Then God said to Jacob, ‘Go up to Bethel and settle there, and build an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you were fleeing from your brother Esau.’ (Genesis 35:1, NIV)
Jacob has left returned home and made peace with his brother. Why, then, does God appear to Jacob and tell him to go somewhere else? Because Jacob hasn’t completed what God has told him to do, either geographically or spiritually.
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 take a final look at Jacob’s life.
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.
Carols by Candlelight
Our Carols by Candlelight service is this Sunday evening at 6pm in St Thomas.
Publicity for our Christmas services is now out. 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.
There will be no Morning Prayer on 28th December, 4th and 11th January 2023, returning on 18th January.
Coffee and Carols
This Wednesday is our Coffee and Carols at 10:30am in St Andrew. Do please come to enjoy some carols, and a few Christmas thoughts.
The Coffee Shop will be taking a short break in January, and will return on Wednesday 1st February.
Christmas Coffee Shop
Many thanks to everyone who organised, ran, attended and enjoyed our Christmas Coffee Shop last week, a total of £733 was raised for church funds.
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.