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December 2003

 

Amidst the winters ice and chill,

Remember Jesus lying still,

His bed a crib in stable bare,

Just Mary, Joseph and animals there.

 

There was but one dazzling star

That brought those travellers from afar.

Simple shepherds who left their sheep,

Kings of royal lineage deep.

 

But you, dear Lord, who came for all,

Those who succeed and those who fall,

Help us all to turn to You,

This Christmas and the whole year through. Amen.

 

 

 

CAROLS FOR THE FAMILY

As usual we shall be having our informal gathering in St Giles' Church at both 3 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. on Christmas Eve for Carols for the Family.  Come and hear the familiar words of the Christmas story and sing some carols as we build up our Crib scene in the sanctuary.  Both services are always full and that is why we have to issue tickets, which are free.  They will be available at the Family Service at 9 45 a.m. on 7th December and thereafter (but not before!) by telephoning 622970.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Warm Welcome awaits you at the ICKENHAM CHURCHES over the CHRISTMAS PERIOD

Details of Services, and other events are as follows:

 

ST. GILES CHURCH

Sunday 7th

3 p.m. Carols for Jack and Jill Toddler Group and their Parents followed by refreshments in the Church Hall (For tickets: Tel. Juli Harris-Powell or Lindsey 01895 675387)

Sunday 14th

3 p.m. Christingle Service and Junior Church Nativity Presentations.

Sunday 21st

6.30 p.m. Festival Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.

Wednesday 24th - Christmas Eve

10 a.m. Carol Singing outside the Village Hall in aid of Save The Children. All welcome.

3 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. Carols for the Family (Free and Ticket only available at Family Service on 7th December)

8 p.m. Holy Communion (Traditional language)

11 p.m. Holy Communion (Common Worship Order 1).

Thursday 25th Christmas Day

8 a.m. Holy Communion (Traditional language)

10 a.m. Family Carol Service with Holy Communion.

Friday 26th St. Stephens Day (Boxing Day)

9 a.m. Holy Communion.

Saturday 27th St. John the Evangelists Day

9 a.m. Holy Communion

Sunday 28th The Holy Innocents - First Sunday of Christmas.

10 a.m. Joint Service of Holy Communion with the U.R.C. in St. Giles Church.

(No other services in either church on this day).

 

UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

 

Sunday 14th December

11.00 a.m. Junior Church Christmas Festival and Gift service.

Tuesday 16th

7.00 p.m. All-age "Carol Sing" in the church followed by refreshments

Sunday 21st

6.30 p.m. Carol service by candlelight.

Wednesday 24th Christmas Eve

11.30 p.m. Christmas Eve service with the Lord's Supper.

Thursday 25th Christmas Day

10.00 a.m. Christmas Day service for all ages

 

 

DROP-IN FOR THE BEREAVED. Third Monday of each month. St.Giles Church Hall, 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. A friendly, informal opportunity for a chat, over a cup of tea, with other bereaved people and pastoral visitors. The next meeting is Monday 15th December (also Monday 19th January 2004). Just come along, or ring the Rectory (622970), if you would like to talk to someone first.

 

ICKENHAM GOOD NEIGHBOUR SCHEME exists to serve the whole of Ickenham. Were here to assist in an emergency. If you need help, the daytime contact numbers are: 01895 633020 or 01895 235061.

 

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