Hiya, trust you’re having a good week
As it’s Thursday I start my attempts to get to the weekend on time. I take Wednesday as a sabbath and that means Monday and Tuesday I’m generally trying to catch up, Thursday and Friday I’m trying to get ready. This week im marginally ahead, having written most of a sermon earlier in the week. It’s on Joseph. Interesting male role model., in fact interesting role model.
I’m meeting a small team today to plot some Colchester joint church events. All good fun. Then after that it’s time for my booster jab, yes I am that old!
I see the government guidance on lateral flow tests has changed. We were encouraged to take a test a couple of times a week, and I know that many of us have been doing that. Now the guidance is to test before attending high risk settings. While we don’t consider the centre to be a high risk setting most weeks because of the size of the place and the way we can separate in the space available, the latest advice does effectively encourage us all to take a test before we come to church. At the moment we aren’t required to check this in England, and don’t want to start, but I wanted to say thank you to those who take regular tests and encourage everyone to take a test before coming to church. Personally Ian and I have been testing before each Sunday morning – and its nice to be so negative, and so ensure we’re not being a risk to people who choose to worship here
That will apply of course to our wonderful Christmas services:
There are still some tickets left for the pantomime next week, fri 3rd with Duggie Dug Dug. Tickets are £5 from the church or, with a booking fee from eventbrite. I’m sure this will be a fantastic evening for the whole family. Never had a panto here before but this will be a quality event.
We are planning something brilliant together for the 19th in the morning, and looking forward to Canadians and carols that evening. This is such a good event to invite everyone to, three clean comedians and a brilliant host, Paul Kerensa who writes for not going out, radio two, Top Gear, Miranda et cetera Tickets are £7 and available from the church hall, with a booking fee from Eventbrite.
Christmas Eve should be fun. We are planning an event in the car Park at 5 pm, the idea is that there will be carols, a few readings and a very very short talk, all around a opportunity to eat drink and be merry together. It would be marvellous if you could help either with set up, with the tech, serving, food and drink, making Christingles with the children, etc, or setting down. Please email email@example.com or hit reply if you can help, thanks
And please invite everyone. What a great opportunity.
Instigated some pre-service prayer. Each Sunday at 8.30 am, mainly with Karen. We’re trusting that, as last Sunday, some of the words and pictures received there can be shared in the service and that the service itself will be more effective as a result. All welcome .
Have you seen the art project on answered prayer? www.eternalwall.org.uk/testimony
Anyway, I trust you have a great week.
Grace and peace