Dear Minster and Friends,
It feels as though the Christmas season is now fully upon us. For some this might be an unsettling thought, but we are now less than two weeks away from the big day! In the business of our commercialised Christmas and oh-so familiar seasonal traditions it can be all too easy to forget the reason for the season. Advent is a time of waiting, and perhaps the best thing we can do to draw close to the one we await at this time of year, is to meditate upon his character…
In a time of waiting hundreds of years before the birth of Jesus, the prophet Isaiah declared that his name shall be called…
One who consoles us in trials, offering us guidance, wisdom, healing and revelation.
One who is strong enough to fight our battles, and defeat even our greatest enemies.
One who knows us better than we know ourselves, yet loves us unconditionally into eternity.
Prince of Peace
One who calms storms with just a word, and does the same in our restless hearts and broken world.
This time of year can be difficult for so many. Take a moment to wait upon our coming King Jesus who has a name perfectly suited to meet you wherever you’re at today, and who longs to draw near to you. You may just find your waiting turning into wonder, and your wonder turning to worship!
Our Carol Service this Sunday provides us with a fantastic opportunity to be in wonder together as we explore this theme ‘His Name Shall Be’, and worship through some brilliant sounding carols! You can expect a warm welcome, we hope to see you and your families and friends there!
NEWS & EVENTS
Helpers needed for Christmas
We are still in need of helpers for our various Christmas services, from baking, to welcoming to car parking. If you could help out with any of these please email email@example.com
Sunday 16th December – 6pm – 7pm
Followed by festive treats!
Monday 24th December – 3:30pm – 4:30pm
With donkey rides and refreshments from 2:30pm – 3:15pm
Tuesday 25th December – 10:30am – 11:30am
Please be aware we will have no Sunday morning services on 16th, 23rd & 30th December.
Helpers needed for children’s church
We are really in need of helpers for all the different age groups for children’s church. If this is something you may be interested in looking into pursuing then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are new to the Minster we would really encourage you to connect by coming to our Newcomers Lunch on Sunday 13th January at 1:30pm. You will get to meet some of the team and other friendly people, also hear a bit about who we are and what we’re up to.
Email email@example.com for details and to sign up.
Coming up in the New Year
Wednesday 26th December – Wednesday 2nd January: Office shut
Sunday 6th January – 10:30am: Sunday services begin including children’s church
12:30pm: Take decorations down
Friday 11th January – 10am: Minster Munchkins begins
Sunday 13th January – 1:30pm: Newcomers Lunch
Friday 25th January – 7:30pm: Encounter: Prayer