When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, ‘Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.’ He was afraid and said, ‘How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.’ (Genesis 28:16-17, NIV)
Jacob has tricked his father, betrayed his brother and tried to deceive God. Yet, as he runs away to safety, it is there that he meets God or, perhaps, that God meets him. Despite everything Jacob has done, God still chooses him to carry the promises and blessings first given to Abraham. God’s rescue of Jacob, his promise of an eternal rescuer, and our rescue, all come about by God’s goodness, not anything we do.
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 continue to look at Jacob’s life.
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.
There is no children’s church this Sunday, as we all meet together in the main body of the building.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Christmas Coffee Shop
Our Christmas Coffee Shop is this 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.
Publicity for our Christmas services will be out shortly. Services planned for this Advent and Christmas are:
|Sunday 18th December||6pm Carols by Candlelight at St Thomas|
|Wednesday 21st December||10:30am Coffee and Carols at St Andrew|
|Saturday 24th December||4pm Crib Service at St Thomas|
|11:30pm Christmas Night Communion at St Thomas|
|Saturday 25th December||10am All Age Christmas Celebration at St Andrew|
|followed by Holy Communion|
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.
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.