Monday, 14 December 2009

Carol Services and all Christmas Services

The Carol Services in this cluster of parishes has begun!

Yesterday the Church of John the Baptist at Wantisden was filled with people wearing extra jumpers who had come to sing the first Carols of Christmas by candlelight. The warm clothing was the keep out the cold (no heating), and the candles and torches to see clearly as the afternoon light faded outside (no electric lights either).

We heard the events of the Incarnation in the words of the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, and then the fantastic Mystery contained in John's Gospel:
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning..."
O Glory!! And I get to read that bit! Yes! What kind of privilege is that?!!

And if you missed that one, catch another Carol opportunity at one of the following:
  • Sunday 20th December,
    10.30am St Felix Rendlesham
    - the Family Service will involve unfolding the Christmas story, creating the Crib in the church and singing Carols
    6.30pm St Gregory Rendlesham
    - Traditional Carol Service with the choir of St Mary-le-Tower Ipswich
  • Wednesday 23rd December, 6.30pm
    - Carols in the Square in Rendlesham, outside Costcutters, with season refreshments afterwards in the Community Centre
  • Thursday 24th December, CHRISTMAS EVE:
    4.30pm St Felix
    - Christingle Service with JOY balloons: a service to which the younger members of our community can bring their adults, and for all the young at heart
    5pm All Saints Eyke
    - Crib Service, creating the Crib in the church, for all ages
    6.30pm St Michael & All Angels Tunstall
    - Traditional Service of Lessons & Carols
    11.30pm St Gregory Rendlesham
    - The first Holy Communion of Christmas Day
    - 9am Holy Communion at All Saints Eyke
    - 10am Holy Communion at St Felix Rendlesham
    - 11am Holy Communion at St Michael & All Angels Tunstall
O come, all ye faithful!
Come and adore Him!

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