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EVENTS AND NEWS
‘EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE READING THE BIBLE OUT LOUD’
Here are this week's readings which continues looking at Biblical passages that give us visions of a broken world made new, and of the Christian hope of resurrection
Sun 29 November.....Colossians 3:1-4
Mon 30 November..... Matthew 6:19-21
Tue 1 December..... 2 Peter 3:10-13
Wed 2 December..... Revelation 7:9-10
Thu 3 December..... Revelation 21:22-27
Fri 4 December..... Revelation 22: 1-2
St Andrew’s Session have taken the decision to use a reservation system for all Sunday Services from Sunday 6th December. Bookings can be made on the Wednesday prior to a Sunday by telephoning Donald Walker on 220707 on Wednesdays between 9-10am or 6-7pm. Bookings for 6th December will be taken on Wednesday 2nd.
If your circumstances should change, please remember to cancel your booking to allow others to take your place.
With our places limited for a Sunday services, our sister churches can also offer an opportunity for worship. To reserve a place at Kirkpatrick Juxta 0945am service, call Mary Brown on 01683 300451 or 07733179417.
To reserve a place at Wamphray 10am service, call Helen Braid on 01576 470637.
Reverse Advent Calendar
St Andrew’s Church Reverse Advent Calendar means we can give a little each day in advent to help those in need. Copies of this will be available to collect from the vestibule and the newsagents from next week. Items can be brought to the church vestibule or contact Donald Walker on 01683 220707. This will support the work of Moffat Town Hall Trust in creating food parcels to be distributed around the community.
Update 29.11.2020: A huge amount of goods shown in the photo for the first week of our Reverse Advent Calendar donations to the Town Hall Trust food box distribution. Grateful thanks to all who are taking part. Each week through advent we will be able to accept donations in the Church Hall on Saturdays 11-12 and also at Sunday morning worship.
Gifts for Women's Aid
St Andrew's Church are collecting Christmas gifts to donate to Dumfriesshire & Stewartry Women's Aid. It is helpful to note on a label if the gift is for a lady or boy/girl with an approximate age. The organisation is particularly grateful for gifts suitable for teenage boys and girls.
Gifts can be brought to church by Sunday 13th December and we will also be able to accept donations in the Church Hall on Saturday mornings between 11-12.
Church of Scotland 'Bright Hope for Tomorrow' Advent Calendar
To know the joy of Christmas one first has to journey through all the days of Advent, the Moderator of the General Assembly has said.
Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair said people can only properly enjoy the magnificent view from the top of a mountain if they have put in the hard work of climbing it first.
We invite you to sign up for a daily email or check our online Advent calendar for some daily inspiration: https://thechurchofscotland.adventcalendar.com/
Throughout the season, we'll bring you stories that highlight how church members around the country are celebrating the birth of Jesus and sharing their faith, hope and love with everyone in their communities.
Follow along with this year's Bright Hope For Tomorrow Advent calendar.
A thought-provoking film, free for all to access
The Wartime Miracles Leaflet which was posted to 25,000 churches across the British Isles two years ago has now been turned into a free film, ideal for use during the pandemic. This ten minute film initially explains how the Lord answered the prayers of the Nation, bringing about the Miracle of Dunkirk with a calm sea descending upon the English Channel. It then goes on to show how the Nation has turned away from Him and rejected His Commandments. As the film points out, “How can a Holy God bless or protect a Nation from evil, while it rejects His Laws?” This punchy film will cause much soul searching and is a clarion call for both personal and National Repentance. While on the one hand it clearly shows that the Lord is willing and able to deliver a Nation, showing that help is indeed available, it also soberly explains that such Divine help is conditional upon repentance. In short, the film explains that there is hope, but only through repentance. The widespread sharing of this film will both inspire and challenge those with faith and those with none.
“Behold the Lord’s hand is not shortened that it cannot save nor His ear heavy that it cannot hear, but your iniquities have separated you from your God so that He will not hear.” Isaiah Ch. 59vs 1, 2.
The film can be viewed either by clicking on the link below or by going on to YouTube and searching for "A Dramatic Answer to Prayer. The Miracle of Dunkirk".
Angela's Advent Craft Challenge - Week 1
WELCOMING YOU HOME
To all who are weary and seek rest; to all who mourn and long for comfort;
to all who struggle and desire victory; to all who sin and need a saviour;
to all who are idle and look for service; to all who are strangers and want fellowship;
to all who hunger and thirst after righteousness; and to whomsoever will come;
our church has opened wide the doors and, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, says to you...
HELP US TO SPREAD OUR
LOVE AND FAITH
Let us build a house where prophets speak, and words are strong and true,
where all God's children dare to seek, to dream God's reign anew.
Here the cross will stand as witness and as symbol of God's grace; here as one we claim the faith of Jesus:
All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.