broken and my blood shed
for you, and you, and you.

Holy Spirit, gentle power … with people everywhere,

Creator God, we give you praise,
to you our joyful song we raise;
our hearts in love to you we lift,
offering talent, skill and gift;
accept us, use us to proclaim
the glory of our Saviour’s name.

THE LORD’S PRAYER – SUNG

THE INVITATION TO COMMUNION & THE PEACE

COMMUNION AND PRAYER

HYMN: 52 Great God, We Sing That Mighty Hand

THE BLESSING

ST MARTIN’S BIRTHDAYS: Sun 1st Jim; Fri 6th Lyndsay; Sun 8th Sue; Mon 9th Barry; Sat 14th Pauline.

The service next Sunday, 8th January 2011, will be at Beckenham Methodist Church, in Malcolm Avenue.
Chris will be leading the service.

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Order of Service Christmas Day 2011

CALL TO WORSHIP: (from the rear of the church)

CAROL: O Come All Ye Faithful
O come, all ye faithful,
joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;
come and behold him
born the King of angels;
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

Sing choirs of angels,
sing in exultation,
sing, all ye citizens of heaven above,
“Glory to God
in the highest”:
O come, let us adore him…

Yea, Lord, we greet thee,
born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be glory given:
Word of the Father,
now in flesh appearing:
O come, let us adore him…     C/A

CANDLE-LIGHTING
We  have waited all through the season of Advent; waited,  not because we do not know the story of Jesus’ coming into the world, and not because we do not know that God is already and always here.
We waited,  because to wait is to expect something more;
to expect that the Christmas story might enter our hearts and
our world in new ways, to bring the change for which we long.

In the stillness of  the night, we sensed the first stirrings of Christmas joy and knew the wait was over.

[The Christ-Candle is re-lit.]

WELCOME

OPENING PRAYER

CAROL:  224 Joy to the World

STORY-TIME: Chi-Wee’s Special Present

CAROL: Come to This Christmas Singing  (Tune: WOV 245)
Come to this Christmas singing!
come to a birthday, bringing
gifts from our country’s treasure,
beauty of shell and stone:
wisdom the old have taught us,
laughter the young have brought us,
love to surround a manger,
making this Child our own.

Wealth of our land and water,
riches of race and culture –
these be our gold and incense
offered for Christmas Day:
where we make peace, declare it,
where we have much, let’s share it,
aroha warm our hearts, and
aroha be our way.
Here where the sheep are grazing,
where summer sun is blazing
harvests for others ripen –
food for the world can grow:
Christ of a cold December,
quicken us to remember
poverty in a stable,
need, like the sting of snow.    © Shirley Murray (CoC)

READINGS: Isaiah 9: 2-7 (Beverley) & Luke 2: 8-20 (Bruce)

REFLECTION

CAROL: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
I heard the bells on Christmas day
their old familiar carols play,
and wild and sweet the words repeat
of peace on earth, good will to all.

And thought how, as the day had come,
the belfries of all Christendom
had rolled along the unbroken song
of peace on earth, good will to all.

Till ringing, singing on its way
the world revolved from night to day,
a voice, a chime, a chant sublime
of peace on earth, good will to all.

And in despair I bowed my head
“There is no peace on earth,” I said,
“For hate is strong and mocks the song
of peace on earth, good will to all.”

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
the wrong shall fail, the right prevail
with peace on earth, good will to all.”    C/A

OFFERING
May these gifts enable others the blessings we receive this Christmas; the gift of childlike wonder, the gift of a radiant hope, the gift of the peace which passes all understanding, the gift of joy which knows no bounds.
With our gifts we bring ourselves, O God, in response to the greatest gift of all – yourself in the babe of Bethlehem.  Amen.

CHRISTMAS GREETING

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

CAROL:  Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Hark! the herald angels sing,
Glory to the newborn King;
peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!
Joyful all ye nations, rise,
join the triumph of the skies;
with th’angelic  host proclaim,
Christ is born in Bethlehem.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
Glory to the newborn King.

