Notice Sheet – 24th December

4th Sunday of Advent

Christmas Eve

Today’s Services

8.00am Holy Communion  – Revd Emma Racklyeft & Peter Mitchell

9.30am All Age Communion  –  Revd Emma Racklyeft

4.00pm Crib Service – Youth Explorers

11.15pm Midnight HC  – Revd Emma Racklyeft

Today’s Readings

Romans 16: 25-end; Luke 1: 26-38

11.15pm – Isaiah 9: 2, 6-7 and Matthew 1: 18-25

Christmas Day  – Isaiah 9: 2. 6-7 and Luke 2: 1-20

General Notices

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year from Revd Emma, Chris, Jacob and Bethan. We have really loved our first year here in Denmead, getting to know you all. Thank you for such a warm welcome. We are looking forward to finding out what God has in store for us all in 2018.

Sandie and Geoff would like to thank you for all your cards and good wishes. We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

A big thank you to the members of the Sanctuary Guild who have worked so hard to create such wonderful floral displays in the church on the theme of Christmas Poems. They really are beautiful.

Christmas Day services

We meet at 8.00am for our Holy Communion service, as usual. At 9.30am we meet for an All Age Christmas Celebration. This will be followed by a short said Holy Communion service for those who wish to stay.

There will be no Evening Service on Sunday 31st December.

The Church Office will be closed Christmas Day through to Tuesday 2nd January.
For all urgent matters please contact the church wardens: Steve Venn on 07803 595 915 or Samantha Davidson on 07758 837 998.

Many thanks indeed to all who donated toys and gifts so generously at our Toy Service on 10th December. We have received a letter from the Southern Domestic Abuse Society, thanking us for the donations and letting us know that they are already being distributed to families in need. Revd Emma.

The next Messy Church Planning Meeting is Thursday 4th January 2018 at 7.00pm at the Vicarage

For all Mothers’ Union members: we have been invited to an Epiphany Party in St George’s Church Hall, Waterlooville, on Thursday 18th January 2018 at 2.15pm. If you would like to go please contact Julia Parsons on 02392 255 472.

Advance Notice: any adults or young people (11 years or over) who would be interested in
being Confirmed, please speak to Revd Sandie as we will be starting a Confirmation Preparation course early in 2018.

Next week’s services:

Thursday 11.00am  – Holy Communion

Sunday 8.00am  – Holy Communion

9.30am  – Parish Communion

Next week’s readings:

8.00am – Galatians 4: 4-7; Luke 2: 15-21

9.30am – Isaiah 61: 10-62:3; Psalm 148; Galatians 4: 4-7; Luke 2: 15-21