“Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back” (Mark 13:35, NIV)
Christmas is coming. It happens on the same day every year, yet somehow it always seems to arrive a little bit faster than I expect! As the 25th December gets ever closer, there’s always the question as to whether everything is ready.
Advent begins this Sunday, and it’s a time of preparation to celebrate the birth of Jesus. It’s also a time where we think about the return of Jesus. This will happen, but on a day and a time that we don’t know. Jesus says that we can see the time approaching, and so we should be ready.
You would be very welcome at our 10:30am service in St Andrew, Cuffley or at 9am for a service of Holy Communion in St Andrew, Cuffley, this Sunday, as we look forward to the return of Christ.
The 10:30am Sunday morning service will also be streamed. This will start at 10:25am, and can be accessed directly via YouTube or Facebook, 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.
Our children’s church continues 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.
Publicity for our Christmas services will be out shortly. Services planned for this Advent and Christmas are:
|Saturday 9th December
|3:30pm Family Christingle at St Andrew
|Sunday 17th December
|6pm Carols by Candlelight at St Andrew
|Wednesday 20th December
|10:30am Coffee and Carols at St Andrew
|Sunday 24th December
|4pm Crib Service at St Thomas
|11:30pm Christmas Night Communion at St Thomas
|Monday 25th December
|10am All Age Christmas Celebration at St Andrew
|followed by Holy Communion
Wreath making workshop
1st Cuffley Scouts are running a wreath making workshop on Saturday 2nd December. There are two sessions 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm, tickets are £40, including all materials. Tickets are available online. For more details, please email Natalie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Andrew’s Walkway
After a fair amount of delay, it is great to have a date for work to start on replacing the walkway roof/floor covering. Work has started, and shouldn’t last more than about 5 weeks. There should be level access available for all of our Sunday and Wednesday services and activities. If you have any concerns or queries, please be in touch with Chris, the vicar (email@example.com).
If you’re not able to join us on Sundays, and would appreciate a visit with Holy Communion, please be in touch with Chris.
We’re currently using self-signup for the various rotas: blank rotas will be pinned up at the back of St Andrew. If you are one of our regular welcomers, readers, pray-ers, communion assistants, or refreshment helpers, please do sign up where you are able to.
Rotas for December and our Christmas services are now available.
If don’t already help, and this would be something you would like to do, please talk to Chris.
Wednesday Morning prayer
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 Coffee Shop will be taking place this Wednesday from 10:30 in St Andrew, Cuffley, you are very welcome to join us.