Sunday Connections 16.12.2018

Please find this week’s Sunday Connections below. This will be our last one for 2018! I hope that amongst the last few weeks  of Advent everyone has found some inspiration and encouragement in celebrating the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ this year. SundayConnection_16.12.2018EB42BCFD-EF67-46ED-A5C5-5BD2505A722A

I hope to see you at one of our Christmas services this year! Christmas Services 2018

Merry Christmas,

Cassie

Sheep Nativity Trail Underway for the Young & Young at Heart!

Our Newhaven Sheep Nativity Trail is well underway and our sheep have had some happy visitors already! Will you find our sheep hidden across Newhaven and help us tell the Christmas Story? How does it work you ask?

  1. Print the booklet attached (or pick one up at Newhaven Church Café OR at the Victoria PS Fayre on Saturday 15th December). SheepTrailBooklet_ChildBooklet
  2. Find the Sheep Around the Neighbourhood.
  3. Put the Nativity Story in Order.
  4. Enter to win a Prize By: showing Cassie your completed booklet at the Victoria PS School Fayre; showing Cassie on Sunday 16th December at the 10:30am Service; OR taking a photo of your completed booklet and sending it to Cassie
  5. All Entries Must be received by the 16th December 2018!

Sermon on the Wise Men and Shepherds- 24th December 2017

Readings:

Luke 2:8-20

1 Corinthians 1:26-28

In this morning’s Christmas Eve service, Rev. Peter Bluett looked at the significance of shepherds and wise men from the East being called to pay homage to the infant Jesus.

If you would like to listen to the sermon please click on the audio player below.

3 candles lit on the third Sunday in Advent

Sermon: Third Sunday of Advent

Readings Matthew 1:1-17; Luke 3:38.

 

On this third Sunday in advent, Rev Peter Bluett looked at the genealogies in Matthew and Luke, comparing them and considering the religious function of each of them.

To listen to the sermon, please click on the audio player below.

Sermon: Second Sunday of Advent

Reading: Micah 5:1-6.

 

This morning Rev. Peter Bluett continued his exploration of advent by contrasting the two different visions for peace offered by Imperial Rome and by the Kingdom of God.

If you wish to listen to the sermon, please click on the audio player below.

 

Blythswood Care Shoeboxes

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A huge thank you to all those who contributed to the Blythswood Care Shoebox appeal this year. In total Newhaven Church collected 86 shoeboxes, as well as six carrier bags full of items. Donations were gratefully received, not only from members and regular attenders of the church, but also from St Serfs Guides, Victoria Primary School, Newhaven Church Toddler Group, and Chatterboxes.

Blythswood care provides practical help, love and support for those in need. Its annual shoebox appeal has, over the years, provided over a million Christmas presents for children and adults in troubled parts of  the world.

Photo of our Christmas Choir - 2013

Dates and times of our Christmas services

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Please feel free to join any of our services!

Sunday 20th December:
10:30-11.30am – Christmas Sunday Carol Service

Christmas Eve:
4:00pm – All Age Service
11.15pm – Mincepies and Watchnight Service

Christmas Day:
10.30am – Short Family Service (All welcome)

Sunday 27th December:
10.30am Sunday Worship

All the best over Christmas and into the New Year

Photo of our Christmas Choir - 2013

Happy Christmas! You can still catch our Christmas services…

Happy Christmas from all at Newhaven Church!

If you missed our Christmas service on Sunday, you can still come to our All Age Christmas Eve Service today at 4.00pm, the Watchnight Service tonight at 11.30pm (with mince pies at 11.15), or our Short All Age Christmas Day Service tomorrow at 10.30am.

All the best for a joyful Christmas and for the New Year.

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