As we step into 2020 may I wish you a very happy New Year. Mind you, if life events are going to follow true to form your year will be a mixed bag of joy, sorrow, laughter, tears, gains and losses. Whilst it would be great to see a year ahead which is all good, that is unlikely, and unrealistic. However, whatever 2020 throws at you, remember there is always one constant, and that is the eternal love God has for his children. God invites us to share our joys and sorrows with him, it is an invitation we do well to consider.
Our first celebration service outside of the normal pattern is the Celebration of Love and Marriage service which takes place on Sunday 5th January. At this service we pray for each of the couples who will marry in St Nicholas during 2020 but it is also a great service in which to give thanks for all marrages and loving relationships.
Monday 6th January is Epiphany which brings the season of Christmas to close. Traditionally this is a service where the Church remembers the journey of the Magi and the gifts they brought for Jesus. Sadly this year we wont be holding an Epiphany service due to the final day of the Arklight Project which will have seen our Hall being used to give homless people a hotmeal, overnight accommodationa and a cooked breakfast. Arklight begins in our Hall on Monday 30th and runs each day until 6th of January when we hand on to the next venue.
The rest of January will see normality return to our usual services and events. Mind you, they are all special in their own right.
There is always a warm welcome at St Nicholas Church so why not come along and be part of the worshipping fellowship here.
Please take time to look around the site, and if you have any questions that aren’t answered in these pages, why not call me.
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