Remember that the clocks go back at 2am on Sunday morning
Devote yourselves to prayer, ... Be wise in the way you act towards outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. (Colossians 4:2,5-6, NIV)
As Paul brings his letter to the Colossians to a close, he highlights two areas. First, that we should be devoted to prayer, that we are pray to the God who created us, and who is able to do all things. Second, that we should make the best use of every opportunity to talk about Jesus, the one who saves us. What might that look like for us? How can we take every opportunity to talk about Jesus?
You would be very welcome to join us at 10:30am in St Andrew, Cuffley, or at 8:30am in St Thomas, Northaw, this Sunday, as we come to the end of Paul’s letter to the Colossians.
You would also be welcome at our 4pm service in St Thomas, Northaw, this afternoon, as we continue to look at the big picture of the Bible together.
The 10:30am Sunday morning service will also be streamed. This 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.
Our 4pm service is this Sunday afternoon in St Thomas. It’s 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.
If you have any questions, or might be willing to help, please be in touch with me (07446 516945 / 01707 699030, email@example.com).
Annual Memorial Service
Our annual memorial service will be on the afternoon of Sunday 6th November at 3pm at St Thomas, Northaw. At the service we will remember by name those known to the church who have died in the Iast three years; there will then be the opportunity for everybody to light candles in memory of loved ones, whether departed recently or long ago.
Email invitations have been sent out already, if you would like to be added to the contact list, or know someone who would, please sign up online.
Memorial Service Refreshments
If you would like to donate a cake for the refreshments on 6th November, please bring them to the 10:30 service at St Andrew, or directly to the service at St Thomas.
Our Remembrance Day service is at 10:50am at St Thomas on 14th November. We’ll start outside at the memorial for an Act of Remembrance, before concluding the service inside the church building.
Our next foodbank collection this month is Wednesday 2nd November. You’re welcome to bring donations to St Andrew at our Sunday service or on Wednesday morning, or to be in touch with Gill Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org, 01707 874872) to arrange delivery or collection.
Christmas Coffee shop
This may seem an early notification, but our Christmas Coffee Shop is on Wednesday 7th December. If you would like to donate to Christmas Hampers please contact Gill Hall; if would like to order Christmas Cake please contact Kathy Shingles.
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 want to catch up with the Vision Sunday sermon, it’s available to listen to via SoundCloud.
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.