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 26 May

    10.30 am Family worship led by the Minister

    2.00 pm Rogation Walk around Romsey – see poster at the back of church for further details

    6.30 pm Evening Service in Abbey Hall Lounge, led by the Minister

    Forthcoming events

    Tuesday 28 May

    Prayer Group will not be held until further notice

    Wednesday 29 May

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

    Saturday 1 June

    9.00 am – 12.00 noon Working Party around the church

    Saturday, 8 June

    4-6.30pm Pioneer’s Bingo: Tickets are now available for the Bingo and Bring & Share tea in aid of Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy

    Next Sunday

    Sunday 2 June

    10.30 am Family Worship, including Holy Communion, led by Derek Hiscocks

    6.30 pm Bible Study in Abbey Hall Loungeled by Revd Leena Knowles, based on John 17:20-26

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