Hail, the heav’n born Prince of Peace!
Hail, the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
risen with healing in his wings.
Mild he lays His glory by,
born that we no more may die;
born to raise us from the  earth,
born to give us second birth.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
Glory to the newborn King.       C/A

THE BLESSING

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Carol Service 18 Dec 2011

CALL TO WORSHIP: O Come All Ye Faithful
O come, all ye faithful,
joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;
come and behold him
born the King of angels;
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

Sing, choirs of angels,
sing in exultation,
sing, all ye citizens of heaven above,
“Glory to God
in the highest”: O come, let us adore him…

Yea, Lord, we greet thee,
born for our salvation;
Jesus, to thee be glory given:
Word of the Father,
now in flesh appearing: O come, let us adore him… (C/A)

ADVENT CANDLE – LIGHTING

SUNG RESPONSE: A Candle is Burning
A candle is burning, a flame warm and bright,
a candle of hope in December’s dark night.
While angels sing blessings from heaven’s starry sky,
our hearts we prepare now for Jesus is nigh.

A candle is burning, a candle of peace,
a candle to signal that conflict must cease:
for Jesus is coming to show us the way;
a message of peace humbly laid in the hay.

A candle is burning, a candle of joy,
a candle to welcome brave Mary’s new boy.
Our hearts fill with wonder, and eyes light and glow
As joy lights the ocean, when summer winds blow.

A candle is burning, a candle of love,
a candle to point us to heaven above.
A baby for Christmas, a wonderful birth,
for Jesus is bringing God’s love to the earth. © Sandra Dean (VU)

GATHERING PRAYER

WELCOME AND NOTICES

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN

We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming in Word and Song

1st Lesson: God’s Covenant with His people Genesis 17: 1-7
David Beaumont

2nd Lesson: The Promise from Isaiah 11: 1-14
Bob Cathro

CAROL: 240 O Little Town of Bethlehem verses 1-3

3rd Lesson: God Turns Power Upside Down Isaiah 9: 2b, 6-7
Audrey Dunnachie

HYMN: The People That in Darkness Walked
The people that in darkness walked
have seen a glorious light;
the light has shined on them who dwelt
in death’s surrounding night.

To us a child of hope is born,
to us a Son is given;
him shall the tribes of earth obey,
him all the hosts of heaven.

His name shall be the Prince of Peace,
for evermore adored,
the Wonderful, the Counsellor,
the great and mighty Lord. © Oxford University Press (TIS)

4th Lesson: Others Prepare the Way Luke 1: 11-17 John Shanks

5th Lesson: A Surprising Discovery Luke 1: 26-38 Bev Hudson

6th Lesson: The Birth of Jesus Luke 2: 1-7 Peggy Cree

CAROL: Mary’s Boy Child (remain seated)
Long time ago in Bethlehem so the Holy Bible say,
Mary’s boy child, Jesus Christ,
was born on Christmas day.
Hark, now hear the angels sing,
a new King born today.
And we will live for ever-more,
because of Christmas Day.
Trumpets sound and angels sing
Listen to what they say.
That we will live for ever-more
because of Christmas Day

While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
them see a bright new shining star,
them hear a choir sing, the music seemed to come from afar.
Now Joseph and his wife, Mary,
come to Bethlehem that night,
them find no place to birth her child,
not a single room was in sight. Refrain

By and by they find a little nook,
in a stable all forlorn.
And in a manger cold and dark,
Mary’s little Boy was born.
Long time ago in Bethlehem so the Holy Bible say,
Mary’s boy child, Jesus Christ,
was born on Christmas day.
Refrain- repeat the final line © Bourne Music Ltd, London

7th Lesson: Giving Thanks Matthew 2: 1-2, 9-11 Peggy Cree

POEM: Gifts to Bring

HYMN: All Poor Ones and Humble
All poor ones and humble
and all those who stumble,
come hastening, and feel not afraid;
for Jesus, our treasure,
with love past all measure,
in lowly poor manger was laid.

Those wise men who found him
laid rich gifts around him,
yet oxen they gave him their hay,
and Jesus in beauty accepted their duty;
contented in manger he lay.
Then haste we to show him
the praises we owe him;
our service he ne’er can despise:
whose love still is able to show us that stable,
where softly in manger he lies. © Oxford University Press (VU)

THE OFFERING:
God whose love has no limits, accept these gifts of our
imaginations and our love for you; and may they be part of
the pouring out of your love for the world. Amen.

8th Lesson: Recognising Our Saviour Wayne Barton

REFLECTION: Who is Christmas For?

