Virtual Church

The Calling of God - 27th December

Welcome to our Virtual service for the first Sunday after Christmas and the last service of the year, we return to our series in Romans with Peter Thatcher. We have prepared a short “After Christmas” Quiz which can be downloaded here, send the answers to Wayne (see the full version of the letter from Wayne here for details) - answer all 10 questions correctly and you will receive a small prize.

We will be having a break from Romans as in January we start a series on Prayer – as Charles Spurgeon described it as the powerhouse of the Church.

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Christmas Day Celebration

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, Born this happy morning!

The words of one of the lines from the well-known Christmas carol, ‘O Come all ye faithful’. The excitement with which we welcome Jesus’s arrival this Christmas day could also be expressed in the phrase, ‘HOPE IS BORN TODAY!’ This is the hope that the Old Testament prophet Isaiah spoke of centuries earlier:

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:2 & 6

Later on in Isaiah the prophet declares that the name of this child will be a ‘hope for the nations.’ The Messiah’s name, ‘Yeshua’ literally means Saviour, the one who saves, the one who delivers. This Christmas day we celebrate and give thanks for the birth of Jesus. What a great source of joy and peace for us to know that the inextinguishable light shines for us all during this time of great darkness across the lands.

In the midst of a difficult year that has passed and a still uncertain year to come we pause this special day to open our hearts, minds and lives again to the one who delivers us from fear; to the one in whom we place our hope and will therefore not be put to shame.

May you know the hope of Christ in your heart this Christmas!

Every blessing,

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Christmas Carols and Readings

This year has certainly been different! This time last year as we were crammed into the church on Christmas Eve or we would have enjoyed our annual Live the Story event with the animals, anticipating the New Year to come. But none of us could have expected the events of 2020 to unfold as they have done. We hope and pray for a better 2021 where we are able meet with friends and hug loved ones without restrictions.

Unlike many of our online encounters this year, I’m confident there won’t be any connection problems between us and God for our Carols & Readings service tonight. For the message of Christmas is the message of ‘Immanuel’, the God who is with us, free from any unstable connection issues. You will be pleased to know that God’s invitation to meet with him tonight comes without the need for us to social distance or wear a facemask.

Our online Christmas Eve service video will be a mixture of carols and readings, with messages for us to reflect on this Christmastime. As you hear the Christmas readings and sing along to the familiar carols celebrating the gift of Jesus Christ, may you be drawn ever closer to he who is the meeting place of eternity and time, the joining of deity and humanity and the junction of heaven and earth.

Christmas blessings
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