Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey



Prayer for February 2019

A PRAYER FOR FEBRUARY

During February we are in the season of Epiphany when the Church remembers the coming of the wise men from the East to a stable in Bethlehem to see a King in a manger.  Matthew tells us that there were wise men but does not specify a number. On the other hand he does specify that there were three gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Prayer

Great God you gave us your Son to be our Lord and King.  This was signified by the gift of gold.
We worship you as King and long for your Kingdom to be established among all people.  We pray for all in authority that they will rule justly and in peace.
We shall arise and shine for your light has come.

The gift of frankincense recognises that you are holy.
We worship you as the Holy One.  We pray that all life on the planet will be regarded as sacred as part of your creation.
We shall arise and shine for your light has come.

The gift of myrrh recognises the myrrh carried by the women to embalm you following your death on the cross.  They could not use it because you had defeated death and had risen in glory.  We pray for all who are suffering – for prisoners of conscience, refugees, those living in war zones, those living with cruelty and those who are sick.
We shall arise and shine for your light has come.
Amen

Derek Hiscocks

Notices

  • This Sunday      

    Sunday 21 April - Easter Sunday

    8.30 am    Easter Sunrise Communion

    9.00 am    Easter breakfast in Abbey Hall Lounge

    10.30 am  United Easter Communion at Romsey with our friends from Braishfield URC

    4.00 pm    United Easter Praise at Romsey Baptist Church followed by tea

    Forthcoming events

    Tuesday 23 April

    9.30 am  Prayer Meeting in Abbey Hall Lounge

    10.15 – 11.30 am Grand Fun in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Wednesday 24 April

    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

    Thursday 25 April

    7.30 pm: Romsey Chamber Music Festival - Slavic Concert

    Friday 26 April 

    1.00 pm: Romsey Chamber Music Festival - Bloomsbury String Quartet Concert

    7.30 pm: Romsey Chamber Music Festival - Mila Piano Trio 

    7.30 pm Badminton in Abbey Hall

    Saturday 27 April 

    10.00 – 4.00pm Safeguarding Course in Abbey Hall

    11.00 am Romsey Chamber Music Festival - Bloomsbury String Quartet for all the family

     5.30 pm Romsey Chamber Music Festival - Vienna: City of Dreams

    Next Sunday

    Sunday 28th April

    10.00 am   Family Worship at Braishfield URC, led by Peter White

    10.30 am   Family Worship at Abbey URC Romsey, led by Revd Alan Green

      5.30 pm   Café Style Service in the Hall or Lounge depending on numbers

    This will be an AGAPE SERVICE that will give us an opportunity to join in Christian fellowship while eating some simple food together.  It is intended to recall the sharing of food in the way Jesus shared with his disciples during his ministry on earth and to express our membership of the family of Christ. Please sign the list at the back of the church if you wish to come.

     

     

     

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