9th Lesson: Matthew 1: 22-23 Spreading The Word Chris Elliot

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

CAROL: Star-Child, Earth-Child
Star-Child, earth-Child
go-between of God,
love Child, Christ Child,
heaven’s lightning rod,
This year, this year,
let the day arrive,
when Christmas comes
for everyone,
everyone alive!

Street child, beat child
no place left to go,
hurt child, used child,
no one wants to know,
This year, this year…

Grown child, old child,
mem’ry full of years,
sad child, lost child,
story told in tears,
This year, this year…

Spared child, spoiled child,
having, wanting more,
wise child, faith child
knowing joy in store,
This year, this year…

Hope-for-peace Child,
God’s stupendous sign,
down-to-earth Child,
star of stars that shine,
This year, this year… © Shirley Murray (COC)

THE BLESSING

NOTICES
A very warm welcome to you all as you worship with us this morning. Please stay for a cup of tea or coffee in the lounge after the service.

TODAY: 2.30 – 4.30pm Open House at the Manse (9a Buxton Tce). Come and enjoy a cuppa and a chat .All welcome.

CUPPA & CHAT Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon. Do pop in! This is continuing throughout January.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS will resume on Thursday 19th January 2012 from 10am – 12 noon. Newcomers welcome. Beverley 332 7786.

FOOTCARE CLINIC: The next session is on Thursday 16th February 2012. Please book through the Parish Office.

THE CONTACT DETAILS for Bruce & Beverley Hudson have changed. Their new address is 2-174 Wilsons Rd. Phone 332 7786. Email hudsonba@actrix.co.nz. Please update your phone lists.

The Parish Office will be closed from 11am on Friday 23rd December until 9am on Wednesday 25th January 2012. Anna.

UPCOMING SERVICES
Tuesday 20th Dec 7.30pm A Blue Christmas Service
Saturday 24th Dec 7.30pm Christmas Eve Service
Sunday 25th Dec 9.00am Christmas Day Family Service

HOLIDAY PROGRAMME:
Mondays 9, 16 & 23 Jan Craft Morning 9.30am – 12 noon
Cost: $1.
Wednesdays 11, 18 & 25 Jan Ball games at Waltham Park 1.30pm
Free. BYO water bottle. If wet, meet at church hall.
Fridays 13, 20 & 27 Jan Games in church hall 3.00 – 5.00pm
Contact Lyndsey 388 1264 for further information. All Welcome.

BIRTHDAYS in the next fortnight: Sun 18th Anne; Tue 20th Sarah Jayne; Thu 22nd Lyall; Fri 23rd Graeme; Sun 25th Isobel; Mon 26th Noeline; Sat 31st Jack.

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Advent 3 11th December 2011

WELCOME AND NOTICES

SONG: Come and Join the Celebration
Come and join the celebration, it’s a very special day;
come and share our jubilation,
there’s a new King born today!
See the shepherds
hurry down to Bethlehem,
gaze in wonder
at the Son of God who lay before them. Come and join…

`God is with us’,
round the world the message sing;
he is with us,
`Welcome!’ all the bells on earth are pealing. Come and join …

Wise men journey,
led to worship by a star,
kneel in homage,
bringing precious gifts from lands afar, So, Come and join …
© High-Fye Music Ltd (CH4)
OPENING PRAYER

ADVENT CANDLE-LIGHTING
Leader: Advent is a season of waiting: waiting for the hope,
peace, joy, and love of God to break into our lives anew through the story of the birth of Jesus, and through acts of hope, peace, joy, and love.
It reminds us to look for where God’s way of love is present in our world today. Today we light the third candle, the candle of joy.
We wait – not because we do not know the story of Jesus, and not because God is not already and always here.
We wait because to wait is to expect something more.
To wait is to expect that the story might enter our hearts and
our world in new ways, to bring the change for which we long.

(A candle-lighter lights three purple Advent candles.).

PRESENTATION BY THE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

CAROL: Little Donkey
Little donkey, little donkey, on the dusty road.
Got to keep on plodding onwards, with your precious load.
Been a long time, little donkey, thro’ the winter’s night.
Don’t give up now, little donkey, Bethlehem’s in sight.

Ring out those bells tonight, Bethlehem, Bethlehem.
Follow that star tonight, Bethlehem, Bethlehem.
Little donkey, little donkey, had a heavy day.
Little donkey, carry Mary safely on her way.

