Next Sunday evening at 6.00 pm for 6.30 our evening service will be held in the Church and will take the form of music and devotions from Taizé, a peaceful sequence of devotional readings and prayers, interspersed with simple chants in the style with which we have become familiar through our morning worship. From 6.00 pm there will be a chance to sing through the chants informally, to get to know them. Visitors from other churches in the city will be joining us. Refreshments will follow the service.
CAMEO invites the Church family to a New Year Celebration Party with Bring and Share Supper on Thursday, 10 January, at 7.30 pm. There will be a quiz and competitions to test your observation and memory skills. Do come along, bring some food to share, and together we will have an enjoyable evening.
The January issue of Contact, our Church magazine, is out now. Do ask the Pew Stewards for your copy. Items for the February issue should be with Pauline Mann by 20 January.
The annual Chain of Prayer for Christian Unity will take place in St Luke’s Chapel, Norwich Cathedral, on Thursday 24 January from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. The theme will be “Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue.” (Deut. 16: 18-20).
Christian Aid envelopes have been in the pews for our Christmas services. This year the appeal is focused on us being peacemakers. Please return them in the offertory bag.
A big thank you to those of you from our Church who collected in the streets of the city for St Martin’s Housing Trust before Christmas. The amount raised by the charity was their best ever, a total of £34,541. 85, which will go towards providing more hostel accommodation for the homeless.
Thank you for your generous donations over the Christmas period to the Norwich Foodbank, which have helped to make Christmas special for many individuals and families in crisis. The need goes on; do keep your donations coming, using the shopping list overleaf as a guide.
You’re invited to join with other churches in praying this week for our own Church here at Chapel Field Road and for the Shopping World in our city.
Wise men, seeking Jesus,
Travelled from afar,
Guided on their journey
By a beauteous star.
But if we desire him,
He is close at hand;
For our native country