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Getting back on my Vicar bike

Hoping to take the short service of Holy Communion this coming sunday at Little Paxton Church at 11.45am. Its a while ( well, only three weeks) since I took a service ( though I did do a sneeky home communion last sunday!) and Im missing worship a lot. I still feel a bit more tired than usual but as everyone keeps telling me, anaesthetic  takes a while to get out of the system.

At 10.30am there will be our 40 minutes all age worship service which Nick Gellatly will lead and not surprisngly it will have an ADVENT theme.

Come along and enjoy preparing for Christmas in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

Just come across this web-site:

http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Advent/advent-prayers.html#Halfway.

I rather like this reflection:

Shopping during Advent

Dear God, as I look through my gift shopping list, I hold up to you each person listed on it.

Slowly, one by one, I ask that the fire of your abundant love burn within each of them. 

I pray that the gift I find for each person will bring joy into that life. 

But, help me to keep a balance this season, Lord. Let me keep my buying in perspective, not to spend more than I need to or can afford. 

Let me not give in to the pressures of this

world and not equate love with money spent.

Let me always remember the many, many people who have so much less in material things.

Help me to buy wisely, so that my choices will not burden those in other countries who are so deeply affected by this country’s economy.

And finally, loving God, help me to find time in the frantic moments of each day to become centered on you. 

Walking through a store, riding on the bus, hurrying down a street: let each of these times be moments when I can remember your incredible love for me and rejoice in it.

December 2, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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