I don’t quite know how I’ve managed it, but we’ve reached the start of Advent and I haven’t yet heard Noddy Holder yelling ‘It’s Christmas!!!’ Wonders will never cease.
Still, Noddy Holder or not, it’s time to prepare for Christmas, and our celebration of God’s gift to all of us of Jesus Christ. On the home front the annual scratching of heads over what presents to buy for the family has started. On the church front, I’ve been preparing service sheets that will see us through to Christmas Day and beyond.
So what have we got planned at Holy Trinity. Well there’s something special happening on every Sunday in Advent ...
· On 27th November, at 6.30pm there is a service of Advent Carols, when we’re joined by people from some of the other churches in the town;
· On 4th December, at 4.00pm we have our Christingle Service, at which children and adults make Christingles and support the work of the Children’s Society;
· On 11th December, at 10am there is our Toy Service, when everyone donates a new toy which we then distribute to children who will otherwise receive very little at Christmas;
· And on 18th December, at 6.30pm we have our Candlelit Carol Service, when the choir lead us in carols and we hear the Christmas story told in a series of nine readings from scriptures.
All that before we even get to Christmas!
So please, come and join us to make your spiritual preparations for Christmas. You’ll be made very welcome.