‘Living the life of the Spirit filled with Faithfulness’
Welcome to Sunday morning worship. ‘I never knew that about why we have Christmas Trees’ has been a familiar comment I’ve heard this last week, but I am sure that more of you will know about this story I’m going to tell this week.
Last year approximately 900 million Christmas cards were sent last year in the UK by post and one of the familiar characters on them are robins. The question therefore is, why is the robin part of our Christmas card traditions – you can find out on Sunday.
I don’t know who writes the cards in your family or how many you send but they are an important way we connect with and remind people of how much they mean to us. I know it is easy for the sending of cards to be just because we always do, but the heart behind them is because we want those who receive our cards to be blessed by the one the season celebrates.
As you write your cards, think of it as an act of prayer for all those names you write, that they may all know the peace of Jesus this year.
Please take this time to worship and to be encouraged together. You can find the service on our YouTube Channel using the link below. (available from 8 am on Sunday 22nd November) The sermon notes are at the bottom of the page.
Welcome – ritual of Christmas Cards and Robins
Song ‘Great is thy faithfulness’
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Songs ‘Amazing Grace’ and ‘I am not alone / Our God reigns’
Reading Romans 8 : 12 – 25 (Marilyn Fenn)
Prayers of Intercession
Song ’10,000 Reasons’
Blessing: ‘To him who is able to keep you from falling, to Christ our King and Saviour, be praise and glory, majesty and power, forever and ever.’