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 10 March

    10.30 am   Family service led by the Minister, to include the launch of the 2019 Pioneers Charity

    No evening service

    Forthcoming events

    Monday 11 March

    10.30 am BALM in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Tuesday 12 March

    9.30 am  Prayer Meeting in Abbey Hall Lounge. Readings to be used: Psalm 91:1-2;9-16 & Luke 5:1-11   

    10.15 – 11.45 am Grand Fun in Abbey Hall Lounge 

    12.30 pm Lunch Club in Abbey Hall

    Wednesday 13 March

    2.0 pm Ecumenical Lent Discussion Group in the Minister’s Vestry in the church

    2.00 – 4.00 pm Games Afternoon in Abbey Hall Lounge to raise funds for new tables and chairs for the Lounge

    7.30 pm  Outreach Group Meeting in Minister’s Vestry

    Thursday 14 March

    10.30 am Short Communion Service in Abbey Hall Lounge followed by refreshments

    Friday 15 March

    12.00 noon – 1.30 pm Lent Lunch at Romsey Methodist Church – proceeds to Christian Aid

    7.30 pm Badminton in Abbey Hall

    Next Sunday

    Sunday 17 March 2019

    10.30 am   Family worship led by Revd Alan Green, 

    6.30 pm     Evening Communion service in Abbey Hall Lounge led by the Minister

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