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There’s no better place to be in sharing the in the good news of salvation coming to us from God as a Baby
Christingle – St Cuthbert’s, Marley Hill – 5 Dec, 4.00 pm
All Saints, Lobley Hill – 12 Dec 6.30 pm
Any money you choose to give will go to the Children’s Society – helping their work in the here in the North East
Carol Service – St Cuthbert’s, Marley Hill – 19 Dec, 7.00 pm
All Saints, Lobley Hill – 24 Dec, 7.00 pm
Christmas Day – All Saints Lobly Hill – 10.15
We continue to request the wearing of face masks inside the building to protect yourself and others unless you have a medical exemption.
We request that you wear a mask when singing as infection rates are still high in our area.
We know that returning to the church building will not be something everyone can or wants to do at this time. Some of you may be shielding or limiting your social contacts, some may feel it’s too soon for this step – and that’s fine. We will be maintaining the online worship through Zoom.
We are not in a position to undertake Sunday School (this will remain online) so we ask that you continue to have patience with us. Some of our youngsters have joined us in Church for our Worship services.
While we will be taking a number of steps to keep you safe, we cannot make this risk-free.
Please do not to attend the service if you have:
· A new cough, a temperature, lost your sense of smell or taste.
If you do decide to come to church you will find that these are the current measures we are taking to keep everyone safe.
· Communion will be in one kind – i.e., bread only.
· A mask will be required.
· On entry cards are available to place on the chair next to you, should you wish it to remain vacant.
Here is an outline of what you can expect when you arrive at church.
· Before you enter please put your mask on.
· On entering the building please use the hand sanitiser.
· If you develop COVID-19 symptoms within a 3 week period of attending church you need to notify us.
· Please respect those who wish to continue social distancing.
· During Communion, only bread will be distributed.
· On leaving the building please be aware of not blocking anyone else’s exit by stopping outside the church doors.
We want you to have the best experience without additional concerns during what is a very disrupting time. On a more positive note I was encouraged by Hebrews 10:19 – 25 where the writer reminds the reader of what Christ has done, how we are a people of confidence and assurance in our God and as such we meet to be an encouragement to one another.
‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit’ (Romans 15.13)
Let us continue to be the people of hope in our community.
Yours in Christ
Both All Saints & St Cuthbert’s diary events are shown – click on the drop down for specific event location.
Thy Kingdom Come
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.
Since its start in May 2016 God has grown Thy Kingdom Come from a dream of possibility into a movement. Christians from 172 countries have taken part in praying ‘Come Holy Spirit’, so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to faith in Jesus Christ.
This praying together has been across our diversity and differences as every person, household and church are encouraged to pray in their own way. According to our annual survey findings an astonishing percentage of people said they were praying for family and friends to come to faith in Jesus, and a significant number of people join in for the first time, we recognise there is much more we can do together to help Thy Kingdom Come be fully in the lifeblood of the Church.
During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:
- Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
- Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
- Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness
After the very first Ascension Day the disciples gathered with Mary, constantly devoting themselves to prayer while they waited for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Like them, our reliance on the gift of the Holy Spirit is total – on our own we can do nothing.
Through the centuries Christians have gathered at that time to pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit. ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ picks up this tradition. Over the years more and more worshipping communities have dedicated the days between Ascension and Pentecost to pray ‘Come Holy Spirit’.
We are praying that the Spirit will inspire and equip us to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with our friends and families, our communities and networks. It has been amazing how many varied ways there have been in which people from every tradition have taken up this challenge. The effects have been remarkable.
It is our prayer that those who have not yet heard the Good News of Jesus Christ and his love for the world will hear it for themselves, and respond and follow Him. Specifically, we again invite each and every Christian across the globe to pray that God’s Spirit might work in the lives of 5 friends who have not responded with their ‘Yes’ to God’s call.
Whether you have joined in ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ before or not, we invite you to take part – along with churches from over 80 different denominations & traditions in nearly 90% of countries (172) around the world.
“In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities.” Archbishop Justin Welby