Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey



Prayer for December 2018

In September I was blessed with a new granddaughter . Little Helena Sofia was nearly two weeks overdue and we were eagerly awaiting her birth. When she eventually arrived  we rejoiced and gave thanks. During the season of Advent we are pregnant with expectation and preparation. But what are we waiting for? Not for Santa Claus but for the birth of the Christ child who will grow up and die on the cross for us and for the whole world. 


As we progress through the busy weeks leading to Christmas and the New Year 2019, let us give thanks with the words from Rejoice and Sing hymn 685. This hymn is based on Psalm 34. ' Through all the changing scenes of life, in trouble and in joy, the praises of my God shall still my heart and tongue employ.'


May God's blessing be with us all during the time of Advent, Christmas and The New Year. 


'May the God who brings heaven close to earth give truth to our judgement and flame to our longing that our hearts might be ready to be born again in love. And may we who have been touched by the Word made flesh be his body for the world, his hands to bring blessing, his senses to glory, in the promise of creation restored.  

Amen                                                                          

Leena Knowles

(Prayers for an Inclusive Church, Canterbury Press, Norwich, 2008)

Notices

  • This Sunday

    Sunday 20 January

    10.30 am Family Worship led by Angela Bevan

    6.30 pm Evening Communion led by the Minister, Rev Mike Perrott, in Abbey Hall lounge.

    Forth-coming Events

    Monday 21 January 

    11.00 – 12.00 noon Prayers at Romsey Baptist Church

    10.30 am   MOT in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Tuesday 22 January 

    11.00 – 12.00 noon am Prayers at Abbey URC

    10.15 – 11.45 am Grand Fun in Abbey Hall Lounge 

    Wednesday 23 January

    11.00 – 12.00 noon Prayers at Elim Church

    2.00 – 4.00 pm Kettle’s On -Time for Tea in Abbey Hall Lounge 

    2.30 – 4.00 pm Table Tennis in Abbey Hall

    7.30 pm     Churches Together in Romsey AGM at Romsey Methodist Church – all welcome

    Thursday 24 January

    11.00 – 12.00 noon Prayers at St Joseph’s RC Church

    Friday 25 January

    11.00 – 12.00 noon Prayers at Romsey Methodist Church

    7.30 pm Badminton in Abbey Hall

    Saturday 26 January

    11.00 – 12.00 noon Prayers at Romsey Abbey

    7.00 pm     Burns Night Supper in Abbey Hall Lounge. Entrance by ticket only. Arrival from 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm start

    Next Sunday

    Sunday 27 January                

    10.30 am   Family service, led by the Minister

    6.30 pm United Service in Romsey Abbey to conclude the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 

     

     

     

     

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