BISHOP STREET METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday 10th December 2017
Tea, coffee, squash will be available following the service.
Organist: Martin Briers
Thank you to the team that have worked at decorating the Church for Advent and Christmas
Lectionary Readings for Sunday 10th December
Inspiration Evening, Sunday December 10t
CHRISTMAS CARD BOX: If you wish to send cards to members, there is a ‘post box’ to drop them into. Also, check to see if there are cards for you – or people you can take for. Donations to Church funds are welcome via the collection plate.
ROTA for Sunday Welcomers and Refreshments:December to February ROTA is now out. We need two welcomers and two people for refreshments each week to keep things running well.
CHRISTMAS MEAL. This will take place after the Nativity and Carol Service on Sunday 17th December. You are invited to bring some cold food for a Bring and Share meal, but note that soup and bread roll and puddings will be provided. So that we can get an idea of numbers, please sign the list on the table at the back of the church. If you know what food (or soft drinks) you will be bringing, please write that by your name. There is no charge this year for the meal.
FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS CAROLS: Please write the title of your favourite Christmas carol on the clipboard in the Cafe. We will try and include as many as possible on either Sunday 17 or 24 December. Other opportunities for carol singing are: Monday 18 Dec 7-8pm in Town Hall Square for Radio Leicester's Sing Christmas, and as part of the Lunchtime organ recital on Thursday 21 Dec 1.00-1.45 in the Cafe.
NEW WOMEN’S GROUP starting in the New Year. Wednesdays and Fridays (with launch parties December 15th and 20th). Space to learn, chat, laugh and grow, based at The Bridge and the Centre Project. See poster on the noticeboard for details.
BISHOP STREET ONLINE DISPLAY AND VIDEOS
There are also a selection of videos now available via Youtube. You can find them by searching for the Bishop Street Church youtube channel (feel free to subscribe). A series of four short talks by Richard Gill on the origins of Leicester Methodism begins with ‘A sermon at Butt Close’, at https://youtu.be/x18ONeu0AoI (Follow the links to find subsequent videos.)
LIGHTED WINDOWS - Reflective worship for Advent at Great Glen Methodist Church. A series of 3 Wednesday evening services based on ‘An Advent Calendar for a World in Waiting’ by Margaret Silf. Rev Vincent Price will be leading these services at 7:30pm on :
INAUGURAL LECTURE: Professor Clive Marsh will be giving a public lecture entitled, ‘God and the Modern University: Religion, Radicalisation and the Future of Human Flourishing’ onTuesday February 6th 2018, 5.30pm at Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 1, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7PA.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, available through the Chapel Cafe. There are two 'slots' at 11am and 11.45-12.30. If you'd like to speak to a church member who's been trained in listening skills, please see the designated person sitting in the café.
CHRISTMAS EVENTS: With the Town Hall Square Christmas illuminations being worked on, now is a good moment to get dates into diaries for some of the Christmas Activities at Church:-
Advent Theme: Message of the Angels: Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace (Luke ch1 v14a)
· Sunday December 10th: Inspiration Evening: 6.00-7.30.
· Thursday14th: Talk in the Chapel, 6.15pm - Richard Gill & Neil Crutchley: the Ultimate Christmas Hymn.
· Sunday 17th: Nativity Play and Carol Service, followed by Christmas Lunch in the Church.
· Monday 18th: Sing Christmas. Carols in the Square – 7.00pm
· Thursday 21st: Lunchtime organ recital and carol singing: Carols and Music for Christmas: 1.00-1.45.
· Sunday 24th Christmas Eve Service, 10.45am.
· Monday 25th Christmas Day service, 10.00am.
LARGER PRINT copies of the Hymn-Book, Service Book and Bible are available from the welcomers.
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