From the notices: 28 January 2018

  • The January edition of Contact, our Church magazine, is out now. Do ask the Pew Stewards for your copy. The February edition will be published next Sunday.
  • Revd Debbie Caulk’s Ordination will take place on Sunday 1 July at 4.00 pm at Newark Methodist Church. We are considering hiring a coach as Debbie has 50 tickets. If you would like to go, please give your name to Terry Dunning in order to see if this is feasible. More details will be announced when we know potential numbers. The sooner you make up your mind the sooner we can book the coach!
  • Your generous response to Christian Aid at Christmas through envelopes in the pews and collections (£833.50) and the Christian Aid Christmas card (£190.50) has resulted in a wonderful total of £1,024, which, when matched pound for pound by the government, means that a total of £2,048 will reach the partners of Christian Aid who are working to alleviate the desperate poverty of those for whom they are caring in South Sudan and Burkina Faso.
  • Thanks, too, for your generous donations to the Norwich Foodbank, which helped to make Christmas special for many individuals and families in crisis and will continue to help local people in times of crisis in their lives.
  • You’re invited to join with other churches in praying this week for Norwich Central Baptists, and for the nightclubs in our city.

Jesus Christ is waiting,
waiting in the streets;
no one is his neighbour,
all alone he eats.
Listen, Lord Jesus,
I am lonely too.
Make me, friend or stranger,
fit to wait on you.
Jesus Christ is raging,
raging in the streets,
where injustice spirals
and real hope retreats.
Listen, Lord Jesus,
I am angry too.
In the Kingdom’s causes
let me rage with you.

John Bell and Graham Maule