Little donkey, little donkey, journey’s end is near.
There are wise men, waiting for a sign to bring them hear.
Do not falter, little donkey, there’s a star a head.
It will guide you, little donkey, to a cattle shed.

Ring out those bells tonight, Bethlehem, Bethlehem.
Follow that star tonight, Bethlehem, Bethlehem.
Little donkey, little donkey, had a heavy day.
Little donkey, carry Mary safely on her way.
Little donkey, carry Mary safely on her way. © Eric Boswell

CAROL: 242 Away in a Manger

CAROL: Songbook 67 We Three Kings of Orient are

CAROL: Hark! the Herald Angels Sing,
Hark! the herald angels sing
“Glory to the new born King,
peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!”
Joyful, all ye nations rise,
join the triumph of the skies;
with the angelic host proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new born King!”

Christ, by highest heaven adored;
Christ, the everlasting Lord;
late in time behold him come,
offspring of a virgin’s womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
hail the incarnate Deity,
pleased with us in flesh to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new born King!”

Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
risen with healing in his wings.
Mild he lays his glory by,
born that we no more may die,
born to raise us from the earth,
born to give us second birth.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new born King!” C/A

PRESENTATIONS

THE OFFERING & PRAYER

PRAYERS FOR OTHERS

CAROL: See Him Lying on a Bed of Straw
See him lying on a bed of straw
Draughty stable with an open door
Mary cradling the babe she bore
The Prince of glory is his name.
Oh, now carry me to Bethlehem
To see the Lord appear to men
Just as poor as was the stable then
The prince of glory when he came.

Star of silver sweeps across the skies
Show where Jesus in the manger lies
Shepherds swiftly from your stupor rise
To see the Saviour of the world. Oh, now carry me to Bethlehem…

 

Mine are riches from thy poverty
From thine innocence, eternity
Mine, forgiveness by thy death for me
Child of sorrow, for my joy.
Oh, now carry me to Bethlehem…

Angels, sing again the song you sang
Bring God’s glory to the heart of man
Sing, “Bethlehem’s little baby can
Be salvation to the soul.”
Oh, now carry me to Bethlehem…

THE BLESSING

NOTICES
A very warm welcome to you all as you worship with us this morning. Please stay for a cup of tea or coffee in the lounge after the service.

CHRISTMAS GIFTS for Waltham Community Cottage: Today is your final opportunity to place gifts under the Tree. Thank you for your support.

Carol Service readers: please sign the list in the foyer and take a copy of the reading. A balance of men and women would be appreciated!

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 14th Dec: Meet 10am at The Colombo. See noticeboard for details. End of Year brunch at Oderings 11.30am. June 332 8874.

CUPPA & CHAT Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon. Do pop in!
CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays 10am – 12 noon. All welcome.
FOOTCARE CLINIC on Thursday 15th December is fully booked.

Thank you to those who filled out the recent Church Life Survey. Results will be available in the New Year.

New Readers’ Roster is available – please collect your copy today.

Sunday 18th December 2.30 – 4.30pm Open House at the Manse. Come and enjoy a cuppa and a chat.

UPCOMING SERVICES
Tuesday 20th Dec 7.30pm A Blue Christmas Service
Saturday 24th Dec 7.30pm Christmas Eve Service
Sunday 25th Dec 9.00am Christmas Day Family Service

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Dec 4 Service of the Bells

This morning we especially welcome Christine and Andrew Cox,
Clare and Paul Dolheguy, Brenda Lorimer and Lecia McCallum,
members of the Richmond Handbell Choir.

GATHERING: From the rear of the church
In the wild beauty of the wilderness, in the rush hour wildness of the city streets; in the fierce coldness of wind-swept mornings
in the heavy heat of summer afternoons:
We are called to be people of promise.
When our way seems clear and the steps even, when our path
is winding and each step an effort; when all crowd around
to hear your Word, when no one notices that you walk among us:
We are called to be people of promise.

Gracious God, help us to prepare the way
for Jesus’ Good News to be found in us.
Make us an Advent people of hope and anticipation,
of peace and forgiveness,
answering the challenge of the Spirit. Amen

ADVENT CAROL: Look Toward Christmas
Look toward Christmas!
Advent is here:
welcome December,
changing the year.
Whistle up, shepherds!
Saddle up, kings!
Chorus up, angels,
flexing your wings.
Sing, sing alleluia!
Sing, sing alleluia!
Sing, sing out the story,
sing about hope and peace.

