11am Holy Communion Service – also available online
There is a lot happening in the coming week as I’m sure you know so it warrants an extra page with our Christmas Timetable
Most of you know we’re collecting to feed many hungry families over the holidays and to make Dinner’s for Christmas Day. We’re also delivering a dinner to people who can’t get out and are going to be alone on the day.
One way you can help if you’re coming to the Drive in Carols is to deliver a Christmas Dinner on the way home. They are all to people well known in our Parish who can’t get out for one reason or another. Most of the team are going to St Paul’s to hand out food straight after the service, so your help with this would be appreciated. Please let us know if you can take a 5 minute detour on the way home to deliver some lunch and offer Christmas greetings from us all.
You may have seen this great video – a service for Christmas in the Bradford District – lovely views of our Parish as well as St Paul’s featuring.
This Sunday is the 3rd in Advent – we begin a new series about the ‘Songs of Christmas’ – this week it is Zechariah’s Song. (Luke 1: 67-80) We plan to livestream our Communion service from St Philip’s again at 11am – you can also come and join in. If you watch it later on Youtube please be aware that the first 10 mins or so may be only music – we start the stream early to get everything set up. (Apologies that last week cut off in the notices we got a slap on the wrist for broadcasting a copyrighted song. Sadly you missed Clare wearing a Turkey hat – so we’ll include a picture below!)
Please remember that we start with prayer at 10am at St Philip’s – join us if you haven’t before. It’s really great! In fact you’re more than welcome to come and pray and then go – we know life is complicated at the moment.
24 Angels in the sky….. Do you ever wonder why?
We hope you’re enjoying the Angel videos every day. Just to clarify – we are on a journey seeing how angels aid in God’s plan for his people through the whole Bible – we’ll go right through Christmas and Easter and into Revelation. The playlist is also in the usual link above if you can’t find them.
Food Provisionover Christmas
There are still many people in great need and you may have heard the notices about it at Church on Sunday. If not this page gives more details about our appeal. We’re trying to bless as many hungry people as we can, both in the run up to Christmas and on Christmas Day itself.
Over the past 6 months we have developed our work at St Paul’s with the Drop In guests, who in the light of COVID-19 restrictions have had to move to a take-out meal option rather than a sit-down meal. We have seen an increase of people coming to collect food on a Friday and as we have got to know folks better – have learnt even more of the daily struggles many of them are facing.
We regularly have 50-60 guests a week and have seen the access to food and help harder to access. As the colder months set in and Christmas is approaching, we are keen to develop our offering and really would LOVE YOUR HELP………
We’ve removed the link from this appeal as it is over….. Thanks for all your generous support!
Open on Christmas day and provide 70 full Christmas meals including a pudding – for this we are looking to find a total of £280
We are also looking to give a gift to all who come on Christmas day so are looking for
new boxer shorts S, M, L, XL
We have been helping to support 25 families from St Philip’s School since the summer, with holiday food provision.
We hope you’re enjoying our Advent Angels readings – please share them online either on social media or emailing the links. If you can’t subscribe you can just visit the playlist – videos will appear each day.
It’s our final week of the Prayer Course online this Tuesday – hope to see you there.
Clearly it cannot be live so it will be entirely on Zoom. Details of how to join are below – you can simply click the link to login below to Zoom or you can phone in and join us on audio only. Contact us if you need tech help.
The first half an hour will be the ‘service’ section and then the business will begin at 10.30am.
10.30am Annual Meeting of Parishioners for the Election of Church Wardens
Introductory Business: Attendance, Apologies, Minutes – 5 mins
Trustees Report and Electoral Roll accepted – 5 mins
Parish Lenses Video – 6 mins
Looking to 2021 – Chris – 5 mins
Elections – PCC, Lay Reader and Synod – 5 mins
Finances and Appointment of Independent Examiner – 10 mins
2019 Recap Video – 5 mins
Clare – Outreach into 2021- 5 mins
Parish Teams Video – 3 mins
Sue – Ministry into 2021 – 5 mins
Chris – Questions – 10 mins
This week we’re back online only! We’ll start at 10.45 to be ready for a tribute at 11am for those who have given their lives for the country. We’ll also be continuing with our Ephesians Series as well.
The service will be more in the style of our YouTube services over Lockdown 1 – but will be happening Live. So please bear with us – this hasn’t happened before!
We have been praying together from 10am for the past few weeks – this will be on Zoom this week. If you’ve not been before, please come and try it. Our nation needs prayer more than ever. There is no need to pray out loud if you don’t want. Please come just to say ‘Amen’! As usual all the links you need are here: https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM
If you are subscribed to our YouTube channel you’ll get a notification that we’ve gone live – if you aren’t subscribed – why not!??
Sunday morning we meet again at 11am for our service of Holy Communion in St Philip’s Church. The Theme is Thanksgiving – it’s live on our Youtube Channel. https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM
A good number of us have been praying creatively for the city and our churches from 10am
The Bible says “if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.” We need some of that at the moment, so if you haven’t been before please come and join us – there is no coffee after church so you get more time to catch up with others too.
All Saints’ Day and All Souls Day will be celebrated together at an event to remember those we have lost this year.
Please invite those you know who might appreciate the opportunity to grieve more formally and creatively. We mentioned this last week – details are here. Some of this will now be taking place inside due to the weather.
Don’t forget we are praying around the parish on Saturday night – Halloween – meet at any of our 4 Churches at 4pm to shine a light in dark places – literally and spiritually!