12 Dec 2019 • General news
Collect: God for whom we watch and wait, you sent John the Baptist to prepare the way of your Son: give us courage to speak the truth, to hunger for justice, and to suffer for the cause of right, with Jesus Christ our Lord.
First Reading: Isaiah 35. 1-10 Barbara Gardner
Second Reading: James 5. 7-10 Taniya John
Gospel: Matthew 11. 2-11 Abraham Kurien
Intercessor: Stephen Baker
Hymns: 589 287 638 364 692
Post Communion Prayer: We give you thanks, O Lord, for these heavenly gifts; kindle in us the fire of your Spirit that when your Christ comes again we may shine as lights before his face; who is alive and reigns now and for ever.
This week beginning 15th December 2019
This Sunday 8 am Holy Communion
10 am Parish Communion
6.30 pm Evening Prayer
Monday 9 am Morning Prayer
7 pm Parish Office
Wednesday 10 am Holy Communion
Thursday 9 am Morning Prayer
Saturday 9.30 am Morning Prayer
Sunday 22nd 8am Holy Communion
10 am Parish Communion and Children’s Nativity
6.30 pm Evening Prayer
Many thanks to all box holders who kindly let me have them by bringing them to church. Amount collected was £846.79 which is £46 up on last year. My thanks also goes to my daughter and son in law as without their help I would not have been able to do the collection this year and they are willing to help in the future. Audrey Curtis
Bible Study Group
The Wednesday Bible Study group will meet again on Wednesday 15th January 2020 at 10.45am.All welcome.
Coffee Club will meet again in the new year on Wednesday 8th January 2020.Price£1.Tea or Coffee. All welcome. This will be the last one before Christmas. We will begin again in the New Year.
Meet in the church centre twice monthly. (on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month).They meet from 10-12 noon and all are welcome. Having now broken up for Christmas they meet again in the New Year on Thursday 9th January 2020.
We are now selling raffle tickets for a Christmas Hamper. Christmassy donations towards this would be most grateful - a list of suggested items is on the noticeboard. Please bring contributions in as soon as possible.
Mentoring Young People
If you would be interested in mentoring young people to help make positive life choices by receiving training on topics including Safeguarding and gangs and youth violence, please see the notice in the Church Centre and apply to the positive youth foundation who are seeking to help young people in positive ways. Training will be given (8 hours in total).
Please remember to add your Christmas Card messages today. For a minimum donation of £2 you can add a message in our Christmas Card available on 22nd December. The point of the card is two fold; firstly to raise money for a local charity (this year Coventry Winter Night Shelter) and
secondly to save people from sending numerous cards to fellow parishioners.
Christmas Day Dinner
Walsgrave Baptist Church will again be organising a free Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day at 1pm for anyone who would like to go. Booking at email@example.com or on 7661 2565 is essential though.
Christmas leaflet Delivery
If you are able to delivery some Christmas fliers around the parish advertising our services and those of Walsgrave Baptist Church please take a bundle from the table in the Centre.
If you would like to join members of Walsgrave Baptist Church at a Skittles Night on Friday 21st February 2020 at Wolvey Bowling Club 7pm please contact Pete Gales at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place. Tickets are £6 for fish + chips/chicken + chips/or veggie alternative.
Walsgrave Baptist Church invites you to Messy Christmas on Monday 23rd December 11am-pm.Christmas crafts and a cooked lunch.Aimed at Primary School.Reply to Amy Barker if email@example.com