The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. (Colossians 1:15, NIV)
Who is Jesus? That’s the question at the centre of life. If we have the right answer to that question, everything else in life just drops into place. In his sermon at Her Late Majesty’s funeral, The Archbishop of Canterbury said that Jesus told us whom to follow. That person is Jesus: who is Jesus?
You would be very welcome to join us at our 10:30am service in St Andrew, Cuffley, or at 8:30am for a service of Holy Communion in St Thomas, Northaw, this Sunday, as we look at what Paul’s letter to the Colossians says about who Jesus is.
We are pleased to welcome Mia and her parents and godparents for her baptism in St Andrew this Sunday morning.
The 10:30am Sunday morning service will be taking place simultaneously online and in-person at St Andrew. Streaming for the 10:30am service will start at 10:25am, and can be accessed directly via Facebook or YouTube, found on our website, and is advertised on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.
If you encounter problems with viewing the service via Facebook (or YouTube) please follow the link for YouTube (or Facebook) instead.
If you want to catch up with last week’s sermon, it’s available to listen to via SoundCloud.
Our children’s church meets this Sunday morning in the Undercroft (underneath the main building). Children are welcome from 10:20, and will join us in the main part of the building at the end of the service. Children are also welcome to stay for the baptism, before going downstairs, if they would like.
Next Sunday is our Harvest service. As usual, we will be collecting donations for Broxbourne Foodbank. Details of the items they currently need are available on their website.
T at 4
From the Vicar:
At our Vision Sunday, I announced the intention to start a 4pm service at St Thomas, lasting for about 45 minutes. I’m aiming for a less formal service, with a more contemporary feel — something slightly different to that which we normally do. This will be an experiment, running for 8 Sunday afternoons starting in October. For this first try, we’ll be looking at the whole story of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. There will also be cake!
I'd love for you to join us for these afternoon services. It would be really great to have as many as possible exploring the storyline of the Bible together. If you felt able to serve some refreshments after the service, that would be really helpful.
I'm hoping that we can begin on the 9th of October. If you have any questions, or might be willing to help, please be in touch with me (07446 516945 / 01707 699030, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Do you, or anyone you know, have questions about Christianity, but have never quite got around to asking? You’re always welcome to speak to Chris, the vicar, but you may prefer to meet with a group of others. Our friends at King Charles the Martyr are running the Start Course on seven Wednesday evenings in October and November, where you can find out more about the Christian Faith, and ask all the questions you would like. More details are available on their website. There are also some cards available at the back of both church buildings.
You would be very welcome to join us for a short service of Morning Prayer in St Andrew at 10:00am on Wednesday morning.
Our weekly in person Coffee Shop will be taking place this Wednesday from 10:30 to 12:30 in St Andrew, Cuffley, you are very welcome to join us.
Praying during the week
We try to send out an email each week with suggestions for your prayers. If you would like to make any suggestions, please email email@example.com.
Our Vision Sunday was on the 11th September. You can catch up with the service online via YouTube, you can listen to the sermon and some future plans via SoundCloud.
If you are on our contact database, there is a vision pack with your name on it available at the back of St Andrew. If not, there are some unnamed ones that you would be very welcome to take.
If you want to catch up with the Vision Sunday sermon, it’s available to listen to via SoundCloud.
The parish is applying for a faculty to install cavity wall insulation in St Andrew. This is part of making the main body of the church more useable, and helping to reduce the heating costs. There will be no change to either the exterior or interior of the building. The public notice is available on the website.
As well as our prayers, there are various appeals raising funds to support those fleeing the conflict and those who cannot leave. Two that you might like to consider are:
The Diocese of St Albans also has some details on some ways we can help support Ukraine.
We are also able to support the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain via the Foodbank. More details of what they are collecting for and what they need are available on our [website][https://norcuff.com/ukraine].
How to join us live
The website has the information on how to join our live services. Do feel free to share the links to our services with friends and relatives; everyone is very welcome to join us, no matter where they are in the world.