Notices 12th November
10:30am Remembrance Service
led by David Harris
incl. Junior Church & Crèche
6:15pm Holy Communion
led by Rev. Katie Leonowicz
'No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.'
Memorial Service is on Sunday 19th November at 3:00pm, led by Katie. An act of worship which will include an opportunity to pause and remember loved ones who have died.
No evening service on that day at Wisewood Church.
Christmas Fayre will be held on Saturday 25th November 11:00am-1:00pm. If you have anything suitable for the stalls, please bring them to church. If you can bring them before the day, it will be easier to sort them. Thanks. Sue Ru.
Shoe-boxes. ‘Knit and Chatters’ are now selling hats, scarves and mittens for your shoe-boxes. Thank you. Enid.
Shoe-box Service will be on Sunday 26th November at 10:30am and will be led by Katie.
Many Thanks to all who helped at the Men's Dinner last Saturday and to anyone who came and/or helped with the entertainment. A really good evening, not least because we were able to give £80 to church funds as a result of the evening.
The Banner Making Group have changed their meeting day and time. From this week, it will be on Thursdays 2:00-4:00pm in church. Open to everyone. Please do come along. Annette.
Advent Study Course will start on Wednesday 29th November at 7:30pm at church and it will continue Wednesday 6th, 13th and 20th December, same time. Katie.
Friends of Wisewood & District Community Christmas Event will be celebrated on Sunday 10th December 3:30pm onwards at the RIVA building and car park next to the Sports Centre. There will not be an evening service on that day at Wisewood Church.
Tea Towels. If you have taken any tea towels home to wash or dry, will you please return them, as we are running short.
Prayer Group Report
Last Sunday we read Psalm 95 which stressed that “we are the flock under his care”.
In 1917 the Balfour Declaration created the problems that we are still living with in the Middle East. The Jews were promised a homeland, but this meant taking land from the Palestinians. Israel was finally created in 1947 but since then there have been tensions between the Palestinians and Israel. We prayed for peaceful solutions for the area.
We have been remembering the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the changes it brought to Russia. We remembered the millions who died because of the purges of Stalin. One of the aim of the revolution was to eradicate religion for ever from Russia, but the reverse has happened. People are flocking back to the church in Russia and we gave thanks that Christianity had not been destroyed but has risen again stronger. We prayed for the work of the Bible Society and remembered people who are trying to run Christian bookshops in very difficult situations.
As we approach Christmas and the cold weather, we thought about people who are homeless at this time. We prayed that people might be generous in their giving to support the work of the agencies that try to support those who are living rough. We remembered the valuable work that street pastors do on the streets helping those who are worse for drugs and alcohol. We thanked God for all people who volunteer to go on to the Frontline and help in difficult circumstances.
We rejoiced at the lovely letter sent by Pete and Becky. We prayed for their work and learning experiences and we were glad to hear their news. We gave thanks for our safety and comfortable lives and we were reminded by their letter of how rich and blessed we are in this country.
We prayed for the influence of the book “Holy Habits” which we are hoping to explore in the next year. We gave thanks for the Circuit Conference which was held last Saturday, introducing the ideas to anyone interested.