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CHRISTMAS DAY 2016 AND NEW YEARS DAY 2017

This Sunday

SUNDAY 25TH DECEMBER 2016
8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am Worship with Communion
READINGS: ISAIAH 9:2-7 AND LUKE 2:1-20
COLLECTION: TAUNTON OPEN DOOR
Helping people who have no permanent home to find suitable
temporary accommodation. They have a store of clothing, footwear
and bedding which helps with their immediate needs. Volunteers
provide a nourishing breakfast and lunch and help visitors to research
housing and occupation possibilities. When clients move to their
new homes they help them with basic items they need.

SUNDAY 1st JANUARY 2017
8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am 4Everyone Service
READINGS: GALATIONS 4:4-7 AND Luke 2:15-21
COLLECTION: THE CHILDRENS SOCIETY
The Children’s Society is a national charity that runs local projects, helping
children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable, and have
nowhere left to turn. They also campaign for changes to laws
affecting children and young people, to stop the mistakes of
the past being repeated in the future.


Diary for the Week

Tuesday 27th Dec NO HOLY COMMUNION – BANK HOLIDAY
Monday 2nd Jan Bank Holiday
Tuesday 3rd Jan Office back open
Tuesday 3rd Jan 10.00am Holy Communion at St George’s
Tuesday 3rd Jan 2.00pm Mothers’ Union at St George’s
Tuesday 3rd Jan – Fri 6th Jan – Vicar Hibernating
Wednesday 4th Jan 9.45am Praise and Play in the Hall


Next Sunday

FUTURE SUNDAY SERVICES:
SUNDAY 8th JANUARY 2017
8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am Worship with Communion
COLLECTION: The Albermarle Centre
The Albemarle Centre has a significant responsibility to the local community; their customers are those who are more vulnerable than most and who need the assistance of a caring and supportive facility.Community groups who use the Centre, know they will receive a warm welcome, will not be judged by their problems, but treated and respected as individuals.In addition to our work with disadvantaged people, we also provide a professional conference Centre where people can meet in a friendly and comfortable environment.


New Notices

A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM THE VICAR
In the Vicarage, we’re all waiting to celebrate a birth. Not only the one you’re thinking of but also the birth of a grandchild that at the time of writing, is a week overdue. When our daughter and son-in-law welcome the new arrival, their lives will be changed. It will affect every major decision they make in future (and a myriad minor ones). When we welcome Jesus into our lives, we too are changed forever; it’s such a profound change the Bible describes it as being “born again”. Sometimes, we would prefer it if Jesus remained just a cute baby in a manger rather than the one who overturns established ways of doing things, challenges our values, motives and actions while giving himself completely for us. As one of our traditional Christmas readings reminds us, “But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God.” The most we can enjoy and be is to become all that our Heavenly Father hopes of us. The birth of Jesus marks the “point of no return” in God’s commitment of love to us. I pray that those of you who are facing difficulties will find comfort in that and others will positively revel in it. Either way, may God bless you all.

Ciaran and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has sent us cards, greetings and even one or two gifts this Christmas. St George’s folk have always been so kind to us. Can we pass on what was written in one letter as our prayer for you:-
May God grant you the light of Christmas
which is faith
The warmth of Christmas
which is love
The radiance of Christmas
which is purity
The righteousness of Christmas
which is justice
The belief of Christmas
which is truth
The all of Christmas
which is Christ.

James Clapham
Vicar

REMINDERS
Just to remind you that the Church Office will not be open until Tuesday 3rd January. I do hope this won’t cause anyone any inconvenience! Thank you so much for your understanding!

THANK YOU’S
A huge thank you to all of you who have played any part in helping with our Christmas services this year. From the wonderful team who decorated our Church and erected our fabulous candle shelves around the pillars and the candelabra (so beautifully designed by Ron Gibbs) – this is no easy job and takes rather a long time – through to the Christingle making team, our refreshment teams, our technical team and those who volunteered to help in the services whether to read, pray or welcome, you are all superstars – thank you. We really could not have done this without you and we are so grateful for all your help.
Who knows who may have come to one of our services and been glad to have found such a warm and friendly church.
Anyone up for helping again next year? Only 364 days to go until next Christmas…..
BANK HOLIDAYS
For the first time in a while, our Tuesday Holy Communion has fallen on a Bank Holiday. This means there will not be a service on Tuesday 27th December but we will return again for our Tuesday Communion on Tuesday 3rd January.
A NEW YEAR RESOLUTION?
Would you like to do some guided reading of the Bible each day?
The notes from the Bible Reading Fellowship make it interesting and enjoyable. In some series the Bible passage is printed alongside the commentary each day,so you don’t even have to find your place in the Bible! The chosen passages follow a theme,usually for one or two weeks,and the writers are from a range of church backgrounds,giving variety and new insights.
A number of people at St George’s use and enjoy the notes, and I would be happy to order some for you as well giving you the advantage of getting them post-free.
There are several different types ,so please have a look at the samples in the pink folders under the tower, and take one away and try it out,or have a word with me or someone else about how they enjoy the notes.

The order for May 2017 needs to be in during February, and I will be displaying the booklets after coffee on Sunday morning in January. Standard –sized booklets covering four months cost £4.40 per copy; payment for the year
will be £13.20.
Go on – give them a try!
Marion Nunn
Crackers? Anyone?
Are you making your own Christmas crackers this year? Would you like some Christian jokes to put inside them? How about the following from Milton Jones “10 Second Sermons” 2011 Darton, Longman & Todd ? “Sometimes I feel like Joseph at the inn in Bethlehem holding a crib of straw and saying ‘No, I asked to see the manager!’”
Can any of you offer similar seasonal Christian one-liners?

Sundays

0800Traditional Communion


1000Communion with a mixture of traditional & contemporary worship


09501st Sunday of the month
Young People's meeting in Hall or Church - for those aged 4 - 14 year.


1600 Evening Worship in church or residential homes – see weekly Newsboard


Tuesday

1000Holy Communion at church


14303rd Tuesday
Holy Communion at Mountbatten Nursing Home


Wednesday

14302nd Wednesday
Holy Communion at Churchill Way Hall


15004th Wednesday
Holy Communion at Elizabeth House.


Thursday

11002nd Thursday
Holy Communion at St George's Residential Home