Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey



Prayer for December & January

In Mexico, Las Posadas is celebrated in cities and towns. Each evening during the festival, a small child dressed as an angel leads a procession through the streets of the town. Adults, including musicians, follow the procession, which visits selected homes and asks for lodging for Joseph and Mary. Traditionally, the procession is always refused lodging, though the hosts often provide refreshments. At each stop, passages of scripture are read and Christmas carols are sung.

Similarly, in Latin America, Posada is a custom in which figures of Mary and Joseph 'travel' from house to house during Advent to symbolise how every household can make room for Jesus.

A Posada Prayer for Advent:

Eternal God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, as we welcome Mary and Joseph on their journey to Bethlehem, we pray that you will be with us also as we travel on life’s way. Help us to experience the joy of looking forward, accepting new beginnings, and finding you in the most unexpected of places. Amen

A prayer for the new year:

Living God of all that is new, we ask that this year you will help us to carry your light into every place we go and share your good news with those we meet. May we walk and work in unity to reveal your love and goodness. Amen

Notices

  • 10 January 2021

    10.45am Morning Worship led by Revd Mike Perrott on Zoom

    Click on Sunday Worship. (880 6118 0122.  Passcode Heiswithus)

    6.30pm Bible Study led by Revd Mike Perrott on Zoom

    You are invited to join on Zoom: Meeting ID: 864 1780 6994, Passcode: learning or click on Bible Study.

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    13 January 2021 2pm-3pm - Kettle's On - 

    Weekly social time on Wednesdays via Zoom  (click Kettle On to join, or meeting ID: 970 815 266, passcode: 079294)

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    Saturday 30 January

    7pm Burns Evening - see Magazine for details 

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    You can read this month's magazine by clicking on Magazine

    This week's news sheet is available by clicking on News

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    You may find this list of opportunities to access services/Christian content on radio/TV and on-line helpful:
     the Daily Service at 9.45 on Radio 4 long-wave
     The Sunday Service on Radio 4 at 8.10am
     Songs of Praise Sunday 1.15pm ish on BBC1
     Choral Evensong Sunday Radio 3 at 3pm and repeated on Wednesday Radio 3 at 3.30pm
     Tim Daykin Radio Solent Sunday 6-9am for worship songs, interesting information and a feeling of connectedness

     

     

     

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