Set the world singing, Mary and Joseph,
make the world glad; soon is the day:
now is good reason ready the donkey,
not to feel sad! start on your way.
Hear John the Baptist You are the chosen,
shout to prepare: willing to trust,
Good News is coming, joyful your burden,
earth be aware. carrying Christ.
Sing, sing alleluia … Sing, sing alleluia …
? Shirley Murray (CoC)

WELCOME AND NOTICES

ADVENT CANDLE – LIGHTING

SUNG RESPONSE: A Candle is Burning (Tune: Away in a Manger)
A candle is burning, a flame warm and bright,
a candle of hope in December’s dark night.
While angels sing blessings from heaven’s starry sky,
our hearts we prepare now for Jesus is nigh.

A candle is burning, a candle of peace,
a candle to signal that conflict must cease:
for Jesus is coming to show us the way;
a message of peace humbly laid in the hay. © Sandra Dean (VU)

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

INTRODUCTION BY THE RICHMOND HANDBELL CHOIR.

ITEM BY THE BELL-RINGERS

BELLS, OUR ADVENT THEME

CAROL: O Christmas Bells, O Christmas Bells (Tune: Tannenbaum)
O Christmas bells, O Christmas bells
we hear your tones a-ringing. (repeat first 2 lines)
They tell us of God’s gift for all
a baby in a manger stall;
O Christmas bells, O Christmas bells
we hear your tones a-ringing.

O Christmas bells, O Christmas bells
your music lightens heavy hearts. (repeat first 2 lines)
It calls us forth to show God’s love
that came to earth from heaven above.
O Christmas bells, O Christmas bells
your music lightens heavy hearts.

O Christmas bells, O Christmas bells
you’ll ring our through this land of ours. (repeat first 2 lines)
We’ll follow Jesus in God’s way
and share his gifts of grace each day.
O Christmas bells, O Christmas bells
you’ll ring out through this land of ours.

READINGS: Isaiah 11:1-4, 6, 9 God’s Chosen One Catherine Fitchett
Luke 1: 68-79 The Song of Zechariah Marilyn Tait
(father of John the Baptist)
REFLECTION

THE OFFERING

CAROL: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
I heard the bells on Christmas day
their old familiar carols play,
and wild and sweet the words repeat
of peace on earth, good will to all.

And thought how, as the day had come,
the belfries of all Christendom
had rolled along the unbroken song
of peace on earth, good will to all.

Till ringing, singing on its way
the world revolved from night to day,
a voice, a chime, a chant sublime
of peace on earth, good will to all.

And in despair I bowed my head
“There is no peace on earth,” I said,
“For hate is strong and mocks the song
of peace on earth, good will to all.”
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
the wrong shall fail, the right prevail
with peace on earth, good will to all.”

WE GREET ONE ANOTHER

ITEM BY THE BELL-RINGERS

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

CAROL: 224 Joy to the World

THE BLESSING
NOTICES
A very warm welcome to you all as you worship with us this morning. Please stay for a cup of tea or coffee in the lounge after the service.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 30th November ~ Sydenham rejuvenation: Meet 9.30am cnr Elgin & Colombo Streets. Coffee at Just Desserts. June 332 8874.

CUPPA & CHAT: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon. Do pop in!
CRAFTY CRAFTERS: Thursdays 10am – 12 noon in the Lounge. All are welcome. For details, please contact Beverley 942 7821.
FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Thursday 15th December – please book through the Parish Office 332 6192.

CHRISTMAS GIFTS for Waltham Community Cottage: Gifts for men, women, teenagers, boys and girls are required and can be brought to Church and placed under the Tree today, and next Sunday. Thank you for your support.

READERS are required for the Carol Service & Blue Christmas Service. Please sign the list in the foyer if you are available.
Extra copies of the December & January Services brochure are available in the foyer for you to give away to friends and neighbours.

UPDATED PARISH PHONE LISTS are now available. Please contact the Office if you would like a copy.

BIRTHDAYS this week: Tue 6th Catherine; Wed 7th Florence; Thu 8th Eleanor.

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