From the Notices: 20th January 2019

 Revd. Matthew Olanrewaju will be the preacher at the Contemporary Praise Service tonight at Hethersett Methodist Church at 6.30 pm. See the poster on the noticeboard in the Church Centre for details.

 The annual Chain of Prayer for Christian Unity will take place in St Luke’s Chapel, Norwich Cathedral, this Thursday, 24 January, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. The theme is: “Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue.” (Deut. 16: 18-20).

Chapel Field Road will be leading the prayers from 12.15 – 12.30 pm; Revd Debbie Caulk will be there with participatory prayers which we can join in.

 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 today.

 Advance notice of an exciting free 3Generate event for anyone aged 8 to 23 on Saturday 9 March from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, at High Street Methodist Church, Harpenden. There will be workshops, activities and worship. Transport can be arranged. Talk to Revd Debbie Caulk, who can let you have more details.

 The annual District Songs of Praise at Thursford is on the afternoon of Sunday 24 March. Please would all those who have indicated that they would like to join the coach re-confirm that they wish to go with Terry Dunning (on 01603 762114 or terence.dunning@hotmail.co.uk.) as soon as possible. Unfortunately the original list has disappeared. Full details of time and cost will be published once the list has beenconfirmed.

 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.

 Thank you too for your gifts to Christian Aid through envelopes in the pews (£552.82) and the Church Christmas card (£220.50), a grand total of £773.32. The Christmas theme was ‘Be a peacemaker’. By supporting Christmas Aid, you are standing together with those on the frontline of peace-making, bringing healing, wholeness and hope to people affected by conflict. We are grateful to Christina Potter for organising this appeal.

 You’re invited to join other churches in praying this week for Churches Together in Norwich and for Ecumenism in our city.
In Christ there is no east or west,
in him no south or north,
but one great fellowship of love
throughout the whole wide earth.

                                                                                               John Oxenham; StF 685

Please give items for the Notices to Paul Binney by Wednesday
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