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Minister ~ Reverend Jacqui Horton

METHODIST SERVICES

DECEMBER

Litcham – all at 10:30am unless otherwise stated

5th Fellowship service
12th Deacon Jen Woodfin
19th Fellowship service with carols
25th 10:15am – Joint Christmas Day service at Tittleshall
26th Zoom service details on Central Norfolk Methodist Circuit website.

Tittleshall – Please note varying times
5th Carol service at 3pm
12th Dee Moden
19th Fellowship service
25th Joint Christmas Day service (with Litcham) at 10:15am
26th Zoom service details on Central Norfolk Methodist Circuit website.

JANUARY

Litcham at 10:30am
January 2nd Fellowship Service
9th Angela and Glyn Constantine
16th Tony Hey
23rd Tittleshall Methodist Chapel at 9:30am (Covenant Service)
30th Fellowship Service

Tittleshall at 9:30am
January 2nd Tony Hey
9th Aileen Fox
16th Fellowship Service
23rd Revd Jacqui Horton (Covenant Service)
30th Fellowship Service

METHODIST NOTES

‘And so this is Christmas, and what have we done?
Another year over, and a new one just begun.’
John Lennon

As I am writing this, 120 world leaders are meeting in Glasgow for COP26, so, by the time you read this we will hopefully have some kind of idea of how steps are going to be applied to help us become kinder to the planet.
2021 has been a year of hope with introduction of vaccinations to help to combat the scourge of Covid, and we can only pray that 2022 can continue the trend of hope and kindness for each other along with the environment,
There are some changes to our worship pattern during December. You will already be aware of the concert of modern Christmas songs at Litcham on December 3rd. There may be spaces left in case you were thinking of coming and have not reserved places. You can call (01328) 700978 if you are interested.
On the following Sunday, (the 7th) Tittleshall are holding a Carol Service at 3pm.
Then on Friday the 17th Litcham are holding the Big Carol Sing at 7pm. This has become a popular annual event, and will include many of your favourite carols.
On Christmas Day their will be a short service for all the family at Titttleshall at 10:15am. There will not be a service at Litcham. You can be assured of a warm welcome at any of these occasions, so do come along and discover the real meaning of Christmas.
With this in mind everyone connected to the Methodist Church would like to wish you the love, joy and peace of Christmas.
I leave you with some lines by modern hymn writer, Peter Relf.

Songs that paint a cosy Christmas miss the truth of above.
See how God, rejected, homeless, came a child with wide eyed love.
Baby child and dying friend, living Lord, love without end.

Stephen Lynn

NEWS FROM THE METHODIST CHURCH IN GREAT BRITAIN

The Methodist Church has always been at the forefront of change. Methodism was a leading force in the establishment of the Trade Union movement, and even today many Unions refer to their branches as ‘chapels’. The first purpose built Children’s home in Britain was established by a Methodist Minister, the Revd Tom Stephenson.
Twenty years before the Anglican church ordained women as Presbyters, the first women Ministers were ordained on an equal status with their male colleagues. The church has also for many years conducted weddings for the previously divorced.
At the 2021 Methodist Conference a motion was passed sanctioning same sex marriage. The Methodist church has always extended a warm welcome to the LGBT community, and has now become among the first of the major denominations to amend its constitution accordingly.
Anyone interested in holding a wedding in either Litcham or Tittleshall chapel can call the Revd Jacqui Horton on 01760 720858, who will be pleased to discuss it further.

Steward
Mr Stephen Lynn, 34 Manor Drive

Tel: 01328 700 978