Sunday 11th December 2016 Advent 3 10am

 

WHILE OUR CHURCH BUILDING IS REPAIRED WE ARE MEETING EACH SUNDAY AT THE MINERAL & LAPIDARY CLUB 11O WALTHAM RD (NEXT TO WALTHAM SCHOOL) AT 10AM.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WELCOME YOU.

Sunday 11 December 2016

Today we celebrate the third Sunday of Advent and light our candles of Hope, Peace, and Joy

 How do you know when the king or queen is in residence at their palace?  There is a flag flying over the residence, to tell everyone the ruler is at home.  When Jesus comes to live in your heart he brings a flag with him.  It flies over your life, showing everyone that the King is at home.

What is Jesus’s flag?

G.K. Chesterton called it the ‘gigantic secret of the Christian.’

What is it?…….   Joy

 

Lighting of the candle of Joy:

 NOTICES

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning, Please stay for morning tea after the service.

 

Foot Clinic TOMORROW (yes it is this week!) 1-4pm in Beckenham Methodist Church Hall. Please use entrance off Martin Ave.

 

CWS Christmas Appeal…you will have received an appeal envelope with your ‘Messenger’. These can be returned to church.

 

Garage Sale: Thanks to all who helped yesterday. Irene.

 

Wednesday Walkers: Anyone finding the time for an unofficial walk on Wednesdays meet at the carpark at South Library at 9.30am. Sonya 027 253 3397.

 

Crafty Crafters

Final session for the year this Thursday 10am – 12 noon at Beckenham Methodist Lounge. $3.  Lyndsey McKay.

 

Christmas Gifts for Waltham Cottage: Thank you to everyone who has donated gifts, baking, wrapping paper and cards.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Jenny & Bernie Brettell who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on 17th December; and also to Gwendoline & Martin Cleland who will be celebrating 50++ years!

 

 

SERVICES FOR CHRISTMAS & BEYOND

 

Sunday 18th December 10am at CMLC Hall  Nine Lessons & Carols

 

Saturday 24th December Christmas Eve

7.30pm at CMLC Hall

11.30pm at Beckenham Methodist

 

Sunday 25th December 9.30am Christmas Day Celebration ~

a combined service at Beckenham

 

Sundays in January ~ 10am Combined Services

1st, 15th & 29th at CMLC Hall

8th & 22nd at Beckenham Methodist

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