Coronavirus Covid-19: Please see the 'Coronavirus News' page for other information about current services in church and online alternatives: click HERE.
Christian Aid Christmas Appeal: Jennifer Mathias writes: I am taking on a challenge to walk 300,000 steps in 30 days. I am asking for sponsorship to support people living in poverty facing a crisis caused by climate change. Building hope for people like Kawite and her family who had to walk five hours to collect water. Her children often missed school and went hungry. When the drought became severe the community came together to build a local pond, with the help of Christian Aid’s partners. Now they have a safe reliable water source for the whole community. Kawite can now spend time on her business and send her children to school, giving them a future. Please sponsor me by phoning 01704 870738 or sending/delivering a cheque made out to Christian Aid. If you can Gift Aid it add your name and address. Thank you.
Update: Jennifer is now well on the way, having done 236,676 steps, with £700 raised so far, eclipsing the target of £500 we set last week – let’s see if we can get to £1000!
Bible study and Alpha Course groups: Home groups and the Alpha Course are suspended for the time being, but see the 'Home Groups' and 'Alpha Course' pages for details of what usually happens!
Book Group: Our meetings are suspended for the time being.
Car park: Controls on car parking at Holy Trinity will be introduced shortly through monitoring by CCTV and automatic number plate recognition. Please check here for details or look out for notices on the car park in due course.
Aid for refugees: Collections of clothes, etc., have been suspended for the foreseeable future to prevent the possible transfer of the coronavirus on fabrics. Many thanks for all recent and past donations.
Foodbank: Please see the 'Coronavirus News' page - click HERE.
Bible readings for the week from the NIV Bible:
1 Corinthians 1.3-9
3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
4 I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. 5 For in him you have been enriched in every way – with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge – 6 God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. 7 Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. 8 He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
[Jesus said] 24 ‘But in those days, following that distress,
‘“the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light;
25 the stars will fall from the sky,
and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.”
26 ‘At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27 And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens.
28 ‘Now learn this lesson from the fig-tree: as soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 29 Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that it is near, right at the door. 30 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. 32 ‘But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. 34 It’s like a man going away: he leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.
35 ‘Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back – whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the cock crows, or at dawn. 36 If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. 37 What I say to you, I say to everyone: “Watch!”’
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