Lord our God,
since you will return to us in judgment
in an hour that we least expect,
grant us to watch and pray at all times,
so that whether you come in the evening,
or at midnight, or in the morning,
your people may be found among those who are waiting and watching for the advent of their Redeemer; to whom be all glory and praise,
now and for ever.
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Please remember in your prayers anyone who is going through a time of sadness, anxiety or undergoing medical treatment.
December's hymn of the month is 729 - 'Touch the earth lightly'.
Swimathon - We have now received the statement from the Rotary Club of Royston and cheque for £270.63 in favour of UNCLE. The total raised complete with Gift Aid came to £541.25 the balance going to The Rotary Club of Royston Trust Fund. Grateful thanks to our team Tess Maddin, Sarah Kendall and the Shepherd family,
The JMA Christmas Bazaar and Coffee Morning - raised the fantastic sum of £1045. A huge thankyou to everyone for supporting this event and to the wonderful team of helpers. Sheila
Action for Children Please support Action for Children this Christmas by signing the big Church Christmas Card and making a donation, instead of, or as well as, sending lots of individual Christmas cards to your Church friends. Action for Children run fostering and adoption services, support families in need, disabled children and children in care. The card will be available at Church from Sunday 3rd December. Thank You, the Stewards
Used Stamps Traidcraft are now collecting used postage stamps to raise money for some of their projects all over the world. If you have any please do not throw them away - there is a box at the back of church and one in the office for you to leave them. Your support would be very much appreciated for this new fund raising initiative. Thanks - Jennie Harris.
Facebook we have a facebook page for the Church, the link is facebook.com/roystonmethodist. If you are a facebook user, please go to the page and click on the Like button on the main picture at the top of the page. There is also a link from the Church website.
Throughout December Continue to open windows on the Church on-line Advent Calendar at http://www.royston-methodist.org.uk/adventCalendar.php Open a window each day during Advent to reveal pictures, puzzles, and the Christmas story of the birth of Jesus. Share it with your friends, children and grandchildren.
Friday 15th December 9.15 to 11.15am First Friends
Saturday 16th December 10.00 to 10.45am Andante Singers
Saturday 16th December 10.30 to 12noon Coffee Break
Saturday 16th December 7.30pm Royston Parish Church Yuletide 2017 Royston and District Choral Society - is cooking up a feast of seasonal music to start your Christmas. Tickets are £12 (concessions £9, school students £1) which includes your first glass of mulled wine or soft alternative, and mince pie. Tickets are available from choir members, or from Caroline Franks Tel: 01920 822723, from the church on Tuesday evenings between 7.15-7.45pm or on the door. See INFORM for full details.
Sunday 17th December Third Sunday in Advent
Sunday 24th December 11.30pm Christmas Eve Midnight Communion
Monday 25th December 9.30am Christmas Day Family Worship
Thursday 4th January 7.00pm Worship Planning Meeting in the Eldon Room.
Friday 5th January 9.15am-11.15am First Friends Resumes.
Monday 8th January 3.30-5.00pm Monday Club.
Tuesday 9th January 7.30pm Ladies Group Glazed Creations
Thursday 11th January 7.30pm EldonThursday The Royston Foodbank come along and find out how the Royston Foodback is making such a difference to the lives of many local families.
Thursday 25th January 7.30pm EldonThursday Chamber Music with the Young People of Meridian The welcome return of some of Roystons most talented young people.
Monday 29th January 1.30-3.30pm Craft n Chat.
Monday 5th February 11.15am Pastoral Meeting in the Blue Room.
Tuesday 6th February 7.30pm Ladies Group Joan Munden talking about her trip to Costa Rica.
Friday 9th February 7.15pm Tunes and Spoons an evening of favourite music chosen by you with delicious desserts. Tickets are £8 (£4 for 16 and under), please contact Sue on 01763 243815 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Further information from Richard on 01763 208381. Proceeds shared between Church funds and Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire
Church Stewards: Dave Aggett, Jeff Maddin, Audrey Hinnells and Paul Harris
Safeguarding Officer: Richard Elcock
All Notices to Tracy Aggett by Monday evening please.