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Church Notices - 2nd December 2018

SERVICES THIS SUNDAY 2 DECEMBER 2018 : First day of Advent
9.00 am           Morning Worship and Holy Communion Service - - Rev Nardus Nel.  Bible Readings:  Jeremiah 33: 14 - 16; Psalm 25: 1 - 10; Luke 21: 25 - 36.
9.00 am           Youth & Navigators meet in their respective venues
 
Society Steward:  Winnie Kabu
Door Stewards:   Johan and Katie van Eeden
 
                             
                       SERVICE NEXT SUNDAY 9 DECEMBER 2018 : Second
                       day of Advent
9.00 am           Navigators present their Nativity Play with Mr
                        Mark Houston.
10.00 am          Bring and Share Brunch will be served after this
                        Nativity Play.  Bring your muffins, yoghurt, fruit,
                        cereals etc to share.  Tea and coffee provided.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS AND MEETINGS
Mon 3 Dec                HIV and AIDS Awareness Day
Fri 7 Dec 9.00am      Pre-School Graduation in Church hall
Sat 8 Dec 6.45am      Men’s Breakfast
Mon 10 Dec              Gaelene on leave till 7 January
Mon 10 Dec 4.30pm  Care Team meets in the hall
Sun 16 Dec 9.00am   Morning Worship Service - Rev N. Nel
Sun 16 Dec 10.30am  Sunnyside Service - Rev. N. Nel
Fri 21 Dec 10.00am    Woodgrove Service
Fri 21 Dec 12.00noon NOTE: Office closes, and opens again 2 Jan 2019
Sun 30 Dec 9.30am   Morning Worship and Holy Communion - Rev  Nardus Nel
Mon 31 Dec               Nardus on leave until 13 Jan.

Our prayers for those folk who are sick and in need:
Norma Webster - is making a slow recovery from a recent mild stroke.
Betty Parkin - is unfortunately still in Wembley House for step-down care.  Her chest is a concern.
Jenny Webster - continues to improve daily although she still has a long recovery ahead of her.
Lettie Roberts - has ongoing pain in her hip and has opted to have medication instead of planned surgery.  We pray that the medication will lessen her pain.
Hantie - Nardus’ sister in Nelspruit - returned home 3 days after fusions in her neck and back last week.  We pray for her full recovery.
Sharon Berrington-Smith - Keith and Marlene’s daughter-in-law, had a colonoscopy on Friday to investigate an ongoing stomach bleed. 
Matsebetso Mosia - Francina Mofokeng’s mother, is in the Richmond TB hospital where they are administering her medication and monitor her progress.  Could be there for about 6 months.
Di Jones – Di and Alan, as they cope with Di’s Huntingdon’s Chorea. Please pray for their children, Siaan and Gareth as well.
 
Our prayers for the elderly:                            John Murray
Betty Parkin             Soekie Peel                        Frank& Maureen Moore
Louise Bremmer       Dolf Roelofse                     Pam Boreham
Barry Dugmore         Elsie Marshall                     Verity Smith
Yvonne Suttie           Graham Palframan            Peter & Norma Webster
Barbara Kerry           Alison Peckham                Elaine Joyner
 
Pray for those receiving treatment for cancer: 
Neville Westwood; Maureen Moore; Violet Ngcobo; Quinton (friend of Jacqui van Wyk); Darryl Moss;  Daniel Singery (friend of the van Eeden family); Sasha (friend of Rae Todd); Anne (Lynn Gilbert’s sister), Leonie (Joan Els’ sister).
 
GENERAL PRAYERS FOR :-

  • Our local Police at the Prestbury Police Station: Cst (F)T.P. Zuma, Cst (F) N. G. Shezi and Cst P.C. Mdlala.
  • We pray for those who will be travelling on our roads over this Christmas season - that they will drive carefully and arrive safely.
BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR “OVER 75’s”
We congratulate Betty Parkin on her 92nd birthday today.  May you have a very blessed day today and in the year ahead.
 
BRING AND SHARE BRUNCH AFTER THE NATIVITY PLAY
You are all invited to a bring-and-share brunch after the Nativity Play next Sunday.  Suggestions of what you could bring along -  croissants, pastries, cereals, muffins, yoghurt, fruit salad, juice, etc.
 
LOOKING FOR ACCOMMODATION
1.   Francina Mofokeng and her family are looking for 2-bedroom accommodation in Prestbury. Please phone Francina on 072 901 6884
2.      Single elderly lady looking for secure accommodation in the Prestbury area. Contact the office if you know of anything available.
 
BOUNTY BARREL
Please remember - if you have a “Bountiful Blessing” in the form of a fruit tree bearing lots of fuit, plants, or anything you would like to share with others, the Bounty Barrel at the back of the church is always ready to welcome your contributions.
 
AN ADVENT PRAYER
 
God of hope, who brought love into this world,
be the love that dwells between us.
God of hope, who brought peace into this world,
be the peace that dwells between us.
God of hope, who brought joy into this world,
be the joy that dwells between us.
God of hope, the rock we stand upon,
be the centre, the focus of our lives
always, and particularly this Advent time.
 

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