Minister ~ Reverend Jacqui Horton
Tittleshall at 9:30am
November 6th United at Litcham 10:30am
November 13th Glyn and Angela Constantine
November 20th Fellowship Service
November 27th Revd, Jacqui Horton (Holy Communion)
Litcham at 10:30am
November 6th United Fellowship Service at Litcham
November 13th Fellowship Service
November 20th Tony Hey
November 27th Deacon Jen Woodfin
Litcham: all services at 10:30am
December 4th Fellowship Service
December 11th Rev. Rosemary Wakelin
December 18th Carol Service
December 24th United Christmas Day service at Tittleshall at 10:15am
Tittleshall: please note times vary
December 4th 9:30am Anna Hall
December 11th 9:30am Fellowship Service
December 18th 10:00am Carol Service
December 24th 10:15am Family Service
LITCHAM METHODIST CHAPEL INVITE YOU
to view a display of NATIVITY SETS on
Saturday 3rd December between 10am and 4pm
(by kind permission of Rev’d Jacqui Horton & Deacon Jen Woodfin)
Seasonal refreshments will be served throughout the day
No charge but donations would be gratefully received for Chapel funds
BE ASSURED OF A WARM WELCOME
In my Notes for February, I chose the theme of Faith. My favourite Bible passage is 1 Corinthians Chapter 13, which ends with the words;
’And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love.’
So, for November Notes, my focus is on Hope. Where would we be if we had no hope? Circumstances can pull us down and cause us to despair, to struggle alone or give up the fight. How often do we suffer in silence, not wishing to be a burden to anyone or being too embarrassed to seek help? Some of us are wired up to expect the worst and so hoping for anything, never mind hoping for the best, can seem unrealistic or even pointless. We can forget that we are not on our own: a loving God, his Son and the Holy Spirit are on our side, no matter what. If we bring our concerns to the Lord in prayer, He will hear them; in fact, He is already well aware of them and is just waiting for us to share them with Him so He can help.
How might our prayers be answered? Well, we are assured that they will be, but in God’s own way and in God’s own time. That might not always suit us, but we can draw on the fruit of the Spirit, such as patience and self-control. (More of that another time!) We need to be open to a sign, perhaps, or a word that stands out to us or is repeated elsewhere to reinforce it. Alternatively, it could be a feeling or words in your head that point the way. In our Fellowship Services we have lost count of the times when the contributions of a story, poem, reading, hymn and/or a prayer chosen by our congregation are particularly relevant and meaningful to one or more of us.
Some apt words from a certain football team anthem popped into my mind earlier: ‘Walk on, walk on With hope in your heart And you’ll never walk alone You’ll never walk alone.’ These originally came from a Broadway song in the show ‘Carousel’, about triumph in the face of adversity. It resonated greatly and was an instant hit, premiering as it did in April 1945, less than a month before the end of World War Two in Europe. Liverpool fans have used it to great effect over the years, helping their team snatch victory from the jaws of defeat on many an occasion.
When ‘all our hope on God is founded’, as the hymn goes, we are winners too.
Elizabeth Lodge, Tittleshall Methodist Chapel.
TITTLESHALL CHAPEL SOUP LUNCH
I would like to thank all those who came to the soup lunch and for being so generous. We raised £305 for Chapel funds.
It was lovely to hear all the chatter! Also many thanks to all, who made soup, set up the tables etc. and cleared away.
HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SWING
17 New and Original Christmas Songs
Composed and performed by Stephen Lynn
Now Available on CD for just £7
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